SOURCE: Zoran Corporation

Zoran Corporation

October 04, 2010 09:15 ET

Zoran's COACH Digital Camera Processors Powering Over 100 Digital Cameras on Display at Photokina

COACH 13 Processors Designed Into New Models Expected to Ship for Holidays

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) -  Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ: ZRAN), the world leader in providing SOC solutions for hundreds of millions of digital cameras, announced today that its highly integrated COACH digital camera processors are powering over 100 digital camera models on display at the recent Photokina exhibition.

Zoran's newly announced COACH 12 family of digital video processors are powering a host of new high definition camcorders under well-known brands, including wireless Internet connected and 3D video camera models.

Zoran's COACH processors power digital camera brands from the world's leading camera manufacturers including Casio, Cisco, Fujifilm, GE, Kodak, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Samsung, Sony, and Vivitar among others.

In addition, samples of its latest generation, the COACH 13 digital camera processors, are shipping to camera manufacturers and are currently being designed into multiple first-tier camera brands expected to reach retail for the holiday season.

New patented technologies enable high ISO, enhanced hardware-based Face Tracking, which detects and tracks multiple faces at a time so that the photographer can focus and track a subject anywhere within the frame. In addition, the correct auto focus and auto exposure for the tracked subject is automatically selected for improved picture quality in every shot. Zoran's latest noise reduction technology avoids the blur caused by long exposure times allowing the photographer to take crisp, high quality pictures even in very low-light conditions.

"The COACH product line is gaining momentum over last year, exceeding digital camera market growth," said Ohad Meitav, Vice President and General Manager, Zoran's Mobile division. "We are particularly pleased with the design win traction of our new COACH 12P product in the digital camcorder segment. Customer feedback is very positive."

Zoran's COACH family of digital camera processors offers solutions to a broad range of camera designs, including value point-and-shoot, mainstream, hybrid, DSLR and video camcorders.

About Zoran Corporation
Zoran Corporation, based in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading provider of digital solutions in the digital entertainment and digital imaging markets. With over two decades of expertise developing and delivering digital signal processing technologies, Zoran has pioneered high-performance digital audio and video, imaging applications, and Connect Share Entertain technologies for the digital home. Zoran's proficiency in integration delivers major benefits for OEM customers, including greater capabilities within each product generation, reduced system costs, and shorter time to market. Zoran-based DTV, set-top box, DVD, digital camera, and multifunction printer products have received recognition for excellence and are now in hundreds of millions of homes and offices worldwide. With headquarters in the U.S. and additional operations in China, France, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, and the UK, Zoran may be contacted on the World Wide Web at www.zoran.com or at 408-523-6500.

Zoran and the Zoran logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Zoran Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other names and brands may be claimed as property of others.

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