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SILICON OPTIX’S VIDEO SCALER-SWITCHER AWARDED Best New Digital Signal Processing Product

San Jose, Calif. (Feb 4, 2005)—Silicon Optix’s OptiScale video scaler-switcher has been honored as the “Best New Digital Signal Processing product†by Gary Kayye for his rAVe 2005 Radical Product of the Year Awards.



“Silicon Optix’s OptiScale is the ultimate home theater scaler out there right now,†commented Gary Kayye, publisher of rAVe Home Edition.



“Radical Product Award winners represent not only the best technological innovations of the year in their market category, but are also destined to set a trend for the future of the entire AV market,†said Kayye.

OptiScale is a powerful scaler-switcher that accepts, switches, and scales a wide variety of input signals to a multitude of popular output resolutions. Input switching between channels is accomplished in about one second and is completely artifact-free. State-of-the-art de-interlacing is applied to all 480-line SDTV interlaced input signals and 1080-line HDTV interlaced input signals.

Input signals include RGB analog, RGB DVI, two channels of SDTV composite, one channel of SDTV S-video, one channel of SDTV component, and one channel of HDTV component. All output resolutions in the range of VGA (640 x 480) to SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) are supported. Popular 16:9 output formats such as WXGA (1366 x 768), WVGA (852 x 480) and 720p (1280 x 720), are also provided. Using the 65-tap image filter technology of the embedded Silicon Optix sxW1 Image Processing IC, OptiScale attains the highest possible quality of image scaling for all scaling ratios.



About Kayye Consulting

Established in 1997, Kayye Consulting, Inc. was founded as a strategic marketing firm. Since then, Kayye Consulting (http://www.kayye.com) has developed a reputation as the leading provider of marketing consulting and training development services in the ProAV industry in addition to publishing the ProAV market's only AV-insider eNewsletter rAVe and the rAVe Home Edition. (www.kayyerave.com ). Based in Chapel Hill, NC, Kayye Consulting is now under the leadership of Jody Thomas, CTS and Gary Kayye, CTS.



About Silicon Optix

Silicon Optix Inc, a privately held fabless semiconductor company, is the leading supplier of advanced digital video/image processing integrated circuits (ICs). The company’s products are driving three unique technologies into a broad range of markets: a patented, powerful, array-based programmable DSP for digital video, industry-leading software algorithms from Teranex and proprietary eWARP™ geometry processing. Silicon Optix’s mission is to leverage these innovative technologies into ICs that will enable the next generation of digital video/image capture, transmission, distribution, editing, storage and display solutions, with an initial focus on large area digital displays, including front and rear projection. Silicon Optix is headquartered in San Jose, California, with operations in Hanover, Germany; Orlando, Florida; Taipei, Taiwan; and Toronto, Canada. For more information about Silicon Optix, please visit the company's web site at www.siliconoptix.com.



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