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IDT Acquires Silicon Optix Assets and Technology

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Best Possible Hollywood Quality Video (HQV) Gets Even Better

Offering Expanded Silicon Solutions for the Flat Panel Market

On October 21, 2008 IDT announced the purchase of the market leading video processing technology and related assets from Silicon Optix. This includes the Hollywood Quality Video (HQV) brand and Reon product line.

IDT brings its silicon-based problem-solving heritage to the HQV party and presents IDT HQV. And don't forget about our passion for ensuring the best possible power efficiency for greener devices. The combined IDT HQV products and technology and our complementary IDT PanelPort stand-alone receiver and receiver with integrated timing controller products, result in the IDT ability to provide increased value-add to our customers while helping continue the ongoing success of the flat panel market.

The Silicon Optix Emmy® award winning HQV video processing technology enables the sharpest and most detailed HD images possible by utilizing features such as true 1080i-to-1080p HD deinterlacing, and a sophisticated multi-directional diagonal filter that ensures video free from jagged edges. HQV technology also enables SD material to approach HD quality by employing advanced scaling, per-pixel detail enhancement, and noise reduction technology that removes noise and artifacts caused by compression.

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October 21, 2008 07:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time

IDT Acquires Silicon Optix Assets and Technology

IDT Expands Presence in Flat Panel Market through Acquisition of High Performance Video Processing Capabilities



SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.) (NASDAQ: IDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, today announced it has purchased the market leading video processing technology and related assets from Silicon Optix, including the Hollywood Quality Video (HQV) brand and the Reon product line. In addition, IDT has acquired the members of the Silicon Optix HQV intellectual property and engineering teams necessary to continue delivering video processing leadership and success. The transaction, which was approved by the boards of directors of each company and the stockholders of Silicon Optix, closed today. IDT plans to operate the resulting business as part of its industry-leading Video and Display Operation, which is based out of the company's San Jose, Calif. headquarters. The new division will be primarily located in the existing Silicon Optix Toronto, Canada facility.

The Silicon Optix Emmy® award winning HQV video processing technology enables the sharpest and most detailed HD images possible by utilizing features such as true 1080i-to-1080p HD deinterlacing and a sophisticated multi-directional diagonal filter that ensures video free from jagged edges. HQV also enables SD material to approach HD quality by employing advanced scaling, per-pixel detail enhancement, and noise reduction technology that removes noise and artifacts caused by compression. The newly acquired IDT HQV products and technology are complementary to the DisplayPort-certified IDT PanelPort receiver and integrated timing controller products. As a result of existing strong customer relationships within this market, IDT anticipates providing increased value-add to customers while accelerating the widespread adoption and ongoing success of flat panel displays. IDT plans to maintain the current production flow for existing Reon products, and intends to utilize the assets in enabling new video processing capabilities.

With the increasing success of the DisplayPort standard and our PanelPort products, we believe the flat panel display market is undergoing an important evolution which will result in enhanced high definition quality and performance for the consumer. The HQV technology complements our PanelPort devices and broader video product portfolio. We see the addition of HQV enabling us to extend our value-add to our customers while expanding our market and technology leadership, said Dr. Ted Tewksbury, IDT president and CEO. We plan to use our expertise, expanded resources and current relationships within the flat panel market to further the successes of Hollywood Quality Video.

Additional information on this transaction will be discussed during the IDT fiscal second quarter financial results conference call. The live webcast will begin at 1:30 p.m. PT on October 23, 2008. For additional information on IDT, its presence in the flat panel display market, this transaction or on the IDT earnings call, visit www.IDT.com.

About IDT

With the goal of continuously improving the digital media experience, IDT integrates its fundamental semiconductor heritage with essential innovation, developing and delivering low-power, mixed signal solutions that solve customer problems. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol IDTI. Additional information about IDT is available at www.IDT.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements in this release involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Risks include, but are not limited to, global business and economic conditions, fluctuations in product demand, manufacturing capacity and costs, inventory management, competition, pricing, patent and other intellectual property rights of third parties, timely development and supply of new products and manufacturing processes, dependence on one or more customers for a significant portion of sales, successful integration of acquired businesses and technology, availability of capital, cash flow and other risk factors detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The Company urges investors to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 30, 2008 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 29, 2008.

IDT, PanelPort, Silicon Optix, HQV and the IDT logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Integrated Device Technology, Inc. All other brands, product names and marks are or may be trademarks or registered trademarks used to identify products or services of their respective owners.

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Hmmm... Very flat-panel centric.
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I used to work for IDT. I am not sure that this is such a good thing...

If it were Broadcom, that may be a different story.
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I expect the same Faroudja -> Sage -> Genesis thing to happen to HQV with no new innovation. Hopefully without macroblock enhance bugs, though.

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Let It Wave > Zoran

Regarding Faroudja,

Yves Faroudja comment in 2006:

"The amazing images produced by the Let It Wave upconversion process are reaching the ultimate quality point", says Yves Faroudja inventor of the DCDi upconversion chip.

http://www.businesswire.com/portal/s...71&newsLang=en

Now with Zoran, let´s wait to see the Super resolution upconversion technology in consumer products...

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inventor of the DCDi upconversion chip.

Assuming the FLI-2X00 series, these were deinterlacers. The scaling function of the 2300 (aka. "upconversion") was a rudimentary afterthought.
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this aquisition is very interesting, 27 million in cash !
They expect something from this, so do I but probably they intend to chase the LCD market that requires frame insertion due to hold type problems.

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Make no mistake about it - Silicon Optix raised over $140M so the fact that the best they could do is liquidate the assets and a few key engineers is very telling. This was a collosal failure to anybody who invested in this company.

IDT will use the IP and the HQV brand to target the Display Port market. Most Display Port companies seem to be largely focused on the computer industry but I think IDT plans to take the HQV brand and some of the IP and make a push into CE. Whether this will be a good thing for us remains to be seen and is likely a long long way off.

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Apparently, Realta was not part of this according to an email I received from IDT.
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IDT (Reon-VX HQV) at CES 2009

HQV new processors will be released soon.



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IDT (Reon-VX HQV) at CES 2009

HQV new processors will be released soon.

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Silicon Optix to IDT

Last year, Silicon Optix sold their HQV chip division to veteran chip-maker IDT, which previewed the next generation of HQV chip technology at the 2009 CES. While not yet finalized (expect second half 2009 availability of the chip to set-makers, with products to hit the streets thereafter), select journalists were given a sneak peak at just a few of the new processing features that are planned, including additional processing modes to clean up notoriously poor Internet video quality.

As more and more HD displays feature YouTube and other Internet video playback features, the horribly compressed and visually poor results that usually accompany Internet video, make viewing them on a high-resolution large display almost painful. Using one of Barack Obama's campaign YouTube clips, the processed image from the next-gen HQV chip was virtually free of the objectionable blockiness that accompanies Internet video.

Detail was also improved in the process, making the clip entirely watchable on a large HD display.

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I used to work for IDT. I am not sure that this is such a good thing...

If it were Broadcom, that may be a different story.

Regarding a Broadcom solution for upscale:
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Vida Video Processor




The IDT HQV® Vida video processor is the first fully integrated advanced video processing IC, and sets the standard in high quality video processing performance that enhances the user's viewing experience. The powerful compression noise reduction and video processing technology, IDT HQV StreamClean, extracts block and mosquito noise from lower quality sources, providing on-the-fly clean up of highly compressed video content. These features and more are provided in the smallest video processing form factor available.

Designed to retain all of the nuance, detail and intent of the original source, the Vida processor is perfect for use in:

-Blu-ray Disc players
-Audio/video receivers (AVRs)
-Personal video recorders (PVRs)
-Digital TVs
-Set-top boxes
-Digital media adaptors

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Media processor aims to clean up Web, mobile video

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SAN JOSE, Calif. Integrated Device Technology, Inc. is rolling out the first consumer video processor from its acquisition of Silicon Optix in October. The Vida processor (IDT VHD1900) aims to clean up artifacts in Internet and mobile video for today's big-screen TVs and digital media players.

"Consumers are bandwidth limited and the way people get around that is by over-compressing video," said Derry Murphy, senior strategic marketing manager for video chips at IDT. "Many times the content is encoded with different codecs and scaling techniques so that by the time a consumer device gets the video the noise is baked in," he added.

The Vida chip adds a handful of new techniques to the adaptive de-interlacing and other features carried over from past Silicon Optix processors. For example, the chip's StreamClean processing reduces or eliminates blocking artifacts as well as so-called temporal or random noise and mosquito noise that blurs the edges of objects.

The Vida chip also sports updated resolution enhancement algorithms for improving video resolution from PC-class to standard definition or from SD to high def. The chip also supports an expanded (so-called xvYcc) color gamut and capabilities to let viewers enhance just a small portion of the color spectrum that may be misadjusted.


The company redesigned its algorithms for optimal efficiency, enabling its device to require no external memory, fit into a 128-pin TQFP package and sell for $25 in thousands. It uses a vanilla 36-bit TTL interface to bring in and put out 12-bit color to and from any existing interconnect ranging from LVDS to Displayport or HDMI.

The chip will be in production in August, aiming for design wins in DVD and Blu-ray players, TVs, set-top boxes and other digital video systems. As a standalone company, Silicon Optix had design wins in TV sets from Samsung and Visio among others.

"IDT has demonstrated video enhancement which delivers pixel-popping performance even when viewing popular Internet video sites which traditionally look grainy or blotchy on other TVs or PCs," said Richard Doherty, principal of consulting firm Envisioneering Group (Seaford, NY), speaking in an IDT press statement.

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July 22, 2009 07:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time

IDT Introduces Next-Generation HQV Video Technology With the Vida Processor

Raises the Bar for High-Performance Video Processing; Provides Real-Time Clean Up of Low-Quality Compressed Video to Fully Enrich the Consumers Viewing Experience

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.) (NASDAQ:IDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, today premiers the latest offering from its Hollywood Quality Video (HQV®) video processing line. The new chip, the IDT HQV Vida processor, takes the industry-leading Hollywood Quality Video processing technology to a new level of performance, significantly improving the viewing experience for the consumer.

The Vida processor enhances image detail and quality with four-field motion adaptive de-interlacing, multi cadence tracking, expanded 12-bit color processing and detail enhancement. The result transforms standard-definition sources to HD quality and makes HD look even more detailed. Moreover, the device also provides real-time clean up of highly compressed video, reducing compression artifacts of block and mosquito noise from lower-quality sources.

Quality-conscious HDTV viewers tap into an increasing variety of digital video from internet and cable-satellite providers, said Richard Doherty, Research Director for the Envisioneering Group. IDT has demonstrated video enhancement which delivers pixel-popping performance even when viewing popular internet video sites which traditionally look grainy or blotchy on other TVs or PCs.

The IDT VHD1900 incorporates two new IDT HQV technologies Auto HQV and HQV StreamClean which automatically enhance the incoming image and provide powerful clean-up of source video, allowing the picture to be as crisp and clean as possible.

Auto HQV enables hands-free adjustment to optimize image quality of content from different sources or content that varies in quality. Auto HQV analyzes the video content to adaptively adjust image and noise processing parameters to optimize image quality and reduce artifacts.

With increased viewing of low-resolution and highly compressed Internet content on larger screen displays, compression artifacts and noise are highly visible and distracting to viewers. HQV StreamClean incorporates three noise reductions techniques adaptive mosquito, block, and temporal to selectively reduce these difficult-to-remove image artifacts. Moreover, the Vida device also contains resolution enhancement technology that generates pristine and detailed upscaled images to make standard definition content look near-HD in quality and can even further enhance detail in HD content.


The model for consumer video is changing. More content is becoming available on the Internet and Consumers want to view this content wherever and whenever they want. Unfortunately most internet content is highly compressed and compression artifacts are very visible when viewed on larger screen displays. The Vida processor offers breakthrough performance in cleaning up these low-quality video sources, said Ji Park, vice president and general manager of the IDT Video and Display Operation. HQV is already known as the premier standard in video processing today. And, with the Vida device, IDT HQV takes video processing to a new level of processing excellence.

The latest offering from IDT HQV also features 14-bit internal processing and 12-bit output for deep color processing and 3D gamut conversion for xvYCC processing. These capabilities provide accurate conversion of regular and wide gamut content to the display's native gamut. In addition, The VHD1900 features six axis color control, with independent adjustment of any color's hue, saturation and intensity.

All of this processing technology comes fully integrated and is offered in the smallest form factor currently available among video processors. The new IDT HQV video processor features no external DRAM and, by integrating on-chip memory, can easily be incorporated into any video system. With its low power and low latency, the Vida device is perfect for DVD and Blu-ray players, digital TVs, set-top boxes, personal video recorders (PVRs), audio video receivers (AVRs), projectors, and mobile media device docks and media adaptors.

Pricing and Availability

The next generation HQV device is available for sampling to qualified customers. Price for this device is $25.00 for 1,000 units, and is available in a compact 128-pin TQFP package. For more information, visit www.IDT.com/go/Vida.

About IDT HQV

IDT HQV video processing technology brings the IDT silicon-based problem-solving heritage to the HQV video processing expertise. The combined IDT HQV products and technology, and our complementary IDT PanelPort stand-alone receiver and receiver with integrated timing controller products, result in the IDT ability to provide increased value-add to our customers while helping continue the ongoing success of the flat panel market.

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IDT HQV Benchmark 2.0 Blu-ray & DVD Test Discs



Of the numerous boutique video processor chips out there (Faroudja, Anchor Bay Technologies and Gennum are only three examples), perhaps the best known ones originated from Silicon Optix, under the HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) moniker, including their Realta and Reon variants. Found in TVs, Blu-ray players, DVD players, A/V receivers and surround processors and in some outboard video processors, the HQV chips were widely praised for their video upconversion and deinterlacing prowess.

The Realta chip came first, a floating point gate (FPG) affair boasting a processing power spec'd at a whopping one trillion processing operations per second. That chip is still found in select upper-end AVR, A/V processor and a few Blu-ray player models. The more widely employed (and lower cost for equipment makers to buy and implement) Reon chip embodied many, but not all, of the Realta's features, and is still found in numerous current models of players, processors, AVRs and A/V processors. One of the feature differences between the two chips is the noise reduction functionthe Reon does MPEG noise reduction for standard definition streams, but not for high def streams. The upper-end Realta chip has sufficient extra muscle to do MPEG noise reduction for higher bitrate HD video data streams as well as to handle other HD video processing tasks.

Back in the fall of 2008, Silicon Optix divested themselves of the HQV business, spinning off the HQV Reon segment to chipmaker IDT (the Realta business went to a different firm), and IDT set about creating an updated HQV chip with better performance, a broader feature set, a lower cost to purchase as well as implement, and announced the availability of their new Vida chip to component makers last year.

Although no new Vida-related product announcements were made at the recent 2010 CES show, IDT hinted that announcements of new products equipped with the HQV Vida chip should be just around the corner.


Overall, the new HQV Benchmark 2.0 is a significantly improved product compared to its predecessor, and will appeal to video enthusiasts looking to achieve the best picture quality possible. The Blu-ray version is priced at $24.99, and the DVD is at $19.99, and both are available for purchase directly from the HQV website: www.hqv.com. The discs are also available on amazon.com, with a price discount if you order both disc types.

http://www.avguide.com/blog/idt-hqv-...dvd-test-discs


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As more and more HD displays feature YouTube and other Internet video playback features, the horribly compressed and visually poor results that usually accompany Internet video, make viewing them on a high-resolution large display almost painful. Using one of Barack Obama's campaign YouTube clips, the processed image from the next-gen HQV chip was virtually free of the objectionable blockiness that accompanies Internet video.

Detail was also improved in the process, making the clip entirely watchable on a large HD display.

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Mosquito noise? Block noise?



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Processor with HQV Vida improve HDTV image quality
March 3, 2010





The use of low quality video sources, consumers are likely for their disappointing performance of high-definition TV, and in some cases, they think that the old CRT TV look good. HQV Vida processor for cleaning up the low quality video noise, increase conversions, high resolution images.

There are a number of other algorithms to improve color and contrast of video source, to provide consumers with truly great high definition TV experience.

By Derry Murphy

Video and Display Business Unit, Senior of Strategic Marketing

IDT Corporation

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Thread necromancy for a good reason. Want to see what IDT has got coming? Here ya go:

A very informative article as a whole but I wanted to simply quote the most relevant part for the sake of brevity here:

http://hdguru.com/a-solution-to-the-...a-effect/2119/

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A 2011 Solution

We spoke to a representative of Integrated Device Technology (IDT) the owner’s of Silicon Optix HQV processing technology (obtained when they purchased the company a few years ago). IDT is introducing new MC/ME frame conversion chips. It claims their chips allow LCD and LED TV makers to use 120 Hz or 240 Hz in their respective displays without the dreaded SOE and other artifacts. They have promised us a demo in September at the CEDIA Expo and we will look and report with hopeful but as always skeptical eyes. Here’s the relevant section of IDTs recent press release.

“Integrated Device Technology, Inc. a leading provider of essential mixed signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, today announced the industry’s first motion-compensated frame rate conversion processors with an integrated resolution-enhancement engine for use in 120Hz and 240Hz televisions and high-definition video projectors. The new IDT VHD1200 and VHD2400 devices feature the industry-leading IDT HQV™ MotionSMART™ technology, which provides smooth motion and full-detail images while minimizing side effects seen with competitive solutions.

The new IDT frame-rate conversion processors are also 3-D capable, providing smooth motion with minimal side effects, which is significant for 3-D where varying side effects could be very distracting to the viewer.

“IDT continues to provide its customers with innovative video solutions. These new frame rate converters provide smooth motion and crisp, clear images for today’s HD and 3-D displays,” said Ji Park, vice president and general manager of the Video and Display Operation group at IDT. “The VHD1200 and VHD2400 follow in the footsteps of our other innovative video processing solutions, providing our customers devices that deliver the best picture quality.”

The IDT HQV MotionSMART technology includes per-pixel processing, providing the capability to make intelligent localized decisions in the detection and processing of complex images and motion in video images. The IDT solutions also feature cadence detection, which removes judder from sources with cadence, and a wide detection range to eliminate “flickering” when images move horizontally, vertically or diagonally on the screen.”

An IDT spokesperson says their new ME/MC chips will appear in select 2011 LCD/LED flat panels and front projectors. Stay tuned.


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The new chip is now in the new yamaha line.

http://www.yamaha.com/yec/AVENTAGE.html?CTID=5069422

Interested in how it performs.
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cool.

I'd like to see it in a pre/pro with balanced outputs.

Maybe Integra will do it.
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Thread necromancy part two. Doing a search for MotionSmart yields only this thread.




While it's cool that Yamaha is using the new line in some receivers, the MotionSmart tech can't be used there.

Have any display manufacturers stepped up to the plate? I'd be very interested to see how their de-judder tech works versus others.
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Computex 2011: Galaxy Showcases World’s First Video Card with HQV Processor
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/news/...Processor/5681

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One of the features that Onkyo and now Integra has been most touting is the inclusion of Marvell's QDEO 4K processing. This upconverts a normal or HD video signal into the higher end 4k range (3840 x 2160 pixels). While, with Onkyo, we've been saying it is a feature that you can't really use, with clients of custom installers, that might not be the case. There are very few examples on the market currently (most units we've seen have been prototypes), however if anyone is going to be an early adopter of this new display technology, it will be clients of custom installers. That said, when these displays will become widely available is anybody's guess.

In the column of features we can actually use, the DTR-50.3 has the IDT HQV Vida VHD1900 chipset for high-performance video processing (all video sources to 1080p) and ISF calibration capabilities. This allows the custom installer (or knowledgeable consumer) calibrate each video input separately. While some people think that a display just needs to be calibrated, the fact is that each source needs to be calibrated as well. So the installer will calibrate the display, and then use the IDT HQV Vida ISF calibration settings to tweak each of the source inputs.

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Qualcomm to Acquire HQV and FRC Video Processing Assets from IDT.

SAN DIEGO and SAN JOSE, Calif. – September 07, 2011 – Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®; NASDAQ: IDTI) and Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to transfer the design team of IDT’s Hollywood Quality Video™ (HQV™) and Frame Rate Conversion (FRC) Video Processing product lines and certain related assets to Qualcomm. In addition, under the terms of the agreement, both companies will explore opportunities to include IDT’s broad portfolio of mixed-signal products into Qualcomm reference designs. The all-cash transaction has received appropriate corporate approvals and is anticipated to close in the coming weeks, subject to the completion of certain closing conditions.

“This transaction enables IDT to intensify our focus on our core timing, interface and analog-intensive mixed-signal solutions for growing applications in cloud computing, wireless infrastructure and consumer mobility. In addition, it enables a new working relationship with Qualcomm,” said Dr. Ted Tewksbury, president and chief executive officer at Integrated Device Technology. “Working with Qualcomm gives us the opportunity to expand our business in next-generation smart media devices, and puts us in a stronger position to solve complex system-level problems by offering our customers tighter integration and increased performance.”

“Hollywood Quality Video is a well-recognized, award-winning technology that provides Qualcomm with a leadership position in the video processing space,” said Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president and group president, Qualcomm. “Media consumption continues to cross device boundaries and create growing expectations for high-quality viewing experiences. When combined with Qualcomm’s high-performance Snapdragon processor, integrated HQV technology will raise the quality bar for media consumption on smartphones, tablets and other smart media devices. We look forward to working with IDT in the future.”

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