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VISUALEDGE SELECTS SILICON OPTIX‘S HQV PROCESSING FOR BREAKTRHOUGH MASS MARKET SET-TOP SCA

San Jose, CA–(January 7, 2008)–Silicon Optix, the leader in advanced video processors, announces that Visualedge will use REON HQV™ to power its new video processing solution. VeBox is an OEM video processing solution that brings that power of HQV processing to the mass market by way of gaming systems, set-top boxes, outboard processors, and projection systems.

“We selected the REON HQV because no other chip could deliver the impact, flexibility and performance level,” said Jonathan Lu, President of Visualedge. “We are able to produce this solution at an attractive price point such that the big box retailers will finally be able to offer a system powered by HQV at a price consumers can easily afford.”

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

“The evolution of HQV in the consumer market has been amazing. And now with the Vebox solution, HQV will be available to a wider audience,” said Jim Mannos, President and CEO of Silicon Optix. “At CES we will demonstrate the VeBox solution connected to a Nintendo® Wii video game platform. It‘s the ultimate gaming experience thanks the incredible processing as well as our eWarp technology, that allows a video projector to be placed off axis, away from the players, providing the serious gamer with the ultimate, uninterrupted experience.”

For more information on HQV processing, please go to http://www.HQV.com.

About Silicon Optix
Silicon Optix is a leader in high-performance video processing and unique and proprietary geometry processing IC solutions delivering Hollywood Quality Video (HQV). Silicon Optix ICs can be found in top-tier consumer-electronics products such as high-resolution displays, premium DVD players, ultra-thin RPTVs, and front projectors. Teranex, a division of Silicon Optix, is a leader in programmable video processing systems-level solutions for the professional broadcast and postproduction markets. Silicon Optix is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices around the world. For more information, visit www.siliconoptix.com, www.terenex.com, and www.hqv.com.

Realta®, Reon®, and HQV® are registered trademarks of Silicon Optix. Emmy® is a registered trademark of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS/NATAS). Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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