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SILICON OPTIX HQV POWERS TWO DEG AWARD WINNERS

San Jose, CA–(January 29, 2008)–Silicon Optix, the leader in advanced video processors, is thrilled to announce two of its HQV customers were recently honored by DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group at the 2008 International CES Show. The Samsung BDP-5000 Blu-ray Disc Player received the DEG Digital Innovation Award for SOURCE and the Denon AVR-5308CI Receiver won the Digital Innovation Award for SOUND.

In memory of DEG‘s founding Chairman Emiel N. Petrone, the DEG Digital Innovation Awards acknowledge the year‘s most outstanding digital entertainment products released in 2007 in the categories of Sight, Source and Sound. These prestigious awards are selected by a panel of product reviewers from the industry‘s home theater enthusiast publications.

“We are thrilled for our customers and are proud to be the processing power behind these innovative products,” said Jim Mannos, President and CEO of Silicon Optix. “We would also like to thank the press for acknowledging the benefits of our HQV advanced video processing technology,” continued Mannos.

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

About DEG
DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group is a Los Angeles-based, industry-funded nonprofit corporation that advocates and promotes the many benefits associated with DVD while providing updated information regarding the format to both the media and the retail trade. The DEG offers a forum for member companies to engage in ongoing discussions concerning various issues and opportunities, which relate to other new digital technologies that may emerge in the future. For more information visit www.degonline.org.

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.teranex.com, and www.hqv.com.

Realta® 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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