JVC has selected ESS`s Vibratto II DVD system-on-chip (SOC) to enable its new DVD player, the XV-N315 to support DivX encoded content.

DivXNetworks, Inc., the company that created the patent -pending DivX® video compression technology today announces that JVC has selected ESS`s Vibratto II DVD system -on -chip (SOC) to enable its new DVD player, the XV -N315 to support DivX encoded content.

The XV -N315 model is the first DVD player offered by JVC to play DivX disks and has achieved DivX Certification from DivXNetworks. This DVD player by JVC displays the DivX Home Theater Certified logo, assuring the consumer that it meets DivXNetworks` stringent requirements for quality, full format compatibility (plays back all versions of DivX video) and interoperability. ESS`s DivX Certified Vibratto II MX DVD SOC powers the XV -N315 model.

The XV -N315 DVD player offers highest quality progressive scan video output. The model supports DVD, VCD, SVCD, and JPEG viewing along with CD or MP3 audio playback from DVD Video, DVD -R/RW, CD -R/RW and CD Audio formatted discs.

`JVC selected ESS`s Vibratto II DVD SOC for its player because it has the latest features sought by today`s demanding home entertainment consumers,` said Shingo Kawata, executive vice president, AV & Multimedia Company, JVC. `Our new DivX Certified XV -315 model gives these consumers new options in enjoying audio/video content. JVC is delighted to have ESS and DivXNetworks as partners to help us deliver these new and exciting products.`

`We`re pleased that the JVC XV -N315 powered by the ESS Vibratto chip has achieved full DivX Certified(TM) status,` said Mark Lawson, Sales Director, Europe DivXNetworks, Inc. `Consumers around the world can now look for the DivX Certified logo on the JVC player and rest assured that their collection of DivX videos will play back at the highest level of visual quality and performance.`

Patrick Ang, executive vice president and chief operating officer at ESS Technology remarked, `ESS`s superb audio and video technology is again demonstrated with these outstanding new DVD players from JVC. We are pleased to have established a long -term strategic relationship with JVC and DivXNetworks to bring the latest in digital home entertainment to the consumer.`

About ESS Technology
ESS Technology, Inc., designs and markets high -performance digital video processor and imaging sensor semiconductors for the consumer digital entertainment, digital photography, camera phones and digital home markets. ESS products include highly integrated chips for DVD players, DVD recorders, VCD players, digital media players, digital audio systems, digital still cameras and camcorders, and camera -enabled cellular phones.

About DivXNetworks
DivXNetworks is a consumer -focused video technology company positioned at the center of multimedia convergence. The company's core offering is the DivX ® video codec, among the world's most popular video compression technologies with over 120 million users worldwide. Often called "the MP3 of video," the patent -pending DivX video technology offers DVD -quality at 10 times greater compression than MPEG -2 files, enabling full length films to easily fit on a CD or be delivered over broadband connections. DivX video technology powers a range of applications that span the convergence value chain, from a secure IP -based video -on -demand solution to next -generation consumer electronics products and video software applications. DivXNetworks is headquartered in San Diego, California, with satellite offices in Los Angeles and San Jose, CA, Taipei, Taiwan, Tokyo, Japan, Guildford, England and Dortmund, Germany. For more information, visit

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