SILICON OPTIX'S REALTA HQV CHIP TAKES INSIGHT MEDIA'S TOP "BEST BUZZ" AWARD AT CEDIA

The Best Buzz award is selected by polling Insight Media staff, analysts, press, exhibitors and conference attendees about what was new and exciting.

San Jose, Calif. (Oct 8, 2004) - Silicon Optix's Realta HQV chip has been honored as "Best Overall" among the CEDIA 2004 Best Buzz Awards from leading research firm Insight Media.


Over 550 exhibitors and thousands of products were showcased at the CEDIA home theater expo in Indianapolis, IN, from Sept 10 -12th.Silicon Optix's Realta HQV chip was the only product to receive the "Best Overall" award from Insight Media.

The Best Buzz award is selected by polling Insight Media staff, analysts, press, exhibitors and conference attendees about what was new and exciting.

"Several analysts and press who saw the Realta HQV product demonstration at CEDIA called the image quality nothing less than amazing," said Steve Sechrist of Insight Media.

"This product really is revolutionary for our industry.Not only do manufacturers who use the Realta HQV technology get a '$60K' image today, but also Realta's programmability enables TVs or DVD players to download new algorithms, patches or upgrades, thus 'future proofing' the display and quelling buyer resistance," continued Sechrist.

About Insight Media:
Insight Media (www.insightmedia.info) is a full -service market research company specializing in microdisplay -based products in the projection and near -to -eye segments. It tracks the full supply chain, finished products and distribution of these microdisplay -based products through its various newsletters, technology reports, forecasts, conferences and custom consulting activities. Headquartered in Norwalk, CT, Insight Media has a core of 8 analysts and associates to cover the microdisplay industry in a comprehensive manner.

About Silicon Optix:
Silicon Optix Inc, a privately held fabless semiconductor company, is the leading supplier of advanced video/image digital 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 eWARPgeometry processing.Its 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 Hannover, 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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