SILICON OPTIX'S REALTA HQV CHIP HONORED WITH BEST OF CES 2005 INNOVATIONS AWARD

Silicon Optix's Realta' chip with Hollywood Quality Video (HQV') has been selected from more than 800 entries as a Best of Innovations CES 2005 Innovations Design and Engineering Honoree

San Jose, Calif. (Nov 12, 2004) - Silicon Optix's Realta' chip with Hollywood Quality Video (HQV') has been selected from more than 800 entries as a Best of Innovations CES 2005 Innovations Design and Engineering Honoree. in the Software/Embedded Technology cateogory.


The award -winning Realta chip originates from Teranex's $60,000 broadcast and post -production platforms. Teranex's software algorithms run on Realta's fully -programmable, trillion operations per second video processing engine to deliver a new standard in image quality, a standard Silicon Optix is calling 'Hollywood Quality Video', or HQV.

"The Realta HQV processor has won four awards since it was announced just two months ago, said Dennis Crespo, VP of Marketing, Silicon Optix. "The experts have recognized that Realta's video quality and fully -programmable approach is the future for home theater video processing."

As standards continue to evolve, the Realta HQV processor allows TVs or DVD players to download new software patches or upgrades, thus 'future proofing' end -users' investments in HQV -enabled products.

The Realta HQV chip will be showcased at the 2005 International CES, meeting room N106, January 6 -9, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

To learn more about Realta HQV go to www.hqv.com

For more information about the Innovations Award program, please visit: http://www.cesweb.org/attendees/awards/innovations/rd_honorees.asp?boi=1

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 eWARP' geometry 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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