3M™ Selects Silicon Optix's Realta HQV™ Video Processing Engine For Its Next Digital WallDisplay

3M™ to integrate the Realta HQV™ video engine in new Digital WallDisplay.

San Jose, Calif. (June 8, 2005) -3M™ to integrate the Realta HQV™ video engine in new Digital WallDisplay.


"We selected the Realta HQV video engine because it has industry leading video processing and helps us provide our customers the quality they need in the business market today," said Diego G. Romeu, Digital Business Manager from 3M.

Realta originates from Teranex's broadcast and postproduction platform. Teranex's software algorithms run on Realta's trillion -operations -per -second video 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 already received numerous awards and accolades, including the "Best of Innovations" award for the Embedded Technologies category at the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show, "Most Promising New Technology" and "Most Exciting New Company" from The Perfect Vision, "Best Buzz" of CEDIA from Insight Media, AVGuide Monthly's "Best Product Overall," Red Herring's "Top 100 Innovators" award, Fred Kahn's "Silver Best of CES" award, and most recently "Best Picture of the Show" at the Home Entertainment 2005 Show in New York City, from Tom Norton of UltimateAVmag.com. To learn more about Realta HQV go to: www.hqv.com

The new WallDisplay will be available Q32005.

See the new WallDisplay at 3M's booth #161 during Infocomm. See demonstrations of the Realta HQV video engine at booth #3571.

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About Silicon Optix
Silicon Optix Inc., a privately held fabless semiconductor company, is the leading supplier of advanced programmable 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 that can perform one trillion operations/second enabling real -time pixel -by -pixel processing of HDTV; industry -leading and Hollywood proven software algorithms from Teranex; and proprietary eWARP™ geometry processing. Silicon Optix's 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 Hanover, Germany; Orlando, Florida; Taipei, Taiwan; Shanghai, China; and Toronto, Canada. For more information about Silicon Optix, please visit the company's website at www.siliconoptix.com.

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