Syntax to Expand into High-End LCD TV Market


Indianapolis, IN, CEDIA Expo 2005 -(Sept 9, 2005) - Syntax Groups Corporation, one of the fastest growing suppliers of LCD TVs in North America*, and Silicon Optix today announced a partnership to develop a new premium -level family of Olevia LCD HDTVs with HQV powered by Teranex processing.

Slated for availability in Q1 2006, the collaboration between Syntax and Silicon Optix will provide unparalleled front of screen performance not previously available to end users. Syntax's new premium line of Olevia LCD HDTVs will incorporate a robust array of user friendly performance controls and Silicon Optix' high performance video controller technology.

'One of our fundamental business objectives is to address all segments of the market - both the value conscious consumers and those desiring 'state of the art' performance and features,' said Sam Miller, Chief Product Officer for Syntax. 'Silicon Optix' expertise in developing the most advanced and powerful video processors available enables our goal to address the ultra high end market.'

'We're excited about working with Syntax because they clearly recognize that high quality SD and HD image processing is just as important as the HDTV panel itself,' said Dennis Crespo, VP of Marketing, Silicon Optix. 'This is sure to be an outstanding family of products by Syntax, an emerging giant in this quickly growing HDTV market.'

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About Syntax
Founded in May 2003, Syntax Groups Corporation ( manufactures the high -value, cost -effective Olevia family of widescreen HDTV -ready LCD TVs. Since the company commenced its initial shipments of Olevia LCD TVs in April 2004, Syntax has achieved unparalleled growth and is now recognized as one of the fastest growing LCD TV brands in North America with a position in the 'Top 5' North American LCD TV brands and approximately 7% market share. Worldwide, Syntax is ranked in the 'Top 10' LCD TV brands. Delivering on its mission to design and mass -produce digital convergence consumer electronics products with superior specifications and competitively affordable prices, and support consumers of its Olevia brand with a unique customer -friendly after -sale warranty program, Syntax has rapidly established broad distribution in the North American retail sales channel and has expanded operations into Asia. Syntax maintains its own final assembly and quality control production facility at Syntax headquarters located at 20480 E. Business Parkway, City of Industry (Southern California) 91789.

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(tm) 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

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Company Contact Silicon Optix:
Brian Hentschel
Manager, Marketing Communications
(416) 490 -7779, ext. 233

Company Contact Syntax:
Pattie Adams
(909) 859 -8432

Investor Relations Silicon Optix:
Leanne Sievers
Shelton IR
(972) 239 -5119, ext. 114

Media Contact Silicon Optix:
Sue Toscano
Nicoll Public Relations
(781) 762 -9300

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