INNOVATIVE SMART INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD SYSTEM POWERED BY HQV PROCESSING

SMART Technologies Inc. has introduced the SMART Board 600i interactive whiteboard system

San Jose, California -(JUNE 7, 2006) -Silicon Optix, a leading supplier of advanced video -image digital processing systems and integrated circuits (ICs), announced today that SMART Technologies Inc. has introduced the SMART Board 600i interactive whiteboard system (600i system) that will feature the Realta HQV® video engine. The 600i system combines a SMART Board™ interactive whiteboard and the new Unifi™ projector,in which the Realta HQV® video engine is housed. The system will be featured at SMART's booth 1431 at InfoComm.


Realta HQV 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.

About SMART
SMART Technologies Inc. is both the industry pioneer and global education market leader in easy -to -use interactive whiteboards and other group collaboration tools. SMART products include the family of award -winning SMART Board interactive whiteboards, as well as interactive pen displays, interactive digital signage, wireless slates and software. Using SMART products, groups can access and share the information they need to meet, teach, train and present. SMART has been issued and maintains a broad portfolio of patents with numerous other U.S., Canadian and other patents pending. SMART customers include NASA, Texas Instruments, BMW, Toyota Motors, DaimlerChrysler, Boeing, Lucent Technologies, NTT, the Los Angeles Lakers, Novartis, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Accenture, Procter & Gamble, British Telecom, Disney Imagineering and Harvard University.
SMART is a private company founded in 1987. Employing more than 800 people, SMART is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with assembly facilities in Ottawa, and offices in Bonn, Tokyo, New York City and Washington DC. In 1992, SMART formed a strategic alliance with Intel® Corporation that resulted in joint product development and marketing efforts, and Intel's equity ownership in the company. SMART products are sold through dealers across North America and distributors worldwide. For more information, visit www.smarttech.com.

©? 2006 SMART Technologies Inc. SMART Board, Unifi, smarttech and the SMART logo are trademarks of SMART Technologies Inc. All other third -party product and company names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. Please note that SMART is written in all capital letters.


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.

For more information, please go to www.siliconoptix.com, www.teranex.com, and www.hqv.com.

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