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BenQ Selects REON-VX HQV Processing

San Jose, CA–{June 7, 2006}–BenQ has selected the Reon-VX HQV processing engine to power its new WXGA (1280×768) DLP projector. The SP820 projector will be available in Q4 2006.

“We were impressed with Silicon Optix because of their landmark HQV technology and their commitment to innovation and image quality. The Reon-VX HQV processing engine delivers incredible image quality for both high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) material,” stated Peter Chen, Vice President of BenQ Corporation and General Manager of Digital Media Business Group.

Reon-VX HQV processing encompasses true 10-bit video processing, full four-field per-pixel SD/HD motion-adaptive video deinterlacing, SD per-pixel temporal-recursive noise reduction, SD codec (mosquito and block) noise reduction, and SD/HD per-pixel detail enhancement.

The BenQ projector will also take advantage of Reon-VX’s exclusive advanced real-time warping and scaling engine to scale resolutions for correcting extreme keystone angles in both horizontal and vertical dimensions, or for projecting on curved or warped surfaces while maintaining full image integrity.

“We are delighted with BenQ’s decision to adopt HQV technology, and look forward to a very positive long-term relationship between our two companies,” stated Paul Russo, Chairman and CEO of Silicon Optix.

About BenQ
The BenQ Group is currently comprised of ten companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. The BenQ Group companies include AU Optronics Corporation, the world’s third largest manufacturer of LCD panels; Darfon Electronics Corporation; Daxon Technology Inc; Airoha Technology Corporation; Darly Venture Inc; BenQ Guru Software Co., Ltd; Philips BenQ Digital Storage; and Cando Corporation. 2004 revenues for BenQ Group exceeded US$10.8 billion dollars.

BenQ Corporation consists of three main business groups–Computing Products, Digital Media and Mobile Business. Although these business groups encompass a broad range of products, each retains a focus on providing consumer-oriented solutions designed especially for the digital lifestyle. 2004 revenues exceeded US$5.1 billion dollars. For more information, please visit www.benq.com.

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, see www.siliconoptix.com, www.hqv.com, or www.teranex.com.

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