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DENON SELECTS AWARD-WINNING REALTA HQV VIDEO PROCESSING CHIP FOR ITS FLAGSHIP DVD PLAYER

CES Marks Official Launch For the DVD-5910

San Jose, Calif., (December 2004) – Silicon Optix is pleased to announce that Denon has selected its Realta’ chip with Hollywood Quality Video (HQV’) technology for its flagship DVD Player and will officially launch the DVD-5910 at the 2005 International CES Show, in Las Vegas, January 6-9, 2005.

Winner of the 2005 Best of CES Innovations award, the Realta HQV 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.

“For our flagship DVD player, we demanded the finest video processing. To determine who had the best technology available, we did side-by-side comparisons. We determined hands-down that the incredible picture quality that the Realta HQV chip delivers would be the perfect solution for our player,” said Jeff Talmadge, Marketing Manager for Denon USA.

HQV represents the world’s highest quality de-interlacing, pixel-based noise reduction, automatic per pixel film/video cadence detection and detail enhancement.

“We believe that no other technology currently available in the marketplace comes close to HQV in terms of image quality, when converting standard DVD video and film to high definition,” said Talmadge from Denon. The Denon DVD-5910 features the ‘HQV Powered by Teranex’ logo so that customers know that they are getting the world’s very best video processing, in the world’s best DVD Player

The DVD-5910 will have a suggested retail price of $3,500 (USD) and will be available first quarter of 2005. For more information on Denon, please visit: www.usa.denon.com.

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

About Denon:
From its beginning in the 1930s as a supplier of professional recording studio and broadcast equipment, Denon has become a world leader in the manufacture of the highest quality audio, audio/video, and software products. Denon is recognized internationally for innovative and groundbreaking products and has a long history of technical innovations, including the development and first commercialization of PCM digital audio. Additional information is available at www.usa.denon.com.

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 Hanover, 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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