Valens Semiconductor Announces Availability of World's First HDBaseT Chipset

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 

Valens to demonstrate uncompressed HD multimedia distribution at CES 2010 powered by its new Valens VS100 semiconductor product family

HOD-HASHARON, Israel — Valens Semiconductor, a leading provider of semiconductor products for the distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia content and inventor of HDBaseT technology, today announced the availability of its HDBaseT-compliant Valens VS100 chipset and development kits.

Valens chipsets enable the convergence of uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power and control through a single, standard 100m/328ft LAN cable.

This announcement comes a few days after Valens, LG Electronics, Samsung and Sony Pictures announced the co-founding of the HDBaseT Alliance to promote and standardize the HDBaseT™ technology.

The Valens VS100 family consists of two chips:

  • VS100TX (Transmitter): For DVDs, STBs and other HD source equipment.
  • VS100RX (Receiver): For HDTVs, projectors and other display equipment.

“The multimedia distribution market is one of the fastest growing markets today. However, despite the enormous demand for converged distribution of multimedia content from multiple sources to multiple receivers over longer distances, no simple solution has been available,” said Dror Jerushalmi, CEO of Valens. “Now, with our Valens VS100 semiconductor product family, users can have a simple, low cost solution that increases the distance of uncompressed HD multimedia content transfer, expands distribution, simplifies installations and lowers overall system cost, all using a single 100m/328ft standard LAN cable. Now that the HDBaseT alliance has been announced, and with the support of companies like LG, Samsung and Sony Pictures, we are sure that the Valens VS 100 product family will play a major role in driving this market.”

Valens will showcase uncompressed HD multimedia distribution at CES 2010 powered by the Valens VS100 semiconductor product family. This will take place at the Hilton Las Vegas, Suite #2330. Pre-registration is required.

For more information about CES, Valens’ VS100 chips and development kits please email [email protected]