SENSIO Teams With Trident Microsystems to Offer 3D in the Home

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Trident Microsystems, leading TV chip manufacturer, integrates SENSIO® 3D into solutions for consumer electronics

MONTREAL, QUEBEC — SENSIO® Technologies Inc. (SENSIO) (TSX VENTURE:SIO) today announced a new collaboration with Trident Microsystems Inc. (NASDAQ:TRID), a leading provider of 3D-capable set-top box and TV semiconductor solutions. Trident’s system-on-chip and discrete semiconductor solutions target the digital home entertainment environment, and the company will be integrating SENSIO® 3D technology into its products to reflect industry demand for a high-end 3D viewing experience in the home. First among the Trident products to feature SENSIO technology is the TV550 3D TV SoC, which will be followed by the release of new 3D chips, featuring SENSIO® 3D, for 3DTVs.

“Trident is the leader in 3D-TV technology. The upgrade of our FRC co-processors and a front-end SoC with SENSIO® 3D will equip these products to support the highest quality in 3D broadcast and streaming video,” said Christos Lagomichos, president of Trident Microsystems. “Our goal is to deliver an immersive visual 3D experience with cost effective implementations and by supporting SENSIO’s 3D technology, we can enable our customers to deliver an exceptional multimedia experience in the home.”

SENSIO® 3D is a unique, proprietary frame-compatible format for high-quality stereoscopic signal processing, easily integrated into TV products. Developed by SENSIO more than ten years ago and deployed in the field for seven years, this mature technology has been used in all commercial live 3D events produced around the world, and is the only proprietary format recognized by the live 3D industry.

“Our vision is that 3DTV will one day be in every home, and the expansion of our network of OEM partners is bringing that day closer,” said Nicholas Routhier, President at SENSIO. “Industry leaders such as Trident want the best 3D technology for their consumer products, and their choice of SENSIO® 3D is speeding the format’s spread across the consumer market.”