Pinnacle Selects Xceive XC5000 for New PCTV Tuner Lines

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Xceive to Power Top-Selling PCTV Tuner on the Market

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Xceive Corporation, the market leader in hybrid silicon tuners for television, PCs and the digital home, announced today that Pinnacle Systems, Inc., the consumer division of Avid Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID), selected the XC5000 for its next generation of Pinnacle PCTV HD Stick and Pinnacle HD Pro Stick product families that are available now on retail shelves.

Xceive’s industry-leading XC5000 hybrid tuner brings excellent receiver sensitivity and a superior feature set optimized for Pinnacle’s next generation of PCTV tuner applications. The XC5000 provides the ultimate viewing experience by ensuring HD-quality images via analog and digital TV reception, along with clear QAM reception for unencrypted digital cable TV broadcasts. Due to the XC5000’s robustness of reception, Pinnacle PCTV HD Stick users can tune into their favorite channels and view crisper, sharper images regardless of their location from the transmitter. In addition, the XC5000 offers stereo FM radio reception within the Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick to expand the multimedia experience.

According to The NPD Group, the Xceive-based Pinnacle HD Pro Stick was the top-selling PCTV tuner in the U.S. retail market in 2007. The XC5000’s low power consumption and space-saving design makes the Pinnacle HD Pro Stick’s slim and mobile design possible. This design drives the product’s popularity among laptop users and travelers, resulting in Pinnacle’s leading market share.

“With the XC5000’s performance, sensitivity, innovative features and high-performance A/V reception, our customers can simply plug the Pinnacle PCTV HD Stick into their PC and be able to experience HD quality TV reception at home or on the go,” said Joern Lembke, Director of Product Management TV Viewing Group at Pinnacle. “The XC5000 empowered us to enhance Pinnacle’s best-selling PCTV HD tuner line for consumers demanding the best digital TV has to offer on their PC or mobile laptops.”

The XC5000 supports optimized reception quality for TV viewers with digital HDTV resolutions up to 1080i. Consumers can enjoy their favorite over-the-air and digital cable channels. The new line of tuners are bundled with Pinnacle TVCenter Pro software to deliver PVR capabilities, making it easy to watch, TimeShift and record SD and HDTV programming.

“The new Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick powered by the XC5000 offers a broad range of additional functionality never experienced before with a PCTV tuner,” said Neil Mitchell, vice president of marketing at Xceive. “By delivering the ultimate TV experience to users on the go, consumers can now enjoy a robust HD-quality viewing experience and added functionality regardless of environmental challenges.”

The Pinnacle PCTV HD Stick and Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick are now available on retail shelves and are fully certified for Windows Vista™ and Windows® Media Center.