Focus Enhancements' UWB and TV-out Technology Receives Strong Customer Response at CES 2007Tuesday, January 16th, 2007
Company Also Showcased New Portable Media Devices Featuring Focus Enhancements’ TV-out Semiconductor Technology
CAMPBELL, CALIF. — Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in video production, PC-to-TV conversion and Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, summarized its attendance at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week.
“Our attendance at CES was a great success,” said Brett Moyer, CEO of Focus Enhancements. “We are quickly establishing ourselves as a leading provider of TV-out semiconductor technology for high-end portable digital media players, and our products continue to get designed into more portable media devices. We featured six portable media players in our booth, including two second generation products. In addition, we demonstrated our world leading UWB chipset, which can enable wireless connectivity for portable digital media devices.”
Focus Enhancements showed the following portable media devices incorporating its high definition media semiconductor chips:
“¢ Toshiba Gigabeat® – 2nd generation using Focus Enhancements’ chips
“¢ Digital Cube i-Station PMP – 2nd generation using Focus Enhancements’ chips
“¢ Microsoft® Zune™
“¢ Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. (ECS®), PMP MAVX
“¢ Tinnos Blufin PMP/Digital Camera/Navigation System
“¢ Thinkware Systems Corporation PMP/Navigation System
“Our partnerships with Freescale™ and Raza Microelectronics, Inc./AMD are paying dividends,” said Tom Hamilton, executive vice president and general manager of Focus Enhancements’ semiconductor group. “Visitors were consistently impressed by the quality of the video output by these small portable devices.”
Hamilton added, “Our UWB demonstrations were very well received and generated lots of enthusiasm from designers in both the PC and CE markets. Also, our exciting partnership with Mapower Electronics Co. Ltd. to develop a high-quality wireless link for remote storage gained tremendous interest.”
“We believe our wireless streaming video demonstration exceeded the distance and robustness of all others at CES, proving our UWB technology is a step ahead of the competition,” said Moyer.
Focus Enhancements demonstrated the following at CES:
“¢ UWB technology designed to be compliant with WiMedia UWB Standards and Certified Wireless USB technology from the USB-IF, transmitting pristine and robust high definition streaming video. Focus Enhancements demonstrated its world-ready UWB solution, including operation at both the lower WiMedia bands and the higher frequency bands at near 6 Gigahertz (GHz) expected by European UWB regulations. Others in the WiMedia Tech Zone demonstrated frequencies only between 3 GHz and 4.5 GHz.
“¢ The company showed prototypes of its Certified Wireless USB design. The compact USB dongle was well received by original device manufacturers (ODMs) of wireless products and notebook computers.
“¢ A product concept for wireless links for remote disk drive storage devices using technology based on Certified Wireless USB: This technology is being developed in conjunction Mapower of Taiwan, a supplier of remote disk drive systems, and will use the company’s rapidly emerging, high-performance UWB wireless technology.