TranSwitch’s New HDplay Products with MHL Capability Support Mobile Device Connectivity for HDTVs and Pico Projectors

  TranSwitch’s New HDplay Products with MHL Capability Support Mobile Device
  Connectivity for HDTVs and Pico Projectors

TranSwitch’s New HDplay Transceivers, Unveiled at the 2013 International CES,
Represent the Industry’s Only Solutions to Provide HDMI, DisplayPort, and MHL
                         Connectivity in a Single IC

2013 International CES

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 8, 2013

TranSwitch Corporation (NASDAQ: TXCC), a leading provider of semiconductor
solutions in the rapidly growing consumer electronics and telecommunications
markets, today announced new HDplay™ products with MHL™ capability to support
mobile device connectivity for HDTVs and pico projectors. MHL is a video
interface standard that is optimized for smartphones, tablets, and other
portable consumer electronics. The Company’s new HDplay transceivers represent
the industry’s first and only single-IC solutions offering HDMI®,
DisplayPort™, and MHL connectivity in support of new market trends for HDTVs
and pico projectors.

A recent report by DisplaySearch projects that the global HDTV market will
grow from 245 million units in 2012 to over 275 million units in 2016. Pico
projectors represent a new generation of devices designed to project video
content onto a wall or screen. According to a recent report by Pacific Media
Associates, the emerging pico projector market is expected to grow from 3
million units in 2011 to 58 million units in 2015. Many HDTVs and pico
projectors are expected to add MHL video interface, which is optimized for
mobile devices, in addition to HDMI and DisplayPort. According to the MHL
Consortium, there are over 100 global licensees of the standard, including
TranSwitch, which is helping to drive adoption of MHL in multimedia products.

“Working closely with leading OEMs and ODMs, TranSwitch is adding mobile
connectivity support to its HDplay product portfolio to address new market
trends driving the performance, cost, and functionality requirements of
next-generation HDTVs and pico projectors,” said Amir Bar-Niv, Senior Vice
President and General Manager of the High Speed Interconnect Business at
TranSwitch. “As the industry’s only single-IC to combine HDMI, DisplayPort,
and MHL connectivity standards, our new HDplay transceivers address the needs
of leading customers to offer smartphone and tablet connectivity in their
products, while reducing design complexity, minimizing cost, and maintaining
performance up to 4K x 2K resolutions. We are very pleased to announce these
solutions during the 2013 International CES, where we will continue our
engagement with market leaders through scheduled meetings and demonstrations
with most of the industry’s top HDTV manufacturers.”

As new HDTVs continue to adopt multiple connectivity standards, the
requirements for cost-effective solutions that offer interface standard
flexibility while maintaining video performance increases. Simultaneously,
pico projectors continue to reduce in size and require a solution that
delivers high performance connectivity, while minimizing space requirements.
TranSwitch’s HDplay transceivers leverage TranSwitch’s unique MHDP™ technology
to combine HDMI, DisplayPort, and MHL functionality in a single IC. This
represents a compelling solution for HDTV and pico projector manufacturers to
add MHL-enabled mobile connectivity to their devices by helping to reduce
design complexity, cost, space requirements, and time-to-market.

TranSwitch’s new HDplay transceivers provide a single, tri-mode input port
supporting HDMI 1.4b, DisplayPort 1.2, and MHL 2.0. The TXC-44151 has been
optimized for DTVs, projectors, pico projectors, and converters by providing a
single HDMI 1.4b output supporting resolutions up to 4K x 2K. The TXC-44155
has been optimized for pico projectors by featuring a flexible 24b LVTTL
parallel output. Samples of the TXC-44151 and TXC-44155 will be available
early in the second quarter of 2013.

TranSwitch New HDplay Transceivers Key Features:

  *One MHDP Rx input port

       *Tri-mode input port supporting HDMI 1.4b, DP 1.2, and MHL 2.0
       *AnyCable™ technology to support long, inexpensive HDMI cables
       *Hardware HDCP v1.4 authentication
       *Embedded EDID RAM
       *Embedded CBUS controller
       *Audio Return Channel support (TXC-44151 only)

  *One output port

       *HDMI 1.4b output with 3Gbps TMDS for higher resolution formats,
         including support for 3D and 4K x 2K (TXC-44151 only)
       *24b LVTTL parallel output to support formats with resolutions up to
         1080p / UXGA (TXC-44155 only)

  *Low-power consumption in operating and standby modes

TranSwitch at the 2013 International CES

The Company will feature its HDplay products at its hospitality suite located
at the LVH Hospitality Suites, MP40024 and MP40026. Additionally, active
demonstrations of customer solutions powered by HDplay will be showcased at
its hospitality suite, January 8^th through 11^th.

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About TranSwitch Corporation

TranSwitch Corporation (Nasdaq: TXCC) provides innovative integrated circuit
(IC) and intellectual property (IP) solutions that deliver core functionality
for video, voice, and data communications equipment for the customer premises
and network infrastructure markets. For the customer-premises market, we offer
multi-standard, high-speed interconnect solutions enabling the distribution
and presentation of high-definition (HD) video and data content for consumer
electronics applications. We also provide a family of best-in-class
communications processors. For the network infrastructure market we provide
integrated multi-core network processor System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solutions for
Fixed, 3G and 4G Mobile, VoIP and Multimedia applications. TranSwitch’s
customers are leading consumer electronics and telecom equipment companies
around the globe. To learn more, please visit http://www.transwitch.com or
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Safe Harbor Statement

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking
statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These
risks and uncertainties, which are more fully described in TranSwitch’s Annual
and Quarterly Reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
include changes in market conditions in the industries in which the Company
operate and risks in product development and market acceptance of and demand
for TranSwitch’s products and products developed by TranSwitch’s customers.
Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the
assumption prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material aspects from
those currently anticipated.

Contact:

Media Relations
Mspire Group
Brian Ribeiro, +1-908-369-9300 X100
bribeiro@mspiregroup.com
or
Investor Relations
TranSwitch Corp.
Mary Lombardo, +1-203-929-8810 X2254
mary.lombardo@transwitch.com
 
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