Pixelworks Selects Uniquify's DDR Memory Controller Subsystem IP for System Performance, Field Reliability in Its 4Kx2K Ultra

Pixelworks Selects Uniquify's DDR Memory Controller Subsystem IP for System 
Performance, Field Reliability in Its 4Kx2K Ultra High
Definition TVs, Digital Projector Solutions 
Values Unique, Collaborative Working Relationship 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/13 --  Uniquify
(www.uniquify.com), a leading high-performance semiconductor
intellectual property (IP) and system-on-chip (SoC) design,
integration and manufacturing services supplier, today said
Pixelworks, Inc., (NASDAQ: PXLW), a pioneer in innovative video and
display processing technology, has implemented its DDR Memory
Controller subsystem IP blocks in four advanced digital video
processor designs. 
These new processors are powering the most advanced 4Kx2K Ultra High
Definition TVs and digital projectors displayed at the 2013 Consumer
Electronics Show in January. 
According to Pixelworks' Graham Loveridge, senior vice president,
strategic marketing and business development, "Uniquify has solved
tricky timing and dynamic temperature problems that allow our
processors to be realized in a compact form factor with a competitive
price point. We also appreciate Uniquify's eager willingness to work
closely with our team to implement and debug the chip, and to share
the knowledge about the DDR subsystem." 
Pixelworks selected Uniquify's DDR Memory Controller subsystem IP
because it includes Uniquify's patented self-calibrating logic (SCL)
technology for a low-power, low-area solution that automatically
calibrates the DDR read timing at system power up. Read timing
calibration can be the most difficult challenge in DDR memory
subsystems. 
The IP's dynamic self-calibrating logic (DSCL) feature was used by
Pixelworks in the most recent chip to ensure optimal timing and
performance during system operation. DSCL has the ability to
dynamically "tune out" temperature variation and runs during system
operation to solve problems due to dynamic variation, such as
temperature changes or shifts in supply voltage.  
"We take great satisfaction in knowing our IP is driving the latest
consumer must-have TVs and digital projectors," notes Josh Lee,
Uniquify's chief executive officer. "Pixelworks' use of our DDR
memory controller is an excellent example of the benefits of
implementing adaptive IP for improved system performance and field
reliability." 
About Uniquify  
Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Uniquify is a privately held,
rapidly growing system-on-chip (SoC) design, integration and
manufacturing services supplier, and innovative developer and
provider of high-performance semiconductor IP. Its "ideas2silicon"
services range from spec development and front-end design through
physical design and delivery of packaged, tested chips. Uniquify's
headquarters and primary design center is in San Jose with additional
design teams in Pune, India, and Seoul, Korea. With more than 100
employees, Uniquify offers 65-, 40- and 28-nanometer SoC design
expertise, integration and manufacturing services and
high-performance IP to leading semiconductor and system companies
worldwide. Additional information can be found at: www.uniquify.com.  
About Pixelworks, Inc.  
Pixelworks creates, develops and markets video display processing
technology for digital video applications that demand the very
highest quality images. At design centers around the world,
Pixelworks engineers constantly push video performance to keep
manufacturers of consumer electronics and professional displays
worldwide on the leading edge. The company is headquartered in San
Jose, CA. 
For more information, please visit the company's Web site at
www.pixelworks.com.  
ideas2silicon is a trademark of Uniquify. Uniquify acknowledges
trademarks or registered trademarks of other organizations for their
respective products and services. 
For more information, contact:
Bob Smith
Uniquify
(650) 269-8780
bsmith@uniquify.com 
Nanette Collins
Public Relations for Uniquify
(617) 437-1822
nanette@nvc.com 
 
 
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