Symmetry to Distribute Valens Semiconductor HDBaseT(TM) Products

Symmetry to Distribute Valens Semiconductor HDBaseT(TM) Products 
Valens Semiconductor Invented HDBaseT(TM) Technology. HDBaseT(TM)
Enables video, Audio, Ethernet, Signal Control and up to 100W of
Power Transmission Over a Single Cable Thus Creating a Cost Effective
and Robust HD Ecosystem 
HAWTHORNE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 --   Symmetry Electronics
has announced a new distribution agreement with HDBaseT(TM) Alliance
co-founder, Valens Semiconductor. Valens Semiconductor pioneered the
development of HDBaseT(TM) technology and currently offers several
chipset options which enable long-reach connectivity of devices over
a single standard CAT5e/6 LAN cable. Valens' HDBaseT(TM) products
compile the transmission of uncompressed HD video, high quality
audio, power (PoH), Ethernet and control signals (CEC, RS-232, USB
and IR) allowing a network of sources to be connected directly to
multi-display locations. HDBaseT(TM) is fast becoming the new, global
standard for advanced digital media distribution targeting
applications which include point-to-point connectivity, whole home
networking, digital signage and hospitality. 
The Valens HDBaseT(TM) offering consists of two complementary chips,
a transmitter chip and a receiver chip. The transmitter chip is
implemented in the HD source device and the receiver chip is
implemented in the HD sink device enabling 5Play(TM). Through its
5Play(TM) feature set, Valens provides an all-in-one solution for
transferring multimedia content, creating a robust HD ecosystem at a
very low cost without compromising on quality. Valens HDBaseT(TM)
Rx/Tx chips deliver smooth, crisp, uncompressed ultra-high definition
video in up to 4K effective resolutions and fully support all 3D
video standards as well as high quality audio in any standard digital
format. Valens has also made available an HDBaseT(TM) Evaluation kit
used to demonstrate HDBaseT capabilities with a Sink board and Source
board that form an HDBaseT(TM) link to enable simplified, long-reach,
wired connectivity of uncompressed HD multimedia content, Ethernet,
controls and power over a single standard CAT5e (or superior) cable. 
"Symmetry has a solid reputation of delivering high-tech
semiconductor products to various emerging markets in the US. This
new Valens-Symmetry partnership will accelerate the growth of the
ecosystem for HDBaseT-enabled products," said Eliran Toren, vice
president of sales, Valens. 
"Valens certainly stands out as a founding member of the HDBaseT
alliance. Additionally for Symmetry, Valens products are a
synergistic sell when combined with products such as HDMI processors
from Silicon Image, video processors from VIXS, Fujitsu or AMD and
Silvertel's industry leading PoE/PoH products," said Gil Zaharoni,
chief executive officer of Symmetry Electronics. "Our focused line
card and collaborative effort between suppliers will allow us to
fully support the transition from existing technology to HDBaseT in
any design."  
Symmetry Electronics and SemiconductorStore.com have Valens
Semiconductor products in stock. For engineers looking to implement
HDBaseT into a new or existing design, an HDBaseT evaluation kit
(EVSBVS1) is available and includes all of the necessary HDBaseT
components.  
About Valens  
Valens provides semiconductor products for the distribution of
uncompressed high-definition (HD) multimedia content. The company's
HDBaseT technology enables long-reach connectivity of devices over a
single 100m/328ft standard CAT5e/6 LAN cable and is fast becoming the
new, global standard for advanced digital media distribution. Valens
is a founding member of the HDBaseT Alliance, formed by leading CE
companies to define a new industry standard for advanced digital
media distribution. Founded in 2006, Valens is a private company with
offices in Israel, Japan, Hong-Kong, USA and local representatives in
Korea, Taiwan and China. Valens is the world leader in HDBaseT(TM)
technology and is a leading provider of semiconductor products for
the distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia content. Inventor of
HDBaseT(TM), Valens delivers significant value to the entire
entertainment ecosystem, from CE/PC equipment manufacturers and
audio/video connectivity product suppliers, through systems
integrators and retailers, to installers and consumers. With Valens'
semiconductor products homes, offices, hotels, airports and other
public places can install a robust HD ecosystem easily, effectively
and at very low cost.  
About the HDBaseT(TM) Alliance 
In 2010 Valens Semiconductor cofounded the HDBaseT(TM) Alliance
together with, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics and Sony Pictures
Entertainment. The HDBaseT Alliance is comprised of leading
cross-industry companies formed to promote and standardize
HDBaseT(TM) technology for whole-home and commercial distribution of
uncompressed HD multimedia content. The cornerstone of HDBaseT
technology is 5Play(TM), a feature set that converges uncompressed
full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and
various control signals through a single LAN cable.  
Members supporting HDBaseT technology play a pivotal role in defining
the future of multimedia transmission and data communication in the
consumer electronics and content provider industries. For additional
information on HDBaseT Alliance and membership benefits, visit
www.HDBaseT.org to advance the adoption of this technology as the new
global HD standard for advanced digital media distribution. The
HDBaseT(TM) Alliance promotes and standardizes the HDBaseT(TM)
technology for whole-home distribution of uncompressed high
definition (HD) multimedia content and engages key players across the
consumer electronics and the content industries. The Alliance's
standardization activities cover the entire value chain of the
digital media ecosystem and the various market segments: TV sets,
projectors, professional AV equipment, home theater, content
providers, IT companies and more.  
About Symmetry Electronics 
Founded in 1998, Symmetry Electronics Corp. is a supplier-authorized,
global distributor specializing in the distribution of wireless,
video, and embedded semiconductor products. Symmetry provides sales,
logistics, design and manufacturing support from its world
headquarters in Southern California, local field offices and a robust
e-commerce and e-information website SemiconductorStore.com. Symmetry
Electronics is ISO9001:2008 certified and supports its customer base
with factory trained FAEs, deep inventory, and product selection
expertise. 
Patty Steiman 
Symmetry Electronics 
Vice President of Operations 
(310) 643-3480 
pattys@symmetryelectronics.com