Pixelworks® and ACCESS Collaborate on Officeviewer to Enable Content Viewing and Presentations without a PC

  Pixelworks® and ACCESS Collaborate on Officeviewer to Enable Content Viewing
  and Presentations without a PC

    Officeviewer enables projection capability without a PC using USB host

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. & SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- April 4, 2013

Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PXLW), a pioneer in innovative video and display
processing technology, and ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced
software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced the
companies are collaborating on Officeviewer to bring projection capability
without a PC to a full range of projectors -- from traditional mainstream
projectors to small LED or laser-based portable and pocket projectors.
Officeviewer offers users the convenience of using a portable USB thumb drive
to view content and make presentations when a PC isn’t available or
convenient.

As part of this collaboration, ACCESS ported its NetFront™ Document Viewer to
Pixelworks’ existing platform of digital projector solutions. Officeviewer
leverages USB host functionality in Pixelworks’ connected display processors,
such as the Topaz platform family, to effectively eliminate the need for a PC
to make presentations. The Officeviewer software solution is now available for
integration by customers of new and existing Pixelworks SoC projector
platforms, including the Company’s latest generation Topaz family of display
processors.

“ACCESS and Pixelworks, respective leaders in software and projectors, have
successfully collaborated to bring this innovative solution to market and
improve the user experience for our customers,” said Graham Loveridge, Sr.
Vice President of Marketing at Pixelworks. “This projection capability will be
available for a range of platforms, including the Topaz SoC family, and will
ultimately be designed into nearly every leading projector brand. As such, we
expect giving a presentation or viewing content without a PC to eventually
become mainstream.”

“Similar to the growing trend of projection capability without a PC, viewing
or sharing documents and content across connected devices has become a
standard expectation for consumers in a connected world,” said Kiyoyasu Oishi,
Senior Executive Officer, Global Business Unit, ACCESS CO., LTD. “By combining
these projection and document viewing technologies, consumers will no longer
need to use a PC to present and share documents, making it simpler and more
efficient to work and collaborate.”

Features of Officeviewer include:

  *Display of Microsoft Office documents like Excel, PowerPoint, Word (Office
    97 and later), as well as PDF and Text documents
  *Support of a variety of image formats, including BMP, PNG, JPEG, GIF
  *Support of pan, zoom, rotation, page control
  *Support of scalable fonts and multiple languages
  *Requires minimum of 128 MB of RAM andPixelworks SoC display processor
    with integrated USB host function

About ACCESS

ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software
products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds,
digital TVs and other networked devices. ACCESS' product portfolio including
its NetFront™ series provides customers with solutions that enable faster time
to market, flexibility and customizability. Recently, ACCESS has launched
NetFront™ Life as a global brand with applications and services for end users.
Additional information about NetFront Life is available at
www.netfrontlife.com. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates
subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is
listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers’ Index under the number 4813. For
more information about ACCESS, please visit www.access-company.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 information on the company or Pixelworks VueMagic™ Mobile
Presenter, please visit http://www.pixelworks.com or
http://pwPresenter.pixelworks.com.

© 2013 ACCESS CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
ACCESS, the ACCESS logo, and NetFront are registered trademarks or trademarks
of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other countries.

Pixelworks, the Pixelworks logo and VueMagic are registered trademarks of
Pixelworks, Inc.

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Contact:

ACCESS CO., LTD.
Head Office (Japan):
Miyuki Hanzawa, +81 (43).212.2230
prinfo-gr@access.co.jp
or
Europe:
Platform PR
David Bramley, +44 (0)20 7486 4900
david@platformpr.com
or
U.S.:
Herrick Media
Ursula Herrick, +1 408-202-0865
ursula@herrickmedia.com
or
Pixelworks, Inc.
Investor Contact:
Shelton Group
Brett L. Perry, Director of IR, +1-972-239-5119 ext 159
bperry@sheltongroup.com
or
Company Contact:
Pixelworks, Inc.
Graham Loveridge, +1 408-200-9264 x 2064
gloveridge@pixelworks.com
 
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