Pixelworks® Introduces Display Processor for Mainstream DLP Projectors

  Pixelworks® Introduces Display Processor for Mainstream DLP Projectors

            The PWC858DLP is the Newest Member of the Topaz Family

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- May 2, 2013

Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PXLW), a pioneer in innovative video and display
processing technology, today announced the availability of its newest member
of the Topaz family, the PWC858DLP display processor, targeting the mainstream
DLP projector market. This processor provides an integrated SoC platform that
complements and enhances core DLP chipsets, which account for approximately
half of the overall mainstream projector market.

Pixelworks’ PWC858DLP is a dedicated DLP solution that offers the highest
level of integration, lowering cost and minimizing design footprint. The
solution integrates a HDMI digital input and a high performance 8/10 bit
Analog Front End (AFE) that supports all legacy analog video standards as well
as resolutions up to WXGA at 120Hz. In addition, the PWC858DLP also addresses
other critical new features including 2D horizontal and vertical keystone
correction, advanced wired and mobile connectivity, and networking
functionality.

“We are pleased to announce our first dedicated product for DLP-based
projector systems, which expands our target market to 90 percent of all
projector volume. The PWC858DLP offers a cost-effective solution that enables
critical new features and broadens our footprint with key DLP customers,” said
Graham Loveridge, Sr. Vice President of Marketing at Pixelworks. “We believe
that the Topaz family of display processors will further enhance our
leadership position in the projector market by providing customers with shared
hardware and software architectures across their entire projector product
line, reducing R&D costs and accelerating time to market. Additionally, the
Topaz platform also provides powerful and ubiquitous wired and wireless
connectivity to address the rapidly growing importance of mobile connectivity
across the projector market.”

As part of the Topaz SoC product family, the PWC858DLP provides a
comprehensive development platform that bundles Pixelworks’ extensive
development tools and software suite to enable rapid development cycles and
faster time to market. Customers can now leverage Pixelworks’ entire Topaz
family of SoC products across a wide range of projection and video products.
By having shared architecture, development environment and tools, the Topaz
SoC family reduces redevelopment time as well as total hardware and software
development costs for customers.

PWC858DLP Topaz SoC Features and Detailed Product Information:

  *Supports DLP based projectors up to WXGA resolution
  *Pixelworks’ advanced Image Processor with high quality H/V graphics scalar
    and patented Noise Reduction technology provides the highest quality video
  *Wide angle horizontal and vertical keystone geometric correction provides
    the best possible image quality even for short and ultra-short throw DLP
    projectors
  *Pixelworks’ patented Snap2Fit™ technology provides easy display quality
    optimization for hassle-free setup for keystone calibration
  *Integrated HDMI v1.3 digital receiver with HDMI v1.4a 3D support
  *Integrated high performance 8/10 bit Analog Front End (AFE) supports all
    legacy analog video standards
  *Patented 2D Comb filter stabilizes and removes virtually all Cross-Color,
    Cross-Luma artifacts in any composite PAL/SECAM/NTSC signal
  *Embedded USB2.0 device controller for simple USB-enabled connectivity
  *Integrated 10/100 Ethernet MAC for LAN connectivity with Pixelworks’
    extensive network display solutions software suite allows seamless wired
    or wireless connectivity
  *Integrated On-System Display (OSD) menu controller with high quality
    graphics supporting 8/16 bit color
  *Powerful ARM9 processor core for embedded application customization

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.

For additional information on new products, as well as product demos, please
contact your local Pixelworks office (http://www.pixelworks.com/locations.php)
to obtain an invitation.

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

Contact:

Investor Contact:
Shelton Group
Brett L. Perry, +1-972-239-5119 ext 159
Director of IR
bperry@sheltongroup.com
or
Company Contact:
Pixelworks, Inc.
Graham Loveridge, +1 408-200-9264 x 2064
gloveridge@pixelworks.com
 
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