Equator Co-hosts Homeland Security Event To Examine Options for Increasing Government’s Technology Foothold

10/21/2002 - Equator Technologies, a provider of high-performance, programmable and power-efficient system-on-a-chip (SoC) processors for video streaming and image processing applications in the security sector, in conjunction with the American Friends of the Open University of Israel, announced that they will host a panel discussion entitled, "Homeland Security for The U.S. and Israel: A Possible Dream" on Thursday, October 24, 2002, at 6:00 p.m. in Campbell, Calif.

The event will include a dinner and panel discussion about the current state of homeland security and the role of next-generation security technology in strengthening the U.S. position against terrorism. Additionally, the event will explore the partnership opportunities that may exist between the U.S. and Israel to share and develop technology to address homeland security concerns.

Dr. Avi Katz, president and CEO of Equator Technologies, will act as the moderator for the event, with the following experts joining the panel:

For additional information on this invitation-only event, please contact Jo Chaney at 408-369-5200.

About Equator Technologies
Equator Technologies is a leading provider of high-performance, programmable, power-efficient system-on-a-chip processors designed for video streaming and image processing applications across a wide range of consumer and enterprise end markets. Equator offers the BSP family of Broadband Signal Processor chips, the iMMediaTools® software development toolkit, media libraries, and reference platforms for development and deployment of video streaming and video processing systems. With more than 150 customers worldwide, Equator provides solutions to the digital media, digital video communications, video security and surveillance, digital imaging, and automotive video markets. Based on a high-performance VLIW core and optimized for video processing, the BSP-15 family of chips delivers up to 50 GOPS of video processing power. Utilizing Equator’s optimizing compiler technology, BSP-15 chips are 100 percent programmable in C/C++, enabling rapid deployment and field upgradeability of new applications and devices. A software programmable BSP-15 chip can replace multiple fixed-function ASICs, thereby reducing both complexity and cost of system designs. Winner of the Fabless Semiconductor Association’s "2001 Best Financial Performer - Private Company" award and selected by Cahners Research as the top private company of the 30 best small electronics companies, Equator is a recognized leader in video processing solutions. Founded in 1996, Equator is a privately held company headquartered in Campbell, California, with additional offices worldwide.

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