Oak Supplies High-Speed Controller for Samsung's New 48X/16X/48X CD-R/RW Recorder

11/18/2002 - Oak Technology, a leading provider of embedded solutions for the digital imaging and optical storage markets, announced that Samsung Electronics Company's new SW-248B CD-R/RW (Compact Disc Recordable/ReWritable) recorder is based upon Oak's optical storage controller technology.

The SW-248B drive is designed around Oak's OTI-9797T controller and delivers industry-leading performance for reading CD discs and writing CD-R discs at 48X speed, and rewriting CD-RW discs at 16X. This performance level permits the burning of a 74 minute audio CD-R disc in approximately two and a half minutes.

CD-R/RW drives are the highest volume segment of the optical storage market, and are replacing CD-ROM drives in both business and home PCs. The business market for CD-R/RW drives is driven by the requirement to share large files of up to 650 megabytes, well beyond the capacity of legacy 1.4MB diskettes. The home PC market uses CD-R/RW drives for a range of applications including the creation of custom audio CDs and data archiving.

"Oak is delighted with Samsung's selection of Oak's 9797T CD-RW controller. The latest high-performance drives based on Oak silicon, including the Samsung SW-248B, have enabled a significant increase in end user productivity by reducing the recording time and simplifying the task of recording data to a CD" said John Squire, senior vice president and general manager of Oak's Optical Storage Group.

Oak's OTI-9797T Controller
Oak's OTI-9797T controller employs partial and full CAV write and audio DAC/filter circuits that offer the best performance in the industry, and dynamic write strategy which provides a high degree of programmability and flexibility in the implementation of CD-R and CD-RW write strategies. In addition to a highly automated block decoder/encoder, the OTI-9797T integrates a 48X CD-DSP that uses a proprietary slicing technique and digital symmetry control to offer increased frequencies and gain programmability. The OTI-9797T digital CD servo provides highly accurate and advanced track counting, enabling the unit to jump an exact number of tracks - up to 2047 tracks - to substantially reduce seek time. The CD wobble servo block supports speeds up to 48X and allows CD encoding at all legacy speeds from 1X to 48X.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, and digital convergence technology. Samsung Electronics employs approximately 64,000 people in 89 offices in 47 countries. Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of memory chips, Smart Card Chips, Display Driver ICs, TFT-LCDs, CDMA mobile phones, monitors and VCRs. Samsung Electronics consists of four main business units: Digital Media Network, Device Solution Network, Telecommunication Network and Digital Appliance Network Businesses.

About Oak Technology
Oak Technology, Inc., a leading provider of solutions for the storage, manipulation and distribution of digital content, is committed to driving the emerging world of connected consumer appliances. The company's fully integrated products and technologies target three key markets: optical storage (CD-RW and DVD for PC and consumer), digital imaging (advanced copiers, printers, faxes, scanners and MFPs) and digital home entertainment (digital TV, HDTV and PVRs). Oak Technology is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and the company trades on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange under the symbol OAKT.

Oak Technology is a registered trademark of Oak Technology, Inc. The Oak logo is a common law trademark of Oak Technology, Inc.

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