Equator Technologies To Unveil Next-Generation DVD Technology at CES 2003

12/13/2002 - Equator Technologies, Inc., a provider of system-on-a-chip (SoC) processors for video streaming and image processing applications, will unveil and demonstrate a first-of-its-kind enabling DVD technology for the consumer market, based upon the company’s proprietary, industry-leading BSP video processor. Demonstrations will take place at Equator’s CES booth (#22197) in the South Hall from January 9–12, 2003.

Equator will unveil an advanced DVD enabling technology for a perspective DVD player/burner combination. Equator’s technology will supports a variety of industry-leading codecs such as Microsoft’s® Windows Media 9 and MPEG-2.

Additionally, the company will also demonstrate two other distinct consumer technology applications that utilize its BSP chip family, including:

Broadband VOD Reference Platform

Embedded Home Video Conferencing
The Equator Home Video Conferencing Reference Design provides a complete hardware and software solution to integrate IP-based video conferencing functionality into video-centric consumer devices. The platform incorporates industry-leading IP-based video conferencing software to deliver the most powerful and flexible VLIW digital media processing technology with best-of-breed video conferencing functionality (high-quality audio, echo cancellation, PBX, QoS).

About Equator Technologies Inc.
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. More information about Equator is available at www.equator.com.

The following are trademarks of Equator Technologies, Inc., and may be used to identify Equator products only: Equator, the Equator logo, Equator Around, the Equator Around logo, MAP, MAP1000, MAP1000A, MAP-CA, MAP Series, BSP, FIRtree, DataStreamer, DS, iMMediaC, iMMediaTools, iMMediaToolsLite, Media Intrinsics, VersaPort, SofTV, StingRay, Dolphin, and Tetra. The following are registered trademarks of Cable Television Laboratories Incorporated: CableLabs and CableNET.

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