Cirrus Logic MPEG A/V Codec Incorporated Into Intel Media Center Reference Design

7/3/2002 - Cirrus Logic (Nasdaq: CRUS) today announced that its CS92288 MPEG Audio/Video codec chip has been incorporated into the Intel® Media Center Reference Design. The reference design was created to help hardware and software developers accelerate the development and production of powerful, scaleable, integrated consumer products that offer personal video recording, web browsing, and video on demand.

The Cirrus CS92288 codec offers audio and video real-time encoding and decoding in a single, highly integrated device. It supports MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 digital-video standards as well as Dolby® Digital and MPEG digital-audio standards. The codec enables high-quality video and audio playback across the widest range of bitrates, offering cost-saving advantages to OEMs. For example, using a lower bitrate setting provides greater content storage capacity for end-users, while allowing OEMs to cut costs on disk drives by potentially using smaller drives that still provide high visual quality.

“Intel’s decision to select Cirrus Logic as the provider of digital video encoding duties for Intel’s visionary media center speaks volumes about the quality of our CS92288 codec,” said Brian Heuckroth, marketing vice president, Optical Products Division, Cirrus Logic. “Cirrus is proud to be included in this leading-edge home entertainment platform.”

The reference design incorporates technologies from the following participating companies: display components from Focus Enhancements, hard drives from Maxtor Corporation, Celeron® microprocessors from Intel Corporation, and video decoder components from Sigma Designs. The components are linked together via an embedded Linux-based operating system operated by TUXIA.

Schematics of the Intel Media Center Reference Design are now available for download to consumer electronics OEMs, set-top box manufacturers, and content and service providers.

Cirrus Logic, Inc.
Cirrus Logic is a premier supplier of high-performance analog, DSP, and codec chip solutions for consumer entertainment electronics that allow people to see, hear, connect, and enjoy digital entertainment. Building on its global market share leadership in audio integrated circuits and its rich mixed-signal patent portfolio, the company targets mainstream audio, video and Internet entertainment applications in the consumer entertainment market. Cirrus Logic operates from headquarters in Austin, Texas and major sites located in Fremont and El Dorado Hills, Calif., Broomfield and Boulder, Colorado, as well as offices in Europe, Japan and Asia. More information about Cirrus Logic is available at

Safe Harbor Provision
Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release are forward-looking statements that are dependent on certain risks and uncertainties including such factors, among others, as the ability of the CS92288 to perform as expected and the risk factors listed in the company's Form 10-K for the year ended March 30, 2002, and in other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The foregoing information concerning Cirrus Logic's business outlook represents our outlook as of the date of this news release, and Cirrus Logic undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new developments or otherwise, except as required by law.

Cirrus Logic is a registered trademark of Cirrus Logic Inc. All other product names noted herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.

Media Contacts:
Jack Taylor
Cirrus Logic, Inc.
(512) 912-6456

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