Cirrus Logic Chipsets, Software Power Ellion Consumer DVD Recorders

12/8/2003 - South Korean DVD recorder manufacturer Ellion Digital is now shipping its new DVD recorder, the DVR-900A, based upon DVD recorder chipsets and software from Cirrus Logic Inc. (Nasdaq: CRUS). The DVR-900A is now widely available in the United Kingdom, France and Germany and is expected to soon be distributed to other markets in Asia and North America.

Cirrus' DVD recording complete hardware/software reference design integrates Cirrus' flagship CS98200 DVD processor, the CS92288 MPEG codec, the CS5333 analog-to-digital converter and the CS4360 six-channel digital-to-analog converter, giving Ellion a comprehensive, market-ready DVD recorder solution that delivers the hardware, software and manufacturing tool kit necessary to help them quickly establish the DVR-900A in the market.

"Cirrus' chipset and software gives Ellion the industry's most compelling solution that will help us quickly establish our presence in the marketplace," said BW Kim, director, Ellion R&D Center.

"Cirrus continues to lead the rapidly growing DVD recording market with our comprehensive audio and video chipset and software suite," said Jack Guedj, vice president of Video Products Marketing, Cirrus Logic. "We're pleased that Ellion has selected Cirrus for their new DVD recorders, and we look forward to helping them grow their presence in the global consumer market."

The DVR-900A is expected to provide consumers with high-quality audio and video record and playback for permanent archiving on optical media and playback of recorded DVD discs on the installed base of DVD players worldwide.

Consumer DVD recorders, including standalone DVD recorders, combo units and Home-Theater-in-a-Box devices that record video digitally, are expected to become one of the fastest growing segment in digital entertainment during the next several years, with possible unit sales of up to 51 million by 2006 (source: IDC, September 2003). These devices will allow consumers to upgrade more than 30 years of VCR technology and begin to store and view content in the digital domain. Cirrus Logic's reference platform is designed to help customers such as Ellion drive volume production of more affordable DVD recording products.

Cirrus Logic Inc.
Cirrus Logic is a premier supplier of high-performance analog, mixed-signal and digital processing solutions for consumer entertainment electronics, automotive entertainment and industrial product applications. Building on its global market leadership in audio ICs and its rich mixed-signal patent portfolio, Cirrus Logic targets audio, video and precision mixed-signal applications in these growing markets. The company operates from headquarters in Austin, Texas, with offices in California, Colorado, Europe, Japan and Asia.

Cirrus Logic and Cirrus are trademarks of Cirrus Logic Inc.

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