Oak Scores Another Win with Page Description Language for Printers

3/10/2003 - Oak Technology, Inc., (Nasdaq: OAKT) a leading provider of embedded solutions for digital imaging and digital home entertainment markets, announced that its IPS/5E page description language interpreter, that is compatible with HP's PCL5e and contains customized PCL5e compatible printer drivers, are featured in Heidelberg's Digimaster® 9150i printer. The Digimaster 9150i printer is a follow on to the successful Digimaster 9110 Network Imaging System launched in 2001, which also includes Oak's IPS/5E.

Oak Technology's IPS/5E interpreter enables OEMs to develop monochrome printer and multifunction peripherals that feature a fully Hewlett-Packard compatible PCL5 printer solution that is high-quality, high-performance and adaptable through access to source code. Oak also provides PCL 5e print drivers for the Microsoft® Windows® XP and 2000 operating systems. These drivers allow users to print from any Microsoft Windows application.

Heidelberg's Digimaster 9150i system provides high-volume printing customers with the flexibility to configure a device to very specific needs. The result is a faster, more robust solution. This engine is precisely designed to meet the rigors of on-demand print applications. It is highly productive and can create 150 black and white images per minute or 9,000 pages per hour.

"Oak's print interpreters are well-suited to meet the needs of the high-end production environment offering compatibility, quality, speed and performance. Heidelberg's continued selection of Oak's IPS/5E simply reaffirms our commitment to further penetrate the higher performance monochrome market," said Simon Dolan, senior vice president and general manager, Oak Technology Imaging Group.

"The Digimaster 9150i printer is a highly anticipated new product that expands Heidelberg's digital printing solutions portfolio and further strengthens the company's position as a market leader in digital print production. Our selection of Oak's IPS/5E page description language allowed Heidelberg to shorten the product development cycle while achieving superior print speeds," said Len Christopher, vice president, workflow at Heidelberg Digital.

Oak's Integrated Print System, including IPS/5E, is available now. For more information on Oak Technology and its industry-leading software solutions, please visit www.oaktech.com or contact a US sales representative 781-638-7500.

About Oak's Integrated Print System
Oak's Integrated Print System (IPS) is a dynamic, embedded, scalable architecture providing peripheral manufacturers with highly integrated, modular controller and connectivity software for powering printers and multifunction peripherals. Source code availability boasts flexibility and value-added customization. Oak's IPS/PS3 PostScript 3-compatible interpreter offers enhanced image processing and efficient performance. Oak's PCL family offers both high-quality color and monochrome support with full compatibility with HP's PCL 6, PCL 5e and PCL5C. Oak Technology's IPS/PDF embedded PDF interpreter provides users with the ability to directly send a PDF file to the printer without requiring the document to be opened first. Offered as part of IPS, this interpreter is ideal for network-connected, workgroup printers in a workflow or print-on-demand environment.

The software's architecture includes Oak's industry-leading PDL emulations:

About Oak Technology
Oak Technology, Inc., a leading provider of solutions for the 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 two key markets: digital imaging (advanced copiers, printers, faxes, scanners and MFPs) and digital home entertainment (digital TV, HDTV and PVRs).

Oak Technology's Imaging Group, based in Woburn, MA, is a leading provider of software, imaging processors and system-on-a-chip solutions to the world's top printer OEMs including Canon, Hewlett-Packard, Okidata, Ricoh, Sharp, Toshiba TEC and Xerox. Oak Technology supplies technology to more than 40 OEMs worldwide, collectively representing 80 percent of the printing peripheral market. Oak's imaging products include IPSTM (Integrated Print System) page description language emulations (PCL, PostScript and PDF); imaging compression /decompression (iCODECTM) processors for digital imaging; and Imaging Digital Signal Processors (iDSPTM). Oak's complete system controller solutions for the personal imaging and printing markets include the OTI-4110, the first in a series of embedded programmable system-on-a-chip solutions based on its Quatro architecture.

Oak Technology is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and the company trades on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange under the symbol OAKT. Additional information about Oak and its digital solutions can be found at www.oaktech.com.

About Heidelberg
Heidelberg is the world's leading solutions provider for the print media industry with nearly 25,000 employees in 170 countries. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, the company manufactures sheetfed, digital and web press systems as well as prepress and postpress components, software and consumables for all printing applications. Heidelberg has by far the largest manufacturing and support network in the industry with 18 manufacturing sites and 250 support centers worldwide providing 240,000 customers with service and knowledge.

Oak Technology is a registered trademark of Oak Technology, Inc. The Oak logo and IPS are common law trademarks of Oak Technology, Inc. Digimaster is a registered trademark of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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