4/28/2003 - Oak Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: OAKT), a leading provider of embedded solutions for the digital home entertainment and digital imaging markets, announced that its TL851 Universal Digital TV Decoder and TL811 PVR/STB Controller have been integrated into Funai's latest suite of over-the-air set-top-boxes (STBs), which feature both Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and National Television Standards Committee (NTSC) reception and provide component output for high-definition-ready TVs and composite signal output. An advanced Graphical User Interface (GUI) provides a first-class ease-of-use TV experience for the rapidly growing digital TV market.
"As advanced digital TV products continue to reach the broad consumer market, ease-of-use and compelling graphics become the increasingly important competitive differentiators," said Matsuo Masahiro, Manager of High Definition TV Projects at Funai. "Oak's TL851 Universal Digital Decoder and TL811 PVR/STB Controller enabled us to deliver a product that gives our customers both easy-to-use functions and a compelling and engaging Digital TV experience."
The Oak TL851 graphics engine supports high-quality, high-definition flicker-reduced 32 bit OSD and accelerated graphics, enabling Funai to deliver STBs with a rich, crisp and easy-to-use GUI.
The TL811 reduces system cost by integrating key external components and providing the core foundation for future product roadmaps with worldwide conditional access capabilities and options enabling families of products with differentiated features.
"After working together in Japan, we are pleased to continue our work with Funai on another important program, which will bring Funai products with Oak inside to the US market. Oak's TL851 and TL811 ICs, software, and platform are based on a global, scalable architecture that enables Funai and other leading consumer OEMs to deliver multiple leading-edge products from a common platform," said Jon Castor, senior vice president and general manager of Oak's TeraLogic Group.
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 two key markets: digital imaging (advanced copiers, printers, faxes, scanners and MFPs) and digital home entertainment (digital TV, HDTV and PVRs). Founded in 1987, Oak is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has sales offices, design centers and research facilities around the world. 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.
Funai Electric Company, Ltd. is a major manufacturer in the field of consumer electronic equipment and computer peripheral equipment on a global basis. The company, with estimated annual revenues of 331 billion yen, is the world's largest volume manufacturer of VHS video cassette recorders (VCRs), TV/VCR combination models and DVD/VCR combination models, and is among the largest manufacturers of DVD players. In the United States, Funai is the manufacturer of one out of every three VCRs and DVD players sold, one out of every two TV/VCR Combos, and two out of every three DVD/VCR Combos sold. Funai's North American sales and marketing division, Funai Corporation, markets the consumer electronic brands of Sylvania, Symphonic, Funai, and Emerson. More information about Funai Electric Company, Ltd. or Funai Corporation can be found at www.funai.co.jp
Oak Technology is a registered trademark of Oak Technology, Inc.
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