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Zoran's Generation9 High-Definition Display Processor Drives Samsung's Blu-Ray Disc Recorder
Optical Storage | Just Announced
Tue 25 Jan 2005



SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 24 -- Zoran Corporation announced that its Generation9 integrated high definition display processor powers Samsung Electronics' Blu-Ray Disc (BD-R1000) recorder that is the first to record and playback Blu-Ray, DVD and CD formats with a single optical pickup.

"The blu-ray disc is the next-generation optical storage format that ensures greater precision and higher picture clarity than the current generation digital versatile disc (DVD). We selected Zoran's Generation9 solution to provide the highest quality audio and video performance for consumers purchasing our new Blu-Ray Disc recorders and we've found Zoran's development support helps us to quickly bring new models to market," said Mr. Y.S. Park, vice president engineering, at Samsung Electronics' Digital Video System Division.

"Samsung's significant strength in the consumer electronics market means that many consumers will be able to experience the benefits of Blu-Ray disc recorders this year. We are pleased to support our long term partner Samsung in delivering the first optical disc recorder that can record and playback DVDs and CDs as well as the Blu-Ray format, " said Ram Ofir, senior vice president and general manager at Zoran's digital television division.

Samsung announced the release of the BD-R1000 recorder last month and stated that consumers will be able to record and edit up to 12 hours of high-definition TV broadcasts onto the 23-gigabyte blu-ray disc.

The BD-R1000 maintains high picture and sound quality by directly recording digital signals avoiding the degradation of picture clarity inevitable in recording high-definition video content with existing video cassette recorders and DVD recorders because they convert digital signals into analog signals.

Zoran's Generation9 family of integrated DTV system solutions include ICs, software, and development platforms that provide the main video, audio, graphics and data management capabilities for a variety of digital consumer electronics products, including integrated digital televisions, high definition and multi-standard definition set-top boxes, personal video recorders, digital video recorders, and home media servers. Products based on Generation9 support industry standards such as ATSC, OpenCable, ARIB, DirecTV, DVB and others.

About Zoran Corporation

Zoran Corporation, based in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading provider of digital solutions for applications in the growing digital entertainment and digital imaging consumer electronics markets. With two decades of expertise developing and delivering digital signal processing technologies, Zoran has pioneered high-performance digital audio and video, imaging applications, and Connect and Share technologies for the digital home. Zoran's proficiency in integration delivers major benefits for OEM customers, including greater capabilities within each product generation, reduced system costs, and shorter time to market. Zoran-based DVD, digital camera, DTV, multimedia mobile phone, and multifunction printer products have received recognition for excellence and are now in millions of homes worldwide. With headquarters in the U.S. and operations in Canada, China, England, Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, Zoran may be contacted on the World Wide Web at www.zoran.com or at 408-523-6500.