November 30, 2006

Allegro DVT proves Chips&Media’s Hardwired H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile decoder IP Complete

Grenoble, France - November 30, 2006.

Chips&Media and Allegro DVT co-announced that Chips&Media's H.264 decoder HD IP solution, it supports up to 1920x1080p@30fps had passed entire Allegro DVT's test streams for both syntax and stress tests. Allegro DVT's H.264 test streams have worldwide reputation in video industry as a professional video conformance test stream provider especially for H.264. The completion of Chips&Media's H.264 HD decoder against Allegro DVT 's syntax and stress test streams prove that Chips&Media's H.264 HD decoder is fully functional and reliable in terms of H.264 standard specification. Currently Chips&Media's H.264 High Profile decoder is embedded in its multi-standard decoders including MPEG-2 MP@HL, VC-1 AP@L3 decoder, and so on.

"To serve almost all our customers' requests to pass Allegro DVT's H.264 streams, I'm pleased to announce that our H.264 based multi-standard HD video decoder solution is fully ready for multimedia and home appliance mass market by completely passing key conformance tests such as Allegro DVT's H.264" said Dr. Jesse Lim, President & CEO of Chips&Media. "Our advanced multi-standard HD video technology proven by Allegro DVT streams provides our customers with industry-standard confidence to create reliable H.264 based multimedia system solutions" And he added that, from now on and in CES2007, Chips&Media would demonstrate, exhibit its H.264 embedded multi-standard HD decoder IP solution which is BodaHx5 as the world's first full HW multi-standard HD decoder platform optimized for high resolution multimedia and home appliance market.

"We are very pleased by the long term cooperation between Allegro DVT and Chips&Media. Chips&Media has been using Allegro DVT's test streams for several years across its H.264/MPEG-4 AVC product range. We believe it demonstrates that Allegro DVT products are a perfect fit for the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC market" said Pierre Marty CEO of Allegro DVT.

About Allegro DVT

Allegro DVT is a leading provider of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC|SVC|MVC and HEVC/H.265 solutions, including industry standard compliance test suites, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC/H.265 encoder, codec and decoder silicon (RTL) IPs; and multiscreen encoders and transcoders. Allegro DVT products have been chosen by more than 100 major IC providers, OEMs and broadcasters.

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About Chips&Media

Chips&Media, Inc. is a leading multi-standard video codec solution provider, based in Seoul, Korea (Republic of). Chips&Media's video codec technologies cover the full line-up of video standards such as MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid, H.264, VC-1 from CIF to HD resolution. The company has been providing its advanced ultra low power multi-codec video IP's to top-tier semiconductor companies based in U.S, Korea, Taiwan, China and Japan.

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