December 27, 2005

Allegro dVT proves Chips&Media’s Hardwired H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC Codec IP complete

Grenoble, France and Seoul, Korea - December 27, 2005

Chips&Media and Allegro DVT co-announced that Chips&Media’s H.264 codec IP solution had passed 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 codec against Allegro DVT’s syntax and test steams proves that Chips&Media’s H.264 codec is fully functional and reliable in terms of H.264 standard specification. Currently Chips&Media’s H.264 Baseline Profile codec is embedded in its multi-standard codecs including MPEG-4 Simple Profile codec, H.263 Profile 3 codec, VC-1 Main Profile 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 video codec solution is fully ready for multimedia mass market by completely passing key conformance tests such as Allegro DVT’s H.264” said Dr. Jesse Joonho Lim, President & CEO of Chips&Media. “Our advanced multi-standard 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, in CES 2006, Chips&Media would exhibit its H.264 embedded multi-standard codec IP solution as the world’s first full HW full-duplex multi-standard codec platform optimized for high resolution mobile market. “Allegro DVT’s test streams for H.264 standards have been chosen by more than 20 major IC providers, OEMs and Broadcasters. We are very pleased to have been selected by an outstanding leading IP provider like Chips&Media.” 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.

For more information, visit Allegro DVT's Website www.allegrodvt.com or contact info@allegrodvt.com.

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, H.263, H.264/AVC and 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 including Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
www.chipsnmedia.com

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