Quatro 4100 Optimizes Performance for Dye Sublimation Photo Printers
Sunnyvale, California - October 17, 2005 - Zoran Corporation (Nasdaq: ZRAN) announced that its Quatro 4100, a highly integrated, fully programmable processor based on its Quatro imaging DSP platform, is running in Samsung's new SPP-2020 and SPP-2040 dye sublimation photo printers for the home market. Both models are now shipping in the United States.
"We selected Zoran's Quatro 4100 processor to provide Samsung's new products with the high-quality image processing and overall high performance needed to aggressively break into the competitive photo printer market," said HK Park, vice president of research and development, Samsung Electronics Company.
Samsung, the world's second largest laser engine manufacturer, marked its entry into the home photo printing market with this pair of compact, high-quality dye sublimation printers. The SPP-2020 and SPP-2040 enable users to print from their PC via USB or directly from a camera phone, a camcorder or a digital camera using USB PictBridge. Both models produce first-rate 4 by 6 inch snapshots at an industry-leading 60-second print speed with a quality that matches silver halide prints. The SPP-2040 model also features a color LCD with optional Bluetooth connectivity.
Simon Dolan, senior vice president and general manager at Zoran's Imaging Division said, "We are proud that world-leading consumer electronics manufacturer Samsung selected the high quality image processing of our Quatro 4100 for the first Samsung products for the home photo printing market. The Quatro 4100 has been optimized for use in products developed to address the fast growing consumer dye-sublimation printing space.
The Quatro 4100 provides a set of features and performance optimized for print appliances. The single-chip solution integrates the processing capabilities and connectivity modules that enable quick time-to-market implementation in color inkjet and color laser multifunction printers as well as direct-connect photo printers with USB or memory card interfaces or any printer requiring one or more PC-independent functions.
For more information, please visit www.zoran.com or contact a sales representative at 781-638-7500.
About Zoran Corporation
Zoran Corporation, based in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading provider of digital solutions in the growing digital entertainment and digital imaging 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 and offices worldwide. With headquarters in the U.S. and operations in Canada, China, England, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, Zoran may be contacted on the World Wide Web at www.zoran.com or at 408-523-6500.