Santa Clara, Calif. - February 27, 2003 - Zoran Corporation (Nasdaq: ZRAN) announced that its COACH 5 digital camera processor is powering two new digital cameras from Apex Digital. Additional models will follow later in the year.
The Apex Digital 1300 and 2100 models offer 1.3 and 2.0 megapixel resolutions, respectively. Both are being displayed later this week at the Photo Marketing Association tradeshow in Las Vegas. These cameras also offer, respectively, 12 and 16 levels of digital zoom, refined distance capture functions, shutter self-timing and high quality sequence control.
In addition, the 2100 model offers a seven-second audio record and store with still image feature, a movie sound record function and stereo music player. Both the 1300 and 2100 store photos on compact flash cards and interface with digital printers. This line of cameras is based on the COACH-powered CamMini reference design from Zoran.
"We chose Zoran's mature COACH processor platform to leap frog us into the market with affordable high performance digital cameras. Our ongoing cooperation with Zoran has enabled us to quickly deploy the integrated COACH 5 platform to deliver all the features consumers seek in attractively designed digital cameras, " said Ancle Hsu, chief operations officer at Apex Digital Corporation.
"In a very short time, Apex Digital grew its market share to become one of the top three suppliers in the DVD player market. They are poised to make a similar impact on the worldwide digital camera market using Zoran's mature COACH digital camera system design," said Camillo Martino, executive vice president and chief operations officer at Zoran.
About Zoran Corporation
Zoran Corporation, based in Santa Clara, California, is a leading provider of digital solutions-on-a-chip for applications in the growing consumer electronics markets. With two decades of expertise developing and delivering digital compression technologies, Zoran has pioneered high-performance processing into various audio, video, and imaging technologies. 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 DVCD products and digital cameras have received recognition for excellence and are now in millions of homes worldwide. With headquarters in the U.S. and operations in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, Zoran may be contacted on the World Wide Web at www.zoran.com or at 408-919-4111.
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