Campbell, CA (August 30, 2004) - Equator Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance, programmable and power-efficient system-on-a-chip (SoC) processors for networked video entertainment and communications, today announced that Cisco Systems, Inc. has invested in Equator.
"As the leader in semiconductor platforms for multi-format video entertainment, Equator is powering a range of new devices for capturing and displaying entertainment content," said Richard Christopher, chief executive officer of Equator. "We see rapid growth in IP networks carrying entertainment media, offering consumers tremendous flexibility, convenience and choice. We are thrilled that Cisco, a global leader in the investment and technology communities, shares our vision and believes in Equator's ability to expand its deployment in this rapidly growing industry."
Since shipping its first products in 1998, Equator has delivered four generations of devices that power leading videoconferencing, surveillance, broadcast and consumer entertainment products from leading companies including Polycom, Sony and Samsung. Equator has been first to market with solutions for broadcast-quality Windows Media 9 Series, MPEG-2, H.264, RealVideo and other media formats in consumer devices. Equator and its software partners offer complete solutions for networked media processing to the consumer electronics industry.
About Equator Technologies, Inc.:
Equator develops and markets video-centric system-on-chip devices which provide media services via software. IP-TV set-top devices and digital media adapters based on Equator offers its proprietary BSP family of chips, which support the widest range of media formats and functions, and support an expanding set of applications via software updates. Equator provides software tools, silicon devices, reference designs and complete IP-TV manufacturing kits to its customers that support recording and playback of high definition MPEG, Windows Media and other video formats. Founded in 1996, Equator is a privately held company headquartered in Campbell, California, with additional offices worldwide. More information about Equator is available online at www.equator.com.
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