PDL Interpreter Software targets digital printing market.

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Compatible with Windows Vista, IPS v8.0 supports all leading page description languages with modular and portable source code, suitable for embedded and host environments. IPS XPS interpreter can be configured along with other embedded PDLs in printer or multifunctional peripheral, or as component of Windows® host driver for XPSDrv print path. IPS PDFt supports PDF v1.6 and provides full PostScript 3 compatibility in combination with IPS PS3 interpreter.



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Zoran Launches Next-Generation IPS 8.0 for Digital Printing Market



Delivers Windows-Vista-compatible IPS XPS Interpreter for Microsoft's XML Paper Specification (XPS) Digital Document Format

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 23 /-- Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ:ZRAN) announced its IPS 8.0 software solution for manufacturers of printers and multifunction devices offers new and updated interpreters for all leading page description languages (PDLs) -- including Microsoft's XML Paper Specification, or XPS -- in a flexible and portable platform for color and monochrome printers and multifunction peripherals.

"Zoran has worked proactively with QualityLogic to verify the correct behavior of XPS in hardcopy devices, and to validate the behavior of new applications such as Microsoft(R) Office 2007 with existing PDLs," said James Mater, president and CEO of QualityLogic (www.qualitylogic.com). "Our long-term partnership with Zoran demonstrates their commitment to PDL compatibility."

"Zoran is the number one supplier of PDL interpreters to the industry and we continue to bring highly innovative solutions to market. Today, only Zoran can deliver integrated XPS with market-leading interpreters for all leading PDLs in full source code for all OEM customers," said Tom Mager, vice president of software engineering, Zoran's Imaging Division. "The release of IPS 8.0 builds upon our successful IPS XPS early adopter customer program that assures customers compatibility with Microsoft's Windows Vista(TM) operating system."

Kevin Andresen, director of software product marketing, Zoran's Imaging Division, will be discussing the IPS XPS interpreter and XPS Document format on the XPS Super Panel at the Lyra Imaging Symposium in Rancho Mirage, California on January 30.

About Zoran's IPS 8.0
Zoran's IPS 8.0 solution supports all leading page description languages with highly flexible, modular, and portable source code, suitable for embedded and host environments. The IPS XPS interpreter can be configured along with other embedded PDLs in a printer or multifunction peripheral, or as a component of a Windows(R) host driver for the new XPSDrv print path -- creating identical output from either platform. IPS PDFt has been upgraded to support PDF version 1.6 and provides full PostScript 3 compatibility in combination with the latest IPS PS3 interpreter. All interpreters in the IPS 8.0 solution, including Zoran's PCL family -- IPS FIVE and IPS XLC -- include performance and quality enhancements and significant improvements in memory and color management.

Zoran's complete PDL interpreter solution, IPS 8.0, is available now to qualified OEMs. More information can be found at www.zoran.com or by contacting an imaging division sales representative at 781-638-7500.

About QualityLogic
QualityLogic Inc. provides leading-edge QA and QC test tools and services for the imaging and telecommunications industries. Its tools and services are used for conformance, performance, and interoperability testing -- from low-level firmware testing to high-level multi-tier application testing. Its target markets are companies that develop and market printers, multifunction peripherals, Telephony/IP products/services and client-based/mobility software. QualityLogic is the first company to provide independent Microsoft XPS technology training for engineers and designers, and it also developed a comprehensive set of XPS test suites, tools and utilities. QualityLogic also offers a Certified Page Yield Testing Service for printer ink and toner cartridges, as well as testing for consumables reliability, print quality and cost of ownership. For more information, go to www.qualitylogic.com or call (805) 531-9030 ext 35.

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 Share Entertain 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 hundreds of 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.

NOTE: Zoran, the Zoran logo, and IPS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Zoran Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United States or other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other names and brands may be claimed as property of others.

CONTACT: Suzanne Dumaresq, +1-781-638-7703, or suzanne.dumaresq@zoran.com, or Betty Watkins, +1-408-523-4373, or betty.watkins@zoran.com, both of Zoran Corporation

Web site: www.zoran.com/

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