Zoran Introduces Vaddis 9 Family of DVD Multimedia Processors Optimized for Portable Players at CES 2006


LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4 -- Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ:ZRAN) announced its ninth generation family of Vaddis 9 DVD multimedia processors and is demonstrating first system platforms at CES 2006.

The Vaddis 9 family is a fully digital end-to-end solution for DVD players, addressing a wide range of applications from standalone to portable players. The Vaddis 9 product line reduces system cost by lowering system component count while also reducing system power consumption. The Vaddis 9 systems also offer enhanced playability for scratched disks.

"Zoran's Vaddis 9 product family optimizes DVD player design for the full range of DVD players, from DVD receivers and DVD-VCR combo players to portable players, and automobile entertainment systems," said Jinxiang (Gene) Liu, Ph.D., vice president and general manager at Zoran's DVD division.

The Vaddis 966 IC, the first processor to be launched within the new Vaddis 9 product family, it targeted for DVD player manufacturers addressing high volume price-sensitive markets. Additional members of the Vaddis 9 product family with enhanced features will be introduced later this year.

The Vaddis 9 processor supports DivX Home Theater and Ultra DVD formats. Additional features supported include: JPEG viewing with Kodak PictureCD, playback of Microsoft WMA and compressed audio formats. Vaddis 9 also supports Single Pixel Processing(TM) progressive scan technology, via component video output.

Vaddis 9 is designed to allow OEMs to easily migrate from earlier generations of Vaddis products for quick time to market. Samples and complete reference design kits are available now to Zoran's strategic customers and partners.

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.

Source: Zoran Corporation

CONTACT: Betty Watkins of Zoran Corporation, +1-408-523-4373, or betty.watkins@zoran.com

Web site: www.zoran.com/

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