Zoran's Quatro 4050 Processor Deployed in Samsung's Myjet Series


Quatro 4050 IC Optimizes Performance for Consumer Inkjet and All-in-One Printers

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 19 / Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ:ZRAN) announced that its Quatro® 4050 highly integrated, fully programmable processor has been deployed in Samsung's Myjet series of inkjet and all-in-one (AIO) printers for the consumer and home office markets.

"Samsung worked closely with Zoran's engineering team. We were pleased with the team's depth of experience and commitment to this project," said Young Charles Kim, senior vice president research and development, Digital Printing Division, Samsung Electronics Company. "Zoran's Quatro® 4050 processor provided our new products with the high-quality image processing and fast printing and copying speeds that the consumer market demands."

Samsung's Myjet printer models MJC-5700 and MJC-6700 print at 18 to 20 pages-per-minute (ppm) in monochrome and 12 to 13 ppm in color. Samsung's SCX-1450 AIO model prints and copies at 20 ppm in monochrome and 13 ppm in color. All these models support a 4-color ink configuration for printing standard documents and a 6-color configuration for printing photos. The Myjet SCX-1450 AIO printer also offers copy and scan features as well as the ability to print directly from a camera phone, a camcorder or a digital camera using USB PictBridge.

"Samsung selected the Quatro® 4050 processor because it is highly integrated, easily programmable and delivers the ability to quickly bring multiple high-quality inkjet and AIO printer models to the fast growing consumer market," said Simon Dolan, senior vice president and general manager, Zoran's Imaging Division.

Zoran's Quatro® 4050 processor series enables a new class of ultra-low-cost, AIO printers and direct-connect photo printers. It provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with an embedded scanner analog front-end (AFE) and a basic feature set optimized for the most cost-sensitive applications.

For more information on Zoran's Quatro® 4050 processor, please visit www.zoran.com or contact an Imaging Division sales representative at 781-638-7500.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 113,000 people in over 90 offices in 48 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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 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.

Source: Zoran Corporation

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

Web site: www.zoran.com/

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