Santa Clara, California (March 26, 2009) – arvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), a leader in storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions, today announced that its Marvell® 88DE2710 video format converter with Qdeo™ technology is featured in Thaicom's standard definition set-top box, DTV Super PVR, developed for the emerging Asian markets. Further integrating Marvell's technology in consumer video products worldwide, Thaicom's set-top boxes leverage Qdeo processing technology and are designed to deliver consistently high quality 1080p images, vivid true-to-life pictures, and an immersive home-theater experience.
"Our new set-top boxes, powered by Marvell's Qdeo processing, deliver a vivid HD experience that will impress consumers," said Mr. Teerayuth Boonchote, Vice President of Thaicom. "By providing the conversion of standard definition content to a near-HD viewing experience, Marvell has enabled us to provide premium viewing for our customers."
Marvell's award-winning Qdeo processing has unique versatility allowing it to serve a broad range of applications including HDTVs, Blu-ray players/recorders and set-top boxes.
Marvell currently believes that the set-top box market offers a substantial opportunity for Marvell's Qdeo video processing technology. According to Gartner's Electronic Equipment Production Forecast from February 2009's Semiconductor Forecast database, annual set-top box revenues will top $5.2 billion by 2013.
"There is a rapidly growing demand for high quality video in the Asian markets," said Gaurav Shah, Director of Product Marketing of the Digital Entertainment Business Unit, Communications and Consumer Business Group at Marvell Semiconductor. "With Marvell's Qdeo technology, we believe DTV Super PVR will amaze Thaicom's customers by delivering superior quality with clear, pristine images."
Thaicom's set-top boxes are now available in Thailand and other Asian markets. Thaicom Public Company Limited (formerly named Shin Satellite) was founded in 1991 by Shin Corporation Plc.
Qdeo video processing, delivers rich, high-definition quality through a suite of advanced QuietVideo™ technologies, providing quiet, natural video free of noise and artifacts. Per-pixel noise and compression artifact reduction removes noise inherent in digital video, and per-pixel motion-adaptive 3D de-interlacing removes jaggies and eliminates feathering. Adaptive Contrast Enhancement (ACE) and Intelligent Color Remapping (ICR) render rich and vivid images. For more information on Qdeo, visit http://www.ClearlyQdeo.com.
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