ZiiLABS Selects High Performance Video DAC from S3 Group for High Definition TV Output

San Jose, August 22th, 2011 – S3 Group, a world leading provider of mixed-signal semiconductor IP solutions, today announced that ZiiLABS licensed its mixed-signal IP for their ZMS-20 and ZMS-40 media-rich applications processors. S3 Group delivered a high performance Video DAC from its portfolio. ZiiLABS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Technology, is a leader in processors, advanced software and enabling hardware platforms.

Commenting on S3 Group’s success at ZiiLABS, Dermot Barry, Vice President for the Silicon Business Unit at S3 Group, said “ZiiLABS is developing innovative solutions on advanced process nodes and we are very pleased to have enabled them to get to market quickly with the Application Processor.  Working with large demanding customers helps drive our developments and IP portfolio through 40nm and beyond. The deployment of our leading edge mixed-signal IP in high volume consumer products is key to our ability to service the consumer market. Our ability to deliver high performance analog and mixed signal functionality using bulk CMOS process is key to delivering low cost consumer products. We look forward to extending our working relationship further for their next developments.”

“Our latest ZMS processors combine our Stemcell media processing cores with dual 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A9s and the S3 Group’s Video DACs to deliver stunning high profile HD video output, immersive OpenGL ES 2.0 3D graphics, HD video calling and a rich desktop browsing experience across a broad range of tablet and connected devices,” said Paul Pontin, VP Technology, ZiiLABS. “S3 Group’s ability to meet our demanding schedule and best-in-class performance requirements, plus their integration expertise helps us deliver superior products that help grow the market for connected TV products across the globe.

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About S3 Group
S3 Group is the Connected Consumer Technology® Company, providing products and professional services to enable semiconductor companies, consumer electronics companies and healthcare providers to deliver next-generation devices, systems and services to consumers at home and on the move. For IC designers and product managers, S3 Group delivers a comprehensive portfolio of mixed-signal IP and design services for power-efficient single-chip systems. S3 Group’s mixed-signal IP includes a wide portfolio of high performance A/D and D/A converters, PLLs, Analog Front Ends (AFEs), RF Transceivers and other miscellaneous circuits which have been silicon proven at a number of merchant foundries (TSMC, UMC, Global Foundries, IBM, Tower, SMIC) at nodes ranging from 0.18um to 40nm. End markets served by S3 Group clients include WiFi, WiMAX, LTE, mobile and fixed digital broadcasting, DOCSIS, Digital Video, Digital Radio, Imaging and power-line communications.

S3 Group is also a leading provider of TV system software, via its TV Technology business.

Founded in 1986, S3 Group has design centers in Ireland (Dublin and Cork), Lisbon in Portugal, Wroclaw in Poland, Prague in the Czech Republic and San Jose in the USA, with sales offices and representatives globally. For further information please visitwww.s3group.com/silicon/

Contact:
Dermot Barry, Vice President Silicon BU, S3 Group
Tel:  +353 1 2911700 Email: dermot.barry(at)s3group.com

About ZiiLAB
ZiiLABS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Technology, is a leader in media-rich application processors, advanced software and enabling hardware platforms. Our innovative products enable OEMs, ODMs, System Integrators and Software Developers to deliver industry-leading devices across a broad range of consumer electronics and embedded markets.
Originally founded in 1994 as 3DLABS, the company re-branded and joined with the Personal Digital Entertainment group of Creative Technology in January 2009 to form ZiiLABS. This new found synergy effectively combines a company with a 25 year history in state-of-the-art programmable visual processing with a core development group that has a wealth of platform experience as a leading innovator in the field of portable consumer electronics.
ZiiLABS, with over 800 R&D engineers today, has invested US$1billion and 10,000 man-years in media processing solutions and has offices in the UK, China, USA and Singapore.

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