ViXS Denies Entropic Patent Infringement Claim

TORONTO, May 9, 2013 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc. ("ViXS"), the pioneer and a world leader in semiconductor media solutions, today announced that it believes Entropic's patent infringement claim is entirely without merit, and that ViXS will vigorously defend itself.

"ViXS keenly respects intellectual property, having built a significant portfolio of more than 400 issued and pending patents over the past decade," said Indra Laksono, CTO and Co-Founder, ViXS. "We are confident in our technology."

"With no prior notice from Entropic on this matter, we find the timing of this lawsuit questionable," said Sally Daub, President and CEO, ViXS. "We will respond with a robust position."

ViXS has been leading the industry with innovations in media processing semiconductor solutions for over a decade, and is the clear leader with over 30 million chips deployed.  By investing relentlessly in research and development, ViXS has consistently delivered key new technologies and solutions for the consumer electronics and television service provider markets worldwide.

About ViXS Systems Inc.
ViXS is the semiconductor pioneer in designing and developing high-performance media solutions for the consumer electronics and video service provider industries. With over 400 patents issued and pending worldwide, ViXS has been recognized with a number of industry awards for innovation. ViXS is the world leader in transcoder deployments with over 30 million shipments to date, and still growing.

ViXS has a comprehensive portfolio of products to meet the diverse needs of the global media industry. Portfolio highlights include the most advanced dense transcoder available for cloud-based solutions, as well as SoC's for home devices capable of doing the most simultaneous number of HD streams in the industry. Moreover, ViXS is the only company to have integrated transcoding and Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) technologies to create the lowest-cost media gateway capable of delivering premium content to consumer IP devices, such as the iPad, inside and outside of the home.

ViXS has three primary product lines: XCode, XCodePro and XConnex. The XCode family of media processors range from stand-alone transcoding chips to full SoC solutions, each capable of handling from one to four simultaneous HD-to-HD transcodes. XCodePro products address the professional enterprise market and are being deployed today for cloud-based media streaming services. The XConnex product line is for communications devices, including MoCA 1.1 and 2.0 solutions. Additionally, ViXS customers are provided with a robust software development kit known as Xtensiv.

ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and offices in Europe, Asia and North America. For more information on ViXS, visit our website: www.vixs.com.

VIXS™, the ViXS® logo, XCode®, XCodePro™, XConnex™ and Xtensiv™ are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ViXS. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE: ViXS Systems Inc.

For further information:

Donna Wong, Tel: (416) 646-2000, E-mail: dwong@vixs.com

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