HyOn Selects RMI Alchemy Au1200 Processor for XENT X3 Media Player

Raza Microelectronics®, Inc. (RMI), a leading supplier of processors for communications and consumer applications, announced that HyOn Corporation, a world leader in the design and the manufacture of high quality telecommunication equipment, and consumer electronics, has selected the RMI Alchemy(TM) Au1200 Processor for its XENT X3 multi-function Portable Media Player.

The HyOn XENT X3 is based on the Windows CE 5.0 operating system and has a 7.0″ LCD display with 800×480 resolution. The XENT X3 multimedia player supports all standard video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, XviD and WMV9), and includes a T-DMB receiver as well as GPS Navigation.

“We are extremely pleased to be working with RMI on our XENT X3 products and believe that the selection of the Alchemy Au1200 Processor from RMI will help us sustain leadership in the growing Multifunction Portable Media Player Market,” said Keith Kim, director of business development, HyOn. “The strong eco-system that RMI has developed combined with the lowest power and most integrated media processor in the consumer space gives us a distinct advantage moving forward.”

The RMI Alchemy Au1200, the processor of choice for full-featured Multifunction Portable Media Players (mPMP(TM)), navigation and mobile TV devices, is a high-performance, low-power processor capable of delivering a rich multi-media experience to end users. The powerful processor enables users to download media quickly and enjoy DVD-quality video efficiently delivered at full standard-definition resolution, with several video format options. The Alchemy Au1200(TM) processor gives system designers an easy-to-use, simple solution to create full-featured portable solutions at greatly reduced design cycle times. RMI’s System-on-a-Chip (SoC) architecture integrates most peripheral components resulting in a significant reduction to the total bill of materials.

“We are delighted to be working with HyOn and proud that they have selected the Au1200 as the processor of choice for the XENT X3 product. We believe that their selection of RMI’s Alchemy processor provides enabling technology for HyOn to extend its leadership in this market space,” said Mike Wodopian, vice president and general manager, Alchemy Solutions at RMI. “The XENT X3 is a prime example of the types of performance-oriented consumer media devices for which Alchemy processor technology is designed.”

RMI’s products push the edge of processor technology in performance and integration and are used by system and original equipment manufacturers to quickly respond to changing market needs. The company’s XLR Processor(TM), XLS Processor(TM), Alchemy Processor(TM) and Orion(TM) Processor and families are complex, highly-integrated designs incorporating hundreds of millions of transistors and built on leading-edge silicon process technologies.

About HyOn
Founded in 1987, HyOn Corp. Co., Ltd. is a world leader in designing and manufacturing of high quality telecommunication equipments, innovative wireless commodities, and Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) enabled products using the very latest techniques and technologies in both industry and consumer products. Through creative designs and pioneering technologies, HyOn Corp. have achieved high status in the engineering, production, and outstanding customer support to build firm relationship with many consumers and the companies in the world. Currently, HyOn dominates DMB & GPS Navigation business in Korea with a market share of more than 25%.

About Raza Microelectronics, Inc. (RMI)
Raza Microelectronics, Inc. (RMI®) is a fabless semiconductor company providing highly integrated, feature-rich products ranging from power-optimized System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solutions to High-Performance Processors for the Digital Consumer, Wireless, Networking and Security markets. RMI offers the most advanced and the most complete MIPS-Based® processing solutions with both 32/64-bit architectures supporting frequencies from 300MHz to 1.2 GHz. The company is headquartered in Cupertino, CA with branch and subsidiary offices in Texas, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China.