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ViXS Signs RDK License, Brings Only Shipping 4K 10-bit HEVC SoC to RDK Based Service Operators

RDK license adds broadcast software stack to enhance World's Only Shipping 10-bit 4K HEVC SoC and accelerates the deployment of next generation UltraHD/4K STBs and Home Gateways

TORONTO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX:VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, today announced that it has become the first and only company with a shipping Ultra High Definition (UltraHD) 4K HEVC 10-bit solution to sign the Reference Design Kit (RDK) agreement from RDK Management, LLC. ViXS has formally joined the growing RDK community and will help drive the acceleration of the development of next generation UltraHD/4K Set Top Boxes (STBs), Home Media Gateways and video services.

"ViXS Systems is leading the drive to 4K reality in the broadcast industry and by licensing RDK for use in our XCode SoC product line, it strengthens our position as the solution leader throughout the industry." said Sally Daub, President and CEO, ViXS Systems Inc. "By combining the media processing innovations found in the ViXS XCode SoC product line with the feature rich RDK capabilities, this enhanced platform will help our customers accelerate the development of next generation HD/4K STBs and Home Gateways to meet the growing demands and needs of their end consumers."

The Reference Design Kit (RDK) is a pre-integrated, software bundle developed and licensed to create a common framework for powering IP or hybrid Set-Top Boxes and gateway devices for consumer electronics manufacturers, system-on-a-chip (SoC) vendors, software developers, system integrators and TV service providers. The RDK was developed to accelerate the deployment of next-generation video services and prevent software fragmentation by providing speed-to-market, collaboration and standardization. Supported by more than 120 licensees, RDK Management, LLC was formed as a joint venture between Comcast Cable and Time Warner Cable to administer the RDK. More information is available at http://www.rdkcentral.com

About ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS is the pioneer and market leader in designing revolutionary media processing semiconductor solutions for the broadcasting and consumer electronics industries, with over 437 patents issued and pending worldwide, numerous industry awards for innovation, and over 29 million media processor shipments to date.  ViXS is driving the transition to Ultra HD 4K across the entire content value chain by providing professional and consumer grade chipsets that support the new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard up to Main 10 Profile, reducing bandwidth consumption by 50% while providing the depth of color and image clarity needed to take advantage of higher-resolution content.   ViXS' XCodePro 3xx family is ideal for Ultra HD 4K infrastructure equipment, and the XCode 6xxx family of system-on-chip (SoC) products achieve unprecedented levels of integration that enable manufacturers to create cost-effective consumer entertainment devices.

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

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