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2000/03/20
SiS301 Video Bridge supports HDTV
Taipei, Taiwan, March 20, 2000 - Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS), a leading core logic and graphics supplier, today announced their interest in HDTV by developing their Video Bridge to support future high definition TVs.

SiS301 (Video Bridge), which is a companion chip of the SiS300 VGA chip, integrates
- A NTSC/PAL video encoder with Macrovision Ver.7.1.L1 option for TV display.
- A TMDSTM transmitter with bi-linear scaling capability for TFT LCD panel display.
- An analog RGB port to support a secondary CRT monitor display.

Presently, the SiS301 can support NTSC systems up to 640 X 480 True Color resolution and PAL systems up to 800 X 600 True Color resolution for TV out display. SiS301 can also support HDTV display which offers better resolution than current televisions based on the NTSC/PAL standards.

HDTV (high definition television, which is part of Advanced TV, ATV) is a new television technology that provides picture quality similar to 35 mm. movies with sound quality similar to that on today's compact disc. HDTV is supported by Dolby AC-3 digital audio compression which allows full surround sound and MPEG decoding which conserves the bandwidth so it can interact with Multimedia applications.

As the digital revolution continues, SiS301 Video Bridge can offer customers a HDTV output with high resolution digital TV formats rather than today's analog TV formats. Using the HDTV output, customers will be able to experience Gaming and Multimedia applications with the highest quality resolution images and Dolby Digital surround sound.

Currently the SiS 301 design as add-on card or external box solution is provided by YUAN YUAN Enterprise Co., Ltd, located at Taipei Taiwan, who leading this project in OEM/ODM manufacture and technical consultation. For the booming HDTV Japan market, the available merchandise will release on April 2000 and exclusive sales by DEMPA Publication Inc in Tokyo.