MARKHAM, Ontario – December 20, 2004 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) announced that in 2004 ATI’s Digital Television division shipped more than 5 million chips for HD (high-definition) TVs and HD cable and terrestrial set-top boxes. In addition, ATI announced market leadership in ATSC/OpenCable™ silicon solutions with an ATI-estimated 85% market share for THEATER™ and NXT demodulators and a 40% market share for XILLEON™ MPEG decoders and display processors.
ATI’s NXT, THEATER and XILLEON chips enable consumer electronics manufacturers to create a wide variety of products that feature exceptional reception and video display performance. Manufacturers also have access to ATI’s extensive software support and reference designs to help them bring to market unique products that conform to worldwide industry standards.
Leading manufacturers of HD TVs and HD set-top boxes using ATI chips include:
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“ATI is providing consumer electronics manufacturers with the industry’s best performing DTV and set-top chipsets,” said Daniel Eiref, director of marketing for DTV Products, ATI Technologies Inc. “ATI’s corporate commitment to research and development in digital television technologies is enabling our customers to deliver brilliant products while at the same time meeting the United States Federal Communications Commission mandated conversion to integrated digital reception.”
ATI’s product family for digital TVs and set-top boxes includes:
• NXT2003™/NXT2004™/NXT2005™ - cost-effective VSB/QAM/OpenCable reception
• THEATER™ 310/THEATER 313™ - the world’s best performing VSB/QAM/OpenCable reception
• XILLEON™ 210VC – the only ATSC/OpenCable™ system-on-chip with integrated VSB and MPEG
• XILLEON™ 226 - the world’s most popular and best performing dual high-definition MPEG decoder with integrated display processor
ATI Technologies will be exhibiting its DTV solutions at International CES 2005 at booth 3/30342 at the South Hall, Upper Level, Las Vegas Convention Center, January 6 to 9, 2005.
About ATI Technologies
ATI Technologies Inc. is the world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics and digital media silicon solutions. An industry pioneer since 1985, ATI is the world's foremost visual processor unit (VPU) provider and is dedicated to delivering leading-edge performance solutions for the full range of PC and Mac desktop and notebook platforms, workstation, set-top and digital television, game console and handheld device markets. With 2004 revenues of US $2 billion, ATI has more than 2,700 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).