Micronas’ Solution Enables Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. to Deliver Superior Home-Theater Sound and Picture Quality

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Micronas (SWX Swiss Exchange: MASN), a leading supplier of innovative application-specific IC system solutions for consumer electronics, announces that Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. (MDEA), selected Micronas' MAP-M audio processor and FRC-M 120Hz frame-rate converter to power MDEA's 149 Series of Premium Flat Panel TVs. The 16-speaker Digital Sound Projector(TM) technology delivers surround-sound quality without any additional speakers or wires. Micronas' frame rate converter FRC-M generates smooth, judder-free motion for both film and live content at 120Hz frame rates.

MDEA's 149 Series of Premium Flat Panel TVs are the first TVs worldwide to feature Micronas' Digital Sound Projector solution based on its widely deployed MAP-M audio processor. With technology licensed from 1Ltd, Micronas' Digital Sound Projector sends five separate sound beams via the integrated 16-speaker array. Reflecting off walls and other surfaces, these beams arrive at the listener from all sides of the room, creating a truly immersive surround-sound experience.

"Micronas' product was key in the development of our new concept - an immersive audio experience with innovative sound technology that exceeds products currently offered on the market," said David Naranjo, Director of Product Development at MDEA. "The integrated Sound Projector eliminates the need for separate audio components and allows a clutter-free home theater system."

Optimum picture quality is assured by using Micronas' industry-leading FRC-M frame-rate converter featuring truD®Full HD technology. truD Full HD creates the ultimate TV experience on 1080p LCD TVs by converting low frame-rate video and film content to motion-interpolated 120Hz video. This is especially critical for 24 frames-per-second (fps) film and movie content, which can cause unwanted film judder on conventional TVs. With the integrated Micronas' FRC-M frame-rate converter, the TVs feature crisp and clear sports and movies without LCD-inherent motion blur and film judder.

"Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc. has a well-deserved reputation for top-quality design and performance and we are extremely pleased to have been selected for their products. FRC-M and truD Full HD technology provide MDEA with superior 120Hz picture quality for HDTVs," says Johann Weierer, Product Marketing Manager at Micronas.

Micronas will showcase MDEA's 46" model in hall 8.1, booth 105, at IFA, the world's largest consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany, from August 29 - September 3, 2008. MDEA's 149 Series of Premium Flat Panel TVs are sold and distributed in the United States only, and are not available in Europe or other countries of the world.
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