Trident Announces the HiDTV Pro-SXL System-on-Chip for Low-Cost, Internet-Ready and High-Performing Digital Televisions

The New Trident Chipset is a Low-Cost, Connected-TV Solution Based on Trident's 2nd Generation Enhanced Super Resolution for Outstanding Picture Quality

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 1 — (PRNewswire) — Trident Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRID), a leading provider of set-top box and TV semiconductor solutions, today announced the HiDTV Pro-SXL™ fully integrated digital TV SOC (system-on-a-chip) that features Connected-TV, worldwide digital television standards support, and spectacular picture quality through Trident's second-generation enhanced Super Resolution (ESR) technology.  With its low-cost and feature-rich design, the Trident HiDTV Pro-SXL SoC delivers capabilities normally found in higher-end TVs to a low-cost platform and provides consumers with access to leading web services such as video-on-demand, audio-on-demand, news, and sports.

"The HiDTV Pro-SXL chipset is a cost competitive solution that provides the highest level of picture quality with value-enhancing features such as Internet connectivity and acoustic calibration technology that improves audio quality with thin or low price speakers," said Dirk Wieberneit, senior vice president and general manager of the Trident TV Business unit.  "Trident is the number one market share leader in semiconductor system solutions for digital and analog TV, and we are once again delivering products that TV manufacturers can implement to bring rich and immersive multimedia experiences to the mainstream market."

About the Trident HiDTV Pro-SXL Chipset

The HiDTV Pro-SXL chipset features Trident's 2nd generation ESR technology to provide best-in-class picture quality that offers superior noise reduction while maintaining detail. The chipset features Trident's stylish user interface and connectivity functionalities with DLNA, widgets, and internet portals.  The SoC focuses on reducing the total cost of ownership.  Customers will be able to leverage one hardware and software development effort for digital TV standards around the world, which reduces the total cost of development, optimizes manufacturing and operational logistics, and improves time-to-market.

Product Availability

The Trident HiDTV Pro- SXL SoC is sampling now.  For more information, please contact Email Contact.

Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbor created by those sections. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about Trident's HiDTV Pro-SXL integrated digital TV SOC. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and there are important factors that could cause Trident's actual results to differ materially from those in the forward looking statements. These risks include, without limitation, that not all consumers will not have access to leading web services; that not all TV manufacturers will achieve the desired results; that some customers may not realize reduces development costs; optimized manufacturing and operational logistics and improved time to market; and that other manufactures may release similar products that may offer similar attributes. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release; Trident does not undertake any obligation to publicly revise or update any such forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the statement was made. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning factors that could cause results to differ can be found in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recently filed Reports on Form 8-K, Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, which are available at http://www.sec.gov.

About Trident Microsystems, Inc.

Trident Microsystems, Inc., with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading force in the digital home entertainment market, delivering an extensive range of platform solutions that enhance the consumer experience in the Connected Home.  As one of the top-three semiconductor providers to both the TV and set-top box markets, Trident's solutions can be found in the products of leading OEMs and channel partners worldwide.  The company's extensive IP portfolio of more than 2,000 patents has been driving key innovations in image quality, 3D TV, low power consumption, and 45nm designs. For further information about Trident and its products, please consult the Company's web site: www.tridentmicro.com.

NOTE: Trident, the Trident logo, HiDTV, Pro-SXL and ESR are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Trident Microsystems in the United States and /or other countries.  All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

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