QuickLogic Expands Performance and Functionality in 2nd Generation Visual Enhancement Engine (VEE)

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 25, 2009— Demonstrating its continued commitment to the mobile market, QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK) today announced the 2nd generation of its popular VEE Proven System Block (PSB), providing a greatly improved consumer viewing experience even while extending the battery life of mobile devices. Improvements include performance enhancements that increase the supported display resolutions of the first generation of the VEE PSB from Wide SVGA (1024x600) to Wide XGA (1366x768).

QuickLogic’s VEE PSB is based on the proven iridix® core licensed from Apical Limited. VEE improves the user’s visual experience by adaptively processing each video frame on a pixel-by-pixel basis. VEE also adapts to the effects of ambient lighting on display viewability, giving developers a superior solution to simply boosting display backlight intensity levels for daylight viewing. The result is a dramatic savings in power, with a corresponding battery life extension.

“Displays are no longer just viewed temporarily for navigation and dialing,” said Brian Faith, QuickLogic’s vice president of worldwide marketing. “Consumers use their handheld devices continuously for web browsing, video, photo sharing and mobile television. The image enhancement and power savings that VEE enables, particularly with larger, higher resolution displays being used in MCDs and Netbooks, are critical to realizing the promise of a truly mobile Internet experience.”

The 2nd generation VEE PSB (v2.0) will support display resolutions up to wide XGA (1366x768) as well as several additional features that ease design of next-generation display subsystems, including built-in color space conversion, dithering, gamma correction, and sharpening. At the same time, VEE v2.0 achieves a lower power benchmark than v1.0 in terms of microWatts/MHz.


The 2nd generation VEE PSB will be available as a hard logic implementation in future ArcticLink® II VX solution platforms scheduled for availability in August of 2009.

About QuickLogic

QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QUIK) is the inventor and pioneer of innovative, customizable semiconductor solutions for mobile and portable electronics OEMs and ODMs. These silicon plus software solutions are called Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs). CSSPs enable our customers to bring their products to market more quickly and remain in the market longer, with the low power, cost and size demanded by the mobile and portable electronics market. For more information about QuickLogic and CSSPs, visit www.quicklogic.com.

QuickLogic and ArcticLink are registered trademarks. The QuickLogic logo is a trademark of QuickLogic Corporation. All other brands or trademarks are the property of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

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