Genesis Display Perfection in Majority of PC Magazine's ``Leading'' LCD Monitors; Genesis Chips in the ``Editors' Choice'' Monitor Plus Seven Others.Business Editors, High Tech Writers
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2001
Genesis Microchip (Nasdaq:GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) The European term for a global satellite-based radio navigation system. See Galileo. ) -- a leader in LCD monitor image-processing technology -- today acknowledged eight of the 13 monitors recently reviewed by PC Magazine incorporate Genesis chips.
The Feb. 6, 2001 issue of PC Magazine reviewed "13 leading LCDs that offer crisp, clear images." The monitors were evaluated for text, graphics and video quality, features, price and "ease of configuration." Genesis LCD controller chips can be found in the monitors from Acer, Dell, Envision, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).
NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. , Philips, Samsung and Sony.
The Samsung SyncMaster 150T monitor was selected as "Editors' Choice," by offering excellent image quality and other features, all at a reasonable cost.
"Genesis Display Perfection" single-chip LCD solutions provide critical features such as image scaling, DVI (1) (Digital Video Interactive) An earlier compression technique that provided up to 72 minutes of full-screen video on a CD-ROM. Acquired by Intel in 1988 from RCA's Sarnoff Research labs, Princeton, NJ, DVI never caught on. receivers, analog-to-digital conversion, High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a form of Digital Rights Management (DRM) developed by Intel Corporation to control digital audio and video content as it travels across Digital Visual Interface (DVI) or High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) (HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) An encryption system for enforcing digital rights management (DRM) over DVI and HDMI interfaces. The copy protection system (DRM) resides in the computer, DVD player or set-top box. ), advanced onscreen on·screen or on-screen
adj. & adv.
1. As shown on a movie, television, or display screen.
2. Within public view; in public. display control and more, depending on the chip.
"We were wonderfully surprised to find our chips in eight of these 13 superior monitors," said Anders Frisk, Genesis Microchip's Vice President of Marketing. "Since many brand-name monitor companies buy the display sub-systems from smaller vendors (Genesis customers), occasionally we're not certain who's using our chips where. Our sales network insists the eight monitors all use our chips and we're intensely proud of that."
The company's leading-edge LCD controllers serve all segments of the LCD monitor market: analog, digital and dual (both analog and digital) interfaces. The company's current product line includes the gmZAN1 controller for analog-interface monitors as well as the gm3020 chip with its celebrated "Ultra-Reliable DVI" receiver for the digital-interface market. Genesis also boasts three dual-interface parts: the recently announced gm5010 chip, targeting the mainstream XGA (EXtended Graphics Array) A screen resolution of 1,024x768 pixels. The term stems from IBM's XGA display standard introduced in 1990, which extended VGA to 132-column text and interlaced 1,024x768x256 resolution. XGA-2 later added non-interlaced 1,024x768x64K. market, the widely successful gm5020 targeting resolutions up to SXGA (Super XGA) A screen resolution of 1280x1024 pixels. SXGA is commonly used on standard monitors, but provides a 1.25:1 aspect ratio, compared to the more common 1.33:1 (4:3) ratio. SXGA+ has a 1400x1050 resolution, which is an exact 1.33:1 ratio. See PC display modes. , and the gm5060 targeting the ultra-high resolution UXGA (Ultra XGA) A screen resolution of 1600x1200 pixels. See PC display modes.
market. Genesis has the optimal solution for all high-volume mass market segments of the LCD monitor market.
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Genesis Microchip is the leading supplier of system-on-a-chip LCD monitor controllers and digital TV processors. The company's highly integrated, mixed-signal semiconductors are also designed into digital CRT displays, home theater equipment, DVD players and many other consumer applications. "Genesis Display Perfection" components are used by all leading brand-name monitor and consumer electronics vendors. Founded in 1987, Genesis has offices in Silicon Valley (Alviso, California), Taiwan and Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. Further information is available at www.genesis-microchip.com.
Editor note: -- Acer is a registered trademark of Acer Incorporated -- Dell is a registered trademark of Dell Computer Corporation -- Envision is a trademark of Envision Peripherals, Inc. -- Genesis Display Perfection and Ultra-Reliable DVI are trademarks of Genesis Microchip Inc. -- IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation -- NEC is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation -- PC Magazine is a registered trademark of Ziff Davis Media Inc. -- Philips is a registered trademark of Philips Electronics N.V. -- Samsung and SyncMaster are registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. -- Sony is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation