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Trident to Show Advanced 3D, DVD, Video and Audio at WinHEC 97.

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 1997--To highlight its leadership position in the multimedia semiconductor market, Trident Microsystems Trident Microsystems is a supplier of display-processors for flat panel displays (plasma, LCD, etc.). At one time, Trident was also a supplier of PC graphics chipsets and sound controllers.  (NASDAQ NASDAQ
 in full National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations

U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on
: TRID TRID Training Requirement Identification Display
TRID Transaction Identifier
TRID Trident Display
) will present a number of breakthrough multimedia technologies at WinHEC this year. Corporate and technical staff will be on hand to answer questions concerning the company's advanced line of 2D, 3D, DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
 in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc

Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology.
, video, and audio products. AGP-related 3D graphics accelerators will be shown in a private meeting room.

The World's Fastest Mobile Computing:

To highlight its commitment to the mobile market Trident will demonstrate the Cyber9397. The Cyber9397 is a 64-bit fully integrated multimedia LCD flat-panel graphics accelerator that provides true 3D graphics for the mobile market with the first on-board setup engine. Aimed primarily at the high-end mobile executive notebook computer, the new chip provides dual display capability for videoconferencing and flicker-free TV-out for those crucial presentations.

The Cyber9397 is the next-generation graphics accelerator after the Cyber9385 which IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, 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)  built into their Thinkpad 560. The IBM Thinkpad 560 received the best notebook award from PC Magazine in 1996.

Trident Showcases QSurround

Trident will be hosting a new Qsound Qsurround demo in their booth in order to highlight 3D sound, the merging of 5.1 speakers into two. This virtual speaker technology is part of Trident's Mirage 5.1 software audio module for their high-performance 3DImage975DVD and 985DVD graphics controllers for PC OEMs. The graphics controllers were designed to provide increased performance in the critical areas of graphics acceleration and DVD playback. Mirage 5.1 was formulated by Trident to provide a complete immersive 3D audio experience during DVD playback or during the playing of 3D games on standard PC platforms with only two speakers.

True 3D Available For The First Time

The 3DImage975, which starts in production this quarter, is Trident's front runner in the 3D market. This 66MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc.  PCI-enabling product will demonstrate fast 3D graphics on a CRT (1) (C RunTime) See runtime library.

(2) (Cathode Ray Tube) A vacuum tube used as a display screen in a computer monitor or TV. The viewing end of the tube is coated with phosphors, which emit light when struck by electrons.
 monitor or a TV. The 3DImage975 is the first 3D chip with an on-chip setup engine, and remains the fastest mainstream 3D graphics accelerator on the market today. The 3DImage975 DVD will be at the center of the just introduced DVD player demo. Trident's expertise in the multimedia desktop semiconductor market has pioneered a number of products that support DVD, state-of-the-art MPEG (Moving Pictures Experts Group) An ISO/ITU standard for compressing digital video. Pronounced "em-peg," it is the universal standard for digital terrestrial, cable and satellite TV, DVDs and digital video recorders (DVRs). 2, and AC3

Trident Leads the Way

Trident technology will be featured with application demos of ClearTV, Trident's third generation TV-out technology, that empowers the home TV set into a PC games arcade. The ProVidia9685 chip provides high-definition digital TV and studio quality AC3 audio for the home PC-powered theater.


Trident Microsystems Inc. (NASDAQ:TRID), with headquarters in Mountain View, California For the census-designated place, see Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California. For other places called "Mountain View", see .
Mountain View is a city in Santa Clara County, in the U.S. state of California. The city gets its name from the views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
, designs, develops and markets integrated circuit graphics controllers and multimedia video processing chipsets for IBM-compatible PCs which significantly enhance graphics display. Trident products are sold through a network of OEMs and system integrators worldwide.

CONTACT: Trident Microsystems Inc.

Peter Brown, 415/943-3761
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