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Auvitek Powers Leadtek and Yuan Technology PCI TV Tuner Cards.

FREMONT, Calif. -- Auvitek International announced that its AU8501 integrated ATSC/NTSC HDTV demodulator IC has been selected to power Leadtek Research's and Yuan Technology's HDTV tuner cards for the Multimedia PC. Both Leadtek and Yuan will be exhibiting at Computex Taipei, June 6-10, 2006. E[acute accent]The breakthrough design of the AU8501 enables Leadtek and Yuan to offer a PCI-based hybrid tuner card capable of tuning both analog and digital channels. The AU8501 is the main chip included in both Leadtek's and Yuan's HDTV tuner cards. E[acute accent]"Our new ATSC PCTV product, which is based on Auvitek's AU8501 highly integrated ATSC/NTSC demodulator, addresses several key market requirements. For new PCTV products, hybrid ATV and DTV functionality is a must. In addition, Auvitek's AU8501 delivers a cost-effective solution that has ATSC/NTSC/BTSC and PCI all integrated into a single chip with a very small form factor," said Richard Chou, general manager of Computer Product B.U. of Leadtek Research, Inc. E[acute accent]Stephen Chuang, Yuan Technology's vice president of sales, added, "Our close collaboration with Auvitek has resulted in a feature-rich, cost-effective PCTV product for the ATSC market. The channel tuning performance and the high integration of the AU8501 mean that our PCTV card has a level of functionality and a price point that is unique in the industry." E[acute accent]"We are very pleased that industry leaders such as Yuan Technology and Leadtek have selected Auvitek's demodulator as the main chip for their ATSC PCTV products. Our complete reference design, together with our solid Windows device driver, enabled both companies to quickly deliver an exciting product to the market -- allowing the consumer to view both digital HDTV and traditional analog TV on a PC," said Victor Ren, Auvitek's executive vice president and chief operating officer.

E[acute accent]AU8501 PCI TV Card Product Features:

E[acute accent]--Supports digital HDTV: ATSC, 8VSB, in all 18 ATSC video formats.

E[acute accent]--Supports analog TV: NTSC. Output is de-interlaced and filtered for display on high-definition monitors.

E[acute accent]--Displays from external video sources: CVBS and/or S-video.

E[acute accent]--Supports audio input through the I2S interface.

E[acute accent]--View TV in a resizable window on your PC screen, or full screen on a high definition monitor.

E[acute accent]--User-selectable output in 4:3 or 16:9 formats.

E[acute accent]--Integrated remote control input.

E[acute accent]--Windows(R) Plug & Play for easy installation.

E[acute accent]--Single slot PCI card with bus-master technology.

E[acute accent]--PCI driver support: WDM & BDA

E[acute accent]ABOUT AUVITEK

E[acute accent]Auvitek International Ltd. is a fabless semiconductor company founded in March 2004 with U.S. operations based in Silicon Valley, California. Auvitek designs high-performance, cost-effective DTV/HDTV demodulation processors and provides multimedia solutions for the fast-growing digital television market. Auvitek's patent-pending technology and extremely efficient algorithms create unique products that deliver crystal-clear video and audio to digital television, set-top-boxes, personal computers and DVD player/recorders.


E[acute accent]Founded in 1986, and earning renown for its cutting-edge, award-winning IT hardware solutions, Leadtek Research, Inc. is a research and development company that specializes in the design and manufacture of a wide range of high-performance graphics and video solutions. These products include 3D graphics, multimedia, motherboard, video-conferencing, video surveillance, GPS navigation and wireless communication. Additional information is available at


E[acute accent]Yuan (GTSM:5474), established in 1990, and headquartered in Taiwan, is principally engaged in the design, development, and manufacture of high-quality graphics accelerators, TV tuner cards, and MPEG2/4 encoder/decoder products. As a competitive PC peripherals manufacturer, Yuan has developed a worldwide sales network and customer base. Along with manufacturing success and ISO 9000 certified facilities, Yuan provides the latest technology and full range of solutions to the multimedia market.
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