[opendtv] PR: ATI Ships More than 5 Million Chips for High Definition TVs and Set-top Boxes in 2004

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ATI Ships More than 5 Million Chips for High=20
Definition TVs and Set-top Boxes in 2004

December 21, 2004 12:00am
Source: Business Wire

2005 International CES MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 20, 2004--

ATI commands an estimated 85% market share for=20
demodulators and 40% market share for MPEG=20

  ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY) (NASDAQ:ATYT)=20
announced that in 2004 ATI's Digital Television=20
division shipped more than 5 million chips for HD=20
(high-definition) TVs and HD cable and=20
terrestrial set-top boxes. In addition, ATI=20
announced market leadership in ATSC/OpenCable(TM)=20
silicon solutions with an ATI-estimated 85%=20
market share for THEATER(TM) and NXT demodulators=20
and a 40% market share for XILLEON(TM) MPEG=20
decoders and display processors.

  ATI's NXT, THEATER and XILLEON chips enable=20
consumer electronics manufacturers to create a=20
wide variety of products that feature exceptional=20
reception and video display performance.=20
Manufacturers also have access to ATI's extensive=20
software support and reference designs to help=20
them bring to market unique products that conform=20
to worldwide industry standards.

  Leading manufacturers of HD TVs and HD set-top boxes using ATI chips inclu=

Matsushita (Panasonic)
=46unai (Sylvania)
Thomson / TTE (RCA)
Xoceco (PRIMA)

"ATI is providing consumer electronics=20
manufacturers with the industry's best performing=20
DTV and set-top chipsets," said Daniel Eiref,=20
director of marketing for DTV Products, ATI=20
Technologies Inc. "ATI's corporate commitment to=20
research and development in digital television=20
technologies is enabling our customers to deliver=20
brilliant products while at the same time meeting=20
the United States Federal Communications=20
Commission mandated conversion to integrated=20
digital reception."

  ATI's product family for digital TVs and set-top boxes includes:

  - NXT2003(TM)/NXT2004(TM)/NXT2005(TM) -=20
cost-effective VSB/QAM/OpenCable reception

  - THEATER(TM) 310/THEATER 313(TM) - the world's=20
best performing VSB/QAM/OpenCable reception

  - XILLEON(TM) 210VC - the only=20
ATSC/OpenCable(TM) system-on-chip with integrated=20

  - XILLEON(TM) 226 - the world's most popular and=20
best performing dual high-definition MPEG decoder=20
with integrated display processor

  ATI Technologies will be exhibiting its DTV=20
solutions at International CES 2005 at booth=20
3/30342 at the South Hall, Upper Level, Las Vegas=20
Convention Center, January 6 to 9, 2005.

  About ATI Technologies

  ATI Technologies Inc. is the world leader in the=20
design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics=20
and digital media silicon solutions. An industry=20
pioneer since 1985, ATI is the world's foremost=20
visual processor unit (VPU) provider and is=20
dedicated to delivering leading-edge performance=20
solutions for the full range of PC and Mac=20
desktop and notebook platforms, workstation,=20
set-top and digital television, game console and=20
handheld device markets. With 2004 revenues of US=20
$2 billion, ATI has more than 2,700 employees in=20
the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares=20
trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock=20
Exchange (ATY).

  Copyright 2004 ATI Technologies Inc. All rights=20
reserved. ATI and ATI product and product feature=20
names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks=20
of ATI Technologies Inc. All other company and=20
product names are trademarks and/or registered=20
trademarks of their respective owners. Features,=20
pricing, availability and specifications are=20
subject to change without notice.

  For media or industry analyst support, visit our=20
Web site at http://www.ati.com.

CONTACT: For media inquiries: ATI Technologies=20
Inc. John Swinimer Public Relations Manager,=20
Consumer Products Division (905) 882-2600, Ext.=20
8456 swinimer@xxxxxxx OR Other ATI Contacts:=20
Porter Novelli Canada Trevor Campbell, Director=20
(416) 422-7202 trevor.campbell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx=20
OR For investor relations support, please=20
contact: ATI Technologies Inc. Janet Craig,=20
Director, Investor Relations at (905) 882-2600,=20
Ext. 2631 janet@xxxxxxx www.ati.com KEYWORD: NEW=20
TRADESHOW SOURCE: ATI Technologies Inc. .end=20
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