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    which all other video processing is compared For his lifetime s work Yves Faroudja was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Emmy presented in 1998 The Digital Format Translator DFT was introduced in 2001 as a standard definition to high definition converter 480i upconverted to 720p or 1080i for broadcast TV stations This processor won Faroudja Labs a third Emmy award that year for the efforts in HDTV processing Faroudja also started to offer highly accurate calibrated projectors and plasmas bundled with the video processors offering videophiles complete video systems As TVs began to make the transition from analog CRTs to digital fixed pixel display resolution Faroudja Labs made the transition from manufacturing complete systems to designing integrated circuits for use in TV and other video products In 2000 Faroudja was acquired by Sage Inc which in turn was acquired by Genesis Microchip in 2002 Faroudja s growth in integrated circuits expanded with design wins in various consumer electronics products such as DVD players projectors AV Receivers and TVs These companies often promoted the DCDi by Faroudja logo displaying it on products for differentiation and to identify advanced video processing Beginning in 2005 a strategic alliance was established with Meridian Audio to manufacture and distribute the Faroudja video processor systems Today Meridian markets various video processors exclusively under the Meridian name Efforts by Faroudja generated more than 65 patents and provided technology licenses to consumer electronics companies and helped receive three Emmy Awards one for advanced encoding techniques a lifetime achievement for Yves Faroudja and a third for HDTV upconversion used in network broadcast applications Faroudja in home theaters Faroudja is often mentioned in high end home theater magazines with product reviews and articles covering state of the art installations that included Faroudja processors or products that used Faroudja chips Electronic House magazine has many of these articles in their archives Just click on the magazine cover to go to their website then enter Faroudja in their search box Electronic House magazine cover courtesy of Electronic House Magzine and EH Publishing www electronichouse com Below you can see some award winning installations featuring Faroudja based equipment Installation photos courtesy of Bliss Home Theaters and Automation www blisshta com Current technology and branding In 2008 Genesis Microchip and its Faroudja technology was acquired by STMicroelectronics a global semiconductor company with revenues over 10 3 billion in 2010 ST is continuing to build on the strong foundation of technology development and quality the Faroudja brand represents At the 2010 CES Consumer Electronics Show ST introduced the new Faroudja logo adding the Video Audio Audience tag line ST has an extensive list of audio IP for TV applications Home theater by definition is the combining of video and audio elements to recreate the theater experience ST and Faroudja can now offer superior home theater results for next generation TVs The Audience element is also key The video and audio IP from Faroudja combine advanced engineering with the understanding of how the audience sees light

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  • Faroudja
    and screening rooms In 2005 Meridian Audio formed a strategic alliance with Faroudja whereby Meridian Audio took over the manufacturing sales and promotion of Faroudja products worldwide Faroudja processing technologies are now found in a number of video processing chips manufactured by STMicroelectronics and found in displays monitors projectors set top boxes and other consumer entertainment devices The video processors are no longer manufactured For technical support on Faroudja s

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