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Pixelworks® and ACCESS Collaborate on Officeviewer to Enable Content Viewing and Presentations without a PC

Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PXLW), a pioneer in innovative video and display processing technology, and ACCESS CO., LTD, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced the companies are collaborating on Officeviewer to bring projection capability without a PC to a full range of projectors -- from traditional mainstream projectors to small LED or laser-based portable and pocket projectors. Officeviewer offers users the convenience of using a portable USB thumb drive to view content and make presentations when a PC isn’t available or convenient.

As part of this collaboration, ACCESS ported its NetFront™ Document Viewer to Pixelworks’ existing platform of digital projector solutions. Officeviewer leverages USB host functionality in Pixelworks’ connected display processors, such as the Topaz platform family, to effectively eliminate the need for a PC to make presentations. The Officeviewer software solution is now available for integration by customers of new and existing Pixelworks SoC projector platforms, including the Company’s latest generation Topaz family of display processors.

“ACCESS and Pixelworks, respective leaders in software and projectors, have successfully collaborated to bring this innovative solution to market and improve the user experience for our customers,” said Graham Loveridge, Sr. Vice President of Marketing at Pixelworks. “This projection capability will be available for a range of platforms, including the Topaz SoC family, and will ultimately be designed into nearly every leading projector brand. As such, we expect giving a presentation or viewing content without a PC to eventually become mainstream.”

“Similar to the growing trend of projection capability without a PC, viewing or sharing documents and content across connected devices has become a standard expectation for consumers in a connected world,” said Kiyoyasu Oishi, Senior Executive Officer, Global Business Unit, ACCESS CO., LTD. “By combining these projection and document viewing technologies, consumers will no longer need to use a PC to present and share documents, making it simpler and more efficient to work and collaborate.”

Features of Officeviewer include:

  • Display of Microsoft Office documents like Excel, PowerPoint, Word (Office 97 and later), as well as PDF and Text documents
  • Support of a variety of image formats, including BMP, PNG, JPEG, GIF
  • Support of pan, zoom, rotation, page control
  • Support of scalable fonts and multiple languages
  • Requires minimum of 128 MB of RAM and Pixelworks SoC display processor with integrated USB host function

About ACCESS

ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds, digital TVs and other networked devices. ACCESS' product portfolio including its NetFront™ series provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. Recently, ACCESS has launched NetFront™ Life as a global brand with applications and services for end users. Additional information about NetFront Life is available at www.netfrontlife.com. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers’ Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit www.access-company.com.

About Pixelworks, Inc.

Pixelworks creates, develops and markets video display processing technology for digital video applications that demand the very highest quality images. At design centers around the world, Pixelworks engineers constantly push video performance to keep manufacturers of consumer electronics and professional displays worldwide on the leading edge. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA. For information on the company or Pixelworks VueMagic™ Mobile Presenter, please visit http://www.pixelworks.com or http://pwPresenter.pixelworks.com.

© 2013 ACCESS CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
ACCESS, the ACCESS logo, and NetFront are registered trademarks or trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other countries.

Pixelworks, the Pixelworks logo and VueMagic are registered trademarks of Pixelworks, Inc.

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