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Irdeto Certifies Zoran for Pay-TV STBs

Zoran Corporation announced that Irdeto has certified its SupraXD 170 and SupraXD 180 processors for the secure delivery of digital content to pay-TV set-top boxes that use Irdeto’s Conditional Access System (CAS).

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Zoran Announces Irdeto Certification for Pay-TV Set-Top Box Products

SupraXD® 170 & 180 Processors Gain Security Certification

SUNNYVALE, CA–(September 20, 2010) -  Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ: ZRAN) announced that Irdeto, the global leader in securing and delivering premium content and digital assets, has certified its SupraXD® 170 and SupraXD® 180 processors for the secure delivery of digital content to pay-TV set-top boxes that use Irdeto’s Conditional Access System (CAS). Zoran is also working with Irdeto to certify additional Zoran processors later this year.

“We welcome Zoran as a certified supplier for set-top boxes and operators using Irdeto’s conditional access technology,” said David W. Jones, Director of Partners and Alliances, Irdeto. “In a Media 3.0 world where consumers expect personalized media distribution on a myriad of different devices, delivering secure content is imperative for operators to meet consumer demand and create new revenue opportunities. Zoran-based set-top box products will complement our portfolio of high-quality, high definition broadcast video offerings for television.”

As a key solution provider for some of the world’s most advanced and innovative new media projects, Irdeto was recently selected by Astro, Malaysia’s leading cross-media broadcaster and direct-to-home satellite pay-TV operator, to power the live streaming and on-demand broadband and mobile delivery of all 64 FIFA World Cup 2010 matches. With a rich 40+ year history in pay television, Irdeto has established a strong market position as a global software security and media company for marquee brands such as BSkyB, Foxtel, Netflix, Adobe, Multichoice Africa and Viasat.

“Zoran has shipped over 30 million units to pay-TV and retail set-top box markets. We are delighted to expand our market presence even further through our relationship with Irdeto. Certification with Irdeto’s Conditional Access Systems to our SupraXD® 170 & 180 processor platforms is an important milestone. Our work with Irdeto has gone smoothly and we look forward to beginning our shipments to Irdeto-based operators later this year,” said Anthony Simon, Vice President Marketing, Multimedia System, Home Entertainment division, Zoran Corporation.

Zoran and its OEM customers are developing multiple pay-TV set-top box products that will integrate Irdeto security and are expected to enter production later this year. Zoran’s SupraXD® 170 processor is designed for use in advanced security pay-TV set-top boxes using standard definition H.264. Zoran’s SupraXD® 180 processor is designed for use in advanced security pay-TV set-top boxes using high definition H.264.

About Irdeto
Irdeto is the most innovative software security and media technology company in the world. Through its diversified, renewable security, and monetization technologies, the company allows new forms of distribution for broadcast /broadband/mobile entertainment, and for the world’s most popular app, e-stores and consumer devices. Co-headquartered in Amsterdam and Beijing, Irdeto employs more than 800 people in 25 locations around the world. It is a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers (JSE: NPN).

About Zoran Corporation
Zoran Corporation, based in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading provider of digital solutions in the digital entertainment and digital imaging markets. With over two decades of expertise developing and delivering digital signal processing technologies, Zoran has pioneered high-performance digital audio and video, imaging applications and Connect Share Entertain technologies for the digital home. Zoran’s proficiency in integration delivers major benefits for OEM customers, including greater capabilities within each product generation, reduced system costs, and shorter time to market. Zoran-based DTV, set-top-box, DVD, digital camera, multimedia mobile phone, and multifunction printer products have received recognition for excellence and are now in hundreds of millions of homes and offices worldwide. With headquarters in the U.S. and additional operations in China, France, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Sweden Taiwan and the U.K., Zoran may be contacted at 408-523-6500.