Officeviewer enables projection capability without a PC using USB host

San Jose, CA, and Sunnyvale, CA, April 4, 2013 — 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 provider of advanced software solutions and services that enable operators, device manufacturers, content owners and consumers to make the most of today’s multi-screen, connected world. It provides software for mobiles, smartphones and tablets, connected TVs and set-top boxes in the connected home, automotive, digital publishing and networking markets. ACCESS solutions have shipped in over one billion devices around the world. Its product portfolio includes the NetFront™ Software Series and the ZebOS® network platform, providing customers faster time-to-market, flexibility and customizability; the ACCESSTM Digital Publishing Ecosystem for cloud-based, cross-platform digital publishing and the NetAd mobile advertising platform. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Mothers’ Index, 4813) and operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. Learn more about ACCESS at 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.

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© 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.

Contacts:

ACCESS CO., LTD.
Head Office (Japan):
Miyuki Hanzawa
+81 (43).212.2230
prinfo-gr@access.co.jp

Europe:
David Bramley, Platform PR
+44 (0)20 7486 4900
david@platformpr.com

U.S.:
Ursula Herrick, Herrick Media
+1 (408) 202 0865
ursula@herrickmedia.com

Pixelworks, Inc.
Investor Contact:
Shelton Group
Brett L. Perry, Director of IR
+1-972-239-5119 ext 159
bperry@sheltongroup.com

Company Contact:
Pixelworks, Inc.
Graham Loveridge
+1 (408) 200-9264 x 2064
gloveridge@pixelworks.com