Jacobs Pineda, Inc.
ATI Technologies, Inc.  licenses Jacobs Pineda, Inc. Audio Core Cell Technology for next-generation television silicon
  • Economical Audio core cells power digital television applications
6280 Acacia Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

ATI Technologies, Inc.
33 Commerce Valley Drive
Thornhill, Ontario Canada


Graphics Leader ATI Technologies, Inc. Licenses
Jacobs Pineda, Inc. Audio Core Cell Chip Technology from

Oakland, CA [November 15, 2002] - ATI Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATYT) and Jacobs Pineda, Inc. (JPI) today announced a chip technology licensing agreement that will bring JPI Audio core cell technology to the digital home entertainment market in next generation televisions. ATI, a world leader in computer graphics integrated circuits and products, has chosen the JPI digital audio core cell technology for next generation television products.  The JPI technology enables ATI to provide users with high quality audio while keeping equipment costs low.

JPI's integrated circuit core cell designs perform function such as Dolby Digital (r) decoding, SRS TruSurround(t) decoding and audio D/A conversion. They are the world's smallest, most cost effective designs for digital audio processing requiring only a fraction of the area of DSP-based designs. The JPI core cells are designed to share silicon real estate with other audio/video processing found in highly integrated multi-media VLSI chip designs.

About ATI Technologies, Inc.
ATI Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics and digital media silicon solutions. An industry pioneer since 1985, ATI is the world’s foremost visual processor unit (VPU) provider and is dedicated to deliver leading-edge performance solutions for the full range of PC and Mac desktop and notebook platforms, workstation, set-top and digital television, game console and handheld markets. With 2002 revenues in excess of US $1 billion, ATI has more than 2,200 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY). ATI Technologies is a world leader in analog and digital audio and video systems. For more information, visit www.ATI.com.

About Jacobs Pineda, Inc.

Jacobs Pineda, Inc. specializes in VLSI designs for high volume, cost sensitive, consumer audio applications requiring AC-3, MPEG, DVD, DAC, PLL and 3D functions. JPI's flagship product, the J1, is the world's smallest Dolby Digital®/(AC-3)/MPEG Audio Decoding Core Cell. JPI's mission is to give its licensees a definitive advantage over their competition by providing them with the industry's most cost-effective audio VLSI designs. JPI's designs are currently licensed and employed by Fortune 500 semiconductor and system manufacturers of audio products for the consumer and computing markets. Founded in 1995, JPI is a California Corporation with offices in Oakland, CA. For more information on the J5 or other JPI audio core cells, please call 415.641.9194 or visit www.jacobspineda.com.

For more information on licensing JPI technology contact:
JacobsPineda, Inc.

For more information on ATI products contact:
ATI Technologies, Inc.
(905) 882-2600

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