MoSys Demonstrates Blu-Ray Solution for Home Entertainment Applications

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MoSys, Inc. (Nasdaq: MOSY), the leading provider of high-density embedded memory and mixed-signal Intellectual Property (IP) solutions, today announced that it recently demonstrated its All Format Front End Blu-Ray System-On-Chip IP in Silicon, to potential customers.

The MoSys design, manufactured in a 130nm process technology, was recently demonstrated on a reference platform to playback BD-ROM Title with AACS Content Protection. It is now available as a single chip IP for integration into a Back End Video and Display Processor, and can directly interface with a laser Power Driver IC, thus lowering the electrical bill of materials for next generation DVD platforms. The MoSys solution is the first in the industry to support all next-generation Blue-Laser and current Red-Laser DVD formats in a single, integrated design for multi-format DVD players and recorders, game consoles, PCs, advanced Set-Top boxes, and digital video recorders. Support for Blu-Laser formats at 8x read speed and 5x write speed include BD and CHDVD, while Red Laser formats include DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW, all with both single layer and dual layer media. Also included is support for Infrared Laser formats such as CD-ROM, and CD-R/RW. By providing comprehensive mixed-signal functionality and all-format support in a single IP, system designers can minimize cost, improve integration, and optimize performance. Customers can further improve upon such benefits with MoSys Roadmap products for Blu-Ray players, and recorders, on 55nm and 40nm process nodes, with factory tuned firmware support for different Optical Pickup Units (OPU).

Len Perham, MoSys' President, Chief Executive Officer said, Our customers are starting to innovate using MoSys analog and mixed-signal capability, which enables new and exciting consumer applications. We are pleased to announce that our complex Blu-Ray IP worked the first time in silicon, and we are currently showcasing our technology to key customers.


Founded in 1991, MoSys (NASDAQ: MOSY), develops, licenses and markets innovative memory and analog/mixed-signal technologies for semiconductors. MoSys' patented 1T-SRAM and 1T-FLASH technologies offer a combination of high density, low power consumption, high speed and low cost unmatched by other available memory technologies. 1T-SRAM technologies also offer the familiar, refresh-free interface and high performance for random address access cycles associated with traditional SRAMs. In addition, these technologies can reduce operating power consumption by a factor of four compared with traditional SRAM technology, making them ideal for embedding large memories in System on Chip (SoC) designs. MoSys' licensees have shipped more than 135 million chips incorporating 1T-SRAM embedded memory technologies, demonstrating excellent manufacturability in a wide range of silicon processes and applications. MoSys' analog/mixed-signal products feature a number of industry firsts, including the first DVD front end IP to support both Blu-ray and HD DVD formats. Using MoSys IP, system vendors can achieve best-in-class price/performance in markets such as home entertainment and graphics applications; mobile consumer devices; and networking and storage equipment. MoSys is headquartered at 755 N. Mathilda Avenue, Sunnyvale, California 94085. More information is available on MoSys' website at

1T-SRAM(R), and 1T-FLASH(TM), are registered trademarks of MoSys, Inc.

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