Press Release
2003.12.15
Sunplus Receives Innovation Product Award and R&D Performance Award 2003 from Hsinchu Science Park Administration
Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd.(TAIEX, 2401, LSE: SUPD) receives Innovation Product Award 2003 and R&D Performance Award 2003 by Hsinchu Science Park Administration on 15th December, 2003.

The wining product for Innovation Product Award is SPCA536, the 16 Mega-pixel DSC Controller SoC with MPEG-4 DV Function. It's a SoC solution for up to 16 mega-pixel resolution digital still camera (DSC) and up to 100 thousand pixel MPEG-4 video capturing capability at 30 frames per second. It is the first commercial DSC solution with MPEG-4 feature from Taiwan. The highly integrated SoC solution equipped with not only JPEG and MPEG-4 codec capability, but also a complete development environment for customers' to design and differentiate their products and meet the time-to-market requirement.

Sunplus also receives on of the best R&D performers in Science Park 2003. The R&D expenses for the first 3 quarters of 2003 is NT$1.1 billions which is 15% of the net sales, and around 50% growth year on year. And 2002 were 12.2% of the net sales, which grew 58% comparing to 2001. The total employees grew 27% but the R&D team members grew 36% year on year in 2002. The patents granted from Taiwan IPO to Sunplus in 2002 increased 130%.

The President of Sunplus, Mr. Chen-Yarn Chen said "It was great to win these two awards which are the strong evidence that Sunplus not only puts a lot resources on R&D but also makes efforts on intellectual property rights. Sunplus will try the best to develop more products for consumer applications and realize our business vision: Technology for Easy Living."

About Sunplus

Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd. (TWSE: 2401, LSE: SUPD), established in 1990, is a leading chip provider for multimedia and automotive applications such as DVD player, portable DVD player, home entertainment audio products, car infotainment and advanced driving assistance system(ADAS). Meanwhile Sunplus is offering high-speed I/O IP, high performance data conversion IP, and analog IP for a broad range of applications on consumer, portable, and connected devices for Sunplus has been accumulating strong IP technologies on consumer and multimedia segments. Sunplus is headquartered in Taiwan and has service offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu. For more information, please visit Sunplus website at www.sunplus.com.

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Wayne Shen
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Joseph Chuang
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