Press Release
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."