Pixim Becomes Exclusive Distributor of Seawolf Companion Chip from Kiwi Semiconductor Ltd.

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Pixim agrees to distribute Kiwi Semi’s KA909A PixMate™ to provide its customers more flexibility in camera board design.

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Pixim’s camera customers will find PixMate a valuable solution

Pixim Inc., a leading provider of image sensors and processors for enterprise security cameras, announced today that it has become the exclusive, worldwide distributor for Kiwi Semi’s KA909A PixMate™, a companion chip for Pixim’s latest product offering, Seawolf. By integrating multiple discrete components, the PixMate chip greatly increases the flexibility of system designers to develop compact Seawolf camera modules by further optimizing overall cost/performance and manufacturability.

As exclusive worldwide distributor of PixMate, Pixim will simplify the design, support, and purchasing process for its customers. Further, Pixim will be able to directly release and support reference designs and modules based on the PixMate product.

“Pixim’s camera customers will find PixMate a valuable solution,” says Luc Lussier, Kiwi Semi’s CEO. “Jointly defined with Pixim’s application experts, PixMate creates a smaller PC board footprint by replacing a large number of active and passive devices on Seawolf camera modules.”

“Pixim has enjoyed a close working relationship with Kiwi Semi since its founding over a year ago,” explains Jeff Jones, director of product marketing for Pixim. “Kiwi Semi’s commitment and execution on the PixMate chip has enabled Pixim to get to market quickly with an optimized solution which addresses our customers’ critical needs.”

About Pixim
Pixim Inc. has developed unique imaging technology that revolutionizes the way video cameras capture and process images. Unlike traditional image capture technologies, where each pixel cannot adjust to highlights and lowlights in the same scene, Pixim's patented Digital Pixel System® technology empowers hundreds of thousands of pixels to act like individual cameras constantly self-adjusting. This all-digital system enables Pixim-powered cameras to efficiently capture the whole picture, regardless of lighting condition or application - thus securing the highest resolution, natural color and clarity, while automatically eliminating image-compromising visual noise (e.g., glare, reflections). The result is more than superb image quality; it is accurate, actionable information that gives users the strength of certainty.
Pixim chipsets are incorporated into over a million security cameras installed in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit http://www.pixim.com/cameras for a complete listing of Pixim-based cameras. For general information, visit http://www.pixim.com or call Pixim's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., at (650) 605-1118.

About Kiwi Semiconductor Ltd.
Kiwi Semiconductor Ltd. is the Companion Chip Company, focusing on the security camera and LED illumination markets. Kiwi Semi combines the singular focus of a world-class team with our partners' application knowledge and market leadership to deliver solutions that optimize applications by reducing cost and form factor while increasing performance. As a result, customers and partners are able to get to market sooner with more competitive products. For more information, including Kiwi Semi’s Early Access Partner Program, visit http://www.kiwisemi.com.


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