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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

MathStar, Inc. Announces World's Fastest Reprogrammable JPEG 2000 Encoder for the Field Programmable Object Array

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HILLSBORO, Ore., July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MathStar, Inc.(Nasdaq: MATH), the field programmable object array (FPOA) leader, today announces its JPEG 2000 Encoder Core for the Field Programmable Object Array (FPOA), a new class of high-performance logic platform chips. The JPEG 2000 Encoder Core is the industry's fastest commercially available encoder implementation on a reprogrammable logic device, and is MathStar's newest addition to its recently announced Machine Vision and Pro Video libraries.

MathStar's JPEG 2000 Encoder for the FPOA supports rates up to 200 megapixels per second for monochrome images and up to 100 megapixels persecond for color images. As a point of reference, an encoding rate of 200 megapixels per second corresponds to a rate of 190 frames per second for a 1024 by 1024 pixel image sensor.

Because the FPOA is a reprogrammable device, operating at speeds up to 1 gigahertz, it is ideal for machine vision, medical imaging, video conferencing and other demanding applications in which performance is critical. These performance-demanding applications require logic platform chips that can be reconfigured in the field to support different types of video decoders and encoders.

"MathStar's JPEG 2000 Encoder Core demonstrates the industry-leading performance of MathStar's reprogrammable FPOA," said Dan Sweeney , MathStarCOO. "The 1-gigahertz MathStar FPOA provides a substantial performance advantage over FPGAs, allowing our customers to achieve increased image resolution and frame rates."

The JPEG 2000 Encoder will be available directly from MathStar in the fourth quarter of 2006. For pricing and delivery options, please contact MathStar at http://www.mathstar.com or info@mathstar.com.

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