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Opera and ViXS bring Internet to more consumer devices

January 7, 2011

Las Vegas, USA - January 7, 2011

Opera Software today announced support for the ViXS platform providing Opera's world-class browser to more connected home devices.

By porting Opera to the ViXS platform, applications built with web technology and standard cloud-based applications can easily be implemented on ViXS-powered devices. Opera delivers a full-featured and fast Internet experience, allowing developers and device manufacturers to incorporate the power of Opera into their devices. Users can enjoy the full Web 2.0 experience, e.g., YouTube, plus access content quickly and efficiently, independently of the main browser, by using Opera Widgets.

"Adding a browser to our processing engine sets a new benchmark for embedded multimedia systems," said Sally Daub, President and Chief Executive Officer, ViXS Systems. "Consumers are demanding fast, safe and advanced products to provide them with choice of what content they want to consume on the device they wish to use to maximize their time online."

ViXS" XCode 4210 is the first embedded media processor that provides all the necessary features and technologies to replicate the PC web-browsing experience in consumer electronics products. Prior to VIXS" system-on-chip (SOC) solution, the level of sophistication and concurrency on embedded devices lagged PC-based devices. The XCode 4210 has many key features that enrich the experience for platforms using embedded devices, including full HD advanced 3D graphics complying to the OpenGL-ES 2.0 model; support for full HD 3D TV including leading DTV and Blu-ray standards and advanced video post processing; and the ability to enable multiple multimedia processing tasks simultaneously. With ViXS supporting Opera Software on its XCode 4210 platform, consumer electronics manufacturers can build an increasing array of compelling applications on connected devices.

"Bringing the Opera browser to ViXS-powered devices can open up the potential for exciting new applications," said Christen Krogh, Chief Development Officer, Opera Software. "The possibilities are staggering and limited only by imagination and the capacity of the appliances and the array of System-on-Chip platforms. This is why Opera continues to innovate and partner with companies such as ViXS to provide the best Internet user experience regardless of the device."

About ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS is a multimedia solutions innovator providing technologies for processing, managing, securing and distributing high quality video and audio, allowing seamless control, conversion, and connectivity between many classes and sizes of digital entertainment devices. ViXS supplies advanced System-on-Chip semiconductors, software solutions and hardware reference designs for the world's top manufacturers of Digital TVs, DVDs, Set-top boxes, Personal Video Recorders, PCs, Network-Attached Storage devices, Residential/Home Gateways, Blu-ray players/recorders, as well as Broadcast and Professional Equipment OEMs. ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and offices in Europe, Asia and North America. ViXS has filed more than 240 patents worldwide with over 70 patents being issued to date. Listed for four years running as one of Deloitte's fastest growing North American companies, ViXS is setting new standards in the way digital entertainment is viewed and transmitted across an endless array of multimedia products. For more information on ViXS, please visit our website: www.vixs.com.

About Opera Software ASA

Opera Software crafts products and services that connect 350 million people to the internet. More than 130 operators around the world choose to work with us to give their customers the best web experience. Our mobile advertising platform enables publishers to monetize their content and allows brands to reach a global audience of more than 500 million consumers. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.

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