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Sage Technology in InFocus 2002 Home Entertainment Projectors

InFocus Utilizes Sage FLI2200 Deinterlacer to Produce Emmy Award-Winning Video Quality (December 26, 2001)
Sage Inc., a leading provider of digital display processors for consumer technology and PC-display products, today announced that InFocus Corporation, the worldwide leader in digital projection, will use the Sage FLI2200 deinterlacer or subsequent processors in new InFocus home entertainment projectors that require discrete deinterlacer ICs.

This partnership enables InFocus to bring Emmy award-winning Faroudja video processing such as Directional Correlational Deinterlacing (DCDi) to ScreenPlay Series home entertainment projectors, starting with the InFocus ScreenPlay 110.

"In working with Sage to integrate video technology for both home entertainment and business projectors, we found the company's technology to offer a high level of video quality at a reasonable price," stated Scott Hix, vice president and general manager of business development at InFocus. "This ideal combination of price and performance made it very clear to us that a technology partnership with Sage would be of great benefit to our customers. Incorporating Sage's display processors in our home entertainment and business projectors is a key factor in our ability to deliver projectors with ground-breaking video quality."

The next few years represent a significant opportunity for Sage display processors in the projection display market. "The front projection business is a very fast-growing market. Worldwide unit shipments of front projection displays of all types will more than triple within the next six years, growing from 1.35 million units in 2001 to 4.5 million units in 2007," said Sweta Dash, director of projection and LCD research at Stanford Resources, an iSuppli company.

"We are very excited to take this next step with InFocus. Their goal to deliver high-quality projectors is a natural fit with Sage's consumer product strategy," said Dr. Nikhil Balram, Sage's executive vice president and general manager for consumer products. "Several InFocus projectors currently integrate Sage technology such as DCDi, and these products consistently set new performance standards. We are confident that our partnership will continue to drive high-quality video into mainstream markets."

Headquartered in Milpitas, Sage Inc. (Nasdaq:SAGI) is a leading provider of digital display processors, enabling superior picture quality for a variety of PC-display products and consumer technology ranging from web appliances to TVs and flat panel monitors. Leveraging Emmy award-winning Faroudja technology from its acquisition of Faroudja Inc., Sage is developing products that bring the home theater experience to the mass consumer and PC-display market through digitally enhanced television, projection displays, DVD players and internet appliances. The Company's systems-on-a-chip technology provides highly integrated mixed signal and system functionality with higher picture quality than lower-quality processors at a similar component cost. Sage's display processors, which include Faroudja digital video processors, are used by world-renowned consumer electronics manufacturers such as Compaq, Fujitsu, Hyundai, InFocus, LG, NEC, Philips, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony and Toshiba. More information about Sage can be found on its web site at; the Company may be contacted directly at 408/519-6500.

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