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TranSwitch's HDplay(TM) Transceiver IC Powers Universal Microelectronics' High Definition and High Speed Video Switching U-HD1080S

(December 19, 2011)

SHELTON, CT and TAICHUNG, TAIWAN -- (Marketwire) -- 12/19/11 -- TranSwitch Corporation (NASDAQ: TXCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the rapidly growing consumer electronics and telecommunications markets, today announced that the Company's TXC-44144 HDplay™ transceiver integrated circuit (IC) has been selected by Universal Microelectronics Co.(UMEC) for the U-HD1080S video switch product. The high definition (HD) and high speed video U-HD1080S switch is designed to enable connectivity of a number of devices such as personal computers, DVD players, set-top boxes and game consoles with digital TVs. The U-HD1080S features three independent input ports, HDMI® 1.4a and DisplayPort compliance with speeds up to 3.0 Gbps, 48 bits per color depth, and 3D video support with resolutions up to 4K x 2K exceeding 1080p resolution.

"Universal Microelectronics is committed to providing outstanding video switches to help our customers seamlessly connect Mini DisplayPort™/DisplayPort™, HDMI, and DVI® devices together," said Paul Ou, special assistant to the President of Universal Microelectronics Co. "The superior performance and features of TranSwitch's HDplay™ product plays a critical role in delivering an outstanding video switch product that meets our customers' needs for quality, high-definition video and audio requirements."

"We are extremely pleased to have been selected by Universal Microelectronics Co for the high-performance U-HD1080S video switch," said Dr. Ali Khatibzadeh, president and CEO of TranSwitch©. "The rapid growth of consumer electronic devices that operate on different HD video connectivity standards such as HDMI and DisplayPort is creating demand for solutions to the interoperability problem. TranSwitch has responded to this challenge by introducing the innovative HDplay™ transceiver IC, which combines HDMI and DisplayPort functionality in a single package and provides the industry's highest performing and most integrated solution. It is also the first product on the market in terms of delivering 3.0 Gbps speed which is required for next-generation 4K x 2K resolution TVs. UMEC's selection of HDplay™ represents another key milestone in TranSwitch's path to growth in the consumer video interconnect business. We look forward to expanding our customer base and to announcing new customer wins for HDplay™ products as we move forward."

TranSwitch's TXC-44144 is a fully integrated solution that utilizes the Company's patented HDP™ technology, which eliminates the need for switching and enables HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.1 devices to work seamlessly together in a single PHY. The TXC-44144 supports all HDMI 1.4a resolutions, including 4K x 2K for large screen HDTVs, 3D TVs, projectors and AV (audio/video) receivers.


Universal Microelectronics' HD & High Speed Video Switching U-HD1080S Product Features:

  • HDMI vl.4a with link speed up to 3.0Gbps
  • Supports full 3D video and 4K x 2K resolutions
  • Color Depth: 24,30,36,48 bits per color
  • CEA-86l-E & VESADMT video timing
  • IEC60958 & IEC6l937 audio support
  • Supports HDMI repeater function
  • Hardware HDCP 1.4 engine with keys in OTP ROM
  • Embedded EDID RAM
  • Enhanced power management modes
  • Forward compatible with Thunderbolt™ connector in DP mode

TranSwitch's HDplay Transceiver IC TXC-44144 Key Features:

  • Industry-leading integration to reduce space and simplify designs
    • One HDP v1.4a Rx port, which supports HDMI & DisplayPort Dual Mode
    • Three HDMI v1.4a Rx ports, with one port providing full Ethernet Audio Return Channel (HEAC)
    • One HDMI v1.4a Tx port
    • Embedded EDID RAM
    • Programmable RJ-45 Ethernet output
    • SmartCEC™ using specialized MCU
  • Outstanding performance to provide crystal clear video and audio
    • HDMI v1.4a Rx with link speed up to 3.0Gbps
    • Supports full 3D video and 4K x 2K resolutions
    • PhastSwitch™ to provide fast port switching
    • AnyCable™ to support long and cheap cables
    • Eight channel audio support

TranSwitch's TXC-44144 HDplay Transceiver IC is available now. For more information, please visit www.transwitch.com. Universal Microelectronics' HD & High Speed Video Switching U-HD1080S and HDMI AOC (Active Optical Cble) is available now. For more information, please visit http://www.umec-web.net.

About TranSwitch Corporation
TranSwitch Corporation (NASDAQ: TXCC) designs, develops and supplies innovative semiconductor and intellectual property (IP) solutions that provide core functionality for voice, data and video communications equipment for network, enterprise and customer premises applications. Founded in 1988, TranSwitch® is headquartered in Shelton, CT. The Company provides integrated multi-core network processor System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solutions and software solutions for fixed, 3G and 4G Mobile, VoIP and Multimedia Infrastructures. For the customer premises market the Company offers a family of communications processors that provide best-in-class performance for a range of applications and also provide interoperable connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition (HD) content for consumer electronics and personal computer markets. Our intellectual property (IP) products are compliant with global industry standards such as HDMI and DisplayPort and also feature our proprietary HDP™ and AnyCable™ technologies. For more information, please visit www.transwitch.com

About Universal Microelectronics Co,. LTD.
Universal Microelectronics Co. LTD (TSEC: UMEC) is well known as a superior supplier in Magnetic Components, Power Supplies, Information and Communication Components and Products, Photonics Equipment and Components, LCM, and TV products. Founded in 1984, Universal Microelectronics is headquartered in Taichung, Taiwan. The Company was listed on the TSEC OTC in 1988 and TAIEX in 2000. Market capitalization is estimated at USD$ 43 million with annual sales revenue over USD $135 million. The Taichung headquarters is located at the heart of Taiwan, with service and support centers located throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. Universal Microelectronics has two main manufacturing facilities to provide high quality and competitive products -- one located in Taichung Industrial Park, Taiwan and the other in ShenZhen, China. The Company's facilities are fully certified to an array of international standards, including ISO-9001/14001, QS- 9000, QS, BABT, TL, and TUV. For more information, please visit http://www.umec-web.net.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These risks and uncertainties, which are more fully described in TranSwitch's Annual and Quarterly Reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, include changes in market conditions in the industries in which the Company operates. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the assumption prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material aspects from those currently anticipated.

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TranSwitch Media Contact
Brian Ribeiro
Mspire Group
Tel: +1 908.369.9300 X100
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Universal Microelectronics Media Contact
Grant Chien
UMEC Co.
Tel: +886 2.29953718
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