Pixelplus Obtains A Completely Favorable Ruling From the Intellectual Property Tribunal of the Korea Intellectual Property Offic

SEOUL , South Korea , Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pixelplus Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: PXPL), a fabless semiconductor company in Korea that designs, develops, and markets CMOS image sensors for various consumer electronics applications, today announced that the Company obtained a completely favorable ruling from the Intellectual Property Tribunal of the Korea Intellectual Property Office ("KIPO") on the non-infringement of item 12 of the disputed sensor patent claimed by MagnaChip Semiconductor ("MagnaChip"). Specifically, the ruling from the Intellectual Property Tribunal at KIPO confirmed that the Company's sensor patent does not infringe item 12 of the disputed sensor patent claimed by MagnaChip.

In November 2006 , the Company announced that MagnaChip filed an appeal on item 12 of the sensor patent with the Korean Patent Court after Pixelplus obtained a positive ruling from the Intellectual Property Tribunal at KIPO in September 2006 granting the Company's request to effectively cancel and invalidate the disputed sensor and photo diode patents claimed by MagnaChip.

The Korean Patent Court is expected to issue its ruling in the patent cancellation and invalidation proceedings on item 12 of the disputed sensor patent by the end of this month.

About Pixelplus Co., Ltd.

Pixelplus is a South Korea-based developer of high-performance, high- resolution, and cost-effective CMOS image sensors for use primarily in mobile camera phones. In addition to mobile phones, Pixelplus provides CMOS image sensors and SoC solutions for use in webcams and notebook embedded cameras, toys and games, and security and surveillance system applications.

As a fabless semiconductor company, Pixelplus is focused on creating proprietary design technologies to develop CMOS image sensors with sharp, colorful and enhanced image quality, size efficiency, and low power consumption.

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