MathStar, Inc. Chips Support LodgeNet's Move Into High-Definition Television Services for the Hospitality Industry

Feb. 19, 2008

HILLSBORO, Ore., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MathStar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MATH), a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high-performance programmable logic, today announced that the MPEG-4 to MPEG-2 high-definition (HD) transcoder system manufactured by LG Electronics for LodgeNet has been certified for use in hospitality businesses. The transcoder is built around MathStar's latest Arrix(TM) family of field programmable object array (FPOA) chips.

"We are very happy to support LodgeNet in its goal to enable existing MPEG-2 televisions to receive MPEG-4 originated programming," said Dan Sweeney , COO of MathStar. "The 800 MHz Arrix FPOAs in the LG Transcoder product represent some of the highest performance programmable logic devices in the market today."

"We are very pleased with MathStar's commitment to the success of our customers and the rollout of new HD programming for the hospitality business," said David M. Bankers, senior vice president, Product and Technology Development at LodgeNet. "MathStar went above and beyond the role of a traditional chip supplier to make sure we hit our performance and time-to-market goals. They treated us as a valued customer even though they were not selling us chips directly."

The LG Transcoder system will be available for deployment in the first quarter of 2008.

About MathStar, Inc.

MathStar is a fabless semiconductor company offering best in class, high-performance programmable logic solutions. MathStar's field programmable object array (FPOA) can process arithmetic and logic operations at 1 gigahertz clock rates, which is up to four times faster than even the most advanced FPGA architectures in many applications. MathStar's Arrix family of FPOAs are high-performance programmable solutions that enable customers in the machine vision, high-performance video, medical imaging, security & surveillance and military markets to rapidly and cost effectively innovate and differentiate their products. FPOAs are available now and are supported by development tools, IP libraries, application notes and technical documentation. For more information, please visit

About LodgeNet Interactive

LodgeNet Interactive Corporation is the leading provider of media and connectivity solutions designed to meet the unique needs of hospitality, healthcare and other guest-based businesses. LodgeNet Interactive serves more than 1.9 million hotel rooms representing 9,300 hotel properties worldwide in addition to healthcare facilities throughout the United States . The company's services include: Interactive Television Solutions, Broadband Internet Solutions, Content Solutions, Professional Solutions and Advertising Media Solutions. LodgeNet Interactive Corporation owns and operates businesses under the industry leading brands: LodgeNet, LodgeNetRX, and The Hotel Networks. LodgeNet Interactive is listed on NASDAQ and trades under the symbol LNET. For more information, please visit

Statements in this press release, other than historical information, may be "forward-looking" in nature within the meaning of Section 21E the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are subject to various risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These statements are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections about MathStar and its industry and include, but are not limited to, those set forth in the section of MathStar's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 14, 2007 under the heading "Risk Factors." MathStar undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

SOURCE MathStar, Inc.

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