SEOUL, South Korea , Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Pixelplus Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: PXPL), a fabless semiconductor company in Korea that designs, develops, and markets CMOS image sensors for consumer electronics applications, today announced that the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York granted preliminary approval of the settlement of the previously-disclosed consolidated shareholder class action lawsuit commenced against the Company and certain of its current and former officers and directors in April 2006 .
The settlement is subject to final court approval. Notice of the settlement will be sent to class members, and the court hearing for final approval has been scheduled for March 19, 2009 . If approved by the court, all claims against the Company and its current and former officers and directors will be dismissed with prejudice and without any admission of liability or wrongdoing. The Company and the other defendants have steadfastly maintained that the claims asserted in the class action lawsuit were without merit, and have vigorously contested those claims. As part of the settlement, the Company and other defendants continue to deny any liability or wrongdoing.
"We have agreed to resolve this lawsuit, so that Pixelplus may put this longstanding matter behind it and direct the Company's energies and resources on its business objectives," said Shane Y. Hong , Pixelplus' General Counsel.
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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Shane Y. Hong
Pixelplus Co., Ltd.
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