updated 11/9/2010 4:16:45 PM ET 2010-11-09T21:16:45

SAN RAMON, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zoran Corporation (Nasdaq:ZRAN), a leading provider of digital solutions for the digital entertainment market, has joined MoCA®, the worldwide standard for home entertainment networking, as an Associate level member.

Zoran supplies SD and HD set-top box processor platforms to operators across the globe for digital satellite, cable and terrestrial set-top applications. To date, Zoran has shipped more than 30 million units to the pay-TV and retail set-top box markets.

"As a leader in digital television and a provider of advanced processor platforms for set-top boxes, we view MoCA membership as a way of expanding our offerings to our customers by incorporating important home entertainment networking capabilities," said Ram Ofir, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Home Entertainment Division for Zoran Corporation.

"Integrating MoCA technology will give Zoran the opportunity to better address the high-growth market for whole home networking," said Charles Cerino, MoCA president. "Zoran's decision to join MoCA as an Associate level member makes good commercial sense, as MoCA continues to dominate this sector in the US and is starting to make in-roads among pay TV operators in Europe and Asia."

MoCA technology is permeating the pay-TV market and has been deployed for multi-room DVR applications across all three pay TV segments (cable, satellite and IPTV). MoCA is also working closely with CEDIA and the professional installer community.

About Zoran Corporation

Zoran Corporation, based in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading provider of digital solutions for the digital entertainment and digital imaging markets. With over two decades of expertise developing and delivering digital signal processing technologies, Zoran has pioneered high-performance digital audio and video, imaging applications and Connect Share Entertain technologies for the digital home.

Zoran's proficiency in integration delivers major benefits for OEM customers, including greater capabilities within each product generation, reduced system costs, and shorter time to market. Zoran-based DTV, set-top box, DVD, digital camera, and multifunction printer products have received recognition for excellence and are now in hundreds of millions of homes and offices worldwide. With headquarters in the U.S. and additional operations in China, France, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, and the U.K., Zoran can be reached at www.zoran.com .

About MoCA

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) is the worldwide standard for home entertainment networking. It is the only such standard that appeals to all three pay TV segments—cable, satellite and IPTV. MoCA technology can also be used to extend WiFi and HomePlug connectivity in the home.

MoCA has more than 70 certified products and more than 55 members representing the home entertainment network value chain including service providers, OEMs, consumer electronics companies and chip vendors.

Visit www.mocalliance.org for more information. 

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