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Spectra7 Announces New Second Generation HDMI 2.0 Products

September 6, 2018

SAN DIEGO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 6, 2018--CEDIA Expo – Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (TSX:SEV) (“Spectra7” or the “Company”), a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, today announced new second generation products to support the HDMI 2.0 cable market. The HT8182 is an HDMI 2.0 Active Linear Cable Equalizer featuring higher performance and designed to support full HDMI Premium Active Cable Compliance. The chip will also be available in module form with several versions supporting various cable gauges.

The HDMI 2.0 market continues to grow at a rapid rate. According to industry analyst Reportlinker 1 in their latest 4K Ultra-high Definition (UHD) Technologies report, the global market for 4K ultra-high definition technologies reached nearly $52.3 billion in 2017 and should reach $132.9 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate of 20.5% for the period of 2017-2022.

Spectra7′s HT8182, a follow-on to its market leading HT8181, is a cable embedded chip capable of reducing cable diameter, weight, and gauge while delivering the high resolution, high frame rate and high dynamic range video called for in the latest HDMI 2.0 specification. The new HT8182 complements the current HT8181 with higher performance driven by higher bandwidth, better wide-band equalization response, improved noise rejection and better return loss characteristics. These improvements result in more robust interop across the HDMI ecosystem and enable cable manufacturers to achieve full HDMI Premium Active Cable compliance.

“Cables using our patented active cable technology offer significant value to the HDMI community,” said Spectra7 CEO Raouf Halim. “We are introducing these new parts to continue to grow our strong position in this market.”

Spectra7 is a leader in active copper cable (ACC) technology with a strong patent portfolio covering core technology necessary for delivering active cables.

About Spectra7’s HT8182 Semiconductor Device

The HT8182 is a 4-channel linear equalizer with up to 14dB of boost, which when combined with the 12dB of equalization provided by the sink receiver, allows cables with up to 26dB of loss at 3GHz. The part is packaged in an ultra-small CSP package and is pin compatible with the market-leading HT8181, easing upgrade to the new part.

The HT8182 silicon and modules will be available in Q1 2019.

About Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.

Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high-performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics manufacturers in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, data centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in San Jose, California with design centers in Markham, Ontario, Cork, Ireland, and Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, please visit  www.spectra7.com.

Cautionary Notes

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute “forward-looking statements”. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this press release, including, without limitation, those regarding the Company’s future financial position and results of operations, strategy, proposed acquisitions, plans, objectives, goals and targets, and any statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words “believe”, “expect”, “aim”, “intend”, “plan”, “continue”, “will”, “may”, “would”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “forecast”, “predict”, “project”, “seek”, “should” or similar expressions or the negative thereof, are forward-looking statements. These statements are not historical facts but instead represent only the Company’s expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual results may differ materially from what is expressed, implied or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. Additional factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially include, but are not limited to the risk factors discussed in the Company’s annual MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2017. Management provides forward-looking statements because it believes they provide useful information to investors when considering their investment objectives and cautions investors not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Consequently, all of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and other cautionary statements or factors contained herein, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, the Company. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect subsequent information, events or circumstances or otherwise, except as required by law.

1 4K Ultra-high Definition Technologies Report, Reportlinker

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CONTACT: Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.

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Investor Relations

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Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.

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