Focus Enhancements Announces Availability of System-in-Package Module for Wireless UWB Applications



CAMPBELL, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — March 21, 2007 — Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ:
FCSE), a worldwide leader in video production, PC-to-TV conversion and Ultra Wideband
(UWB) wireless technology, today announced its industry-leading UWB technology is now
available in a compact and economical System-in-Package (SiP) form factor.

Based on the WiMedia and ECMA-368/ECMA-369 international standards as well as Certified
Wireless USB specification from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the module (TT-1013)
combines the company’s analog front-end radio frequency (RF) transceiver chip with its
digital baseband processor (DBP)/media access controller (MAC) chip. Engineering samples
are available for immediate delivery to customers, which include major personal computer
(PC) peripheral manufacturers and consumer electronic (CE) companies.

Products in the CE and PC markets which will be targeted include wireless USB dongles
and hubs, as well as devices featuring integrated wireless USB, such as printers,
external/remote disk drives, camcorders and digital cameras.

“The smaller SiP package addresses the demand for lower cost and small size that is
critical to the wireless USB segment of the UWB market,” said Valerio Filauro, product
marketing manager for Focus Enhancements’ semiconductor group. “Reference designs and
product development kits using the new SiP are expected to be available in the second
quarter 2007.”

“Wireless USB is clearly going to be the first application for UWB in volume,” said Tom
Hamilton, executive vice president and general manager of Focus Enhancements’
semiconductor group. “This new addition to our product line will be going into the hands
of designers supplying wireless USB products for the 2007 holiday retail season.”

Key Features of the TT-1013:

— 14mm X 27mm Ball Grid Array Package

— Low Cost Bill of Materials

— Data Rates for USB – up to 480 Mbps

— Transmission Ranges up to 30 Meters

— Extended Frequency Range: 3.1 GHz to 7.4 GHz

— Supports WiMedia Band Groups 1, 2 & 3.

— Advanced Power Management

— Supports FFI and TFI Transmission Modes

— Distributed TDMA MAC

— High Quality of Service for streaming applications

— Hardware MAC Accelerator

About Focus Enhancements, Inc.

Focus Enhancements Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), headquartered in Campbell, CA, is a leading designer of world-class solutions in advanced, proprietary video and wireless video technologies. The company’s Semiconductor Group develops integrated circuits (ICs) for high-performance applications in the video convergence market, including IPTV set-top boxes and portable media players. Focus Enhancements is currently developing a wireless IC chip set based on the WiMedia UWB standard and designed to be compatible with Wireless USB, and used in personal computer (PC), consumer electronics (CE), and mobile electronics applications. The company’s Systems Group develops video products for the digital media markets, with customers in the broadcast, video production, digital signage and digital asset management markets. More information on Focus Enhancements may be obtained from the company’s SEC filings, or by visiting the Focus Enhancements home page at http://www.focusinfo.com.

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