Press Release Archive

2012

Feb 28, 2012 - ESS Technology Introduces SABRE32 Ultra ADC with 124dB DNR and -112dB THD+N

2011

Jul 12, 2011 - ESS Technology Introduces Flagship SABRE32 Reference ADC World's Best 32-bit Audio ADC with 127dB DNR and -120dB THD+N

Feb 15, 2011 - Samsung Chooses ESS's Crescendo II Hi-Performance SoC For Its New Award Winning HW-D550 Soundbar

Jan 05, 2011 - ESS Technology Announces Crescendo II Hi-Performance SoC for TV soundbars (Japanese Version)

Jan 04, 2011 - McIntosh Laboratory Chooses ESS's SABRE32 Reference Audio D/A Converter For Its New Flagship MCD1100 SACD/CD/USB Player (Japanese Version)

Jan 03, 2011 - OPPO Digital Chooses ESS's SABRE32 Reference Audio DAC For Its Flagship BDP-95 Universal Audiophile 3D Blu-ray Player(Japanese Version)

2010

Jan 07, 2010 - ESS Technology Announces RadiX - World's Highest Performance CMOS Hybrid TV Tuner Utilizing Breakthrough Radio Technology

2009

Nov 09, 2009 - OPPO Digital Chooses ESS's New SABRE32 Audio DAC For Its Flagship BDP-83 Special Edition Blu-ray Player (Japanese Version)

Aug 03, 2009 - ESS Technology Announces the World's Best Stereo SABRETM DAC with an Integrated 2Vrms Driver and 112dB Dynamic Range

Jan 05, 2009 - ESS Technology Announces SABRE32 Reference DAC (Japanese version)

Jan 05, 2009 - ESS Technology Announces World's First VoIP Single-Chip Solution to Embed Two SLICs and Ethernet Switch

2008

Aug 28, 2008 - McIntosh Laboratory Chooses ESS's SABRE Audio DAC for its New SACD/CD Player (Japanese version)

Aug 27, 2008 - Samsung Chooses ESS's 8-Channel SABRE Audio DAC for its New Blu-Ray Player (Japanese version)

Jun 30, 2008 - ESS Technology Announces Merger with a Subsidiary of Imperium Master Fund, Ltd.

Jun 27, 2008 - ESS Announces Approval of Reincorporation to Delaware

2007

Aug 15, 2007 - ESS Technology Appoints Johm Marsh Chief Financial Officer

Aug 03, 2007 - ESS Technology Announces Dismissal of Class Action Securities Lawsuit

Aug 01, 2007 - ESS Technology Reports Second Quater 2007 Results and Announces the Election of New Board Chairman

Feb 16, 2007 - ESS Technology Announces the Sale of HD Assets and technologies and Apoints New Board Member

2006

Apr 20, 2006 - ESS Technology Licenses MIPS32® 24Kc™ Core from MIPS Technologies

Feb 07, 2006 - ESS Technology Licenses Kilopass XPM Memory Technology; XPM for Key Storage in HDMI/HDCP Applications

2005

Apr 14, 2005 - ESS Technology Settles Lawsuit With MPAA Members

Mar 29, 2005 - ESS Technology Provides Samsung With 1.3 Megapixel Camera Modules

Feb 14, 2005 - ESS Technology Introduces 2.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor

Jan 06, 2005 - ESS Technology Announces Support for Super Audio CD in Its DVD Chips

Jan 06, 2005 - ESS Technology Introduces Highly Integrated Vista Chip for Digital Video Recorder Market

2004

Sep 21, 2004 - ESS Technology Adds Nero Digital™ Support to It's Vibratto II DVD Solutions

May 17, 2004 - ESS Technology Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation

Apr 06, 2004 - JVC DVD Players Powered by ESS Technology's Vibratto II DVD Chips

Mar 10, 2004 - LG Electronics's New DVD-Audio System Powered by ESS Technology's Vibratto II MX DVD Chip

Feb 04, 2004 - ESS Technology Reports Sequential Q4 Revenue Growth Of 72% And EPS Growth Of 200%

Feb 04, 2004 - ESS Announces Vantage II MX Integrated MPEG2 Encoder and Decoder Chip With DivX(R) Playback Support

Jan 08, 2004 - ESS Technology To Demonstrate Innovative New Consumer Digital Entertainment Products at 2004 Consumer Electronics Show

Jan 08, 2004 - ESS Technology Introduces 1.3 Megapixel CMOS Camera Phone Sensor

Jan 08, 2004 - ESS Announces Vantage II Integrated Encoder and Decoder Chip

Jan 08, 2004 - ESS Technology Introduces High Performance Digital Amplifier

2003

Dec 17, 2003 - ESS Technology and Hansung Elcomtec Sign Strategic Agreement

Dec 16, 2003 - ESS Technology Establishes Camera Support Centers in China and Korea

Dec 02, 2003 - ESS's VibrattoII MX DivX Certified DVD Chip Powers Samsung's New Line of DVD-VHS Combo Players

Dec 01, 2003 - ESS's Integrated VibrattoII MX DVD SOC Receives DivXNetworks's Certification

Nov 20, 2003 - ESS Technology Announces 1.1 Megapixel CMOS Camera Phone Sensor Module

Nov 3, 2003 - Apex Digital Selects ESS Technology's MPEG-4 Encoder Chip For Solid-State Camcorder

Oct 15, 2003 - ESS Technology Receives Tax Exemption from Taiwan Government for MediaTek Royalties and Fee

Sep 03, 2003 - New JVC DVD Player Powered by ESS Technology's Vibratto™ Chip

Aug 18, 2003 - ESS Technology Acquires Divio, Inc.

Jul 14, 2003 - ESS Technology's DVD Chipset Enables Polaroid® Consumer Electronics' Recordable DVD Players

Jul 08, 2003 - ESS Technology Becomes DivXNetworks' First Certified DVD Chip Partner

Jun 16, 2003 - ESS Technology Ships Vibratto™II DVD Chips

Jun 11, 2003 - ESS Technology, Inc. and MediaTek Inc. Sign License Agreement and Settle Litigation

Jun 09, 2003 - ESS Technology Acquires Pictos Technologies, Inc

Apr 29, 2003 - Alfred J. Stein Joins ESS Technology's Board of Directors

Mar 12, 2003 - ESS Technology Files Motion for Preliminary Injunction Against MediaTek For Copyright Infringement

Jan 10, 2003 - ESS Technology Announces Digital Video Recorder Platform

Jan 09, 2003 - ESS Technology Offers Innovative Digital Home Products To Enable Enjoyment of Multimedia Entertainment Throughout the Home At 2003 Consumer Electronics Show

Jan 09, 2003 - ESS Technology Announces Digital Media Product Line

2002

Sep 30, 2002 - ESS Technology Files Lawsuit Against MediaTek for Copyright Infringement

Sep 04, 2002 - ESS Technology Announces Dolby Pro Logic II Products

Aug 08, 2002 - ESS Technology Announces 5,000,000 Share Repurchase Program

Jul 29, 2002 - Clarion Selects ESS Technology's DVD Chip For Automobile DVD Players

Jul 26, 2002 - ESS Technology Announces Integrated VCD Solution

Jul 23, 2002 - ESS Technology Delivers Low-Cost Digital Video Recorder Reference Design For Its Vantage MPEG Encoder Products

Jul 22, 2002 - DVD Chip Leader ESS Technology Adds SRS Labs's Popular TruSurround Technology To Its Feature-Rich Vibratto Family of DVD Products

Jul 22, 2002 - ESS Technology Announces Digital Audio Product Line

Jul 15, 2002 - ESS Technology to Hold Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call

Jul 01, 2002 - Denon DVD-A1 Player With ESS Technology Vibratto DVD Chip Receives "5 Star Rating" and Other Awards

Jun 10, 2002 - ESS Technology Enables Fujifilm Fujicolor CD Capability in Its Vibratto DVD Solutions

Jun 04, 2002 - ESS Technology Announces AAC Feature for Vibratto-Based DVD Players

May 14, 2002 - ESS Technology Licenses MPEG Encoder Technology From NEC Corporation

May 13, 2002 - ESS Technology Reports Record DVD Chip Shipments in April

Apr 22, 2002 - ESS Technology Announces Distribution of Windows Media Technology

Mar 28, 2002 - ESS Technology Announces Its Visba2 Next Generation VCD Solution

Mar 21, 2002 - ESS Technology and LINN Cooperate To Support Super Audio CD Format in DVD Players

Feb 06, 2002 - ESS Technology Licenses Patents to PCTEL and PCTEL to Receive Payments And Additional Technology From ESS

Jan 22, 2002 - ESS Technology Announces MPEG Audio and Video Encoder Chip

Jan 18, 2002 - ESS Technology Announces Super Audio CD Capability For Its DVD Chips

Jan 09, 2002 - ESS Technology Introduces Memory Stick Compatibility With ESS's Vibratto DVD Chips

Jan 07, 2002 - ESS Technology and Denon Ltd. Announce New DVD Players With DVD-Audio Feature Powered by ESS's Vibratto Chip

Jan 03, 2002 - Samsung Selects ESS Technology's Vibratto DVD Chips for Its Next Generation Digital Video Recorder

2001

Nov 29, 2001 - Apex Digital Selects ESS Technology's DVD Chip For Microsoft's Windows Media Audio Application.

Nov 19, 2001 - ESS Technology and Stream Machine Introduce A DVD Playback and Personal Video. Recorder Solution For Digital Video Consumer Products.

Nov 09, 2001 - Read Robert Blair's interview in the Investor's Business Daily.

Nov 05, 2001 - NEC Licenses Technology to ESS to Develop Enhanced VR Series Microprocessor System Controller Chips.

Oct 10, 2001 - ESS Technology Licenses Microsoft's Windows Media Audio and Video for its Digital Video Chips.

Sep 06, 2001 - ESS Technology Introduces Solution to View Digital Photos on Televisions.

Jul 23, 2001 - Apex Digital Selects New Vibratto? Single-Chip Progressive-Scan DVD Chip.

Jul 19, 2001 - ESS Introduces its New Vibratto? Family of Advanced, Single-Chip, Progressive-Scan DVD Multimedia Processors.

Jul 18, 2001 - ESS Technology and Kodak Announce Joint Development of an Internet-Enabled DVD Player for Kodak Picture CD with Photo-Sharing Capability.

Jun 19, 2001 - ESS Technology VCD/MP3 Decoder Selected For Sony's MP3 Boom Box.

Jun 05, 2001 - ESS Technology Introduces Advanced, Single-Chip, Progressive-Scan DVD Multimedia Processor.

May 21, 2001 - ESS Technology And I/OMagic Agree To Develop Canyon3D™-2 Based Sound Cards.

Mar 26, 2001 - ESS Technology Announces V.44 Compression Technology in Its Dial-Up Modems.

Mar 26, 2001 - ESS Technology Launches Single-Chip V.92 Host-Based Dial-Up Modem.

Mar 26, 2001 - ESS Technology Launches Powerful Broadband Home Phoneline Networking Chipset.

2000

Nov 13, 2000 - ESS Technology Ushers in New Era of Computer Sound With Introduction of Canyon 3D-2 Audio Chip At Comdex/fall 2000

Nov 13, 2000 - ESS Technology Unveils World's First Broadband Communications Chipset for Simultaneous Triple-Technology Connectivity At COMDEX/Fall 2000

Oct 24, 2000 - ESS Technology named fastest-growing supplier of DVD chipsets.

Oct 05, 2000 - ESS Technology, Inc. reports $33-million gain following Cisco's acquisition of Komodo Technology, Inc.

Sep 21, 2000 - ESS DVD CHIP shipments exceed one million units in current Quarter.

Sep 07, 2000 - ESS licenses fast Ethernet technology.

Aug 28, 2000 - ESS Technology supports new V.92 dial-up modem technology.

Aug 10, 2000 - ESS Technology adds ENHANCED audio-processing capabilities to new DVD solutions.

Aug 08, 2000 - ESS introduces ES2841/ES2842, PC industry's first-single chip integrated V.90 modem and 10/100 Ethernet solution.

Aug 07, 2000 - ESS's SuperLink V.90 soft modems selected by major modem board manufacturers.

Jul 31, 2000 - ESS Technology announces licensing agreement with Asahi Kasei Microsystems.

Jul 25, 2000 - ESS strategic partner, Komodo Technology, to be acquired by Cisco Systems.

Jul 20, 2000 - ESS Technology announces plan to spin off Vialta subsidiary.

Jun 28, 2000 - DELL Latitude Notebook, featuring ESS Maestro3i.comm, wins first-class award.

Jun 06, 2000 - ESS Technology announces stock repurchase program.

May 22, 2000 - ESS Technology, Inc. added to the S&P Small Cap 600 Index.

May 17, 2000 - ESS Technology, Inc. announces the SuperLink V90™ family of Software V.90 modems.

Apr 27, 2000 - ESS Technology, Inc. launches low-cost digital information system for China cable TV.

Mar 27, 2000 - Stock brokerage firm to deploy ESS Technology/ViAlta.com's set-top-Box for online stock services in China.

Mar 15, 2000 - ESS's video-Internet-computer in production shipment at Legend Computer, the largest PC OEM in China.

Feb 03, 2000 - ESS Technology, Inc. acquires NetRidium Communications, Inc., a leading developer of broadband home networking solutions

Jan 11, 2000 - ESS ships over 500k units DVD chips during fourth quarter.

1999

Dec 13, 1999 - ESS Technology, Inc. acquires license for MIPS32™ 4KC™ synthesizeable core from MIPS Technologies.

Dec 07, 1999 - ESS Technology, China Merchant Bank, and China E-Commerce Technology to jointly launch Technologies.

Dec 01, 1999 - ViAlta.com, a subsidiary of ESS Technology Inc., secures over $120 million in equity financing.

Nov 18, 1999 - ESS Technology, Inc. deploys Internet systems in China's schools.

Oct 27, 1999 - ESS announces DVD design win at DENON in Japan.

Oct 06, 1999 - ESS and Microsoft announce Window CE-Based Internet appliance rollout by Chinese OEMs.

Oct 05, 1999 - ESS adds to its broadband products with partnership with Tut Systems.

Sep 23, 1999 - ESS designs volume shipments of DVD solutions.

Sep 21, 1999 - ESS Technology expands organization to address the broadband communications market and its growing Internet subsidiary.

Sep 14, 1999 - Diamond Multimedia and ESS Technology announce plans to jointly deliver advanced PC audio technology for PC gamers and digital music enthusiasts.

Sep 13, 1999 - ESS announces design win of Windows CE-based Internet appliance at Legend Computer, the largest PC OEM in China.

Sep 09, 1999 - ESS Technology ships the new Maestro3.comm audio and modem combo solution for notebooks.

Aug 10, 1999 - ESS Technology enables Digital Audio/Video interactive (DAVi) capability in its SVCD solution for the growing consumer market in China.

Jul 19, 1999 - ESS Technology establishes ViAlta.com to address the Internet market.

Jun 01, 1999 - ESS Technology ESS announces design win of Windows CE- Based systems at Haier for the information appliance market in China.

May 19, 1999 - ESS Technology introduces Maestro3.comm solution for notebooks.

May 17, 1999 - ESS DVD solution selected by Acer.

Apr. 27, 1999 - ESS Technology acquires rights to Internet telephony technology and invests in Komodo, an Internet telephony company.

Apr. 12, 1999 - ESS Technology's Maestro audio accelerator selected by Toshiba for new notebooks.

Apr 06, 1999 - ESS and EnReach Technology, Inc. jointly launch SuperKaraoke™ for China's booming Super VCD market.

Mar 31, 1999 - ESS announces design win of Windows CE-based system at Xiaxin to address consumer, communication, and computer markets in China.

Mar. 24, 1999 - ESS Super VCD success continues with design win at Malata.

Mar 15, 1999 - ESS Technology introduces the world's first true positional 3D PC audio accelerator.

Mar 12, 1999 - ESS announces Windows CE-Based Product Line.

Mar 04, 1999 - ESS receives highest marks for modem performance from independent testing house.

Mar 03, 1999 - ESS Technology announces exclusive audio sponsorship for Microsoft events at Game Developers’ Conference.

Feb 25, 1999 - ESS announces incorporation of its Maestro PCI audio accelerator into Dell's Inspiron Notebook PC.

Feb 22, 1999 - ESS announces that Super VCD shipments pass two million units mark.

Feb 03, 1999 - ESS Technology, Inc. and China's Jiangsu Ministry of Education sign an agreement to develop a multimedia- and Internet-based educational system.

Jan. 20, 1999 - ESS Technology, Inc. announces a cable TV Internet set-top system joint development effort with Fei-Hong Electronics Co.

Jan 13, 1999 - ESS Technology's modem included in sub-$1,000 notebook from Packard Bell NEC.

Jan 11, 1999 - ESS announces that Matt Fong joins its Board of Directors.

1998

Dec 15, 1998 - ESS Technology expands organization to address New Businesses

Dec 09, 1998 - ESS Technology introduces single chip DVD decoder for Consumer Players

Dec 02, 1998 - ESS Technology announces 4 design win for Internet Set-Top Box

Nov 16, 1998 - ESS Technology announces V.90 PCI Audio/Modem Combo Solutions

Nov 12, 1998 - ESS Technology announces ES4228 Chip for Internet Set-Top solution

Oct 19, 1998 - ESS Technology raises $22.5 million by selling shares in UICC and qualifies a new foundry of the UMC Group

Oct 07, 1998 - ESS, Sony, Philips and Enreach jointly launches Super VCD solutions

Oct 06, 1998 - ESS Technology, Inc. endorses China's Super VCD and announces new product for Super VCD

Oct 02, 1998 - ESS Technology, Inc. announces China Education Ministry's endorsement of interactive VCD 3.0 as official educational format

Sep 29, 1998 - ESS Technology settles lawsuit with Creative Technology Ltd.

May 06, 1998 - ESS Technology introduces VISBA™ the third generation VideoCD Chip

Mar 20, 1998 - ESS Technology, Inc. and Diamond Multimedia Systems, Inc. respond to lawsuit by Creative Technology Ltd

1997

Nov 17, 1997 - ESS Technology Joins CRL in program to bring 3D positioning audio technology to Microsoft DirectX-Acellerated games

Nov 11, 1997 - ESS Technology announces VCD design win from Hunday Electronics

Oct 15, 1997 - ESS Technology announces DVD design wins

Oct 14, 1997 - ESS Technology ES3210 Video CD chip shipments pass one million units mark

Oct 08, 1997 - ESS Technology announce support for Microsoft DirectSound 5.0 in it's AudioDrive and Maestro PCI audio products

Oct 07, 1997 - ESS Technology adds GUI and Internet HTML feature to video CD chip

Oct 02, 1997 - ESS Technology's new MAESTRO™ audio chip solutions win major PC designs

Aug 26, 1997 - ESS Technology and Innovacom in joint development on MPEG-2 product

Jul 28, 1997 - Dolby Labs certifies ESS Technology's ES3308 A/V Decoder

Jul 28, 1997 - ESS Samples MPEG-2/AC-3 decoder and DVD reference Design

Jul 07, 1997 - New host based modem from ESS Technology offers breakthrough performance

Jun 16, 1997 - ESS Technology Launches Strategic PCI Audio and Communications Initiative with Comprehensive Suite of Products

Jun 16, 1997 - ESS Technology outlines PCI audio strategy, product roadmap

Jun 03, 1997 - ESS Technology provides quality audio and docking support in new Armada 7700 series feature-rich notebooks

May 29, 1997 - ESS Technology licenses x2™ 56K technology from U.S. Robotics™

May 28, 1997 - ESS Technology audio chips deliver new level of 3D stereo sound in powerful new AST? Bravo MS desktop computers

Apr 16, 1997 - ESS Technology To Acquire Platform Technologies, Inc.

Apr 07, 1997 - ESS Technology Expands Video CD Player Chip Capability To Include Education and Entertainment Game Features

Mar 31, 1997 - ESS Technology's Latest Video Chip Includes Video CD Player and Internet Access In Single Chip Solution

Mar 24, 1997 - ESS Technology Announces Design Wins For New ES3210 Video CD Chip

Feb 25, 1997 - ESS TECHNOLOGY Wins Two $15 Million Orders For Video CD MPEG-1 Chips

Feb 21, 1997 - ESS Technology Receives $24 Million Video CD MPEG-1 Chip Order From Sun Star

Feb 14, 1997 - Herbert Martin Steps Down as ESS President; Robert Blair Appointed Executive Vice President, Operations

Jan 23, 1997 - ESS Technology Video CD MPEG Shipments Pass One Million Units Mark

Jan 16, 1997 - ESS Technology Lands Four Design Wins For New Fax/Modem Chipset


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