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Pixelworks Streamlines Organization Following Recent Acquisition of ViXS Systems

Positioned to Capitalize on Significant Synergies with Increased Focus on OTA Market

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 14, 2017-- Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PXLW), a leading provider of visual processing solutions, today announced actions to streamline the organization as part of planned integration efforts following the Company’s acquisition of ViXS Systems Inc. (“ViXS”) in August. The restructuring eliminates redundant and non-strategic expenses, which include an approximate 15% reduction in total workforce in the areas of development, operations, sales and administration. Pixelworks expects to realize approximately $4.0 million of annualized compensation expense savings, beginning in the fourth quarter of 2017, in addition to achieving other significant revenue and operational synergies as result of combining the two companies.

Todd Debonis, Pixelworks’ president and CEO, commented, “This realignment further streamlines the organization, reflecting continued execution on our ViXS integration plan and increased focus on the rapidly emerging OTA market. In addition to these initial cost savings, we also expect to achieve significant revenue and operational synergies by leveraging the sales channels, product development and customers of the combined company. Today’s announced actions appropriately align Pixelworks’ operating expenses and strategic initiatives, as we aggressively pursue our near- to intermediate-term growth and profitability objectives. The integration process is expected to be completed by year-end, which we believe will result in further cost benefits, and we remain fully committed to the transaction being accretive in 2018.”

The Company expects to incur total charges of approximately $2 million related to employee severance and benefits, which will largely be recognized in the third quarter of 2017. The organizational changes and any associated severance charges are anticipated to be substantially completed by the end of Pixelworks’ fourth quarter ending December 31, 2017.

About Pixelworks, Inc.

Pixelworks creates, develops and markets high efficiency visual display processing and advanced video delivery solutions for the highest quality display and streaming applications. The Company enables worldwide manufacturers to provide leading edge consumer electronics and professional displays, as well as video delivery and streaming solutions. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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The forward-looking statements contained in this release speak as of the date of this release, and Pixelworks does not undertake any obligation to update any such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Source: Pixelworks, Inc.

Company Contact:
Pixelworks, Inc.
Steven Moore, +1-408-200-9221
Investor Contact:
Shelton Group
Brett L Perry, +1-214-272-0070