Pixelworks Inc  (PXLW)
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Price: $2.8100 $0.16 6.038%
Day's High: $2.83 Week Perf: -0.71 %
Day's Low: $ 2.61 30 Day Perf: 58.76 %
Volume (M): 632 52 Wk High: $ 2.98
Volume (M$): $ 1,776 52 Wk Avg: $1.51
Open: $2.65 52 Wk Low: $1.01

 Market Capitalization (Millions $) 159
 Shares Outstanding (Millions) 56
 Employees 215
 Revenues (TTM) (Millions $) 56
 Net Income (TTM) (Millions $) -25
 Cash Flow (TTM) (Millions $) -7
 Capital Exp. (TTM) (Millions $) 4

Pixelworks Inc

Pixelworks designs, develops and markets visual display processing semiconductors, intellectual property cores, software and custom application specific integrated circuits ("ASIC") solutions for high-quality energy efficient video applications. In addition, we offer a suite of solutions for advanced media processing and the efficient delivery and streaming of video.
We enable worldwide manufacturers to offer leading-edge consumer electronics and professional display products, as well as video delivery and streaming solutions for content service providers. Our core visual display processing technology intelligently processes digital images and video from a variety of sources and optimizes the content for a superior viewing experience. Pixelworks’ video coding technology reduces storage requirements, significantly reduces bandwidth constraint issues and converts content between multiple formats to enable seamless delivery of video, including over-the-air (OTA) streaming, while also maintaining end-to-end content security.

The rapid growth in video-capable consumer devices, especially mobile, has increased the demand for visual display processing and video delivery technology in recent years. Our technologies can be applied to a wide range of devices from large-screen projectors to low-power mobile tablets, smartphones, high-quality video infrastructure equipment and streaming devices. Our products are architected and optimized for power, cost, bandwidth, and overall system performance, according to the requirements of the specific application. Our primary target markets include digital projection systems, tablets, smartphones, and OTA streaming devices.

High-Resolution Displays
Display technologies have recently begun to transition from an era of higher resolutions, response times and frame rates, with lower power and thinner form factors, to one focused on higher contrast and more colors.
In mobile devices, Apple Inc. has brought wide color gamut to many of their devices including the iPhone, iPad Pro, MacBook Pro and iMac. These devices deliver the same color gamut used in digital cinema theatres ("DCI-P3"). Meanwhile, television ("TV") manufacturers including Samsung, Sony and LG are bringing high contrast, high brightness (High Dynamic Range or "HDR") TVs based on OLED and local-dimming LCD panels to the living room. Furthermore, premium smartphones and some tablets from Apple, Samsung, Sony, LG and Huawei now include HDR as a standard feature.
Hardware improvements in color and contrast are of little value without content that can take advantage of them. In fact, a significant gap now exists between the vast majority of video content available to consumers, and these emerging display devices.

Contrast and Brightness: Almost all movies available to consumers today use the "Rec.709" ITU standard format. This format defines brightness levels up to around 100 "nits" (a standard measure of brightness), whereas HDR TVs are five to ten times brighter (from 540 nits upwards). Most mobile devices support over 400 nits and sometimes over 600 nits.

Color Gamut: DCI-P3 has a 25% larger color gamut than Rec.709.

Frame Rate: Most movies are available in 24 or 25 frames per second, a rate at which the human eye still perceives judder, but cannot identify individual still images or frames and sees a video instead. Mobile devices on the other hand have displays that run at 60 frames per second, and TVs commonly display 120 frames per second - frame rates at which the eye perceives smooth motion. In addition to the display frame rate discrepancy, the transmission rates vary based on various factors such as available bandwidth. Standard frame rate conversion requires the original content frames being repeated or dropped in order to match the frame rate of the display. This causes the video to appear to judder. Judder is a common problem in video systems and occurs when there is a sudden jump or discontinuity in motion from one frame of a motion video sequence to the next. This can be caused by content being created at a frame rate per second that is too low, or the original content frames are being repeated or dropped in order to match either a transmission standard or the playback frame rate of the display.

Resolution: Finally, TVs have achieved 4k resolutions (3840x2160) and mobile devices commonly achieve 2560x1440, and while some content is available in 4k resolution, most movies are only available in FHD or HD resolutions (typically 1920x1080 and 1280x720 respectively).
This gap between display capabilities and available content brings significant challenges to video display device manufacturers. Sophisticated video processing is required to accurately reproduce the intended video on today’s displays.
For example, Sony adds their proprietary "4K HDR Processor X1™" to their latest TV sets and Samsung adds their "mDNIe™" video processors to their mobile phones.

Content formats are evolving to take advantage of these display improvements. For example, Dolby introduced the “Dolby Vision™” format for movies and devices, in order to allow consumers to realize the benefits of HDR and wide color gamut. The industry standards body Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers, released a format specification known as "HDR10" that similarly bridges the gap in contrast and color between content and devices. The Ultra-HD Blu-ray disk format and streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Video now support 4k HDR, aided by improved compression standards such as H.265.
Managing many content formats across a rapidly evolving range of displays is a significant and growing challenge. Older content tends to not get upgraded to the newer formats, yet consumers expect all content to display correctly. As the number of content formats grows, the technology of video processing becomes increasingly complex.

Bridging the gap in color, contrast and resolution, while delivering the intent of the content creator, requires sophisticated algorithms and hardware circuits. However, frame-rate and motion incompatibilities require a significantly higher level of processing and more sophisticated algorithms in order to avoid creating new problems. Most TVs today include frame-rate conversion chips, but many reviewers complain about artifacts such as halos, breakup in the image and the so-called "soap opera effect". Unfortunately, without frame-rate conversion the video can appear to have judder and blur at levels that have increased substantially as a result of the improvements in contrast, color and detail.

In addition to judder, high-resolution displays suffer from softness and smearing in motion sequences called motion blur. There are numerous causes of motion blur. The materials used in constructing pixels on the display take a finite amount of time to transition from one state to another. If this time is too long, the image does not update swiftly and motion sequences seem to smear or blur. For example, Hollywood movies, TV shows and other premium content are usually authored at 24 frames per second or 24Hz. At this frame rate, the brain can easily notice the transition from one frame to the next. As the brain and eyes track objects in motion, they have to jump in discrete steps due to the low frame rate. This stop-start motion is perceived by the brain as motion blur, reducing the visible clarity and fidelity of objects in motion. Additionally, when a motion sequence is played on a digital display device, the new updated frame is drawn over the top of the still visible previous frame. This "hold" effect is perceived by the brain as blur.

Judder and motion blur artifacts are more noticeable on high contrast, wider gamut displays, regardless of screen size (for example, a 5-inch smartphone screen viewed from ten inches away appears to be the same size as a 60-inch large screen TV viewed from ten feet away). Pixelworks advanced video display processing provides original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") with solutions that avoid or minimize these artifacts and help realize the potential of their investment in high-resolution displays. We believe the most effective method for removing both judder and reducing blur is motion estimation/motion compensation ("MEMC") technology. This technology is based on complex mathematical algorithms that insert additional, interpolated frames to create a new, faster sequence of frames that has smooth, continuous motion. This technique works for virtually all types of panel technology.

   Company Address: 16760 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd., Ste. 101 Portland 97224 OR
   Company Phone Number: 601-4545   Stock Exchange / Ticker: NASDAQ PXLW
   PXLW is expected to report next financial results on March 07, 2024.

Customers Net Income grew by PXLW's Customers Net Profit Margin grew to

30.26 %

592.92 %

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Struggling Semiconductor Giant, Pixelworks Inc, Faces Revenue Depreciation in July-September 2023

Pixelworks Inc, a leading semiconductor company, experienced some setbacks in the July to September 30, 2023 fiscal period. Diminishing revenue, increased losses, and a build-up in inventories have posed challenges for the company. However, recent market trends and promising developments indicate that Pixelworks Inc has the potential to rebound and create significant value for shareholders.
Revenue Decline and Losses:
During the mentioned fiscal period, Pixelworks Inc witnessed a drop in revenue of -8.66%, resulting in total revenue of $16.03 million. This decline was primarily attributed to lower orders and unfavorable market conditions. Furthermore, the company reported a loss per share of $-0.12, a larger loss compared to the previous reporting period.

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Pixelworks Inc Faces Bleak Future as Weak Business Performance Triggers Increased Losses and Revenue Plunge

As a stock market journalist, I have analyzed the financial results of Pixelworks Inc for the most recent fiscal period. Unfortunately, the company's weak business performance has led to an increase in losses. Pixelworks Inc's net deficit per share has advanced to $-0.11 from $-0.09, indicating a worsening financial situation. This is concerning for shareholders and potential investors.
One major contributing factor to the company's losses is a significant drop in revenue. Compared to a year ago, Pixelworks Inc experienced a revenue decrease of -28.687%, falling to $13.61 million from $19.08 million. This is a substantial decline that raises concerns about the company's ability to generate revenue and maintain profitability.

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Revitalized: Pixelworks Inc Reveals Dramatic Revenue Decline in Q1 2023 Financial Results Financial Setback: Pixelworks Inc Witnessed Major Revenue Crumble in Q1 20233) Bleak Outlook for Pixelworks Inc as Q1 2023 Revenue Takes a Hit

In the latest financial results for Pixelworks Inc, the company reported an increase in its shortfall per share for the fiscal time-frame closing March 31, 2023. The shortfall per share rose to $-0.17, compared to $-0.09 from the previous year. Additionally, the revenue for the company decreased by -40.065% to $9.97 million from the same reporting period a year ago.
The fiscal year closing March 31, 2023, saw the net shortfall for Pixelworks Inc, significantly jump to $-9.734 million from $-4.122 million a year prior. The report also revealed that the revenue per employee declined to $295,274 on a trailing twelve-month basis, indicating a difficult time for the company.


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