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Pixelworks Completes Acquisition of ViXS Systems


SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 02, 2017 – 

Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PXLW), a leading provider of visual processing solutions, and Toronto-based ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer in media processing, encoding and transcoding solutions, today announced that Pixelworks has completed its acquisition of ViXS by way of a Canadian plan of arrangement (the "Transaction").

The Transaction, which was initially announced on May 18, 2017, was approved by ViXS shareholders at the ViXS 2017 Annual and Special Meeting of shareholders held on July 27, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. Under the terms of the Transaction, Pixelworks acquired all of the outstanding common shares of ViXS in an all stock transaction, and ViXS shareholders received 0.04836 a share of Pixelworks' common stock for each share of ViXS, resulting in the issuance of approximately 3.7 million shares of Pixelworks common stock, valued at approximately US$17.7 million. The exchange ratio is equivalent to consideration of US$0.23 per ViXS common share, based on the closing price of Pixelworks on August 1, 2017.

As a result of the completion of the Transaction, it is expected that the ViXS shares will be delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange in the coming days. ViXS will also be applying to the relevant securities regulatory authorities in Canada to cease to be a reporting issuer for the purposes of securities legislation.

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