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Beko Elektronik A.S. to Show MHP Demonstration at IFA

First Result of Collaboration With Zentek

TOKYO, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the recently announced collaboration with Zentek Technology Group, Beko Elektronik is pleased to announce it will be showing a Multimedia Home Platform (MHP) demonstration at the IFA show in Berlin, 2nd to 7th September 2005. This is the first result of the collaboration between the two companies, and Beko Elektronik expects significant interest at the show.

The initial, fully integrated platform consists of an NEC Electronics EMMArchitecture2LL (EMMA2LL) processor (product number micronPD6111x) running Nucleus Plus, the Skelmir VM, and Zentek MediaStack MHP middleware.

"In addition to promoting our existing, extensive range of products and solutions for the TV and set-top box (STB) markets, IFA will be an ideal opportunity to present our MHP developments and capabilities to our existing customers, and engage with new customers looking for solutions in the MHP arena," said Mr. Erem Demircan, Vice President of Marketing-Sales for Beko Elektronik.

"Since engaging with Beko Elektronik, our respective engineering teams in Zentek's San Mateo, California facility and Beko Elektronik's Izmir, Turkey location, have been working closely together," said Mr. Shozo Ohtani, President of Zentek. "With additional support of Skelmir in Boston we have, in a relatively short period of time, been able to develop the integrated demonstration that will be on shown at IFA. This activity forms the foundation platform for Beko Elektronik to take customer engagements forward to future product releases."

Beko Elektronik will be showing the demonstration in their booth at IFA - Hall 10.2/101. The demonstration can also bee seen at IBC, 9th to 13th September 2005 in the NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH booth - 1.230.

About Beko Elektronik General Information

Beko Elektronik is owned by the Koc Group, which has consolidated sales of over $16.6 billion and is one of the largest conglomerates in Turkey.

Beko Elektronik, a leader in the Turkish Consumer Electronics industry, manufactures CRT, LCD, and Plasma televisions, set top boxes, cash registers, satellite receivers, and personal computers at its production facilities in Istanbul, Turkey. Beko Elektronik also markets and services audio sets, video recorders, DVD recorders and other consumer electronic products.

In addition to the 3,500 people employed in product development, sales, production and other areas at its headquarters in Istanbul, Beko Elektronik also conducts research and development activities in its other facilities located in Izmir, Turkey, and Nuernberg, Germany.

Beko Elektronik also has a Pan European sales organization, with employees located in England, France, Germany and Spain.

Beko Elektronik manufactures products for more than 80 countries and 114 brands with over 3,500 active product configurations. Of these products, about 85% are exported to the European Union. Beko Elektronik is ranked as Europe's second largest television manufacturer.

About Zentek Technology Group

Zentek develops software and provides engineering services for the digital consumer electronics market with a focus on two areas: digital television and mobile digital devices. Zentek Technology Group's U.S. headquarters is in San Mateo, Calif. The company was founded in 1997 and is a subsidiary of Zentek Technology Japan, Inc. with shares traded on the Hercules exchange, code 4296. The company also has offices in Tokyo and Osaka in Japan, and in Singapore. Further information can be found at http://www.zentek.com/index_e.html .

Zentek Technology Group

CONTACT: Graham Nice, VP Business Development EMEA of Zentek Technology
Group, +44 1494 868021, or graham@zentek.com

Web site: http://www.zentek.com/

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