Open main menu

ViXS Systems was a global fabless semiconductor company founded by Sally J. Daub, Hugh Chow and Indra Laksono in 2001, and based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The company specialized in advanced video processing technologies for Consumer Electronics, Pay TV, Infrastructure and Managed IP markets. They were a member-contributor of the Multimedia over Coax Alliance. In 2017, they were acquired by Pixelworks for $20 million.[3]

ViXS Systems Inc.
Traded asTSX: VXS
FateAcquired by Pixelworks
Defunct2017 (2017)
Key people
RevenueDecrease $26.286 million (2015)[2]
Increase -$11.634 million (2015)[2]
Total assetsDecrease $26.576 million(2015)[2]
Number of employees

Product DevelopmentsEdit

ViXS HQ in Toronto

ViXS hardware can be found in consumer electronics including Ethernet over coax, Pay TV products, Set-top box , streaming boxes, Ultra HD TVs, SCSA devices, Ultra HD Blu-ray, and headless/headed gateways as provided to OEMs and ODMs. Customers include Sharp Corporation, Slingbox, Toshiba, Cisco and Panasonic.

The company has also developed video codecs with capabilities for processing, managing, protecting and distributing broadcast-quality video.

To date, ViXS has issued and filed over 516 patents and shipped over 33 million chips.[4]

Product FamiliesEdit

Product Year Features
XCode 6800 2015 Ultra HD HEVC SoC With High Dynamic Range and 12-Bit Colour, with dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 application processor
XCode 6400 2013 Ultra HD HEVC 10-Bit Colour 60p SoC with Multi-Stream Transcoding (first SoC to process Ultra HD video with HEVC and 10 bit color), with dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 application processor
XCode 5000 High performance four-channel HD to HD Transcoder SoC
XCode 4 Media processor with the ability to enable multiple multimedia processing tasks simultaneously.
XCodePro 200 / 300 Enables broadcast, professional & infrastructure OEMs to develop encoder / transcoder products.
XConnex Home and Multi-Dweling Unit (MDU) networking and communication products.
XCode 3000 Series 2007[5]
  • H.264/MPEG-2 transcoding as well as MPEG-4 transcoding, decoding and encoding
  • Implemented in PVR TV, PC boards, Network Attached Storage (NAS), remote TV and used for storage maximization in STB, BD, DVD-R and HD-DVD
  • Multiple interface capabilities including USB, Ethernet and SATA
XCode 2100 Series 2004
  • MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 encoding and transcoding
  • Capable of performing video compression, re-formatting, encryption and secure transfer of digital and analog video
  • Used in products created by Hitachi, HP, Sony, Gateway, and others
  • Maintains high-quality video at low bitrates


ViXS was headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with offices in Europe, Asia and North America.


  1. ^ "ViXS Systems Appoints Semiconductor Executive Sohail Khan as President and Chief Executive Officer". ViXS Systems Inc.
  2. ^ a b c "ViXS Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Fiscal 2016 Results". ViXS Systems. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "BRIEF-Pixelworks to acquire Vixs systems". Reuters. 2017-05-18. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  4. ^ "Investor Relations". ViXS Systems Inc. Retrieved 2015-10-29.
  5. ^ ViXS press release on

External linksEdit