Unassociated Document

Washington, D.C. 20549 
Solicitation/Recommendation Statement under Section 14(d)(4) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Genesis Microchip Inc.
(Name of Subject Company)
Genesis Microchip Inc.
(Name of Person(s) Filing Statement)
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)

  Elias Antoun
President and Chief Executive Officer
Genesis Microchip Inc.
2525 Augustine Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 919-8400
(Name, address and telephone number of person
authorized to receive notices and communications on
behalf of the person(s) filing statement)

With copies to:

Bradley L. Finkelstein, Esq.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Professional Corporation
Professional Corporation
1301 Avenue of the Americas, 40th Floor
650 Page Mill Road
New York, New York 10019
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(212) 999-5800
(650) 493-6811
x  Check the box if the filing relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of a tender offer.


STMicroelectronics to Acquire
Genesis Microchip:
A Leading Supplier of Display Image Processors
Important Information
            The tender offer described herein has not commenced.  This announcement and the
description contained herein are provided for informational purposes only and are
neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities of
Genesis Microchip Inc.  Any offers to purchase or solicitations of offers to sell will be
made only pursuant to the Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO (including the
offer to purchase, the letter of transmittal and other documents relating to the tender
offer) which will be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)
by Sophia Acquisition Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics.  In
addition, Genesis Microchip Inc. will file with the SEC a Solicitation/Recommendation
Statement on Schedule 14D-9 with respect to the Tender Offer.  Genesis Microchip’s
shareholders are advised to read these documents and any other documents relating
to the tender offer that are filed with the SEC carefully and in their entirety because
they contain important information.  
            Genesis Microchip Inc.’s shareholders may obtain copies of these documents (when
they become available) for free at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or from
STMicroelectronics Investor Relations Department, 780 Third Ave, 9th Floor, New
York, NY 10017.
Highlights of the Transaction
Genesis Overview
STMicroelectronics to Acquire Genesis Microchip
Genesis is a leading global supplier of Display Image Processors
with annual sales of approximately $200 MM
All-cash offer of $8.65 per share implying a total equity value of
approximately $336 MM
Premium of  60% to Geneva’s closing stock price on December 10, 2007
and 26% to the proceeding 60 day average stock price
As of September 30, 2007, Geneva had a net cash position of $183 million
Achieves ST’s strategy to become a leader in DTV, the fastest
growth market segment in consumer semiconductors
Synergies from sales leverage, scale, cost savings and best in
class R&D capabilities
Acquisition expected to close in Q1 2008
Strategic Rationale
Combining two leading technologies (image quality and image
coding) enables ST to be at the forefront of the integration and
convergence trends that are reshaping the marketplace
Natural strategic fit and combination of complementary
ST is a leader in digital consumer technologies, with a strong position in
set-top box compression and decompression technologies and “front
end” processing technologies in digital TV
Genesis is a leader in “back-end” image processing, video quality and
digital interconnect technologies
Combined company will be able to offer best-in-class integrated
DTV processing solutions that our customers are increasingly
ST to expand technology capability in digital multimedia applications
Goals for Acquisition
Deliver best in class image quality in all integrated DTV solutions
Leverage both companies’ expertise and engineering talent
Ensure expanded market presence-both current and future
generation DTV solutions
Exploit technology leadership: video processing chain 1080p120Hz
Look for techno proven on field at lower resolution (768p120 & scaler 1080p60)
Recognized as a reference on the market
Fast execution capability at platform level
One chip MPEG2/4 with MCTi 10 bit design win
Competitive product cost (65-45 nm, limited IP licenses…)
Accelerate the penetration of DisplayPort, an innovative
technology for display interconnect, into the consumer electronics
market by leveraging ST’s leading position in the set-top box market
ST to strengthen its leadership position in the DTV market
Genesis Microchip Company Highlights
Founded as a Canadian company in 1987, headquartered in
Santa Clara, California. A fabless company with 650 employees-
of which over half are R&D personnel
NASDAQ listed company (“GNSS”) with a market capitalization
of approx $200 MM, LTM revenues of $191 MM, net cash
position of $183 MM
Design centers in Santa Clara, Toronto, Bangalore and Taipei
210 US and foreign patents
Leader in display image and video processors in flat-panel TV’s
LCD monitors and the primary driver of DisplayPort digital
interconnect standards
Key customers include LG, Toshiba, Samsung and Dell
Leader in Image Quality and Video Processing IP
Acquiring a “back-end” image processing company is of strategic importance and offers
significant benefits to DTV roll-out
Comprehensive Product Portfolio
LCD Monitor Controllers
Flat Panel TV Controllers
Digital TV Controllers
DisplayPort digital interconnect IC’s
Tier One Customers for one chip DTV in 08-09
Strong platform and system knowledge for flat panel displays
Proven Leadership in customer support
Strong management team
Excellent knowledge of the DTV market
Depth of R&D capabilities
Shared vision with ST on future requirements of DTV product offerings
Genesis Attributes
The company’s major customers include LG Electronics,
Toshiba, Samsung and Dell
Top five customers accounted for 52% of the total revenues for
fiscal year 2007
Blue Chip Customer Base
Source   Company information, broker research
Flat Panel Computer Monitors
Television & Video
Source   Company information, broker research
Expected Timetable
Expected Date
December 11, 2007
December 18, 2007
December 20, 2007
Q1 2008
Filing of tender offer
HSR filing and review
Closure of tender offer

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assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those in such statements due to,
among other factors:
future developments of the world semiconductor market, in particular the future demand for semiconductor products in the key application markets and from key customers served by
STMicroelectronics’s products;  pricing pressures, losses or curtailments of purchases from key customers all of which are highly variable and difficult to predict; the financial impact
of obsolete or excess inventories if actual demand differs from STMicroelectronics’s anticipations;  the impact of intellectual property claims by STMicroelectronics’s competitors or
other third parties, and STMicroelectronics’s ability to obtain required licenses on reasonable terms and conditions; changes in the exchange rates between the US dollar and the Euro,
and the currencies of the other major countries in which STMicroelectronics has operating infrastructure; STMicroelectronics’s ability to manage in an intensely competitive and
cyclical industry, where a high percentage of its costs are fixed and difficult to reduce in the short term, including its ability to adequately utilize and operate its manufacturing facilities
at sufficient levels to cover fixed operating costs; STMicroelectronics’s ability to close, as currently planned and scheduled, its agreement with Intel and Francisco Partners concerning
the creation of a new independent Flash memory company to be named “Numonyx” if the financial, business or other conditions to Closing as contractually provided are not met; and
the estimated loss of $857 million posted so far, in relation to its Flash memory business, may materially change at Closing as a result of developments in the Flash memory business;
STMicroelectronics’s ability in an intensively competitive environment, to secure customer acceptance and to achieve its pricing expectations for high-volume supplies of new
products in whose development STMicroelectronics has been, or is currently, investing; the attainment of anticipated benefits of research and development alliances and cooperative
activities, as well as the uncertainties concerning the modalities, conditions and financial impact beyond 2007 of future R&D activities in Crolles2; the ability of STMicroelectronics’s
suppliers to meet its demands for supplies and materials and to offer competitive pricing;  significant differences in the gross margins STMicroelectronics achieves compared to
expectations, based on changes in revenue levels, product mix and pricing, capacity utilization, variations in inventory valuation, excess or obsolete inventory, manufacturing yields,
changes in unit costs, impairments of long-lived assets (including manufacturing, assembly/test and intangible assets) and the timing and execution of STMicroelectronics’s
manufacturing investment plans and associated costs, including start-up costs; changes in the economic, social or political environment, including military conflict and/or terrorist
activities, as well as natural events such as severe weather, health risks, epidemics or earthquakes in the countries in which STMicroelectronics, its key customers and its suppliers,
operate; changes in STMicroelectronics’s overall tax position as a result of changes in tax laws or the outcome of tax audits, and its ability to accurately estimate tax credits, benefits,
deductions and provisions and to realize deferred tax assets;  the outcome of litigation; the results of actions by STMicroelectronics’s competitors, including new product offerings
and its ability to react thereto. the timing and completion of an all cash tender offer for the outstanding shares of Genesis, the ability to complete the tender offer and subsequent
merger on the terms contemplated, and the anticipated impact of the acquisition on STMicroelectronics’s operations and financial results.
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risk factors STMicroelectronics faces are set forth and are discussed in more detail in “Item 3. Key Information—Risk Factors” included in STMicroelectronics’s Annual Report on Form
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prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this release as anticipated, believed or expected. STMicroelectronics does not intend, and does not assume
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Unfavorable changes in the above or other factors listed under “Risk Factors” from time to time in STMicroelectronics’s SEC filings, including its Form 20-F, could have a material
adverse effect on STMicroelectronics’s results of operations or financial condition.
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