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Visual processing technology developer Pixelworks Inc. recently announced signed its first major Hollywood studio licensing deal for its TrueCut motion grading platform, according to a Roth MKM research note.

In a January 30 research note, Roth MKM analyst Suji Desilva reiterated a Buy rating on visual processing technology developer Pixelworks Inc. (PXLW:NASDAQ) with a new US$3 price target. The company recently signed its first major Hollywood studio licensing deal for its TrueCut motion grading platform, representing a high-margin recurring revenue opportunity.

Pixelworks announced that Walt Disney Studios has adopted TrueCut motion grading on a multi-year basis. The technology will be applied to select movie titles and home entertainment devices to preserve the creative intent across formats. A Disney executive highlighted TrueCut's ability to give filmmakers more creative flexibility.

The analyst sees the Disney agreement as a breakthrough for TrueCut, making it more likely other major studios follow suit. As a software platform, TrueCut will generate high-margin licensing and potential per-device royalty revenues. This starts to diversify Pixelworks away from its reliance on the mobile processor business.

"We believe TrueCut wins represent a high-margin licensing/royalty opportunity for the company, as well as an incremental diversifying revenue stream versus the company’s core mobile device traction. We raise our price target from US$2 to US$3 and maintain our Buy rating," Desilva said. 

Their new US$3 price target implies over 100% upside for the stock currently trading around US$1.50.

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