NEC Electronics Corp plans in 2005 to increase shipments of system chips for DVD recorders to 2.3 times the number shipped in 2003.
System chips for DVD recorders are comprised of chips for handling analog signal processing such as laser output control and chips for processing data read from the disc. The company shipped 16 million units in 2003, a figure it aims to boost to 24 million this year and 36 million in 2005.
In November, it will begin shipping a chipset comprising two chips -- an analog signal processor and a combination data processing unit and error correction microcontroller. In fiscal 2005, it aims to release the world's first product for sixteen-speed writing in any of the three recordable DVD formats.
As of 2003, the company has a global market share of 42%. By introducing cutting-edge products in rapid succession, it aims to solidify its status as the industry front-runner.