Microsoft and Onkyo have signed a broad patent cross-licensing agreement "that will enable significant technological innovation" in home entertainment.
Although the contents of the agreement (including the
specific financial terms) are confidential, the parties
indicated that Onkyo will provide compensation to
The intellectual property (IP) collaboration between
Microsoft and Onkyo (which recently acquired Japan-based
PC manufacturer Sotec Co. Ltd.) will contribute to the
production of hardware and software technology.
Consequently, this will further promote seamless
integration in consumer audiovisual (A/V) electronics,
personal computing, and home theater custom installation
Onkyo has also entered into the Microsoft Windows Rally
program. The Windows Rally provides Onkyo with access to
Microsoft technology, streamlined licensing, and
technical guidance security-enhanced connectivity
between devices and PCs.