Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
OLED to Become Leading Smartphone Display Technology
Softbank's Pepper Robot Now Available In Taiwa
Samsung Wireless Charging Pads Support Charging Of Multiple Devices At once
Apple's Car project To Be Led By Veteran Bob Mansfield
Twitter Live Streaming To Include MLB Games, NHL Games and Nightly Highlights Program
iPhone 7 Rumored To Launch September 16th
Viber Now Available On All Windows 10 Devices
Verizon Buys Yahoo's Core Business For $4.83 billion
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Optical Storage > NEC to ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, July 15, 2008
NEC to Double Blu-ray Chip Sales in Two years


NEC has begun sample shipments of its new EMMA 3PF SoC for Blu-ray Disc players and expects to double sales of its Blu-ray products in the next two years.

The new EMMA 3PF integrates both the Analog and the Digital signal processors on a single chip. This allowed NEC to offer a chip 50% smaller than its predecessor, while it consumes less power. Its compact design is expected to contribute to an overall cost reduction for the upcoming Blu-ray players.

Analogue processors mainly control the optical pickup unit of a device while the DSP is responsible for functions such data modulation and demodulation as well as error correction.

The EMMA 3P integrates functions to playback HD video and audio as well as to display still images and graphics storedon on Blu-ray Discs. It also supports dual-screen playback of video data in the H.264/AVC, VC-1 and MPEG2/1 formats. Playback of audio data in the Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD formats is available. The SoC is planned to support DivX in the future. EMMA3PF also supports the latest BD-ROM Profile 2.0 specifications.

The SoC's processing performance surpasses the 1100MIPS, NEC Electronics said. In addition, it features a built-in accelerator for graphics processing.

Its peripheral features include an HDMI interface, Ethernet and USB 2.0 controllers and Serial ATA.

NEC Electronics competes with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co, Broadcom Corp and Sigma Designs in the chip market for Blu-ray devices. The company aims to take over half the global Blu-ray chip market by March 2011 from an expected 40 percent at the end of March 2009.

By pushing the world's first chips that pack on a single sliver of silicon signal processors and memory to control graphics, audio and other functions, the NEC unit aims to raise sales of its Blu-ray products to 40 billion yen ($378 million) in the year ending March 2011, executives said.

But price competition remains stiff as client makers of high-definition DVD players race to cut costs and develop the first players to sell for under $200.

In Blu-ray drives, NEC Electronics held a 60 percent share of the global market in the year ended March and competes against Matsushita and Renesas, a joint chip venture between Hitachi Ltd and Mitsubishi Electric Corp .


Previous
Next
OCZ Unveils Intel Centrino 2 and Intel Core2 Extreme mobile processor Laptop Solution        All News        Elpida Develops 2Gbps DDR3 SDRAM
New Plextor PX-820 Series of 20x DVD Drive Launched     Optical Storage News      IBM Introduces One Terabyte Storage Tape Drive

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Panasonic DMP-UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Launches In Sepember For $699
NEC Uses Artificial Intelligence to Automatically Detect Unknown Cyber-attacks
Samsung 4K Blu-ray Player Gets UHD Alliance Certification
Hyundai Motor and Cisco To Cooperate On Connected Cars
UHDA Launches ULTRA HD PREMIUM Logo and Certification Licensing for Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Players
Samsung Adds Intelligence And Connectivity To Your Car With Samsung Connect Auto
Open Connectivity Foundation Established To Promote Interoperability Of IoT Devices
Warner Bros. To Release First Ultra HD Blu-ray Titles
Samsung to Unveil Dolby Atmos Soundbar, 4K Blu-ray Player At CES 2016
Memory-Tech Ready To Start Mass Production Of UHD Blu-ray Disc
Sony Unveils First 4K Ultra HD Discs
CyberLink Joins Ultra HD Blu-Ray Development Group

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .