"...Taiwan's Acer Labs is working on processor, chipset and software combo that will allow DVD players to run PC and Sony PlayStation games. Acer's new chip is a Risc processor, designed in partnership with an unnamed developer, and is slated to operate at around 300MHz. It will power an Acer-developed embedded OS which will host game emulation code, also created by Acer.
Sony, of course, is well known to be opposed to PlayStation emulation - witness the legal assaults it has ranged against emulator developers Bleem! and Connectix - and unless Acer has pulled off some kind of licensing deal, expect the Japanese giant to take a very close interest in the announcement..."