LSI Logic Corporation today announced that it has joined the DVD+RW Alliance as a member of the DPPG* group, to help promote the DVD+RW format. The DVD+RW Alliance is a voluntary group of industry-leading consumer electronics, optical storage and personal computing manufacturers, seeking to develop and promote a universally compatible, rewritable DVD format to enable true convergence between personal computing and consumer electronics products. LSI Logic products supporting DVD+RW were demonstrated last week at the company's booth at CES 2003.
"In joining the DVD+RW Alliance, we will be working with other industry leaders to contribute to the goal of rapidly bringing the benefits of recordable DVD technology to consumers in an easy-to-use format," said Timothy Vehling, senior marketing director, Home Media Products at LSI Logic. "Support for the DVD+RW format by the LSI Logic DMN-8600 DVD recorder system processor is made easy by the flexibility of our DoMiNo architecture. This is another way that we're supporting the convergence of consumer devices in the networked digital home."
LSI Logic joined the Alliance for some of the key benefits the DVD+RW format provides consumers and its OEM customers, including:
- Simplicity: DVD+RW is a format for both PC data storage as well as consumer DVD video recording.
- Compatibility: The DVD+RW/+R discs recorded can be played in most existing DVD-ROM drives and DVD video players.
- Creativity: The DVD+RW format has a wide industry support of independent software vendors and consumer electronics, PC and media manufacturers, enabling easy home video creation and archiving with all the accessibility, quality and longevity benefits of DVD.
The executive members of the DVD+RW Alliance include Dell, Hewlett-Packard Company, MCC/Verbatim, Philips Electronics, Ricoh Company Ltd., Sony Corporation, Thomson Multimedia and Yamaha Corporation.
Announced in January 2002, the DiMeNsion-8600 (DMN-8600) is the industry's first single-chip DVD recorder system processor. Based on the LSI Logic DoMiNo multi-stream, multi-format AV system codec architecture, the DMN-8600 supports all DVD recording and playback formats and enables feature-rich DVD recorder solutions, while significantly reducing system-level costs and design complexity for consumer electronics manufacturers.