Sunday, May 24, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Daimler and Qualcomm To Collborate On Connected Car Technologies
Microsoft, Salesforce Talks Stall On Pricing: report
Apple Posts Photo Of New iPhone
New ASRock Rack Motherboard Has 24 DDR4 Slots
BlackBerry Cuts Jobs Worldwide
Upcoming Video Cards Form AMD and Nvidia Appear Online
YouTube's Music Key Service Pushed Back For September 2015
Factory Resetting Your Android Phone Does Not Delete Everything
Active Discussions
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Philips...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, December 05, 2003
Philips, Sigma Designs produce DVD recorder MPEG chips at SSMC, UMC


Philips Semiconductors has started pilot runs of its next-generation integrated MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 chips used in DVD recorders at Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Company (SSMC), a joint venture between Philips and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), as DigiTimes.com reports.

Philips’s integrated MPEG-4 chip, which combines the functions of a decoder and encoder, will be manufactured with a 0.13-micron process, with volume production scheduled to start in early 2004, according to sources.

Meanwhile, Sigma Designs, a US-based optical chip supplier, has started volume production of integrated MPEG-4 chips based on a 0.18-micron process at United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC). Sigma Designs shifted its MPEG orders from TSMC to UMC in the second half of this year, and its current monthly starts at the UMC are at about 2,000 wafers, according to sources.

Other major players, including LSI Logic, ESS Technology and Cirrus Logic, have also reportedly started pilot runs of their DVD recorder-use MPEG chips at either TSMC or UMC. According to sources at the international companies, both TSMC and UMC are offering 0.18-micron and below processes for integrated MPEG-2 chip production, while the MPEG-4 manufacturing will mainly use 0.13-micron processes.

ESS, which has been producing servo chips at TSMC, has recently added UMC as a supplier for the chips, sources added.

Most DVD recorder-use MPEG chip suppliers, including Philips and LSI, still produce a majority of the chips at their own fabs, but have accelerated outsourcing to the two Taiwanese foundries under price pressure, sources said.

Although international companies have dominated the MPEG chip market, major Taiwanese IC design houses are expected to join the competition in the second half of next year, which is expected to further intensify the price war.

Rising demand is expected to be another driver for the outsourcing. With DVD recorder sales growing rapidly, the optical chip companies are expected to enjoy rising orders and will have to expand their capacity supply. According to a forecast by International Data Corporation (IDC) in late October, global shipments of DVD recording devices are expected to grow at a 126% CAGR (compounded annual growth rate) from 2002 to 2007.


Previous
Next
Nero Recode 2 preview        All News        Nero Recode 2 preview
Nero Recode 2 preview     Optical Storage News      Nero Recode 2 preview

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Philips Hue Go Lets You Take The Light With You
Philips Fidelio NC1L Headphones Go battery-free When Connected to Your iOS Device
TP Vision To Integrate Android into Philips TVs
Philips and Nintendo Resolve Patent Disputes
Philips 272G5DYEB 27-Inch G-SYNC Monitor launching Soon
Philips to Appeal $467 Million Patent Infringement Lawsuit
Philips Expands Its Series Of Ultra HD TVs Powered by Android
New Philips Hue Beyond Combines Functionality And Ambient Lighting for Home
Philips to Create New Lumileds and Automotive Lighting Businesses Company
Philips and Salesforce.com To Deliver Cloud-based Healthcare Information Technology
EU To Fine Philips, Infineon And Samsung
Philips to Sell WOOX Innovations to Gibson

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .