LSI logic corporation releases the "Dimension 8602" series of
single chip processor for the 2nd generation DVD recorders. Mass
production has already started and the unit cost is less than
The Dimension 8602 is already adopted by JVC and LG Elactronics.
The chip is capable of NTSC/PAL video encoding while it offers
control of USB interface (USB controller) in one single chip.
This simplifies the design of DVD recorders while the overall
cost for DVD hardware manufacturers lowers significally.