Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Broadcom Supplies Silicon for DIRECTV's STB

Broadcom announced that its many of its chips are being used as the core technology in many DIRECTV high definition television (HDTV) and basic standard definition (SD) set-top boxes, making it the leading silicon provider in DIRECTV's boxes. Production versions of Broadcom chips were provided to LG Electronics and Thomson Multimedia, enabling them to incorporate Broadcom solutions into set-top boxes for DIRECTV. As a result, DIRECTV became the first satellite provider to launch a set-top box that incorporates HDTV MPEG-4/AVC technology.


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