Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Seagate, ST and Quantum Develop HDDs for Handheld DVRs

Seagate Technology is working with STMicroelectronics and Quantum SPA, a leader in handheld digital television technology, to produce hard drive-based mobile devices that will let consumers receive, record and playback digital television signals.

The solution, based on Quantum's QTM 1000 Pocket Television platform, will be built around STMicroelectronics' Nomadik mobile multimedia application processor and Seagate's mobile hard disc drives. The companies expect to market the solution to digital television providers, network operators, handheld device manufacturers, and others looking to participate in the growing availability of digital television signals around the world.

Shipments of the first product to come out of this partnership are expected in the third calendar quarter of 2007.