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ViXS Decoder Powers Sharp 4K Ultra HD Recorder and TVs

ViXS Systems announced that its XCode 6400 HEVC System-on-Chip (SoC) powers Sharp’s new 4K Ultra HD recorder and LC-UD20 series AQUOS TVs.

Ultra HDTV Panel Shipments Balloon

IHS announced it reckons that global shipments of Ultra High-Definition (Ultra HD) TV panels topped one million units in March.

Technicolor Selects ViXS SoC for 4K Ultra HD STBs

ViXS Systems announced that Technicolor’s new 4K Ultra High-Definition Set-Top Boxes (STBs) will employ its XCode 6400 System-on-Chip (SoC).

ViXS Drives 4K Ultra HD HEVC VOD Trial

ViXS Systems announced that its XCode 6400 System on Chip (SoC) will power NTT Plala’s latest 4K Ultra HD 4K Set-Top Box (STB).

Sigma Designs SoCs Support HEVC

Sigma Designs announced that it is launching a new ARM-based chipset family that supports the new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) codec at CES 2014.

MStar to Integrate DivX Plus Streaming

Rovi Corporation announced that MStar plans to release DTV chipsets certified for DivX Plus Streaming.

DTS-HD Decoder Available on Cadence Tensilica HiFi DSP Cores

DTS and Cadence Design Systems announced the availability of DTS’ all-new DTS-HD decoder for DTS-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio licensees.

Panasonic Pulls Plug on Plasma Panel Production

Panasonic Corporation announced that it will cease producing plasma display panels (PDP) in December 2013.

Rovi and Broadcom Push HEVC

Rovi Corporation announced that it is working with Broadcom to drive 4K adoption by enabling device manufacturers and service providers to take advantage of the High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC/H.265).

Flat Panel Display Equipment Market to Rebound

NPD DisplaySearch announced that it expects spending on Flat panel display (FPD) manufacturing equipment to rise from $3.8 billion in 2012 to $8.3 billion in 2013.

Silicon Image Announces New Video Processors

Silicon Image announced two new upscaling video processors, designed to also enhance the picture quality of streaming or downloaded Internet video.

Monster Launches Smart HDMI Cables

Monster Cable Products announced its new line of Imaging Science Foundation (ISF)-certified high speed Smart HDMI cables at CEDIA Expo 2012.

Silicon Image Touts MHL Popularity

Silicon Image announced that it has shipped over 100 million Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) products worldwide.

Sigma Chipset Powers DTVs from AOC

Sigma Designs announced that AOC’s latest LCD/LED televisions will incorporate Sigma’s HiDTV Pro-SXL chipset.

Toshiba Cuts NAND Flash Memory Production

Toshiba Corporation announced that, due to oversupply in the market, it is cutting its production of NAND flash memory by roughly 30%.