Philips to deliver DVD-dual format chips in early 2004

Posted on Monday, Dec 29 2003 @ 11:57 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Philips, a heavy defender of the DVD+RW standard expects to start providing DVD recorder chipsets supporting the DVD-Dual format in early 2004, at earliest. Other major DVD chip suppliers like Pioneer and Ricoh already have also come to support the DVD-Dual standard earlier this year.
The DVD-Dual chipsets will include a servo IC, an integrated MEPG-2 single chip and supporting firmware, sources said. To offer the new chipsets, Philips will have to pay licensing fees to DVD-RW technology holders, including Pioneer and Taiyo Yuden, sources added.
Source: DigiTimes


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