MANHASSET, N.Y. Digital TV semiconductor supplier Zoran Corp. has opened a joint product development laboratory with Xiamen
Overseas Chinese Electronic Corp. Ltd. (Xoceco), a China-based consumer electronics maker.
The lab, opened at Xoceco's headquarters in Xiamen China, enables both companies to collaborate more closely on developing products using Zoran's highly integrated solutions for digital TV chassis and set-top boxes. Zoran's SupraHD and SupraTV digital TV decoder products are designed into a broad range of Xoceco's products including LCD and plasma TVs and set-top boxes that are supplied under brand names.
"Zoran and Xoceco have established a close relationship working together over the past several years,” said Ram Ofir, senior vice president and general manager of the Digital TV Division of Zoran (Sunnyvale, Calif.), in a statement. "The joint development lab will allow both companies to work more closely, shorten the product design cycle, and innovate new features and new products that meet the expectations of consumers around the globe."