Tustin, CA--May 23, 1996--Silicon Systems Inc. (Tustin, CA) revealed that it has begun a major program to develop chip sets for the emerging DVD (known as Digital Versatile Disk or Digital Video Disk) marketplace. The program will be global in scope, involving SSI design centers in the U.S., Japan, and Singapore to better serve Pacific-rim customers and prospects.
DVD is a standard for very high-density optical storage devices developed and supported by major consumer electronics companies including Toshiba, Sony, Matsushita, Philips, and others. Originally conceived as a vehicle for storing feature length videos with full stereo sound on a single standard 4.72-in. compact disk, it is now recognized by many computer storage manufacturers as a viable archival recording method.
As part of the initial phase of this DVD program, SSI and a major DVD company have co-developed an analog front-end IC. Designated the 33P3720, this new device provides a complete on-chip DVD servo algebra repertoire for functions such as seeking, focusing, and track-following, in addition to read channel functions like data recovery and filtering. Further, SSI's high performance 33C3911 CD-ROM decoder is ideal for use in the current generation of DVD-ROMs soon to arrive on the market.
Over the next six months, Silicon Systems will continue work with a number of major DVD players on chip sets for their DVD-Player product lines to supplement the MPEG video chip sets that are already becomming available. The SSI program will culminate with the sampling of advanced, general-purpose DVD chip sets for a range of DVD products in January 1997.
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