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ESS Technology licenses NEC MPEG encoder technology

Posted: 20 May 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ESS Technology? MPEG2 encoder? MPEG4 encoder? DVD? STBs?

ESS Technology, a provider of silicon solutions for digital systems, has licensed NEC Corp.'s MPEG2 encoder technology. In this agreement, ESS will receive NEC's design database and associated software for home entertainment products.

ESS will integrate NEC's MPEG2 and MPEG4 encoder and decoder capability into single-chip solutions. The integrated encoder and decoder product family is expected to enhance digital video and audio recording functionality of consumer entertainment devices such as DVD players and digital STBs.

ESS is scheduled to begin sampling its integrated codec product family in early 2003.

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