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Toshiba Semiconductor, TAEC to implement TiVo DVR technology

Posted: 18 Jun 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Toshiba Semiconductor? Toshiba America Electronic Components? digital video recorder? hardware porting kit?

TiVo, a provider of TV receiver services for digital video recording, has identified Toshiba Semiconductor Co. and Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. (TAEC) as its latest technology licensees of TiVo's digital video recorder (DVR) technology.

The technology license includes intellectual property in the form of a proprietary Media ASIC design and a hardware porting kit (HPK) that provides a standardized layer for implementing TiVo DVR services on a variety of hardware platforms and operating systems.

Further, the HPK facilitates an open, hardware-agnostic approach to DVR implementation. It provides the standard software layer from which DVR applications can be easily ported to a range of hardware platforms and operating systems. This allows manufacturers who utilize Toshiba's TiVo enabled chip to readily differentiate their product with little overall cost.

As part of the agreement, the companies will work together to integrate the technology into chips that will become available sometime in 2004.

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