Update: Cadence Completes Acquisition of Tensilica (Apr 24, 2013)
By Steve Leibson, Tensilica Inc.Embedded.com (12/30/08, 01:36:00 PM EST)
There's an explosion occurring in consumer video. It's fueled by the adoption of digital video-compression standards, which deliver excellent picture fidelity and give consumers the ability to shape and mold video for their own viewing preferences.
The popularity of digital video has revived the consumer TV market, boosting TVs from the low-margin, bargain- basement category to highly featured, wall-size, high-margin flat screens.
At the same time, high-definition (HD) disc players, digital video recorders, cable, satellite and terrestrial broadcast STBs, and camcorders also lure their share of consumers' wallets and pocketbooks. After decades of slumber, video is once again a hot commodity in CE.
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