SANTA CLARA, Calif. & AGOURA HILLS, Calif.-- July 18, 2007
- VeriSilicon to provide comprehensive range of optimized DTS Technologies for its advanced ZSP G2 family of processors
- Licensable ZSP processor and software solutions to dramatically reduce time-to-market for Blu-ray and HD DVD silicon manufacturers
--VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd., a leading world class ASIC design foundry and silicon solutions provider, and DTS, Inc. today announced that the two companies have entered an agreement where VeriSilicon will offer leading-edge DTS technologies for both Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD applications.
Under the agreement, VeriSilicon is the first company to be able to offer its licensable processor platform solution coupled with DTS audio technologies to customers seeking to develop Blu-ray / HD DVD silicon solutions. As these next-generation formats set new standards in terms of video and audio quality, development complexity is significantly increased compared to previous generation DVD players. The VeriSilicon ZSP G2 family of licensable processors features an eight-stage, four-way issue superscalar, dual/quad architecture to provide a high-performance, efficient solution that is capable of supporting a wide-range of demanding use-cases. The processors have already been adopted by multiple market leaders across a wide range of applications, including Blu-ray / HD DVD devices.
Facilitating faster proliferation of DTS technologies into the marketplace, the agreement encompasses the complete range of DTS audio technologies for the consumer electronics market. These range from DTS Digital Surround all the way up to DTS-HD Master Audio, which provides up to 7.1 discrete channels of sound that are bit-for-bit identical to a master soundtrack.
"DTS' goal in working with VeriSilicon is to give our IC licensees flexibility and help them incorporate any of our sound technologies more quickly and easily," said Brian Towne, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Division at DTS. "Together, DTS and VeriSilicon are helping the industry to streamline time-to-market for next generation products."
"We are very excited to work with DTS to offer their advanced audio technologies with our industry-leading ZSP platform," said Federico Arcelli, Corporate VP of Worldwide Sales & Marketing at VeriSilicon. "The final DTS-certified software and ZSP processor licensable solution will enable both our licensees to significantly reduce their product development time whilst offering feature-rich products that showcase DTS' superior audio technology."Availability
These DTS technologies in VeriSilicon are currently under development and will be available to DTS licensees later this year.About DTS
DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTSI - News) is a digital technology company dedicated to delivering the ultimate entertainment experience. DTS decoders are in virtually every major brand of 5.1-channel surround processor, and there are hundreds of millions of DTS-licensed consumer electronics products available worldwide. A pioneer in multi-channel audio, DTS technology is in home theatre, car audio, PC and game console products, as well as DVD-Video, Surround Music and DVD-ROM software. DTS audio products are featured on more than 27,000 motion picture screens worldwide. Additionally, DTS provides imaging technology and services for the motion picture industry; DTS Digital Images, formerly Lowry Digital Images, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DTS and an industry leader in image restoration and enhancement. Founded in 1993, DTS is headquartered in Agoura Hills, California and has offices in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan and China. For further information, please visit www.dts.com
ZSP is a family of licensable digital signal processing (DSP) cores and solutions from VeriSilicon. With more than 50 customers worldwide, the ZSP processor architecture enables customer innovation as the DSP of choice in many key vertical markets including 3G wireless handsets, multimedia and networked voice applications. The ZSP portfolio offers two generations of architectures, G1 and G2, with software compatible cores delivering performance points that meet the cost, power and efficiency constraints of today's SoC designs. Reference Silicon is also available for VoIP applications. ZSP Solution Partners augment the technology with world-class software tools, EDA modeling support and a large portfolio of application software. ZSP customers include Broadcom, Marvell, Renesas, Yamaha, Huawei, Datang, Murata, AVID and many other world-class companies. More information is available at www.verisilicon.com
VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd ("VeriSilicon") is a fast growing silicon solutions company providing products and services that enable customers to meet their chip design objectives, accelerate development programs and deliver market proven silicon products - on time and at lower cost. VeriSilicon specializes in providing expert design services, market leading ZSP® licensable cores and platforms, industry standard semiconductor IP and scalable ASIC turnkey services across a broad range of application markets, including multimedia, voice and wireless communications. VeriSilicon has design, operation and sales and support offices in Santa Clara, California, Dallas, Texas, Shanghai and Beijing, China, Taipei, Taiwan, Tokyo, Japan, Nice, France and Seoul, Korea.
For more information, visit www.verisilicon.com