ARM-led Linaro plans on a new Digital Home Group
Junko Yoshida, EETimes
3/5/2014 10:50 AM EST
MADISON, Wis. — The battle over the digital TV market among semiconductor companies is undergoing a quiet but major transformation, as key players reshuffle and target devices multiply.
First, the players doggedly chasing the DTV and set-top market are no longer traditional TV chip vendors. Instead, mobile (i.e., tablet) SoC vendors have emerged to take the lead.
Second, ARM, accordingly, is putting significant effort into the ecosystem of DTV SoCs, once a domain dominated by MIPS (now acquired by Imagination Technologies).
Third, key players in the DTV field are now Chinese. Western contenders like Intel, Trident, and Zoran abandoned the DTV SoC market a few years ago.
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