LSI Logic DiMeNsion 1st Single-Chip DVD Recorder to Receive DivX HT Certification
MILPITAS, CA, Octover 11 - LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI), a leader in innovative digital media processing technologies for the Digital Home, today announced that the second-generation LSI Logic DiMeNsion(TM) DVD recorder system processors (DMN-8602 and DMN-8652) received DivX(R) certification from DivXNetworks, Inc., the company behind the patent-pending DivX video compression technology. This marks the world's first single-chip DVD recorder solutions to pass the certification requirements needed to gain DivX Home Theater Certification status. DivX is among the world's most popular video compression technologies (with over 130 million users worldwide) and is one of the new features expected to help drive the high-growth DVD recorder market.
"We created the DivX Certification program as a guarantee of quality and compatibility for consumers around the world who demand and deserve the best when choosing consumer electronic products," said Tim Windsor, product manager, Hardware Encoding and Portable Devices at DivXNetworks. "As the first DivX Home Theater-certified single-chip DVD recorder solutions, the LSI Logic DiMeNsion processors enable manufacturers to offer superior playback quality on the DVD recorder platform. We are pleased that the industry's leading DVD recorder processors are now DivX Certified solutions."
LSI Logic's line of DiMeNsion DVD recorder processors consists of the industry's first single-chip DVD recorder solutions. The DiMeNsion processors include innovative features such as LSI Logic's Direct Digital Dub(TM) technology that simplifies the transfer of personal digital content from a camcorder to DVD over FireWire, with one-touch control via a single remote. Additional advantages include LSI Logic's proprietary pre- and post-processing technologies, which provide advanced progressive scan output and impressive noise handling on analog inputs. The high level of integration on a single chip reduces design complexity and provides system designers with a considerable savings on the overall bill of materials (BOM). In addition, LSI Logic offers manufacturing kits (MKs) that include everything needed for complete manufacturing-ready solutions to accelerate time-to-market and reduce BOM costs.
"LSI Logic is pleased to have the first DivX Certified single-chip DVD recorder solutions, further validating our leadership in this rapidly growing market," said James Fox, director of DVD product marketing, LSI Logic's Consumer Products Division. "Adding DivX to our market-leading DiMeNsion family of DVD recorder processors now gives consumers the flexibility to share personal content with different devices in the digital home."
DivX video technology includes a complete Digital Rights Management (DRM) system, enabling new business models such as video-on-demand for content providers, consumer electronics companies and retailers. Only DivX Certified consumer electronics products have the capability to play rented and purchased DivX video content. The DivX Certified Partner Program was created to enable the development of official DivX-enabled consumer electronics products to meet the global demand for high-quality DivX convergence devices. For more information on DivX certification process, visit http://www.divx.com/certified .
LSI Logic's Consumer Products Division provides innovative digital media processing and silicon solutions to industry-leading, worldwide consumer electronics manufacturers. With a complete line of cutting-edge products for DVD, DVR, EVD, video game, digital and HDTV, portable audio, set-top box, and professional video production/broadcasting devices, LSI Logic delivers entertainment into and throughout the Digital Home.
About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation focuses on the design and production of high-performance semiconductors for Consumer, Communications and Storage applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. LSI Logic engineers incorporate reusable, industry-standard intellectual property building blocks that serve as the heart of leading-edge systems. LSI Logic serves its global OEM, channel and distribution customers with Platform ASICs, standard-cell ASICs, standard products, host bus adapters, RAID controllers and software. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035. http://www.lsilogic.com .