AST Founder Launches Media Processor Firm

Safi Qureshey, founder of AST Computer, has launched a new company to deliver semiconductors for media processing. Irvine-based Quartics said today that it is launching the firm to focus on development of codec and transport agnostic media processing systems-on-a-chip and software. The firm's products are being used for PC-to-TV, wireless projects, and USB hubs. Quartics said that its products are being used by Acer, ViewSonic and D-Link. The firm is backed by Enterprise Partners, which lists the firm among its portfolio companies on its web site. More information »