Conexant Introduces HDTV Chips

Newport Beach-based Conexant said this morning that it has introduced a new family of semiconductors aimed at the HDTV market. Conexant's new CX2418X video decoders for high-definition digital broadcast television systems are targeted at manufacturers of digital broadcast TV equipment and set top boxes. The decoders provide MPEG-4 advanced video coding (AVC)/H.264 support, which improves bandwidth utilization and compression of HDTV broadcast video content. The company said that the chip line is the result of the company's acquisition of Amphion Semiconductor in June.