DivX Signs Realtek, Panasonic

San Diego-based DivX, a provider of video encoding and decoding technology, announced today that it has signed both Realtek and Panasonic as customers. The deals, announced separately by the firm, included a certification of Realtek's new multimedia, RTD1283 chip, and the certification of Panasonic's new Blue Ray chip, the MN2WS0141DFF. In the Realtek deal, DivX said that that firm's chip will enable multimedia storage devices and set-top boxes to support their format directly on their TVs; the Panasomic chip is used for Blu-ray player and personal Internet devices