Microsoft, Broadcom Partner On HD DVD
Microsoft and Irvine-based Broadcom this morning announced that the two companies are in a joint effort to support a new HD DVD reference design. The two compaines said that they have created a new platform that uses Microsoft windows CE and Broadcom's BCM7440 system-on-a-chip to allow OEMs and ODMs to design HD DVD players. Microsoft and Broadcom said that Lite-On IT Corp and Zhenjiang Jiangk]ui Group Co. Ltd. are two of the companies that are planning to use the Microsoft/Broadcom combination to design HD DVD players. Broadcom and Microsoft said that the first players to incorporate the new platform are expected in the second quarter this year.
posted on Monday, January 8, 2007
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