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Sure, Google may see ChromeOS as its operating system of the future on PCs, but we just can't help ourselves every time Android makes a special appearance in an off-the-cellphone production, with its next performance scheduled for August 27 when MIPS Technologies will demo a version made for high d...

August 4th 2009 at 10:36am 0 Comments
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Although you may not have heard of Sigma Designs, if you own any High-def gear, some it probably uses a Sigma chip for the heavy lifting. At CEATEC this week Sigma was showing off its SMP8644 SOC which promises to make the next generation of Blu-ray players load discs faster and perform better when...

September 30th 2008 at 10:28pm 0 Comments
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Not that Macnica is the first to offer up a method for transmitting HD / HDMI over coaxial cabling, but it has taken the time in Tokyo to showcase a new system that relies on a Sigma Designs UWB transmission chipset (dubbed Windeo). The display saw high-definition content passed 100 meters over coa...

May 17th 2008 at 9:58pm 0 Comments
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Though the clear winner and loser in the format war was Sony and Toshiba, respectively, quite a few behind the scenes supporters are now facing similar celebrations / dilemmas in dealing with the fallout. A new report takes an in-depth look at how chip makers are faring, and while not surprising, w...

February 29th 2008 at 12:22pm 0 Comments
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It was pretty much a done deal already, but now the final bit of paperwork has apparently been pushed. Sigma Designs has finally completed its acquisition of Gennum's VXP image processing business, which will enable it to "acquire assets of the VXP group including, but not limited to, products and i...

February 14th 2008 at 3:38pm 0 Comments
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Yeah, we've certainly seen Sigma Designs pick up partners for WiMedia-based UWB HD streaming before, but this go 'round it's managed to solicit the help of Fujitsu. Apparently, the duo is planning to showcase its wireless HDAV technology at CES, which was designed to transport HD content over ultra-...

January 2nd 2008 at 11:39pm 0 Comments
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Japan's TransTechnology is back and ready to loose their latest all-media streamer, the DVX-700. The box will ship in two flavors -- the tethered M10, or wireless 802.11b/g M20 -- and comes packing a DVD player and removable 3.5-inch HDD (optional) for sneakernetting your data back-and-forth to an...

March 19th 2007 at 9:08am 0 Comments