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Fresco Logic unveils USB 3.0 Audio / Video controller: thinks one screen good, two screens better

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While plenty of glossy or tactile goods have come to light at Computex this year, sometimes the chips, boards and internals need a little love too. Fresco Logic, for example, has unveiled what it claims is the world's first USB 3.0 audio / video class display controller -- the FL2000. Good news for Ultrabook and tablet manufacturers (and other display-based devices of course,) which can benefit from high-quality second display functionality without the need for additional video connectors. Time for another screen in your life, perhaps?

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Fresco Logic Unveils the World's First USB 3.0 Audio/Video Class Display Controller
COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan & PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fresco Logic, a global fabless semi-conductor company that develops and markets advanced connectivity solutions, today announced its first USB-Display device controller silicon, the FL2000. The announcement was accompanied by a live demo of the device providing Full HD display content to a 2nd monitor with a seamless and high quality user experience at Computex 2012 Taipei. FL2000 is the world's first USB Audio/Video class device controller, conforming to the USB-IF's recently released A/V Device class Specification.

"FL2000 enables manufacturers of small form factor products to provide high-quality secondary display capability over the USB connection they already have, eliminating the need for dedicated video connectors."

"Fresco Logic is very excited about the new USB A/V class because we think USB is uniquely positioned to simultaneously deliver sophisticated audio/video capabilities – and more -- with a single connection," said Robert McVay, CTO of Fresco Logic. "We are pleased to give substance to our commitment to this emerging standard by announcing our first A/V chip today, just 6 months after the specification was adopted."

"With its innovative and patented architecture, FL2000 delivers a great user experience and an affordable Display solution for high-mobility system such as Ultrabooks™, Tablets, Smart Phones, Pico projectors, and even large HD displays and TVs," continued McVay. "FL2000 enables manufacturers of small form factor products to provide high-quality secondary display capability over the USB connection they already have, eliminating the need for dedicated video connectors."

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