Nero, leaders in digital media technology; Sunplus, one of the world's top 20 IC design houses; and ATEME, a world leading provider of hardware and software solutions for video and signal processing, have partnered to bring Nero Digital(TM) supported Sunplus chips to consumer electronics manufacturers for the production of next-generation DVD players.
Sunplus offers Multi-Media IC solutions for DSC, VCD, MP3 Players, LCD TV and DVD Players. Sunplus's chipsets, including the DVD SoC SPHE8202, will greatly benefit end-users and CE manufactures by providing them with the world's leading AV MPEG-4 solution.
Nero Digital(TM), co-developed by Nero and ATEME, provides consumers with unmatched MPEG-4 audio and video quality for playback at home on DVD players or media centers and for use on a wide variety of portable consumer electronics products. Like traditional DVDs, Nero Digital(TM) allows consumers the luxury of chapters, subtitles and multi-channel surround-sound support. It is the top choice for consumers who want a high quality video and premium sound compression solution.
"Sunplus offers top-quality IC chipset solutions for next-generation DVD players," said Charly Lippoth, President of Nero K.K.. "Nero Digital(TM) users will be able to enjoy the world's leading MPEG-4 solution in their home entertainment rooms through Sunplus Technology IC solutions."
"Sunplus DVD SoC SPHE8202 offers state-of-the-art features and performances for DVD players, which will play back Nero Digital(TM) files on DVD discs created on a PC using Nero software applications", said Yarn-Chen Chen, President of Sunplus. "Nero Digital(TM) enables consumers to share high-quality video content between their PC and DVD players or consumer electronics devices quickly and easily".
"Nero Digital(TM) provides seamless integration of high-quality audio and video in one complete solution," said Marc Guillaumet, Marketing Director at ATEME.
"Sunplus, a world leading provider of IC solutions, together with Nero Digital(TM) is the perfect combination to bring Nero Digital(TM) certified DVD players to consumers."
For more information, please visit www.nerodigital.com.
Nero provides state-of-the-art software solutions for the global digital media market. Since the company was founded in 1995, its products have established a loyal clientele of more than 180 million users throughout the world.
Nero offers the industry's most reliable CD/DVD-software applications. Its award-winning flagship product, Nero 6, includes all the applications and functionalities needed in the digital media field. Other Nero products include the MPEG 4 based audio/video technology - Nero Digital(TM), the simple and complete photo solution - Nero PhotoShow Elite, and SIPPS(TM) and SIPPSTAR PBX, which provide voice-over IP solutions for private and business customers.
Nero products are globally distributed by leading hardware manufacturers, international distribution partners and online portals, as well as directly via www.nero.com. Nero Inc. in Glendale, California, USA and Nero K.K. in Yokohama, Japan are subsidiaries of Nero AG, based in Karlsbad, Germany.
About Sunplus Technology
Sunplus Technology Company Limited, which was established in 1990, is a fabless IC design company devoted to electrical consumer applications. Sunplus offers not only IC design but also system solutions to maximize customer's profit by differentiating each design. Sunplus uses Intellectual Properties (IPs) such as audio/video, micro-processor and digital signal processor technologies to develop hundreds of products including LCD IC, micro-controller IC, multi-media IC, Voice/Music IC and ASIC which can be applied to our daily life. With sales of NT$18.94 billion for 2004, Sunplus has compound annual growth rate over 30%. For more information, please visit the Sunplus website: www.sunplus.com.
ATEME is headquartered in France ( www.ateme.com). It is a world leading providers of hardware and software solutions for video and signal processing in embedded market.
ATEME delivers custom services on top of its boards and algorithms. Since 2002, ATEME centers its strategy on applicative reference designs which targets the specific markets of video-security, broadcast and consumer electronics.
The result to OEM is a faster product design, a shorter time to market and total costs reduction. ATEME operates worldwide thanks to its distribution network.
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