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MPEG video Integrated Chip market to grow

Written by Lasse Penttinen @ 06 Jul 2004 9:22 User comments (1)

MPEG video Integrated Chip market to grow According to the source the change is from MPEG-2 (DVD, SVCD players) decoders, to MPEG-2 encoders (Personal Video Recorders) and MPEG-4 enabled chips. The deliveries of MPEG-2 encoders is expected to double in 2004, in comparison to the previous year. Broadcasters are expected to utilize technologies offering higher compression rations, namely MPEG-4, in the future, thus increasing the market demand for the hardware.
DVD players are adding support for MPEG-4, as are set-top boxes connected to bandwidth-limited networks. MPEG-4 ICs will grow at a triple digit rate reaching more than 100m units in 2007.
While MPEG-2 decoders for Super Video Compact Disc (SVCD) and DVD will decline as the devices are replaced in the market by DVD recorders, MPEG-1 decoders have found a new market in CD players with MP3 support, as they are a very economical solution for CD player manufacturers wishing to add MP3 playback. DVD recorders and PVRs (Personal Video Recorders) will push shipments of consumer MPEG-2 encoder ICs to more than double in 2004 over their 2003 shipments. Source: Digital Media Europe

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19.7.2004 18:35

yeah, thats really cool. i was at target the other day and the dvd palyers up there were wma and divx certified. so im just waiting to dvd recoders to come out with the ability to record in divx format. after reading this article, i bet its not to far off.

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