MediaTek debuts 120Hz SoC solutions for 3D TV at CES

LAS VEGAS-Fabless semiconductor company MediaTek Inc. is rolling out a 120Hz SoC solutions for 3D TV that supports multiview video coding, various 3D media formats, including 3D video on demand, VC-1, 3D Blu-ray and broadcasting. The Taiwan-based company also will demonstrate its latest Smart TV solutions, supporting video calls, video on demand, and wireless connection. Both technologies will be on display at CES.

MediaTek says its new series of smart TV solutions feature the enhancement of the wireless connectivity in terms of speed and stability. With its innovative technology and robust service, MediaTek strives to assist its global customers in reinforcing their leading market positions launching high-quality, next -generation 3D and Smart TVs.

"MediaTek... works closely with leading TV makers in product developments, feature differentiation, and software localization. TV makers can leverage on MediaTek advanced and robust system platforms to dramatically change consumers' user experience, yet meeting the time-to-market requirement," said Ryan Chen, General Manager of Digital TV BU at the company. "The 3D and Smart TV markets present great market opportunities."

2011 is expected to be a busy year for TV manufacturers who were disappointed in sales during the 2010 holiday season. DisplaySearch forecasts 3.4 million 3D TV shipped in 2010, with 3D TV market penetration expected to grow from 5 percent of total flat panel TVs in 2010 to 37 percent in 2014. Furthermore, connected TV is to reach new height with over 40 million units in 2010 to 118 million in 2014.

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