MosChip launches new system

Integrating television with PC

MosChip Semiconductor Technology, a design service and fabless semiconductor company, has unveiled a new system that integrates television with PC.

The multi-function PC Virtualisation System (PCVS) links the television with the PC, enabling users to exercise variety of options, including video solutions for independent display. The PCVS facilitates video-streaming and gaming as also virtual functioning of multi-purpose home networking for small office home office (SOHO).

Developed on the lines of a set-top box, the PCVS box, according to MosChip Chairman Ramachandra Reddy, and Managing Director Dayakar Reddy, will enable telecast of movie, games or other entertainment applications on the TV. The PC would still be available for serious business work. MosChip would not manufacture the PCVS application and it was on the look out for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for manufacturing and marketing the product.

“We are hopeful of concluding a deal within three months. The company is already working on wireless solutions for PCVS,” Mr. Ramachandra Reddy told reporters here. The company hoped to achieve sales of close to one million PCVS units, tentatively priced at $100 once it entered into agreement with OEMs. MosChip would not spend on research and development anymore as it had several IPs and would, instead, focus on developing chips for customised applications for which the companies would bear the expenditure.

The company was in negotiations with an Indian major for developing a “very complex” chip that promised huge volume of business.

Blowfish12@2012 Author: Sudharsun. P. R. Source: The Hindu


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