CES 2007: Fujitsu to demo H.264 IC for HD recording

Pre CES 2007 coverage - Sunnyvale (CA) - Fujitsu has developed what is calls the industry's first H.264 format video-processing IC for HD recording and playback, which it will demonstrate at next week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Fujitsu has worked with Amedia Networks to create new gateways, using Fujitsu's MPEG-2 encoder/decoder technology combined with Amedia's wireless chipset technology to wirelessly transmit HD video at high levels of bandwidth.

The MB86H50 will be the first IC to use the new format, which compresses and decompresses high-definition TV quality video in real-time, says Fujitsu. Fujitsu also has stakes in the world of biometric IC technology, with fingerprint sensor ICs in its arsenal.

The first commercial chip samples for the H.264 IC will be available in March, Fujitsu said.