NEC Announces the World’s First Single-Chip LSI for Blu-ray Disc Players

NEC Electronics has developed the world’s first single-chip LSI to integrate the main functions of Blu-ray Disc players. All of the main functions required for Blu-ray Disc players are included on the new NEC chip EMMA3PF including the digital conversion of analog data read from optical discs, the digital decoding of encoded images and sounds and a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) for output to televisions. The NEC EMMATM 3PF allows users to create compact, high performance Blu-ray Disc players and reduce the size of future Blu-ray Disc players.

Sample shipments of the new LSI, EMMATM 3PF will begin in September 2008. In the future, this new product will make an important contribution to the integration of Blu-ray Disc playback into all audio-visual systems. Monthly production is expected to be 1,000,000 units from the fourth quarter of 2008.