Texas Instruments Targets Portable Media Centers

Texas Instruments Incorporated announced that it is working with Microsoft on future versions of the Windows Mobile-based Portable Media Center Software Kit, which will enable manufacturers to develop Portable Media Centers with TI hardware. The move emphasizes importance of handheld multimedia players nowadays.

"Portable Media Centers have created new opportunities for people to take their entertainment – video, photos and music – with them anywhere, anytime," said John Pollard, director of Windows Mobile Applications and Services Marketing at Microsoft Corp. TI's new development is based on a TI system-on-a-chip (SOC), a highly- integrated Digital Media processor targeted specifically for portable applications, capable of supporting QVGA resolution for Windows Media Video 9, as well as up to D1 resolution of other commonly used video formats.

News source: X-bit labs

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