[opendtv] Re: PR: Majority of New HDTVs Powered By ATI

>  ATI Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ATYT)(TSX:ATY) announced today that
> the vast majority of commercially available integrated Digital Cable
> Ready (DCR) High Definition Televisions use ATI's NXT2003(TM).

Well - so much for the Zenith/LG 5th Generation technology saving DTTV. 
Unless, of course,  ATI has developed or licensed an equivalent product of 
which I'm unaware.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Craig Birkmaier" <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 8:12 AM
Subject: [opendtv] PR: Majority of New HDTVs Powered By ATI


> Majority of New HDTVs Powered By ATI
>
> November 10, 2004 12:00am
> Source: Business Wire
>
>  Business Wire: MARKHAM, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 9, 2004-- 
> ATI's industry leading chips now available in new Digital Cable Ready
> HDTV sets
>
>  ATI Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ATYT)(TSX:ATY) announced today that
> the vast majority of commercially available integrated Digital Cable
> Ready (DCR) High Definition Televisions use ATI's NXT2003(TM). The
> NXT2003 is the industry's first single chip off-air DTV and
> unidirectional cable receiver. DCR HDTV sets are rigorously tested to
> insure quality operation. Eleven consumer electronic companies have
> announced digital cable certified HDTV sets. Of these, nine rely on
> ATI's NXT series components for reliable high performance reception:
> Panasonic, Samsung, Toshiba, Hitachi, Sony, Mitsubishi Digital
> Electronics America, Inc., Thomson, Inc., Sharp, and another major
> manufacturer yet to be announced.
>
>  Digital televisions that have the "Digital Cable Ready" (DCR) label
> conform to the United States' Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
> rules and regulations that guarantee the TV will be able to receive
> digital programming from the majority of cable providers within the
> United States. A DCR television can be plugged directly into the
> cable system and receive analog and most digital services without the
> need for a separate set-top box. A CableCard, supplied by the local
> cable company, is plugged into the television to enable digital cable
> service.
>
>  "ATI is proud to enable and facilitate the DTV transition," said
> Mike Gittings, Director of Marketing, DTV Products, ATI Technologies
> Inc. "Through vision and innovation, ATI is delivering the quality
> components that our customers demand. The NXT2003/4/5 product family
> provide the key technologies that enabled manufacturers to develop
> HDTV sets that comply with the FCC Tuner mandate and Cable Plug and
> Play Agreement. They also provide seamless migration for the
> bidirectional cable specifications and requirements."
>
>  The NXT2003 is a member of a trio of high performance integrated
> circuits that were the first to combine digital terrestrial reception
> and cable compatibility on a single chip. The NXT2004 VSB/QAM
> Receiver (vestigial side band/quadrature amplitude modulation) is
> designed for a variety of applications including off-air and digital
> cable television receivers, set-top boxes, PCDTV and datacast
> applications where cost, low power and industry leading performance
> are a must. The NXT2004 VSB/QAM Demodulator is configurable to work
> in either the ATSC compliant 8 VSB mode for terrestrial broadcasting
> or in the ITU-J.83B/SCTE DVS-031 compliant 64 QAM or 256 QAM modes.
> The NXT2003 includes all of the functionality of the NXT2004 and adds
> a QPSK receiver for receiving the Forward Data Channel, required for
> unidirectional cable operation. The NXT2005 DTV Cable Transceiver and
> Terrestrial Receiver is capable of receiving VSB off-air signals and
> performing the bi-directional cable reception and transmission
> formats required by the emerging bi-directional cable TV standards.
>
>  About ATI Technologies
>
>  ATI Technologies Inc. is a world leader in the design and
> manufacture of innovative 3D graphics and digital media silicon
> solutions. An industry pioneer since 1985, ATI is the world's
> foremost visual processor unit (VPU) provider and is dedicated to
> deliver leading-edge performance solutions for the full range of PC
> and Mac desktop and notebook platforms, workstation, set-top and
> digital television, game console and handheld device markets. With
> 2004 revenues in excess of US $2 billion, ATI has more than 2,700
> employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade
> on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY).
>
>  Copyright 2004 ATI Technologies Inc. All rights reserved. ATI and
> ATI product and product feature names are trademarks and/or
> registered trademarks of ATI Technologies Inc. All other company and
> product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their
> respective owners. Features, pricing, availability and specifications
> are subject to change without notice.
>
> CONTACT: For media inquiries: ATI Technologies Inc., Consumer
> Products Division John Swinimer, Public Relations Manager (905)
> 882-2600, Ext. 8456 swinimer@xxxxxxx OR Other ATI Contacts: Porter
> Novelli Canada Trevor Campbell, Director (416) 422-7202
> trevor.campbell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx OR For investor relation's support,
> please contact: ATI Technologies Inc. Janet Craig, Director, Investor
> Relations (905) 882-2631 janet@xxxxxxx KEYWORD: NEW YORK
> INTERNATIONAL CANADA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: COMPUTERS/ELECTRONICS HARDWARE
> PRODUCT SOURCE: ATI Technologies Inc. .end (paragraph)<<Business Wire
> -- 11/09/04>>
>
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