> 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> To: "OpenDTV Mail List" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 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>> > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: > > - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at > FreeLists.org > > - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word > unsubscribe in the subject line. > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.