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IDF: Intel debuts 854 chipset for consumer electronics sector

Charles Chou and Emma Wang, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES 0

Intel introduced its 854 platform for the consumer electronics application at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Taiwan, held from Apr 11-12. Several makers have begun incorporating the solution into their products, with volume production currently getting under way, according to Glenda Dorchak, vice president of Digital Home Group and general manager of the Consumer Electronics Group (CEG) at Intel.

Products using the Intel 854 chipset include set-top boxes (STBs) from Tatung and HDD (hard disk drive) DVD players from Toshiba, said Dorchak. Both products were showcased at IDF Taiwan.

The 854 platform is built using an integrated graphics core offering support for up to 2GB DDR333 and the platform supports Celeron CPUs. The platform also features a 10/100 LAN controller and the chipset integrates six USB and two ultra ATA/IDE connectors. For shortening time-to-market, the platform supports various software encoding/decoding and Microsoft Windows CE 5.0.1 support.

Dorchak stated the company will be able to push forward it agenda for digital home products within three years, by which time demand for consumer electronics products worldwide will have climbed.

Intel spreads the word
Photo: Allen Lin, DigiTimes.

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