Magnum Semiconductor

October 13, 2005 00:44 ET

Magnum Semiconductor Announces Cost-Reduced Platforms for $99 DVD Recorders; New Chips and Platform Significantly Reduce the Bill of Material Cost

FREMONT, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Oct 13, 2005) -

Magnum Semiconductor, Inc. announced today a new chipset, designed to significantly lower the system cost of basic DVD recorder products, as well as providing improvements in system functionality.

"Magnum Semiconductor has been at the forefront of low-cost DVD Recorders since 2003, when our first customers introduced high quality products at a significantly lower retail price into the market," stated Jack Guedj, CEO at Magnum Semiconductor. "We are introducing a new chipset which can be used on a 2-layer, low-cost, Phenol PCB providing a significant cost reduction. The chipset is pin-for-pin and software-compatible with our current chipset, thereby enabling our customers to quickly and easily reap the benefits of this cost reduction."

The new chipsets include: the MS821X for DVD playback and system controller, the MS831X for DVD and DiVX playback and system controller, and the MS269X for MPEG2 recording. The new chips will begin sampling at the end of November 2005 with mass production in the first quarter of 2006.

Magnum Semiconductor

Magnum Semiconductor is a premier provider of chips, software, reference platforms and engineering support for recording, viewing, and managing high-quality audio/video content. Magnum Semiconductor is headquartered in Fremont, California and has sales and engineering offices in Korea, Taiwan, and China. Further information is available at

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