ATI’s announcement that it sold 5 million HD demodulator and MPEG decoder chips in 2004 indicates overall growth in the HD consumer market.
ATI Technologies' digital television division shipped more than 5 million chips for HDTVs, HD cable and terrestrial set-top boxes last year.
In addition, ATI estimated that it held an 85 percent market share with its ATSC/OpenCable silicon solutions, which include Theater and NXT demodulators, and a 40 percent market share for XILLEON MPEG decoders and display processors.
Among the manufacturers using ATI’s chips for HDTV and HD set-top boxes are Hitachi, JVC, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sony TiVo, Toshiba, Thomson and USDTV.
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