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September 18, 2009

Samsung develops new STB chip with Sigma

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by David Allen

Samsung will be the first manufacturer of set top boxes to feature the latest media processor from Sigma Design.

The SMP 8654 will support Microsoft Mediaroom client and will be specifically targeted at users in Europe.

It has been designed on the SMP 8634, the firm’s first design for set top boxes to work with the Microsoft IPTV client.

This new design is said to be around fifty per cent more powerful, will cost less and comes with an advanced collection of peripherals.

According to Ken Lowe of Sigma Designs, the company is pleased with what they have achieved with Microsoft and to be working with Samsung, who are one of the top manufacturers of consumer electronics.

Samsung will be launching the SMT E7200 set top box that will provide improved performance and cost effectiveness.

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