3D in the Home Evolves

  • Home 3D licensing and development was advanced last week when Sigma Designs announced it has selected the SENSIO 3D format decoder for integration into its next generation of media processors.
  • A provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for entertainment and control throughout the home, Sigma is licensing SENSIO 3D technology to allow set-top box, AV receiver, HDTV, and Blu-ray player manufacturers to provide 3D viewing.
  • "The SENSIO 3D format is widely known and respected for its image quality and for its broad compatibility with existing technologies and infrastructures," said Ken Lowe, vice president of strategic marketing for Sigma Designs. "In developing our new line of 3D-video capable chips, we are incorporating many different technologies and formats, so it makes sense that SENSIO would be one of the first considerations."
  • SENSIO 3D is a distribution technology that enables the broadcast and storage of stereoscopic (3D) content for home viewing, transforming the conventional home theater experience into a 3D stereoscopic experience.
  • "Sigma's licensing of the SENSIO 3D format will make it widely available to the market in an integrated chip, in turn enabling any manufacturer to take advantage of our advanced video processing algorithms," said SENSIO's president and CEO Nicholas Routhier. "We're very proud to be working with a leader in SoC design and manufacture, and we look forward to the first deployment of the new Sigma Designs media processor."