Tuesday, January 04, 2005

AMD chips in for portable video players AMD has developed a low-power chip that it thinks will make portable video players more compelling by reducing the time needed to transfer content to the devices. The company is expected to announce the chip at CES (the International Consumer Electronics Show) this week. Portable video players with the new Alchemy Au1200 processor will play Mpeg files recorded by digital video recorders, eliminating the need for users to change those files to a different format, a spokeperson says. AMD has designed a reference platform for manufacturers that includes the chip and media player software, and the company expects devices to emerge in the second quarter of this year.

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