GoVideo to Integrate the AMD Alchemy Au1200 Processor in Next Generation of Portable Video Players
SUNNYVALE, CA -- Jan. 3, 2005 -- GoVideo(R), a consumer electronics pioneer, announced today that it is collaborating with AMD (NYSE:AMD) to integrate the AMD Alchemy(TM) Au1200(TM) processor in its next line of portable video players (PVP). By selecting the low-power, high-performance Au1200 processor, GoVideo is positioning itself to be a leader in the burgeoning personal media player market by offering a mobile device that provides living-room quality entertainment for consumers on the go.
The Au1200 processor has been optimized for portable video players and enables a new generation of conveniences and features, including scalable DVD-quality displays, effortless video content transfers directly from digital video recorders, and long-lasting battery life so consumers can stay mobile longer. GoVideo will be demonstrating the capabilities of its new PVP at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (Booth #14007 in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Central Hall).
“AMD offers one of the most compelling PVP solutions, providing the flexibility to create a very powerful, stable portable platform,” said Ed Brachocki, GoVideo’s chief executive officer. “Partnering with AMD gives us the ability to play the widest variety of today’s premium video and audio content on our new PVP, including content stored on digital video recorders and downloaded through broadband Internet services.”
The AMD Alchemy Au1200 processor will help enable GoVideo to deliver a PVP that provides consumers a simplified user experience and enhanced entertainment value. The Au1200 processor offers PVPs the ability to connect directly to digital video recorders (DVR) and transfer video content without the need to transcode the file through a personal computer, thus greatly reducing the time it takes to download and playback fresh video entertainment on a portable device. Once content is on the PVP, the Au1200 processor provides a best-in-class DVD-quality display that can be scaled directly to larger screens without compromising image quality. The Au1200 processor is designed to support industry-standard media formats, including MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9, H.263 and DivX.
“The combination of AMD’s embedded processing expertise and GoVideo’s consumer electronics expertise promises to deliver a portable video player that exceeds expectations for video quality, sound quality and ease of use,” said Iain Morris, senior vice president, AMD Personal Connectivity Solutions Group. “High-quality video entertainment in a portable form factor could prove to be the next ’must-have’ consumer technology, and we look forward to working with GoVideo to help make it happen.”
GoVideo PVPs based on the AMD Alchemy Au1200 processor are scheduled for availability in the second quarter of 2005. GoVideo will announce more details on the product’s pricing, performance and features prior to its availability.
About AMD’s Personal Connectivity Solutions Group (PCSG)
AMD’s PCSG delivers high-performance, low-power embedded solutions that are designed to address customer needs in the non-PC Internet Appliance market. PCSG offers technologies from the AMD Alchemy(TM) Solutions and the AMD Geode(TM) Solutions product families covering a wide range of applications. Target markets for PCSG include multimedia, access & computing devices, and growth opportunities in consumer electronics and communication segments.
AMD (NYSE:AMD) designs and produces innovative microprocessors, Flash memory devices and low-power processor solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to delivering standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology users, ranging from enterprises and governments to individual consumers. For more information visit www.amd.com.
Celebrating over 20 years of CE excellence, GoVideo has introduced some of the most successful products in the industry, including the DVD+VCR, Dual-Deck VCR, Networked DVD Player, and DVD Recorder+VCR. The company holds numerous patents covering Dual-Deck technology. GoVideo markets its products under the GoVideo(R), CineVision(TM), Sensory Science(R), Rave-MP(TM), and California Audio Labs(R) brand names. The company provides its retail partners and consumers with “The GoVideo Experience” of Innovation, Simplicity, Value and Support. For additional information on GoVideo on the Internet, visit www.govideo.com.
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