SENSIO, Trident Microsystems Team Up for 3D Viewing in the Home

SENSIO Technologies has announced a new collaboration with Trident Microsystems, a 3D-capable set-top box and TV semiconductor solutions provider. Trident’s system-on-chip (SoC) and discrete semiconductor solutions target the digital home entertainment environment, and the company will integrate SENSIO 3D technology into its products to provide a high-end 3D viewing experience in the home. First among the Trident products to feature SENSIO technology is the TV550 3D TV SoC, which will be followed by the release of new 3D chips, featuring SENSIO 3D, for 3D TVs.

“Trident is the leader in 3D-TV technology. The upgrade of our FRC coprocessors and a front-end SoC with SENSIO 3D will equip these products to support the highest quality in 3D broadcast and streaming video,” says Christos Lagomichos, president of Trident Microsystems. “Our goal is to deliver an immersive visual 3D experience with cost-effective implementations, and by supporting SENSIO’s 3D technology, we can enable our customers to deliver an exceptional multimedia experience in the home.”

SENSIO 3D is a proprietary frame-compatible format for high-quality stereoscopic signal processing, easily integrated into TV products. Deployed in the field for seven years, this technology has been used in all commercial live 3D events produced around the world, and is the only proprietary format recognized by the live 3D industry.

“Our vision is that 3D TV will one day be in every home, and the expansion of our network of OEM partners is bringing that day closer,” says Nicholas Routhier, president at SENSIO. “Industry leaders such as Trident want the best 3D technology for their consumer products, and their choice of SENSIO 3D is speeding the format’s spread across the consumer market.”