MediaTek and MStar Ready to Launch 3D TV Chips

IC design houses MediaTek and MStar Semiconductor are both ready to launch chipset solutions for 3D TVs of which sales are expected to gain momentum in the second half of 2010, according to industry sources.

MediaTek will actually launch single-chip solutions for both Internet and 3D TVs but the launch of Internet TV solutions will come ahead of the 3D TV ones, said the sources, noting that MediaTek has completed the development of Ethernet MAC IP that will be integrated with its in-house developed TV decoders for the solutions.

MStar said that it is still awaiting verification of its 3D TV solutions from clients, and expects to begin volume shipments of the 3D TV controllers also in the third quarter. MStar is currently the top vendor of TV solutions in the China market.

By Cage Chao and Steve Shen, DigiTimes