Arrow Asia Pac of Hong Kong has entered into a partnership agreement this week with independent design house Innor Tech to market what the companies said in a joint statement is an "advanced HDTV solution based on a Texas Instruments core chip." Few details have so far been made available.
The agreement will target the refinement of "time-to-market" capabilities and the creation of technical innovations to stay competitive in the open market since (as the Chinese firms tactfully put it), "Manufacturers in Asia and elsewhere face occasional constraints, such as limited engineering design."
Innor Tech, also of Hong Kong, evolved from a semi-conductor trading company 15 years ago and has offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Beijing and Chengdu. Arrow is an Asia Pacific electronics component distributor.
China: Tandberg, PCCW Initiate DSL IP HD
Hong Kong telco PCCW-HKT plans to work with Tandberg Television for a rollout of HD over DSL as one of Asia's first MPEG4 AVC HD operators. PCCW- HKT is approaching the 500,000 IPTV subscriber threshold for its Now TV service, according to published reports. PCCW will purchase the Tandberg EN5990 MPEG4 encoder