LG Electronics Licenses 8-VSB Tech To Toshiba

Seoul--LG Electronics' digital television (DTV) subsidiary in the United States has licensed its patented DTV reception technology to Toshiba America Consumer Products.
LG's wholly owned subsidiary, Zenith Electronics Corporation, developed the 8-VSB digital transmission system at the heart of the ATSC DTV standard adopted by the Federal Communications Commission.
Under the agreement, Toshiba becomes the latest in a growing list of companies to license the 8-VSB (eight-level vestigial sideband) DTV technology.
This summer marks the start of new FCC regulations that, over the next three years, will require 8-VSB tuners in virtually all TVs in the United States over the next three years. The phased-in tuner requirement started on July 1, 2004, with 50% of 36-inch and larger television sets.
Zenith has been a wholly owned subsidiary of LG Electronics since 1999.
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