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Processor puts Toshiba back in HD business

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Toshiba announced yesterday they would start sample shipping of the SpursEngine, a high-performance processor that evolved from the Sony/Toshiba Cell Broadband Engine.

The co-processor utilizes four Synergistic Processing Element (SPE) cores to accelerate video streams at a clock frequency of 1.5GHz. It allows full HD encoding and decoding of MPEG-2 and H.264 formats.

After losing at least half a billion dollars on HD DVD technology, the company will now focus on delivering HD content. Toshiba expects to sell at least 6 million units of the SpurEngine within three years.

Jeff Chabothttps://hd-report.com
Jeff has a background in photography, video and television production. He writes about technology, broadcasting, home theater, and digital entertainment.

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