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TranSwitch InterviewIn today's podcast we talk to Amir Bar-Niv, Vice President of Systems and Applications for TranSwitch, about high-bandwidth signal management in the consumer electronics and telecommunications markets. The company's strengths lie in IC & IP solutions for HDTV and 3D-TV High Speed Interconnect, Communications Processors-based solutions for IP Multimedia CPE, and Multicore Processor SoC and software solutions for Fixed, 3G/LTE/4G Mobile Infrastructure.

Here is another link to the podcast in case the play button is not visible: TranSwitch Podcast

Here is a recent press release from the company:

TranSwitchTranSwitch, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the rapidly growing consumer electronics and telecommunications markets, today announced that the Company’s HDMI 1.4 Intellectual Property (IP) with patented Phaswitch technology has been selected by Samsung Electronics for its next generation of televisions.

Under the agreement, Samsung Electronics will incorporate TranSwitch’s HDMI technology in next-generation video processors across its Visual Display product lines in 2013, including flat panel televisions.

"We are proud that Samsung has selected TranSwitch’s HDMI solution for its next-generation Digital TVs,” stated Dr. M. Ali Khatibzadeh, President and CEO of TranSwitch Corporation. “The adoption of TranSwitch’s HDMI 1.4 IP by the global leader in consumer electronics validates our best-in-class technology offering. We have 14-year track record in licensing our high-speed intellectual property (IP) cores to top tier companies, including some of the largest semiconductor companies in the world. With our comprehensive portfolio of high-speed video IP cores and the introduction of our new HDplay semiconductor products, which support both HDMI and DisplayPort, we believe TranSwitch is now well-positioned to emerge as a leader in high-speed video connectivity market.”

TranSwitch’s HDMI 1.4 interconnect technology with Phaswitch will enable Samsung Electronics’ Visual Display product
lines to provide full high definition and industry-leading switching times with low power consumption and minimal

HDMI 1.4 Receiver IP Core Product Facts & Highlights:

Compliant with HDMI 1.4 and DVI 1.0 standards
Phaswitch feature for fast input ports switching capability
Supports HDCP 1.4 with hardware-based authentication