The Promoters Group will demonstrate the DIVA bi-directional technology next month and expects to release the specification by the end of 2008.
In addition to the transmission of uncompressed video and
audio data, DIVA technology embeds a reliable, high-speed bi-directional data
transmission channel to allow the consumer to locate, connect and control
various CE devices from a DIVA-enabled digital television (DTV). The DIVA interface purports to help streamline and simplify connections among various electronics devices, offering ease of connection and use. Leveraging a single interface, which integrates multimedia and data
communication, the DIVA standard promises to upgrade home networks to a new
level, making DTVs the center of the home entertainment network.
Today's digital interfaces are
point-to-point connections that are limited in their ability to accommodate a
network of devices. DIVA reportedly has
the ability to connect multiple source devices to multiple displays, to monitor
and control various digital home appliances from the TV in the living room, and
to organize various personal and mobile entertainment devices in the same home
The China Video
Industry Association has agreed to fully support the DIVA standard.
SAN JOSE -- Flextronics, the world's second-largest EMS company, reported record fourth quarter net sales on the integration of competitor Solectron.
For the period ended March 31, sales rose 66% year-over-year to $7.8 billion, while operating profit increased 86% to $263 million, and adjusted net income jumped 76% to $215 million. Including one-time charges, the company took a loss of $93 million, down from $121 million last year.
The deal covers inventory, equipment, IP and personnel, but no manufacturing plants.
Wistron said more acquisitions would be in the offing and the firm has plans to move some manufacturing to Vietnam.
MANKATO, MN -- EMS firm Winland Electronics has formally promoted Thomas de Petra to chief executive and president.
He had been interim CEO and president since the retirement of longtime CEO Lorin Krueger last January. de Petra has also been Winland's chairman since 2006 and a director since 1994.
Operating profit rose 13% to 519.5 billion yen ($4.98 billion).
MAJORCA, SPAIN – Sales of consumer electronics at retail stores will rise 8% this year, down from 14% in each of the past two years, says a leading analyst.
Jürgen Boyny, a consumer electronics analyst for market research institute GfK, said mobile phones will make up about 25% of consumer electronics sales this year, he said, followed by flat-panel TVs (19%), PCs (17%) and digital cameras (6%).