Socionext Develops and Demonstrates World’s First Single-Chip 8K Video Decoder

Yokohama, March 23, 2016 --- Socionext Inc., a new leader in advanced SoCs for imaging applications, today introduced the world's first single-chip SoC that can process decoding of 8K resolution HEVC video. Socionext’s SCH801A was developed in cooperation with NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai Japan Broadcasting Corporation), and has successfully performed decoding of 8K test streaming data. Hardware makers will be able to utilize their existing digital TV SoCs in combination with the SCH801A to quickly and easily develop 8K TV sets and significantly accelerate the move of 8K TVs into the market.

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