TCL, China's largest TV brand, picked Silicon Integrated Systems' system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution, the Sis9561. However, the multi-language SiS9561 works beyond the Chinese boarders on various broadcasting television systems worldwide.
TCL is putting it in its first generation smart TV platform, seen demoed at CES 2011 in the below video. "We will aggressively join this market that shouldn't be missed," said Dr. Yan Xiaolin, vice president of TCL Corporation and president of corporate research.
With embedded Skype internet video conferencing, the Chinese population can share with others across the world. The Android 2.2 Froyo Internet TV platform's television and Internet buttons can be controlled by regular remote control switch, as well as the users' Android smartphone or tablet devices.
A proprietary Quickboot scheme promises "the world's fastest boot-up performance," booting up and activating the widget services and internet browser within 15 seconds. Customized widgets include: YouTube for online video streaming, Facebook for social networking, eBay for auctions, Flickr for photo libraries, Pandora for online radio, USA Today for news, online games and renting films.
Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS), a Taiwanese company began with the successful development of 1M Mask ROM in 1988. In 1996, the company introduced SiS5110 Pentium notebook chipset, the first of its kind in the world that integrated LCD, graphics chips and PCMCIA into a core-logic chipset. In 2000, they developed the world's first operating platform running Linux BIOS with SiS630. In 2009, they came out with a multi-touch panel control processor, the SiS810.
Their latest move is into the TV realm with he SiS9561 Android HDTV solution. It integrates dual core 32-bit 576MHz MIPS processors with 32KB/16KB cache, DDR3-1333 MHz memory controller, 2D graphic engine, 8-bit NAND flash controller, SD/MMC interfaces and 10/100 Ethernet controller. The SiS9561 provides high computing power, graphic rendering, flash storage capacity and connectivity bandwidth.TCL showed off at CES 2011 its Android 2.2-driven Smart TVs that accept gesture-based input.
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