Wired News heeft een nieuwsbericht over een chips van ESS Technology die MP3 files kan afdraaien en gebruikt zou kunnen worden in settop boxes:
A Fremont, California, company has released a new chipset that would allow set-top boxes to play MP3 audio files, the popular but controversial format used to distribute music on the Internet.
ESS Technology said its new chipset for set-top box manufacturers will help MP3 become a standard component of consumer audio electronics.
"We believe that we can deliver this function to the mass market at a significant cost advantage," said Johnston Chen, vice president of consumer products for ESS, which develops semiconductor systems for PC and consumer markets worldwide. The company, which announced its plans Friday, did not name manufacturers that plan to use the chipset.