Broadcom is big into many areas of the electronics industry and many of the consumer electronic products we use each day have Broadcom technology inside. Yesterday Broadcom announced a new 1080p capable media processor for mobile devices. Broadcom is now unveiling a new single-chip Blu-ray solution called the BCM7632.
The new chip is the first to offer a single die Blu-ray disc chip that supports front-end and back-end video deciding and display technologies. The chip not only supports Blu-ray playback, but also supports Netflix 2.0, Pandora, Vudu, CinemaNow and other services.
The coolest feature of the new chip is that it also supports 3D Blu-ray movies. 3D Blu-ray films will be featured by some large companies at CES next month. The catch is that the 3D Blu-ray specifications are not finalized at this point, but Broadcom says that it expects the BCM7632 to comply with the final specs.