Brazil Picks Japanese TV Standard--And Gains Fab? - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News

Brazil Picks Japanese TV Standard--And Gains Fab?

In return for a possible semiconductor production plant, Brazil has selected a high-definition TV standard from Japan over competing technologies from Europe and the United States.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — In return for a possible semiconductor production plant, Brazil has selected a high-definition TV standard from Japan over competing technologies from Europe and the United States, according to a report from the Associated Press on Friday (June 30).

Brazil's government chose Japan's ISDB standard over rival U.S. and European technologies, according to Reuters. Brazil, which boasts an emerging market of 180 million people, is expected to buy nearly 11 million TV sets this year, up from 10 million in 2005, according to reports.

Brazil has been evaluating HDTV technologies for months.

In return for the HDTV award for Japan, Brazil will receive technology transfers, investments in semiconductor manufacturing operations and financing of up to $500 million from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, according to the report from the AP. No other details were given about the semiconductor production plant, however.

Last year, Brazilian authorities announced plans to establish a semiconductor industry in the state of Minas Gerais, where a technology park spanning 990 acres is being dedicated to semiconductor manufacturing and design.

Called the Minas Gerais Technological Park, the site will be anchored by Brazilian semiconductor manufacturing venture Companhia Brasileira de Semiconductores, which is planning to build an analog and mixed-semiconductor wafer fab there that will run high-voltage CMOS, bipolar, BiCMOS, and other specialized processes. The fab is slated for completion by early 2007.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
Commentary
Why 2021 May Turn Out to be a Great Year for Tech Startups
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author,  2/24/2021
News
How GIS Data Can Help Fix Vaccine Distribution
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  2/17/2021
Slideshows
11 Ways DevOps Is Evolving
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  2/18/2021
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll