Visual System BU
Comprehensive Solutions Support Both Hardware
and Software to Provide the Best Video and Audio
Advances in resolution are progressing from 4K to 8K in the area of broadcasting and Web content. New displays using organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) and quantum dot technology are beginning to spread in the area of display devices. Even audio is no exception, with 22.2 multi-channel surround audio scheduled to be adopted in the next generation of broadcasting. In these areas, there is an increasing need for protection of copyrighted content and demand for an increase in added value. In our Visual System BU, we are developing hardware, such as system LSIs, that integrate various interfaces, codec processing, AV signal processing, encoding, and decoding processing for reproducing into a single chip to playback, display, and protect this evolving content. In addition, we are also involved in the development of applications and proprietary software for smart TVs, BD players, and signage equipment using these technologies. We provide comprehensive solutions that support our customers in terms of both hardware and software.
By Creating Impressive Experience
with Our Technologies, We Provide Customers
with Strong Support in Product Development
8K TV Solutions that Offer Amazing Beauty and Life-like Reproduction
Expressing beautiful video images that are increasing in resolution by the change from full HD (2K) to 4K, and then to 8K requires many times more signal processing than before. We are realizing video expression that is optimized for large, higher resolution, and high brightness display panels by taking advantage of our wider bandwidth of video-signal-processing, data-bandwidth-compression, color tone correction, tone correction, and noise reduction technologies. We produce a space with lifelike sensations by combining various audio technologies.
4K/2K Global TV Solution Compatible with the Latest Online Distribution Services
Conventional content viewing was based mainly on broadcasting and broadcast standards have evolved over the last 10 years. The age of 4K has resulted in a transition to content viewing through the Internet which has come to play a very important role, and the online distribution standards have evolved over the last few years. In order to deliver the power and sensation of online content, we provide comprehensive solutions with combined hardware and software that are compatible with codec and security methods used in the latest online content distribution standards.
Blu-ray/STB Solutions Compatible with Diversified Viewing Styles
The evolution of playback devices, recording media, and content resulted in the need for the support of diversifying viewing styles. For example, new methods for playback, recording, and distribution, such as time-shifted viewing of full-channel recording and redistribution of content via networks, are needed. The solutions we provide will realize Blu-ray players and recorders, STB equipment, and other products that are fun and convenient to use. To this end, our products integrate the decoder, encoder, storage, and network functions that support various codecs including H.265 (HEVC) compactly.
Acoustics Software IP that Delivers Amazing Sense
of Presence and Rich User Experience
Multi-channel audio, such as 22.2ch, is increasingly adopted by surround sound systems. On the other hand, TV speakers have become thinner and smaller, which at the same time makes it difficult to reproduce powerful sound. In order to address this issue with acoustic software IP-based technologies, such as the low frequency enhancement technology for reproducing powerful bass sound even with small diameter speakers and the 3D surround sound technology for localizing sound images at various positions only with the front speakers, we will upgrade the reproduction of sounds from a wide range of products, including TVs, mobile devises, amusement equipment, and in-vehicle equipment.
Our Global Support System Based
in Japan, China, and Taiwan
We will deliver solutions developed by our business unit located in Kyoto in Japan to the world. At various locations in the world, including the newly established Istanbul site and other sites in China, Taiwan, and other countries in the Asia region, we have been establishing a development and support system based in customers' development and manufacturing sites.