”Once leading studios release content recorded on Blu-ray discs, the industry will need cost-effective components to build mass PC and CE optical drives supporting the new standard and those are the applications that the new chipset from Panasonic was developed for.”
The chipset will work on both SATA and PATA interfaces, making it likely that we will see IDE Blu-Ray drives in the near future. The chip is set to begin sampling for vendors next month, and production in January. Now that both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray have wide media support for optical discs, and production is under way, we may see drives available... in just a few months.
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