SiL may face HDMI chip supply shortage

By Justin Mann on
The drama over HDMI hardware isn't ending. One of the very few manufacturers capable of supplying the next stage in making fully HDMI compliant hardware may have a shortage. Silicon Image (SiL) is potentially facing a shortage, which is the reason that SiL isn't able to supply the market with the chips they need for next-gen video cards. Both nVidia and ATI are set to use these new chips to enable the latent (but existing) HDMI functionality. At the moment, this won't impact hardly anyone – HDMI content isn't readily available. When large-capacity discs and newer digital media come out, though, a lot of people – enthusiasts and casual users alike – might be hit.

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