NEC EMMArchitecture2 Benefits from ANT Fresco Browser Reference Port

9/9/2003 - NEC Electronics, a worldwide independent provider of silicon solutions and ANT Limited, the leading developer of browser based content rendering and user interface solutions for TV and consumer electronics (CE), announce the availability of a reference port of the market leading ANT Fresco browser on the NEC Electronics EMMArchitecture2 range of system-on-a-chip devices for digital TV and Set Top Boxes.

The reference port, completed by DiscVision, an NEC Electronics channel partner, will enable NEC Electronics customers to move quickly from concept to production. The port will be provided in source code form to NEC Electronics customers who licence the ANT Fresco browser.

"We were most impressed with the structure, design and documentation of the ANT Fresco browser", said Dr Reinhard Lüling, CEO of DiscVision. "We were able to get an initial port working very quickly leaving plenty of time to optimise the port's performance." DiscVision will use the ANT browser as part of their suite of PVR solutions that they offer to license partners in the CE industry.

"There is an increasing need for compact HTML rendering technology to provide the sophisticated user interfaces that customers of modern consumer electronic equipment demand. The performance, stability and compact code size of the ANT Fresco browser made it the obvious choice for a reference browser on our silicon", said Nick Russell, Marketing Manager for Digital AV Products at NEC Electronics.

"We were most impressed by the depth and versatility of NEC's EMMArchitecture2 range said Stephen Reeder, Director of Sales & Marketing at ANT Limited. "We are jointly engaged in a number of exciting opportunities with customers who are seeking to exploit the EMMA2's price and performance in their product deployments."

The reference port will be demonstrated on the NEC Electronics Stand 222 in Hall 1 at IBC in Amsterdam from 12 to 16 September 2003. To book a demonstration please contact NEC at: You may also contact ANT at: or DiscVision at

About ANT Limited
ANT Limited ( is a leading provider of browser-based content-rendering solutions for TV, DVD and other consumer electronic devices. ANT's solution includes a browser, software architecture and user interface toolkit that enable OEMs, service providers and network operators to provide highly compelling interactive content and services to the consumer. ANT's software can be integrated quickly into any platform and operating system, and has been implemented into a wide range of interactive TV and digital entertainment devices around the world. Current customers include Thomson multimedia, Pace Micro Technology, HUMAX, Sagem, and Amino Communications.

About NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH
NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH, headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of semiconductor products in Europe. Committed to meeting customers' cost, performance and time-to-market requirements, the company offers solutions ranging from standard products to system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions, as well as customized products for next-generation designs. NEC Electronics also offers customers the benefit of state-of-the-art manufacturing locally in Europe, besides the global production of its parent company, NEC Electronics Corporation. Additionally, NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH is the exclusive European sales and marketing channel of LCD and PDP modules from NEC LCD Technologies Ltd. For more information visit

About DiscVision GmbH
DiscVision GmbH, based in Paderborn, Germany is an independent provider of solutions for PVR (Personal Video Recorder) and related technologies. Being one of the European pioneers in this area DiscVision staff developed the first PVR already in 2000 that was licensed to Grundig under the name Selexx. DiscVision develops and markets PVR solutions based on the NEC EMMA2 SoC using the Linux operating system making the system also portable to other silicon providers. Using methods and algorithms for automatic recording, provisioning of managed EPG over satellite and DVB-T, and other PVR related technologies very powerful personal digital recorders are developed by DiscVision. DiscVision offers to its partners the full range of hardware / software solutions or software only solutions that are ported on the partners hardware platform. For more information visit

ANT, the ANT logotype, ANT PurePlay, Fresco and SimplEmail are all trademarks or registered trademarks of ANT Limited.

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