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V-Nova Plucks Faroudja’s Patent Portfolio


eetimes.com reports that the news earlier this week that London-based V-Nova has acquired Faroudja Enterprises’ complete patent portfolio – lock, stock and barrel – speaks volumes about the rapid changes affecting the market in video technologies.

V-Nova, a London-headquartered software company that specializes in advanced signal compression technology, sought Faroudja’s pre- and post-processing video technologies to complement its proprietary video compression scheme, Perseus. V-Nova’s goal is to ride the growing demand by service providers – streaming video companies and broadcasters alike – who are scrambling to offer high-bandwidth content such as Ultra-HD TV, 360 video and VR immersive video.

The news also marks the end of an era for Faroudja, founded by Yves Faroudja, a recipient of three Emmy technology awards and a genuine legend in the video industry. The name Faroudja is familiar to any engineer who has ever worked on projects related to video. The company has been behind almost every video processing and scaling technology development for decades.

Read more at http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1331326