Devices- Embedded, Devices- Set-top boxes, Flash Enabled Devices, Flash Lite 3, Flash Lite ports, Semiconductors January 13th, 2009
At CES, Sigma Design announced support for Flash Lite on Sigma Design chipset. Sigma chipsets are popular in set-top-box market and are also used in IPTV and DTVs. So with this, Flash Lite is officially supported on Broadcom, intel and Sigma Design. Intel is the upcoming player, but Broadcom and Sigma are dominant in the existing digital home market.
I am not sure whether the Flash Lite will be used as UI or aplication or plug-in. Flash Lite has some time to go before it becomes fully browser plug-in capable. Often the home entertainment platforms are not thick enough to support the browser, so my guess is that it will be a standalone player used for UI and/or to develop applications.
Glad to see things moving in the digital home market. After mobile, its the digital home market Flash will conquer.