Microtune Chips In on Toshiba PCs

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Toshiba Corp.’s Toshiba Module Group will deploy Microtune Inc.’s “MicroTuner MT2050” single-chip tuner in the system design for its “Qosmio” personal-entertainment PCs.

Toshiba said its Qosmio “combines the functionality of a PC, TV, CD player and DVD recorder in a versatile mobile-entertainment platform.”

The MT2050 will function as the radio-frequency “gateway,” permitting the reception of over-the-air broadcasts and cable TV, the two companies added.

Toshiba said it will roll out Qosmio PCs worldwide, with an expanded lineup of wider-screen-version products to be introduced by the end of 2004.

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