SiS nabs Xbox 2 media I/O contract
The final piece of the Xbox 2 puzzle is now complete; DigiTimes is reporting that SiS will be supplying media I/O technology for the next-generation console:
“We’re integrating SiS’ cutting edge, media I/O technologies into future products to create innovative Xbox products and services that serve the digital entertainment lifestyle,” said Todd Holmdahl, general manager of Xbox Hardware at Microsoft.
SiS doesn't exactly have a reputation for cutting edge integrated audio, but neither did NVIDIA before it created the Xbox MCP. At least SiS has plenty of chipset experience to lean on, which may be why ATI wasn't chosen to provide media I/O technology for the next Xbox.