Broadcom Corporation has officially become the first silicon provider to ship a true single die Blu-ray Disc chip with the Broadcom BCM7630. This new chip combines optical front-end and back-end video decoding and display technologies in a single die solution. At the same time, it also supports leading-edge Internet streaming applications such as Netflix 2.0, Pandora Internet Radio, Vudu, and CinemaNow movie services.
This new development in the Blu-ray chip technology should provide unparalleled integration and functionality to deliver premium home entertainment experience as demanded by home theater entertainment enthusiasts today. The BCM7632 was also unveiled and should supplement the capabilities of the BCM7630 by adding support for the playback of 3D Blu-ray movies.