Entropic said it filed a patent infringement suit against Toronto-based ViXS Systems and its U.S. subsidiary, alleging that the company's products violate two of its patents involving home networking technology.
France's Technicolor and chip vendor Entropic said they are teaming up to build a thin client set-top that is based on Comcast's Reference Design Kit software.
Entropic, which supplies home networking technology to Comcast, DirecTV and other pay TV providers, said it plans to cut 40 employees.
DirecTV will soon begin marketing Genie, a high-definition DVR that can automatically record TV shows based on a subscriber's viewing habits, VP of Public Relations Darris Gringeri told FierceCable Wednesday.
John Malone's Liberty Global is beginning to deploy Horizon TV, an advanced digital video platform that relies on video gateways manufactured by Samsung, middleware and a user interface from NDS and a video-on-demand system powered by SeaChange International.
Broadcom competitor Entropic Communications, which in January bid for the set-top box system-on-a-chip (SoC) assets and intellectual property from bankrupt Trident Microsystems, has closed the deal.
Entropic Communications said Monday that it had won a bid to acquire Trident Microsystems' set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) assets for $65 million, which is $10 million more than its original