Parthus delivers $5 MP3 chip

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Parthus delivers $5 MP3 chip

The Irish Parthus Technologies is licensing a combination of technologies that will result in a single-chip MP3 player with a silicon cost of less than $5. It is to be used in audio applications that include MP3 players, cell phones, mobile speech recognition and Bluetooth devices. The company’s first announced licensee is Creative Technology, best known for its Soundblaster range of sound cards, that will use Parthus technologies in its MP3 players.

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