DVDO Divorces Itself from Silicon Image

DVDO is transitioning back to a private company following the acquisition of Silicon Image by Lattice Semiconductor in March 2015.

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DVDO, Inc., makers of high-quality, ultra high-definition (UHD) video processing, switching and HDMI and HDBaseT connectivity solutions, is making a strategic transition by forming a private entity owned and managed by CEO Doug Fealtman.

The company was previously a subsidiary of Silicon Image, which bought DVDO back in 2000 for $45 million. In March 2015, Silicon Image was acquired by Lattice Semiconductor for $600 million.

DVDO is committed to its existing portfolio of wired and wireless video products, while also focusing on the development of innovative solutions to address emerging technology areas such as 4K UHD, high dynamic range (HDR), over the top (OTT), virtual reality, and home automation.

“Over the past two decades, DVDO has been delivering solutions that address the requirements of professional installers and prosumer home theater enthusiasts. We will continue to leverage our CE and professional channel to support our customer base,” says Fealtman. “Now, with a renewed sense of vigor and nimbleness of a private entity, we are in a stronger position to quickly and adeptly meet the expanding market needs of UHDTV,CE/IT convergence, virtual reality and home automation. Stay tuned to hear more about our upcoming products in these areas.” 

DVDO's existing product portfolio will continue to be available through authorized DVDO distributors, dealers and online partners. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company says the transition will enable great flexibility in product development for CE/IT convergence, virtual reality and home automation.