According to TechWeb, the UK’s set-top maker Pace Micro Technology will soon announce its plans to integrate the Sega Enterprises Ltd.’s Dreamcast technology into its set-top boxes. Sega of America executives have, in fact, previously announced their interest in expanding their market beyond traditional game consoles. A spokesman for the company said that the set-tops will include a PowerVR graphics chip from Imagination Technologies and an SH-4 embedded processor from Hitachi Ltd. This is the same architecture that Sega uses in the Dreamcast console.
In related news, The Register deals skeptically with rumors that Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox will be equipped to play Dreamcast games.