Originally Posted by John Haghighi
Amir any chance you will be heading up this newly created group?
No, that job is taken by Enrique Rodriguez
. As the article implies, this is not new news but direct consequence of the changes that I talked about a couple of months related to my own position.
I hope to be able to share more tidbits about my future soon although you are likely to see that drible out than all together.
It seems to me that this is a natural progression in the stalemate of this war, Microsoft seems to be the only company best positioned to leverage the work it's done with VC-1 and HDi to accelerate online distribution in the connected home market.
I think most companies in this space have multiple bets if you will. Take Panasonic. We surely know that they are betting on displays in addition to blu-ray. Sharp is in the same boat. Toshiba has semiconductors, storage and other businesses like that. You could say the same thing about Sony although they have put their bets closer together than any other company. Every big company in this space needs to position itself this way as to avoid all the eggs in one basket.
Can the technologies have synergies? I think everyone hopes that way. I am sure companies investing in HD DVD/BD hope that it drives sales of displays. Again, no different for us.