Latest Chip Extends Market Reach with Support of Global Broadcast
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 29 /CNW/ -- Telegent Systems, the company that
makes television mobile with its high-performance single-chip mobile TV
solutions, announced that it has now shipped five million units of its leading
free-to-air mobile TV receiver. With volume production shipments beginning
less than nine months ago, this dramatic ramp in demand underscores the
importance of free and familiar content in driving consumer uptake of mobile
TV. The company also announced availability of its latest chip, the
industry's first single-chip CMOS mobile TV receiver delivering global support
for free-to-air NTSC, PAL and SECAM TV and FM stereo broadcasts.
Free and Familiar Content Driving Rapid Market Acceptance
Telegent concluded 2007 with its technology embedded in more than 40
models of handsets, available to consumers throughout Asia, the Middle East,
Europe and Africa. Telegent has played a key role in accelerating mobile TV
market growth by focusing on existing broadcast standards in addition to
emerging digital standards. By tapping into the existing broadcast ecosystem,
Telegent has made mobile TV accessible worldwide.
"The success of our solutions is based on the ability of consumers to
watch the same live, familiar programming on their handset that they view and
enjoy in their home," said Weijie Yun, Telegent's president & CEO.
Free-to-Air Mobile TV a Platform for New Business Models In addition to
providing consumers with live, preferred content, Telegent's free-to-air
mobile TV receivers are the first solutions to provide operators with access
to the existing content ecosystem. Operators can use free-to-air mobile TV
as a differentiated feature to attract and retain subscribers, reduce handset
subsidies, and as a platform for increasing ARPU through increased use of data
network services such as SMS, targeted advertising and upsell of premium
"We believe free-to-air mobile TV will play a significant role in
operator strategies for attracting and retaining subscribers," said Yun.
About Telegent Systems, Inc.
Telegent Systems is a leading fabless CMOS semiconductor company
providing high performance, single-chip solutions enabling free-to-air and
pay-per-view mobile TV in mobile handsets, portable devices and consumer
electronics. Telegent's solutions make television mobile, delivering both
analog and digital broadcast reception with unparalleled sensitivity and
picture quality in mobile environments, ultra-low power consumption and the
highest integration simplifying mobile device design and manufacture.
Telegent Systems has its US headquarters in Sunnyvale, California and a
subsidiary in China. For more information, visit www.telegent.com.
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