Trident and Kaon Media Showcase Advanced Android STB at IBC

Monday, September 12th, 2011 
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Trident’s advanced SoCs and Kaon Media’s set-top box design expertise bring Android functionality to the digital home

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Trident Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRID), a leading provider of set-top box and TV semiconductor solutions, today announced its showcase of Kaon Media’s Android-based set-top box at the Trident booth for IBC 2011.

“We are pleased to showcase an Android-powered STB with Kaon Media,” said Mark Samuel, senior vice president and general manager of Trident’s Set-Top Box Business Unit. “Kaon’s software platform built on Android runs very effectively on Trident’s highly power- and cost-optimized STB solutions. Our SoC products are ideal for Android-based digital home solutions because of our efficient architecture. Our worldwide software design team, with years of Android development experience in the digital home, gives us a competitive edge in bringing highly optimized Android-based STB solutions to production in record time.”

Chul-min Kim, CTO of KaonMedia commented, “Kaon Media is pleased to use Trident’s SoC to deliver advanced Android set-top boxes. We are one of the leading STB manufacturers to the world, with customers that include many of the top IP service providers. We have found Trident’s STB solution to be the highest-performing SoC with production-ready software and unparalleled support for the Android ecosystem for IP STB markets. Our longstanding relationship with Trident in developing advanced STB solutions allows us to provide compelling products to our customers.”

Advanced operating system to merge broadcast and broadband features into a STB

Service operators have been demanding a high-performance Android-based STB that offers a rich user experience. Trident and Kaon Media worked closely together to offer a compelling solution that merges traditional broadcast content, video-on-demand, and IP-based content. Trident’s ARM-based SoC solution ideally supports the Android ecosystem for the digital home, providing superior time to market and exceptional performance.