Broadcom Powers Humax's First 40nm High Definition Satellite Set-Top Boxes

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 
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Targeted at Emerging Markets, the Fully Integrated 40nm Devices Accelerate Low Cost and Interactive HDTV Experiences

  • Demonstrates quick deployment of 40nm set-top box technology, fueling new TV experiences in emerging markets
  • Features Broadcom’s high performance HD set-top box platforms with advanced security and connectivity support
  • Takes advantage of burgeoning momentum and consumer demand for HDTV throughout the world

IRVINE, Calif. — Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that Humax (KOSDAQ:028080), a premier set-top box manufacturer, is now deploying HD satellite set-top boxes, based on Broadcom® technology, to emerging countries, proliferating low cost and interactive HDTV throughout the world.

Product Highlights:

  • The Broadcom® BCM7358 HD satellite STB SoC reduces design complexity, size and overall system cost to accelerate deployment of HD satellite STBs throughout emerging markets.
    • Broadcom’s 40nm design combines a high performance CPU, advanced security functionality and connectivity support including DLNA® (Digital Living Network Alliance).

Sam Rosen, Senior Analyst, ABI Research:

“Lower cost HD set-top boxes will help Asian satellite operators to proliferate HD video and other advanced services to consumers that previously could not afford them. Emerging markets require cost-optimized solutions supporting only a single television, options for integrated or external security, robust 2D user interfaces, and HD video.”

Dr. Dae Gyu Byun, CEO, Humax:

“Leveraging our extensive experience in set-top box development and Broadcom’s robust 40nm design, we achieved very quick time-to-market to deploy the industry’s first set-top boxes designed in 40nm, opening the way to exciting HDTV experiences throughout the world.”

Nicholas Dunn, VP of Marketing, Satellite Set-Top Box, Broadcom:

“As the momentum to deploy HDTV intensifies throughout the world, we are pleased to continue our partnership with Humax, fueling low cost and interactive TV to emerging countries. This is a significant milestone in the accelerated development and quick deployment of high performance 40nm set-top boxes worldwide.”