ALi Strengthens Its Focus on the Latin American MarketFriday, July 22nd, 2011
TAIPEI, Taiwan — ABTA 2011 — ALi Corporation (TPE:3041), a leading Set-Top Box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) solution provider, announced today at Brazilâ€™s major pay-TV trade show ABTA the latest solution for combination DVB-S2 / ISDB-T customized for Latin America. These customer STBs which integrate the latest ALi M3606/M3603 with networking is a cost effective, single-chip solution for High Definition MPEG2, H.264 decoder applications. ALiâ€™s Booth is #F6a and many other ALi-based platforms will also be on display by international partners and at customersâ€™ booths.
Latin America, with a population of nearly 600 million, is a significant market for ALiâ€™s global strategy. Several countries are moving ahead with the analog television switch over and the MSOs are making significant investment in digital services. Showcasing products at ABTA signals ALiâ€™s determination to further penetrate this region. ALi first entered Latin America in 2009 and now the companyâ€™s products are used daily by subscribers of pay-TV operators from more than 5 countries in this region.
â€œAccording to Digital TV Research of London, pay-TV revenues in Latin America will be over $17 billion by 2016, and we expect Brazil to contribute the largest share,â€ said Tony Chang, vice president of the International Business Unit at ALi Corporation. â€œTechnology is evolving non-stop. As most Latin American countries are experiencing a surge in digital television penetration, they are also rolling out the ISDB-T standard for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT). ALi has a complete product portfolio that is suitable for standard and high-definition STBs and compatible with DVB-S2/ISDB-T standards. Our proven history in delivering competitive digital STB solutions ensures we are extremely responsive in addressing the needs of Latin American viewers.â€
Despite a gloomy worldwide economy, Latin America has experienced strong economic growth, which translates to solid STB demand. The Latin American digital STB market is expected to grow more than 150% by 2015, and more than half will be using the ISDB-T standard that was widely adopted throughout Latin America, including in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Costa Rica and Venezuela.
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