Microtune and Samsung Electro-Mechanical Form Strategic Supply RelationshipMonday, January 4th, 2010
Samsung TV Will Be Featured in Microtune Demonstrations at International CES Show in Las Vegas, NV, January 7-10, 2010
PLANO, Texas — Microtune®, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUNE) today announced that it has entered into a strategic supply agreement with Samsung Electro Mechanical Co., Ltd. (Samsung). Microtune is shipping its high-performance tuners which are currently deployed by Samsung Electro Mechanical Co. in production-ready, modular electronics subsystems for digital television (DTV) product lines.
Microtune, inventor of the patented single-chip TV silicon tuner, supplies radio frequency (RF) and digital signal components, including tuners, demodulators and receivers, to the worldwide digital televisions markets. The Company’s customer-hardened products, recognized for their superior performance and reliability, enable television manufacturers to deliver high-quality off-air and cable reception in DTVs across global standards and product lines.
Samsung Electro Mechanical Co. is a leading electronic parts and components manufacturer serving worldwide customers. Headquartered in Suwon, South Korea, the company is focused on digital products based on high-frequency engineering and design technologies. It is a key supplier to its flagship sister company, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. as well as to other manufacturers.
“This strategic supply agreement reinforces the long-standing working relationship between Samsung and Microtune. The combination of Samsung’s systems expertise and our silicon tuners results in RF electronics engineered to bring consumers an exceptional digital TV picture and audio experience,” said James A. Fontaine, Microtune’s CEO and President. “Our single-chip tuners, with their small form factor, high-performance and support of worldwide TV reception standards, enable Samsung to simplify its designs for the global marketplace, to reduce the size and weight of its components, and to achieve higher throughput in the manufacturing process.”
Microtune at 2010 International CES
Microtune will be displaying its suite of silicon products for the digital television market in its invitation-only suite at the Las Vegas Hilton during the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, January 7-10, 2010. The Company will showcase products featuring its MicroTuner™ single-chip tuners and demodulators, including demonstrations of its newest class of product, the MicroCeiver™ MT3141 receiver for global integrated DTV designs. A Samsung HD digital television, integrated with Samsung Electro Mechanical’s MicroTuner-based subsystem, will be a highlight of the suite. For more information about the Company’s products or to arrange a meeting at its CES hotel suite, please contact Microtune.