Newport Media Achieves Key Milestone of 10 Million Mobile TV ICs Shipped Worldwide

Monday, November 8th, 2010

World’s Leader in 65-nanometer (nm) CMOS System-on-Chip (SoC) Solutions for Mobile TV Experiencing Rapid Sales Growth Across Multiple TV Standards

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Newport Media, an innovative fabless communications semiconductor company supplying products to the broadcast media industry, announced it has reached a key milestone in company history with cumulative shipments of more than 10 million 65nm SoCs that address multiple global standards for broadcast Mobile TV.

With the industry’s broadest portfolio of Mobile TV SoCs, Newport Media is experiencing rapid growth in demand for its 65nm solutions. The company’s offering includes products that support analog TV, the ISDB-T standard in Japan and Latin America, and CMMB Mobile DTV standards in China.

“Newport Media has experienced exponential growth in shipments of our Mobile TV SoC products,” said Mohy Abdelgany, president and chief executive officer for Newport Media. “What is particularly encouraging is that this rapid growth in demand is occurring across multiple TV standards and major geographical regions. In several regional markets, Mobile TV has become a standard feature with an attach rate exceeding 70 percent. Our diverse portfolio of products places us in an excellent position as this trend accelerates.”

Newport Media supplies a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class SoC products addressing the world’s major Mobile Digital Television (Mobile DTV) standards as well as existing analog TV systems throughout the globe. In order to accomplish this, Newport Media has developed key radio frequency (RF) and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFMD) systems and semiconductor domain expertise that are applicable to a wide variety of wireless and cable communications systems.

In achieving the important milestone of 10 million SoCs shipped, the company has demonstrated not only its ability to apply its technical expertise to ICs targeting high-volume consumer electronics, but also its ability to scale and manage the necessary manufacturing and operations logistics required to become a major player in the systems semiconductor industry.