Trident and LG CNS Announce Commercial Android STB Deployment

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
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South Korean service provider is the first operator to deploy Android-based hybrid IP STB

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Trident Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRID), a leading provider of set-top box (STB) and TV semiconductor solutions, today announced that GBN, a South Korean cable services operator, began commercial deployment of Trident-based hybrid Cable STBs to their cable service subscribers in South Korea. LG CNS is the service infrastructure provider for GBN and developed the complete end-to-end Android STB software for the Trident solution.

“We are very excited to be the engine for the world’s first Android-based hybrid Cable service deployment,” said Mark Samuel, senior vice president and general manager of Trident’s Set-top Box Business Unit. “South Korea has one of the most advanced IP networks in the world, so it is the natural place to begin Android IP service deployment. As other countries enhance their broadband services, we expect these Android IP deployments to expand worldwide. We achieved this major milestone by working closely with LG CNS, a premier developer of Android IP solutions for operator networks.”

Deog-Joo Won, vice president of LG CNS’s Telecom and Media Business Unit commented,

“We are pleased to enable commercial deployment of the world’s first Cable/IP hybrid services by GBN. Trident’s ARM-based SoC products provide the performance, features and ecosystem support necessary for commercial Android IP services.”

Trident and LG CNS worked together to offer a system solution to enable service operators to provide products that merge traditional broadcast content, video-on-demand and IP-based content. Trident’s ARM-based SoC solution supports the Android ecosystem, providing superior time to market and performance. Trident’s support of the Android OS allows service providers to offer a business model offering new apps and services to subscribers.