Newport Media Achieves Key Milestone of 50 Million Broadcast TV ICs Shipped Worldwide

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

World’s Leader in CMOS System-on-Chip (SoC) Solutions for Broadcast TV Continues to Experience 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, today announced it has reached a key milestone in company history with cumulative shipments of more than 50 million complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) 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 CMOS SoC solutions which integrates RF TV Tuner, OFDM /Analog demodulation and hardware based H.264 audio/video decoding functions. The company’s offerings include products that support Analog TV, the ISDB-T standard in Japan and Latin America, and CMMB mobile DTV standards in China.

“NMI continues to experience rapid growth in shipments of our Mobile TV SoC solutions,” said Mohy Abdelgany, president and chief executive officer for Newport Media. “Achieving this key milestone of 50 million ICs shipped is a major accomplishment and a fitting milestone as Newport Media begins to expand its focus beyond Mobile TV into the wider broadcast television industry and other major communications system semiconductor markets.”

In achieving the important milestone of 50 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 supplier of high quality system solutions for the semiconductor industry.