Belkin & Siano Announce Collaborative Efforts to Promote Mobile Digital TV via New Products

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
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Leading global mobile electronics accessory provider enhances products to deliver broadcast DTV solutions “on the go”

LAS VEGAS, NV — Belkin, a world leader in consumer electronics accessories and Siano Mobile Silicon, the world’s leading supplier of mobile broadcast DTV solutions, today announced a collaborative partnership that will enable both companies to design, develop and market high-quality mobile digital TV solutions. Belkin products, powered by Siano receiver chipsets, will enable high-quality TV viewing from a host of popular mobile devices.

Through this collaborative venture, Belkin will design accessories that enable the reception of live mobile digital TV on smartphones and tablets utilizing Siano’s advanced receiver chips for mobile DTV and digital TV middleware. The first products based on this partnership will be available in 2012.

“Siano’s highly integrated combination of advanced IC receivers and middleware tailored mobile devices gives us the strong, reliable platform we need to deliver digital TV to our customers,” said Brian Van Harlingen, Belkin CTO. “It is products like these that will impact the successful ramp-up of emerging MDTV markets worldwide.”

“We’ve come to rely on Belkin’s diverse product mix and award-winning mobile device solutions to help us promote our chipsets on a global scale,” said Ronen Jashek, VP Marketing of Siano. “Partnering with Belkin will lead to winning products and I am confident that our relationship will continue well into the future.”

Siano and Belkin will showcase their digital TV products at CES 2012, Jan. 10-13, 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Mobile DTV TechZone, Booth #13545 and at Belkin’s booth in the South Hall, #30651