Samsung Selects Silicon Motion DVB-H Tuner for New Mobile Phone

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008
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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (Nasdaq:SIMO) today announced that its FC2750 DVB-H mobile TV tuner has been selected by Samsung for its recently launched SGH-P960 mobile phone, which will be available in many European markets.

Samsung’s SGH-P960 is the first slider phone with mobile TV capabilities for the European market and the world’s first DVB-H mobile TV phone that supports both DVB-H protocols in Europe, DVB-CBMS and OMA-BCAST. The P960 features a 2.6″ QVGA TFT-LCD screen and a time-shifting function that allows users to pause live TV programs to answer important phone calls and shift back to the program as soon as the call ends.

The FC2750 is a DVB-H SiP (System-in-Package) mobile TV silicon solution that includes a mobile TV tuner IC from Silicon Motion’s FCI product line and a baseband IC from Samsung. This solution offers low-power consumption, a small form factor, and high receive sensitivity that provides the P960 with exceptional mobile TV performance capabilities.

“The results of our joint development with Samsung, a leading world-class technology innovator, have been exciting so far,” said Wallace Kou, President and CEO of Silicon Motion. “We are already one of the global market leaders in mobile TV silicon solutions and this product is another exciting example of our best-in-class technological expertise. We have successfully designed mobile TV silicon tuners that are compatible with S-DMB and T-DMB standards in the Korean market and DVB-H standards in the European market. Additionally, we are delighted that we can continue to support Samsung Mobile in its successful global business expansion.”