NEC, Telegent Create Mobile TV Technology for Wireless Devices

NEC Electronics Corporation, a recognized system solutions provider for the mobile handset, PC peripherals, automotive and digital consumer markets, and Telegent Systems, Inc., a leader in advanced RF and digital signal processing technologies for Mobile TV in cellular phones and other portable media devices, announced that the companies will be showing a Mobile TV over-the-air technology demonstration at 3GSM in Barcelona, Spain (Exhibit Hall 8, NEC booth #8.A125, Exhibit Hall 2, Telegent Systems’ booth #2.1C59).

NEC Electronics’ application processor and Telegent Systems’ TV-on-a-Chip together enable simultaneous, high definition multimedia capabilities that today’s mobile power users require — all with extremely low power consumption. The demonstration will show superior video reception, high-performance video processing, and low power consumption (maximizes battery life) on the cellular phone platform, making Mobile TV a reality today.

“We are very pleased to be working with Telegent Systems, a leader in mobile TV solutions,” stated Masakazu Yamashina, general manager, Mobile Systems Division, NEC Electronics Corporation. “This solution will help mobile phone manufacturers more easily develop handsets with Mobile TV capabilities.”

“NEC Electronics’ adoption of Telegent Systems’ Mobile TV solution demonstrates the benefits of free-to-air Mobile TV in top-tier handset providers,” said Weijie Yun, president and CEO, Telegent Systems, Inc. “We look forward to working with them on future generations of products.”

Telegent Systems’ solutions are based on the company’s SureTrak(TM) technology, which integrates all major Mobile TV receiver functionalities, from antenna input to digital video output. The SureTrak technology vastly reduces the power consumption, and allows up to 4.5 hours of viewing time on cell phones. Through its Multipath and Doppler compensation algorithm, SureTrak preserves the video quality in a mobile environment, and has been proven to be robust at speeds in excess of 430km per hour (265 miles per hour), while maintaining audio fidelity.

Reference design kits based on NEC Electronics’ application processor are available now. NEC Electronics is also developing new reference designs based on the company’s Medity(TM) solution for 3G handsets. Telegent Systems’ TLG1100 is in production now.

About NEC Electronics Corporation
NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) specializes in semiconductor products encompassing advanced technology solutions for the high-end computing and broadband networking markets, system solutions for the mobile handset, PC peripherals, automotive and digital consumer markets, and platform solutions for a wide range of customer applications.

About Telegent Systems
Telegent Systems is a fabless semiconductor company providing high-performance, highly integrated RF TV-on-Chip solutions for mobile video applications. Through its proprietary SureTrak(TM) architecture, which incorporates advanced RF, mixed-signal and digital signal processing, Telegent Systems’ solutions set a new benchmark in Mobile TV, with lower power consumption, higher sensitivity, and smaller footprint for mobile devices such as cell phones, laptops and other portable media devices. This enables mobile device manufacturers with improved receiver performance, as well as decreasing initial infrastructure costs for Mobile TV deployment. The company’s solutions support DVB-H, DVB-T, NTSC and PAL. Telegent Systems is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA with a subsidiary in China.