DiBcom, Softronix Join RMI Partner Alliance Program

Raza Microelectronics(R), Inc. (RMI), a leading supplier of processors for communications and consumer applications, announced that MobileTV focused companies, DiBcom and Softronix Corporation, have joined the industry’s most complete MIPS-Based eco-system, the RMI(R) Partner Alliance (RPA). These advanced MobileTV hardware and software components, when combined with an RMI Alchemy Au1250 processor, offer mobile devices a powerful MobileTV capability covering multiple standards such as DVB-T/H, DMB, and ISDB-T.

DiBcom is a world leading provider of MobileTV solutions. As a fabless semiconductor company that designs highly integrated chipsets, DiBcom enables low-power mobile and portable TV reception everywhere and at the highest performance. The company’s solutions are used in Automotive, Portable LCD TV, PC, mobile phones and other Handheld Device applications. DiBcom has extensive experience solving real-world mobile digital terrestrial television (DTT) reception problems and has overcome the main technological barriers to high-quality service.

“We are happy to be part of the RMI Partner Alliance and help our joint customers with optimized MobileTV solutions,” said Azzedine Boubguira, vice president of marketing and business development at DiBcom. “RMI’s product portfolio and technology depth make it a perfect complement to our MobileTV solutions and allow us to offer the expected performance end-to-end as well as high-quality TV playback on many handheld platforms.”

Combined with DiBcom and RMI, Softronix brings a complete DTV software solution supporting major DTV standards worldwide. The Softronix software package enables TV applications on RMI Alchemy powered mobile devices and provides a way to enjoy TV entertainment on the go. In addition to their TV application software, Softronix’s underlying value is in embedded DTV middleware for handheld devices, including PDA, PMP and PND products.

James Li, president of Softronix added, “The combinations that we are able to create with the RMI Alchemy Processor are endless. With its powerful capabilities, superior performance and low power consumption, the Alchemy processor is a perfect processor for media applications. We look forward to expanding our relationship with RMI.”

“The addition of DiBcom to our Partner Alliance is important for us as we continue to offer more and more functionality and performance to our customers in the MobileTV space,” said Mike Wodopian, vice president and general manager, Alchemy Solutions at RMI. “Together, the capabilities DiBcom and Softronix offer enable our customers to deliver more robust products to the market with much shorter development times.”

To showcase the new partnership and the combined MobileTV functionality, DiBcom will demonstrate the RMI reference solution at IBC in Amsterdam, September 7~11, 2007. DiBcom’s solutions for MobileTV will be presented at booth 131 in Hall 3. The demo is based on the RMI Alchemy portable media player reference design and features a DTV software solution from Softronix Corporation.

About the RMI Partner Alliance
RMI has built an alliance of strategic partners made up of leaders in each of their respected areas of expertise. Together, these companies provide all of the essential components for developing, verifying, integrating and building high performance end products such as routers, switches, network and security appliances, storage systems, wireless routers, servers, and digital consumer devices such as thin-clients, mobileTV, personal navigation devices (PND), portable media players (PMPs) and other advanced technology products.

About RMI
Raza Microelectronics, Inc. (RMI(R)) is a fabless semiconductor company providing highly-integrated feature-rich products ranging from power-optimized System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solutions to High-Performance Processors for the Digital Consumer, Wireless, Networking and Security markets. RMI offers the most advanced and most complete MIPS-Based(R) processing solutions with both 32/64-bit architectures supporting frequencies from 300MHz to 1.2GHz. The company is headquartered in Cupertino, CA with branch and subsidiary offices in Texas, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China.

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