02.09.2007 12:00 AM
Microtune Ships 50 Million Tuner Chips
Microtune, a Plano, Texas developer of RF broadcast technology, announced this week that it has shipped more than 50 million MicroTuner chips.

"Shipping 50 million tuners is quite a milestone for any company, and we are proud that our diversified portfolio of customer-proven, stable and top-performing products has brought us to a market-leading position," said James A. Fontaine, Microtune CEO and president. "In fact, we believe that we have shipped more single-chip silicon TV tuners than any of our competitors."

Fontaine cited Microtune's current 3-in-1 tuners and ultra low-power mobile TV tuners as examples of the company's focus on advancing next generation, feature-rich consumer electronics.

Microtune will be demonstrating its tuners with "ClearTune" technology at the upcoming 3GSM World Congress, a leading event for mobile communications. The "ClearTune Performance Challenge," will take place at the company's exhibit at the show in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 12-15.

Another new Microtune chip, the MicroTuner MT2131 is an analog/digital tuner, the only device that supports all three U.S. standards (NTSC/ATSC and Digital Cable Ready), according to the company.

MicroTune plans to mark its 50 millionth shipment by honoring Scientific-Atlanta, a Cisco company and Microtune's largest customer, with a commemorative award. SFA incorporates up to four Microtune chips in its set-top architectural designs.

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