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ALi Partners with Prime to Provide Set-top Boxes Targeting Emerging Markets

Press release date: May 6, 2014

Taipei РALi Corporation, a leading Set-Top Box (STB) solution provider, today announced it has joined forces with Prime Electronics and Satellitics Inc., a reputed manufacturer specialized in developing and manufacturing digital communication products, to provide various set-top box solutions targeting emerging markets worldwide.

Mass production shipping of a DVB-T2 set-top box solution manufactured by Prime and powered by ALi chipset was initiated earlier this year to a national telecommunication operator for deployment in the Republic of Belarus, with about 3.7 million television households nationwide. This collaborated solution will provide quality, cost-effective DVB-T2 receivers to the people in the Republic of Belarus and open up opportunities in the growing STB markets in surrounding CIS member states.

ALi and Prime are also making ready a DVB-T2 free-to-air solution for Thailand, where the T2 system is expected to be up and running in 2014. According to the Thailand National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission(NBTC), 84% of the population in Thailand have access to television, 50% of which is via terrestrial or free TV. Prime is one of the first five manufacturers approved by the NBTC to provide set-top boxes in Thailand. With ALi’s chipset, the partnership platform aims at offering set-top boxes at affordable price points with enhanced performance to the Thailand market.

Looking forward, both companies are jointly working with a Tier-1 conditional access system vendor to offer advanced security solutions for the booming pay TV markets in Southeast Asia and Latin America, where pay TV penetration is estimated to reach 53% by 2018 and revenue to exceed US$26.7 billion, according to Digital TV Research.

Daniel Hsieh, General Manager of Prime Electronics and Satellitics Inc., states, “With superior RD and manufacturing capabilities, Prime continues to provide top-class end products customized to meet all market demands. Now partnering with ALi, experienced and proficient at developing innovative STB SoC solutions, we will be combining the strength of both companies and expanding into greater market opportunities.”

Tony Chang, General Manager of ALi’s International Business Unit, comments, “ALi continues to work with world-class partners like Prime in providing best of breed, total solutions that ease development effort and shorten time-to-market. Prime’s revolutionary hardware/middleware designs powered by ALi’s innovative chipset solutions will bring high-quality, affordable STB technology within reach for viewers in high growth emerging countries around the globe.”

About ALi Corporation
ALi Corporation is a leading innovator and developer in the set-top box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) market. By fully leveraging its core expertise in the set-top box industry, ALi solutions are recognized for their high levels of integration, superior performance reliability, premier customer oriented service and compelling cost structure. Hundreds of Pay TV operators have adopted ALi's solutions worldwide. ALi Corporation was founded in 1987 with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, RD centers as well as sales offices in Hsinchu, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Geneva, Tempe Arizona, and Seoul, and technical support teams throughout Asia. For more information, please visit www.alitech.com.

About Prime Electronics and Satellitics Inc.
Prime Electronics and Satellitics Inc. is one of the reputed manufacturers specialized in developing and manufacturing advanced digital satellite communication and wireless consumer electronic products. Prime was founded in 1995. With the consistency of high quality and reliability production, Prime was certified with ISO 9001:2000(E) and CE marks. Prime provides superior performance products, as well as the flexibility to meet customers' needs. Throughout the years, Prime is qualified as the most reliable OEM / ODM supplier by a lot of world-class satellite operators, system integrators; value added resellers, and distributor companies. For more information, please visit www.pesi.com.tw.

ALi media contacts
Camila Hsu
+(886) 2-8752-2000
Email: camila.hsu@alitech.com

Kenny Guan
+(86 775) 2519-5788
Email: kenny.guan@alitech.com  

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