Taipei – ALi Corporation, a leading Set-Top Box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) solution provider, today announced that ALi's ATSC STB SoC solution has been adopted for design-in with set-top boxes from Funai Electric Co., Ltd., a Japanese consumer electronics company. The partnership solution is aimed to bring optimum cost/performance value to the Mexican market, where the digital rollover is scheduled to complete by 2015 and the digital television penetration is currently around 22% of the total 27 million TV households.
Funai, building on over 50 years of excellence, has a worldwide reputation in the Consumer Electronics field. Funai has been manufacturing and selling home entertainment electronic products under renowned brand names and is a main supplier to large Retail chains. Being a leader in Manufacturing and Distributing high quality electronic products that Consumers are looking for, Funai products repeatedly outrank the competition in customer feedback and ratings.
Shigeki Saji, General Manager of Digital Media BU of Funai, remarks, "Funai has built considerable trust in the consumer electronics field by providing superior products with focus on functionality and cost-performance. ALi is known for its capability to provide high-performance STB chipset solutions with emphasis on cost-effectiveness. This collaboration between Funai and ALi is an ideal match as ALi will help ease R&D effort and shorten time-to-market, while Funai will leverage brand reputation and sales networks."
Tony Chang, General Manager of ALi's International Business Unit, states, "As a global leader in STB SoC technology, ALi's solutions have been deployed in many regions around the world. The fact that ALi's ATSC STB SoC solution is chosen by world-class manufacturer, Funai, for deployment in Mexico again signifies the industry's recognition on the premium quality of ALi's products. We believe this is the start of a long-term cooperation, which will open up new opportunities for both companies not only for Mexico but also in many other regions around the world."
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. More than 120 Pay TV operators have deployed its solutions globally. ALi Corporation was founded in 1987 with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, R&D 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 Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
Funai, established in 1961, and headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is listed in the Tokyo Securities Exchange First Section (6839) as a leading manufacturer of products such as LCD TVs, DVDs/Blu-rays and related peripherals, Printers, Audio Accessories, and Antennas etc. under FUNAI and other multiple brands in global Consumer Electronics markets. Funai is well known as a major Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Supplier, as well.
Funai products are sold by its sales subsidiaries, FUNAI CORPORATION and P&F USA for North America, P&F MEXICANA for Central/South America and other FUNAI Sales and Marketing companies throughout Asia and Europe.
Funai sells products under multiple brands in addition to FUNAI. FUNAI products have a strong and solid reputation in global markets for their quality and reasonable prices.
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