Taipei — ALi Corporation, a leading Set-Top Box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) solution provider, today announced that it has joined forces with LG Electronics and Shenzhen Jiuzhou to begin mass production of a new ATSC set-top box solution. The collaborated solution, bringing optimum cost/performance value to the Mexican market, will feature ALi's STB SoC, M3812, with LGE's ATSC demodulator and RF tuner, and the set-top box will be manufactured by Shenzhen Jiuzhou.
ATSC, mostly adopted in the Americas, is a set of standards for digital television transmission over terrestrial networks. ATSC has replaced the analog NTSC in the United States and Canada, with the digital rollover to be completed by 2015 in Mexico. The Mexican authority is pressing forward with the digitalization process, with Tijuana in northern Mexico being the first city in Latin America to complete the switchover from analog to digital TV broadcasting just as recently as in May 2013. The digital television penetration in Mexico is currently around 22% of the total 27 million TV households, making Mexico the next focus for explosive growth of digital TV broadcasting.
"As a global leader in STB SoC technology, ALi has tremendous expertise in developing DVB-S/S2/C/T/T2 and ISDB-T solutions which have been deployed in many regions around the world. LGE has successful experience in ATSC demodulators and RF tuners for the US and Canada markets. Shenzhen Jiuzhou is a professional leading STB research and manufacturer in China. By conjoining with these partners, we provide a high-performance, cost-effective, total solution to Mexican viewers. This partnership solution is going to open up new business opportunities and allow Mexican consumers to enjoy quality digital broadcasting services," said Tony Chang, General Manager of ALi's International Business Unit.
David Xia, VP Global Sales and Marketing of Shenzhen Jiuzhou, remarked, "This joint solution has great advantages on technical performance and cost. ALi provides a very stable and cost competitive solution, plus the ATSC system expert LGE's support on ATSC demodulator and tuner, and Jiuzhou's professional manufacturing capability and strong marketing promotion. It is no doubt that we will together ride the next wave of digital transition underway in Mexico."
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 LG Electronics
At a glance: Global, Tomorrow, Energy, Humanity and Technology are the pillars that LG is founded on. LG is focused on continuing to build a lasting relationship with, and achieving the highest satisfaction for customers.
Jeong-do Management: LG's 'Jeong-do Management' embodies high ethical standards and doing business in a transparent and honest manner.
Business Domains: LG has five core business domains: Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solution.
R&D: Research & development is the power that drives LG to go on realizing its dreams one after another.
DESIGN: LG understands the importance of design and innovation being led by design minded thinking.
Global Operations: LG plays an active role in world markets with its assertive global business policy.
About Shenzhen Jiuzhou
Shenzhen Jiuzhou is a subsidiary of SICHUAN JIUZHOU ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., which is set up and owned by SICHUAN JIUZHOU ELECTRIC GROUP CO., LTD., and specializes in R&D and manufacture of CATV equipments.
JIUZHOU has been in CATV industry since 1958. With 50 years development, JIUZHOU expands from analogue equipments into DVB digital TV headend equipments and fiber optic transmission equipments. All production processes are controlled and supervised according to ISO9001 standards.
In order to keep up with the latest development, R&D centers are set up in Mianyang, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. Besides R&D centers, JIUZHOU is also keeping close cooperation with leading science institutes in China and abroad.
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