Conexant's Advanced Semiconductor System Solution Selected by Motorola for Use in Next-Generation Set-Top Platform

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNXT), a worldwide leader in semiconductor solutions for broadband communications and the digital home, today announced that Motorola, Inc. has chosen Conexant's advanced multimedia processor and highly integrated network processor for use in one of its next-generation set-top platforms.

Conexant will supply Motorola with technologies that improve the processing capabilities that exist in the company's current generation of set-tops. Motorola will incorporate Conexant chips as part of a forthcoming next-generation set-top product, which is intended to offer consumers a more flexible and compelling entertainment experience.

"Converging networking and media processing technologies are driving the demand for innovative new solutions that allow consumers to manage and control many different devices in their digital home network," said Lewis Brewster, Conexant chief operating officer, and executive vice president and general manager of the company's Broadband Media Processing business. "We're pleased to supply Motorola with technologies that will help enable these advanced new features."

"Motorola is committed to continually bringing innovative and compelling solutions to market to address consumers' ever-evolving desires," said Marc Kauffman, Motorola vice president, engineering, Connected Home Solutions business. "By incorporating Conexant processing technologies into our next-generation design, Motorola will be able to offer consumers the 'next level' of seamless entertainment, information, and communications, in and out of the home."

Conexant offers a comprehensive suite of digital set-top components and system solutions for worldwide cable, satellite, terrestrial, and IP entertainment broadcasting networks. The company's product offering includes silicon tuners, demodulators, MPEG audio and video decoders, and dial-up and DOCSIS modems. Complete reference designs that help manufacturers reduce cost and speed time-to-market are also available, bundled with a range of operating systems, middleware, drivers and development tools.

About Conexant

Conexant's innovative semiconductor solutions are driving broadband communications and digital home networks worldwide. The company has leveraged its expertise and leadership position in modem technologies to enable more Internet connections than all of its competitors combined, and continues to develop highly integrated silicon solutions for broadband data and media processing networks.

Key products include client-side xDSL and cable modem solutions, home network processors, broadcast video encoders and decoders, digital set-top box components and systems solutions, and dial-up modems. Conexant's suite of networking components includes a leadership portfolio of IEEE 802.11-compliant WLAN chipsets, software and reference designs, as well as solutions for applications based on HomePlug® and HomePNA(TM). The company also offers a complete line of asymmetric and symmetric DSL central office solutions, which are used by service providers worldwide to deliver broadband data, voice, and video over copper telephone lines.

Conexant is a fabless semiconductor company with an annual revenue run-rate in excess of $1 billion. The company has approximately 3,200 employees worldwide, and is headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif. To learn more, please visit


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