Arima Communications Selects Telegent For Free-to-air Mobile Tv Feature

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Arima Communications Selects Telegent for Free-to-Air Mobile TV Feature

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and TAIPEI, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Leading ODM enhances mobile TV user experience with TV-centric handset design

Telegent Systems, the company that makes television mobile with its high-performance single-

chip mobile TV solutions, together with Arima Communications Corp., a leading Taiwanese

original design manufacturer (ODM) supplying solutions worldwide, today announced that Arima

has selected Telegent's mobile TV solution for the free-to-air TV feature in selected handset

models.  The TV phones, which provide consumers with mobile access to local over-the-air

broadcast television channels, are expected to be available to consumers by late summer of this


"We see free-to-air mobile TV becoming a heavily used feature on handsets that can

differentiate our product offerings," said Paul Wang, Arima's senior vice president.  "We

selected Telegent's mobile TV solution because of the depth of their experience with free-to-air

mobile TV and the performance of their solution with respect to picture quality, low-power and


TV-centric design enhances mobile TV experience

Arima's TV handset brings a number of firsts to the mobile TV market aimed at providing the

consumer with an enjoyable television viewing experience.  It is the first phone from a Taiwan

manufacturer to integrate a TV button on the handset that provides the consumer with direct

access to the TV function.  It enables auto-rotation between landscape and portrait views using

an integrated accelerometer.  The handset also sports a stylish form-factor that is under 50mm

wide and 110mm tall and incorporates a connection for a TV stand accessory.

"Arima is a recognized leader in design innovation and product quality," said Weijie Yun,

president and chief executive officer of Telegent Systems.  "Their dedication to providing an

exceptional user experience further enhances the value of the TV feature to the consumer."

About Telegent Systems

Telegent Systems is a leading fabless CMOS semiconductor company providing high

performance, single-chip solutions enabling free-to-air and subscription mobile TV in mobile

handsets, portable devices and consumer electronics.  Telegent's solutions make television

mobile, delivering both analog and digital broadcast reception with unparalleled sensitivity and

picture quality in mobile environments, ultra-low power consumption and the highest integration

simplifying mobile device design and manufacture.  For more information, visit

About Arima Communications Corp.

Arima Communications was founded in August 1999 as a member of the Arima Group,

specializing in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of mobile

communications products.  The main products are multi-band GSM / GPRS, 3G/3.5G mobile

phones and smart phones.  Arima Communications' strategy is to integrate market research,

product design, R&D, manufacturing, product certification, global logistics and after-sales

service into a comprehensive solution for customers.

Arima Communications possesses solid R&D capability as well as the core technologies in

wireless communications to ensure long-term competitive advantages.  With the key

technologies in wireless base band, radio frequency, communications protocol, user interfaces

and application software, Arima Communications actively develops advanced technology and

high quality products for 3G/3.5G phones and smart phones.  For more information, visit

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SOURCE:  Telegent Systems


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