Mobile TV solution market to decline in 2009

The global market for mobile TV chipset solutions is likely to contract 20-30 per cent in 2009 due mainly to declining demand from the PC and automotive segments, according to Yannick Levy, CEO of DiBcom.

To cope with slack demand and varied standards in different markets, DiBcom and other solution vendors such as Siano Mobile Silicon are introducing integrated chipsets that are compatible with multiple technologies, Levy noted.

For example, DiBcom’s latest Octopus platform is compatible with DVB-T, DVB-H, DVB-SH, ISDB-T, T-DMB and CMMB standards, said Levy, who added that the company will begin delivering samples of Octopus chipsets to clients in July-August.

DiBcom will outsource the Octopus chipsets to United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) using a 65nm process, Levy revealed. DiBcom has shipped over 15 million mobile TV solutions so far, and the company is also the top vendor in the DVB segment, Levy claimed.

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