Telegent ships 80m mobile TV chips

Telegent Systems has revealed that continuing growth in demand for its free-to-air mobile TV receivers has propelled it beyond a milestone of 80 million units shipped since it first launched its mobile TV receiver technology in mid-2007. Analyst firm Forward Concepts estimates that 78 million broadcast TV handsets were shipped globally in 2009.

“We have seen very rapid adoption of free-to-air TV handsets incorporating Telegent's technology in emerging markets,” said Samuel Sheng, Telegent's president and chief executive officer. “Consumers globally have demonstrated that they place high value on the ability to receive live broadcast television on mobile devices.”

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