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Panasonic Chooses NXP Tuner for Blu-ray Recorder

NXP Semiconductors announced that Panasonic has selected NXP’s DVB-T silicon tuners for terrestrial broadcasting reception in its high-end Blu-ray disc recorders.

According to the statement, the newly introduced Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorders, DMR-BW770EF and BW870EF, enable users in France to record HD content from television and transfer it straight to Blu-ray.

For more information visit: www.nxp.com


Unedited press release follows:

Panasonic Selects NXP Silicon Tuner for Blu-ray Disc Recorder

NXP’s DVB-T silicon tuner and channel decoder enable high-quality terrestrial TV reception

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands — January 12 — NXP Semiconductors today announced that Panasonic has selected NXP’s industry leading DVB-T silicon tuners for terrestrial broadcasting reception in its high-end Blu-ray disc recorders. Panasonic Blu-ray recorders take advantage of the tuner’s ability to deliver high-quality digital TV reception in one small solution.

The newly introduced Panasonic Blu-ray disc recorders, DMR-BW770EF/BW870EF, enable users in France to record HD content from television and transfer it straight to Blu-ray.

“NXP is committed to delivering system-optimized silicon tuners that are best-in-class solutions for our customers,” said Guy Ducos, general manager, front-end and media interfaces business line, NXP Semiconductors. “As the market leader in silicon tuners with long-term experience in RF technologies, we offer innovations in chip architecture, power efficiency and price / performance. We are pleased to work with Panasonic and will continue to provide high-performance, integrated tuners to the market.”

NXP provides a wide range of highly integrated silicon tuners covering all digital standards for home entertainment, TV and set-top boxes (STBs). The TDA18211 HD tuner selected by Panasonic is a digital terrestrial silicon tuner for digital STBs with easy on-board and multi-tuner configurations. Dedicated to the European terrestrial standard DVB-T, the tuner reduces overall system cost and cuts design cycles, enabling faster time-to-market while meeting the market’s demanding performance and application requirements.

For more information about NXP’s silicon tuner solutions, please visit: http://www.nxp.com/products/rf/tuners/silicon_tuners/index.html

About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power, Digital Processing and manufacturing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, industrial, consumer, lighting, medical, computing and identification applications. Headquartered in Europe, the company has about 29,000 employees working in more than 30 countries and posted sales of USD 5.4 billion in 2008. News from NXP is located at www.nxp.com.

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