Newport Media Announces Mass Production of World’s First 65nm System-on-Chip (SoC) for China’s CMMB Mobile TV

Single Chip NMI500 IC Begins Mass Production to Address Rapidly Growing Digital Television Market in China

BARCELONA, Spain — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 15, 2010Newport Media, an innovative fabless semiconductor company supplying products to the mobile broadcast media industry, today announced it has commenced mass production of the world’s first complete 65nm complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) single-chip solution for the China Multimedia Mobile Broadcasting (CMMB) digital television standard.

The NMI500 mobile digital TV receiver integrates an RF tuner, demodulator, memory as well as Mobile Broadcast Business Management System (MBBMS) conditional access functions (Decryption and UAM secure container controller).

“Mass production of Newport Media’s CMMB SoC represents a major milestone for the company,” said Mohy Abdelgany, president and chief executive officer for Newport Media. “The NMI500 and its complete CMMB software platform represent the second 65nm SoC from Newport Media to go into mass production. This is a significant technical milestone for the company and we are looking forward to participating in the explosive growth forecasted for the Chinese 3G market.”

The device is manufactured using low-cost, 65nm CMOS process technology and is packaged in a low-cost and easy-to-manufacture 48 I/O Quad Flat No Led (QFN) 6mm package.

For additional information about Newport Media’s NMI500 CMMB system semiconductor solution, please visit Newport Media in Hall 2 Booth F07 at the Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona, Spain, February 15-18, 2010.

About Newport Media, Inc.

Newport Media is a fabless semiconductor company that develops and sells highly integrated solutions for emerging mobile TV broadcast standards. Newport Media has assembled a management and development team with comprehensive system semiconductor experience in wireless handset and digital set-top box industries. Newport Media’s development team leverages its collective experience in these converging industries to develop broadcast multimedia architectures and IC implementations with unprecedented performance, power consumption, size and cost. For more information, visit

Newport Media is a trademark of Newport Media, Inc. All rights reserved.


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