IRVINE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 9, 2007— Teridian Semiconductor Corp. today celebrated a major company milestone, the shipment of 100 million ICs into cable and satellite digital set-top boxes worldwide. As a leading vendor for a who's-who list of set-top box (STB) manufacturers, Teridian's semiconductor solutions provide the connectivity in systems from DirectTV, EchoStar's Dish Network, Thomson, and Motorola. Teridian's broad STB product portfolio currently includes modem ICs for satellite STBs, smart card reader chips enabling conditional access (CA) features, A/V Pro video switch, and 10/100 Ethernet semiconductors enabling IP connectivity.
"Selling 100 million chips into set-top boxes makes a company a
significant player in the industry," said IdaRose Sylvester, senior
research analyst for market research firm IDC's Semiconductor Group.
"New, quickly expanding applications like IPTV are further driving the
need for innovative mixed signal semiconductor devices, providing more
opportunity for market-leading companies."
"We're a broad incumbent player in this market, with an extensive
offering," said Steve McClure, vice president of marketing for
Teridian. "The bulk of our shipments have been going into digital
cable and satellite set-top boxes, though now we're seeing our market
expand into new high-growth areas such as secondary smart card slots
for e-payment, IP set-top boxes, personal video recorders,
next-generation terrestrial boxes supporting pay TV, and digital TVs
with integrated STB functions."
McClure continued, "We're thrilled about reaching such a
significant milestone, and plan to continue driving this industry
forward with an aggressive roadmap to extend intelligent integration
within multi-media systems. Part of that strategy includes unveiling a
new modem-related IC later this quarter."
Teridian's current comprehensive portfolio of peripheral I/O
devices for conditional access in STB, PVR, DTV, IPTV and other
similar applications is further complemented with 10/100 Ethernet PHY
solutions to enable the network connectivity of next-generation
systems, including the latest PC-to-TV connectivity devices like those
from Sling Media. Teridian delivers an attractive cost/performance
ratio for high-speed data modems via its new generation of Direct
Access Arrangement (DAA) technology.
Product Portfolio Overview
Teridian's secure access and networking product portfolio
addressing the STB, PVR, DTV and IPTV markets includes the 73S80XX
family (73S8024RN, 73S8010R, 73S8009R, 73S8023C, and 73S8024C), the
73S1209R, and the 73S2123. Extremely cost-effective solutions such as
72S8009R have gained significant traction in the Asia-Pacific region,
and the 73S8024RN, approved for use with NDS VideoGuard(TM) systems -
the world leader in conditional access solutions - is widely used by
manufacturers worldwide. The most recent member to join this
portfolio, the 73S1209F, incorporates a controller and a turnkey
firmware that provides immediate protocol compliance with EMV for
e-payment and with NDS (approval pending).
Data sheets and development kits are available for Teridian's full
spectrum of STB solutions. For additional information, contact any
Teridian sales representative, authorized worldwide distributor, or
visit Teridian's Web site at
About Teridian Semiconductor
Teridian Semiconductor Corporation brings intelligence and
integration to real-world designs. The company's best-in-class analog
and mixed-signal integrated circuits play a primary role in energy and
automation, networking, and secure access applications. Teridian
solutions can be found in smart card readers, VoIP gateways, set-top
boxes, point-of-sale equipment, utility meters and factory floor
automation across the globe, enabling customers to get to market
quickly with advanced applications that are tailored to meet the
specific needs of their target markets. For more information, visit