Frontier Silicon Continues Expansion in Asia with Office in South Korea to Support Worlds First Commercial Mobile Digital TV Rollout

Seoul, South Korea, (PRWEB) October 19, 2005

Frontier Silicon the leading Fabless manufacturer of semiconductors for mobile digital television (MDTV) and DAB digital radio products has today opened its office in Seoul, South Korea, to support the launch of the worlds first commercial T-DMB mobile television service. The company is already working with the leading cell phone manufacturers in the region and the new office will provide essential local applications engineering support and customer service as the country builds up to the launch of mobile TV.


The new office in Korea will be headed up by K.N. Kim, formerly general manager at Samsung, and managing director of BSI Group (the leading ST Microelectronics distributor). With over 20 years experience in the semiconductors, electronics and communications industries, he has held a number of sales, marketing, business development and general manager roles. K.N. Kim will manage an initial team of applications engineering, sales and support staff.


Anthony Sethill, CEO of Frontier Silicon, commented, K.N. Kims extensive network of senior level contacts in the Asia-Pacific region plus his understanding of the multi-cultural business environment across Korea, China and Europe is going to be of major benefit to Frontier Silicon as we ramp up our support and promotion of mobile digital television both in Korea and the rest of Asia. This office is therefore going to be an important part of our commitment to the region, and contribute to the growth of a potentially fast-growing market for mobile digital television services.


KN Kim added, Over 120 million handsets are manufactured a year in South Korea. With mobile TV being the big killer application the mobile communications and broadcast industries have been waiting for, whatever happens here in South Korea will undoubtedly be a blueprint for many markets worldwide. Frontier Silicon has invested heavily in mobile TV product development starting with our first semiconductor solutions for T-DMB over two years ago in conjunction with our partners in South Korea. With our new operation here we are ideally placed to support some of the leading players in the mobile TV market at this exciting time.


Frontier Silicons mobile TV strategy is based on developing multi-band/multi-standard solutions in order to support the multiple transmission standards used in commercial launches of mobile TV broadcasts across Korea, USA, Japan and Europe. Last month the company successfully demonstrated T-DMB compliant mobile TV reception using Frontier Silicons Kino chipset, which is currently sampling to multiple customers and expected to go in to volume production by the year end; the company also showed its DVB-H mobile TV capability for the first time last month.


About Frontier Silicon


Frontier Silicon is an award-winning company at the forefront of the digital multimedia revolution with a range of semiconductor solutions for mobile digital television, digital TV and digital radio. The company develops and delivers both the broadcast signal receiver modules and digital processing circuits as individual chips and complete system modules to leading consumer electronics and mobile phone brands.


As a Fabless semiconductor business, Frontier Silicon’s core products include complete DAB modules, T-DMB (terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting) solutions, and the underlying system-on-chip (SoC) devices and receiver chips.


Key customers for the company’s products include consumer electronic, automotive entertainment and PDA/mobile phone manufacturers such as Bang & Olufsen, Cambridge Audio, Goodmans, Grundig, Hitachi, Ministry of Sound, Philips, PURE Digital, Roberts Radio, Samsung, Sharp, Sony and TEAC. Frontier Silicon has won a number of awards from the Fabless Semiconductor Association (2004), PricewaterhouseCoopers (2004), the World Economic Forum (2005), and the Tornado T100 award. For more information visit


Frontier Silicon uses Meta and UCC intellectual property from Imagination Technologies.



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