Newport Media Shrinks World’s Lowest-Power Mobile Digital TV Receiver Onto Single IC

NMI300 Receiver Will Dramatically Boost Viewing Time for Digital Video Broadcasting- Handhelds (DVB-H) and DVB-Terrestrial (DVB-T) Handsets

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 30, 2006 - Newport Media, an innovative fables semiconductor company supplying products to the mobile broadcast media market, today released the world’s lowest-power single-chip mobile TV receiver for the DVB-H and high mobility DVB-T market segments. Newport Media’s NMI300 single-chip Sundance H mobile digital TV receiver significantly increases viewing time while cutting handset size and cost, and sets key performance records in critical areas that drive digital mobile TV reception and picture quality.

Newport Media will demonstrate its latest Sundance H solution at TV2Mobile ’06 (booth # 701) in Santa Clara, Calif., Oct. 30 - Nov. 2.

“Our lead customers were already impressed with the performance of our twochip solution that we introduced in September,” said Mohy Abdelgany, president and chief executive officer of Newport Media. “Now, these customers have completed the verification phase of our Sundance H platform and are quickly moving forward with designs based on our new single-chip solution. We have very quickly achieved one of the world’s smallest form factors with the best available power efficiency, and have established a solid roadmap for even further reductions in size, power consumption and cost.”

Newport Media’s NMI300 solution can receive up to eight simultaneous channels while maintaining an extremely low 3.0 dB noise figure to extend coverage area with superior quality. The single chip offering includes a quad-band, direct-conversion radio, Newport Media Shrinks World’s Lowest-Power Mobile Digital TV Receiver Onto Single IC a DVB-H demodulator, plus all necessary memory in a very small 7mm x 7mm footprint. No other external memory, baluns or loop filters are required to create a complete solution, and the device is manufactured using low-cost, .13-micron complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) process technology.

The NMI300 solution offers superior performance in key areas including sensitivity, channel switching time and interference immunity. It also is unique in combining the industry’s best system linearity with the lowest power consumption. To ensure the highest-quality user viewing experience, Newport Media also has included a number of features including 55dB of adjacent channel rejections along with 110Hz Doppler frequency performance in 8k mode.

Initially focusing on the industry’s fastest-growing market segment, DVB-H, Newport Media’s Sundance Series family will also support other popular air interface standards including Terrestrial-Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (T-DMB), Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting-Terrestrial (ISDB-T) and MediaFLO.

The Sundance H system solution is available in sample quantities and is priced at $8 per unit in OEM quantities of 10,000. The solution will enter volume production in Q1 2007. A comprehensive reference design is also available including all necessary control driver software, diagnostic test bench software, a digital video player interface, user’s manual, test data and other documentation.

About Newport Media, Inc.
Newport Media is a fabless semiconductor company that develops and sells highly integrated solutions for emerging digital audio and 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 www.newportmediainc.com.

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