Telegent Ships 100 Million Mobile TV Chips

By Telegent Systems Inc., PRNE
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Leader in free-to-air mobile TV doubles shipments in last year, offers predictions for 2011

SUNNYVALE, California, December 1, 2010 - Telegent Systems, the company that makes television mobile, today
announced that it has achieved a key industry milestone with the shipment of
its 100 millionth mobile TV receiver last month. Handsets incorporating
Telegent's solutions, which enable reception of live, free-to-air broadcast
TV in mobile devices, have been widely adopted by consumers in emerging
markets around the world, including Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Middle
, Africa and India.

"Free-to-air mobile TV is quite popular with emerging market consumers
around the world, leading to continuing rapid growth in demand over the last
year for analog mobile TV receivers," said Ford Tamer, chief executive
officer of Telegent Systems. "Consumers value having daily access to live
broadcast programs such as news, sports and other entertainment during their
commute, breaks at work or while at home."

Telegent's customers include several global handset manufacturers such as
Samsung, ZTE, Tianyu and more than one hundred design houses and original
equipment manufacturers in Taiwan and China. Handsets developed by these
manufacturers are shipped around the world, with strongest demand in
Southeast Asia and Latin America, followed by Africa, the Middle East and

This month Telegent begins sampling a hybrid ISDB-T/analog mobile TV
receiver that enables both digital and analog TV reception in handsets,
targeting users in Latin America. Telegent is also continuing to drive
aggressive innovation in its analog mobile TV receiver product line on
dimensions such as picture quality, power consumption and chip size.

"Free-to-air mobile TV receivers continue to dominate the mobile TV
landscape through 2014, with analog mobile TV accounting for half of industry
shipments," said Will Strauss, principal analyst at industry analyst Forward
Concepts. "We estimate annual shipments in 2014 at 198 million units, with
three mobile TV standards emerging as the volume leaders - analog, ISDB-T1
and CMMB."

Telegent CEO Tamer offered the following market predictions for 2011 for
trends in mobile television:

    - The market for analog mobile TV will continue to see significant growth
      globally, with increasing participation from global handset
    - In Latin America, low-cost ISDB-T handset designs will proliferate and
      will fuel demand for digital mobile TV products in this region
    - In Asia, the Cricket World Cup will drive TV phone adoption as handset
      brands and operators roll out marketing campaigns geared towards
      cricket fans
    - Interactive services will increasingly be integrated with mobile TV
      viewing, opening up revenue opportunities for operators, broadcasters
      and service providers

About Telegent Systems, Inc.

Telegent Systems is a fabless semiconductor company that enables the
reception of live, free-to-air analog and digital broadcast television in
mobile handsets and other portable consumer devices. Telegent's
television-on-a-chip solutions solve the long-standing technical challenges
that have precluded mobile reception of analog broadcast TV, enabling
manufacturers and operators to benefit from the convergence of broadcast TV
with mobile and portable devices. Telegent's products are the most widely
sold broadcast television solutions for mobile handsets in the world. For
more information, visit

Diana Jovin, VP Corporate Marketing of Telegent, +1-408-990-7092, djovin at

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