MaxLinear is a leading supplier for the nearly 20 million units per year DVB-T STB market. In this fiercely competitive market, STB makers take advantage of the cost savings for the total system solution afforded by MaxLinear's tuner ICs in terms of reduced component count and design simplicity: smaller board area, lower cost CMOS ICs, lower cost power supply components due to reduced power consumption and the elimination of heat sink related mechanicals.
In the US, cable is the preferred method of television reception and Set-Top- Boxes (STBs) make up the majority of all the current cable receiver shipments totaling 25 million units per year. Cable is expected to continue its dominant position globally, with the rapid deployment of DVB-C digital cable TV standard in the emerging markets of China and India. The total annual shipments in China and India will exceed those in the US within the next two years.
The Set-Top- Box market will grow further due to deployment of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) STB applications, currently at 5 million units per year, reaching 15 million units per year in 2010. While IP is the primary access method for IPTV set top boxes, almost all currently deployed IP STBs in Europe integrate DVB-T receivers to receive standard broadcast television content eliminating the need for transmitting TV repurposed over the IP stream, saving valuable bandwidth on the IP network. By offering the same advantages as those for DVB-T STBs, MaxLinear provides the most compelling solution for this IPTV STB.
MaxLinear has proven its capabilities in the STB market and will continue to provide the best solutions globally for both IPTV and DVBT/C set top box markets. – less – More from ZoomInfo »