Frontier Silicon and Factum Electronics Form Strategic Alliance to Supply Complete Broadcast Solutions From Transmitter to Receiver for Mobile TV and Radio

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Frontier Silicon and Factum Electronics have today announced a strategic alliance to supply broadcasters with complete broadcast solutions for mobile TV and digital radio. The alliance is being announced at the Beijing DAB Digital Broadcasting event (April 20-21).

Frontier Silicon, the market leader in semiconductor solutions for mobile TV and digital radio, and Factum Electronics, the world’s leading supplier of head-end solutions for DAB and T-DMB, have today announced a strategic alliance to supply broadcasters with complete broadcast solutions for mobile TV and digital radio. The alliance is being announced at the Beijing DAB Digital Broadcasting event (April 20-21), as China rapidly moves forward to roll out mobile TV services in 2006.

The two companies are leaders in digital broadcast technology in their respective fields: Factum Electronics in head-end infrastructure and Frontier Silicon in receiver modules. The complete solutions jointly offered will allow broadcasters to benefit from and adopt new T-DMB/DAB features quickly and yield complete, well-tested and flexible solutions featuring a higher level of quality and stability.

“We recognize Factum Electronics as a key player in delivering DAB and T-DMB solutions to the broadcast industry, demonstrated by its strong position in providing infrastructure to the Korean T-DMB market,” comments Anthony Sethill, CEO Frontier Silicon. “Our decision to team up with Factum will deliver significant benefits to all parts of the T-DMB/DAB value chain.”

“Frontier Silicon is the leading supplier of T-DMB/DAB receiver modules and ICs,” states Kenneth Lundgren, managing director of Factum Electronics. “By combining efforts, we will effectively supply broadcasters world-wide with state-of-the-art digital broadcasting systems,” concludes Kenneth Lundgren.

About Factum Electronics

Factum Electronics AB is the world leading supplier of head-end solutions for DAB and T-DMB. The Factum head-end solution is recognized for flexibility and reliability, and used by professional broadcasters all over the world.

The company develops and delivers products for audio, video and data signal processing, encoding and multiplexing. Factum’s systems fully support DAB, T-DMB and DAB-IP including Chinese characters, CA, EPM, redundancy, etc.

Factum Electronics also offers middleware, software modules for receiver chip manufacturers. The products include base-band decoding of EPG, MOT etc. Factum also offers test and measurement equipment.

Factum specializes in professional products for DAB, T-DMB and NICAM. Key customers among others are BBC, KBS, Radio Beijing Corporation (RBC), Samsung Electronics, KBS, T-Systems, etc. All T-DMB applications on air in South Korea use the Factum solution.

Factum Electronics is located in Sweden and is a subsidiary of Effnet Holding AB (publ) traded on the New Market of the Stockholm Stock Exchange, under the ticker (EFFN).

About Frontier Silicon

Frontier Silicon is the leading supplier of digital and RF integrated circuits and modules for mobile TV and DAB digital radio products. Frontier is supplying solutions for leading products such as the Samsung B2300 and SGH-P900 T-DMB mobile phones and has over 70 percent market share for DAB receiver solutions.

Frontier Silicon’s products include solutions for DAB digital radio, T-DMB and DAB-IP and a multi-standard receiver solution for mobile TV reception combining DVB-H, T-DMB and DAB-IP.

Customers include Bang & Olufsen, Denon, Grundig, JVC, Philips, PURE Digital, Roberts Radio, Samsung, Sharp, Sony and TEAC.

Frontier Silicon has operations in UK, Ireland, China, South Korea and Japan.

For more information, contact:

Frontier Silicon

Steve Evans, VP sales and marketing, Tel: +44 1923 474200

Web site: http://www.frontier-silicon.com

Factum Electronics

Kenneth Lundgren, Managing director, Tel: +46 13 36 86 07

Web site: http://www.factum.se

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