Frontier Silicon Ships Three Million DAB IC Devices Worldwide

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Over 80 percent of the digital radio market is using proven solution from Frontier Silicon comprising a programmable digital baseband IC enabling sophisticated user features, and single-chip multi-band RF IC for DAB/FM/RDS capability.

Frontier Silicon, the market leader in semiconductor solutions for mobile TV and digital radio, has announced it has now shipped over three million of its DAB IC solutions worldwide since 2003. The company continues to grow its market share, powering DAB radios from top manufacturers like Sony, Philips, Bang & Olufsen, Denon, PURE Digital and Roberts Radio.

Steve Evans, VP sales for Frontier Silicon, commented, “This is yet another landmark that I am pleased to acknowledge, especially as we are also growing market share. I expect this growth to continue as we engage further with the major manufacturers in this market. The main reason for our success is because we’ve shown a proven solution to manufacturers, and then consistently delivered with top quality field support, and reference platforms.

Frontier Silicon provides its customers with a complete solution comprising its successful Chorus 1 advanced low power programmable system on chip and the Apollo multi-band single-chip RF front-end. The technology is delivered in a variety of highly compact modules as small as 16mm x 27mm and allowing operation for over 100 hours in the DAB mode of portable radios using standard alkaline batteries. The complete DAB solution can provide additional sophisticated features like EPG (electronic program guide), and PVR-like features such as pause, rewind and recording of live radio broadcasts.

Steve Evans added, “We are the only supplier of the complete DAB solution, from silicon to software to reference platforms, and we are continually developing our product to deliver next generation digital radio and mobile TV features. We’ve set up operations in Asia close to the major audio manufacturers, particularly in China. The combination of product development, availability of field tested solutions, and world class customer support means we are able to deliver products that meet the requirements of a rapidly growing market.”

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, visit

Contact details:

Steve Evans, VP sales and marketing

Tel:     +44 (0) 1923 474200

Fax:     +44 (0)1923 202251


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