NXP Elected as New Member of the Steering Board of the Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium

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Non-profit organization to drive the global adoption of new radio standard

Ron Ruxandra, NXP Semiconductors

Ron Ruxandra, NXP Semiconductors, joins the Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium steering board

The demonstration of NXP’s automotive-qualified DRM platform at CES was regarded in the industry as the next major milestone in introducing Digital Radio Mondiale in India and other big markets.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced that the company has been newly elected as a member of the Steering Board of the Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Consortium. Ron Schiffelers, director of program management at NXP Semiconductors, will be representing NXP on the governing body of the organization. Elections for all DRM positions and bodies take place every two years at the DRM General Assembly. The Consortium is an international not-for-profit organization joining broadcasters, network providers, transmitter and receiver manufacturers, universities, broadcasting unions and research institutes. Its aim and objective is to make the DRM standard not only respected and accepted, but also widely known at a regional, national and international level.

Ruxandra Obreja, Chairman of the DRM Consortium, said, “NXP is well known in the industry as the world’s leading supplier of car entertainment semiconductors. We are very pleased to have Ron Schiffelers with us on the Steering Board. As a manufacturer of DRM solution for vehicles, NXP has contributed significantly to ensure that DRM is not just a theoretical proposition, but is now on the verge of becoming a mass market standard in the consumer electronics and automotive sectors.”

NXP has been an active member of the DRM Consortium for more than ten years. Recent activities of the Consortium and NXP have included a very successful DRM event at the Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, in January 2012. On that occasion, they jointly unveiled NXP’s new car radio platform for DRM reception. The newly introduced car entertainment product was the first automotive-qualified global multi-standard digital radio co-processor to include Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM). It covers automotive digital radio for the three major global standards – DRM, HD radio and DAB/DAB+/T-DMB – on the same co-processor, the SAF356X.

DRM digital radio is a global open standard currently being implemented in emerging markets such as India and Russia. It provides FM-comparable audio quality on the AM radio band. AM covers 98% of the population in India, where only 37% of listeners can currently receive the FM signal. DRM enables digital radio to be rolled out across large countries, significantly improving audio quality at a low cost. The demonstration of NXP’s automotive-qualified DRM platform at CES was regarded in the industry as the next major milestone in introducing Digital Radio Mondiale in India and other big markets.


About DRM
Digital Radio MondialeTM (DRM) is the universal, openly standardised digital broadcasting system for all broadcasting frequencies below and above 30 MHz, including LW, MW, SW, band I, II (FM band) and band III.

DRM provides digital sound quality and the ease-of-use that comes from digital radio, combined with a wealth of enhanced features: Surround Sound, Journaline text information, Slideshow, EPG, and data services.

DRM on short, medium and long wave for broadcasting bands up to 30 MHz (called 'DRM30') provides large coverage areas and low power consumption. The enhancement of the DRM standard for broadcast frequencies above 30 MHz ('DRM+') uses the same audio coding, data services, multiplexing and signaling schemes as DRM30 but introduces an additional transmission mode optimized for those bands.

About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.2 billion in 2011. Additional information can be found by visiting http://www.nxp.com.

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