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Cable Technology Feature Article

May 26, 2010

Coship Picks Microtune for Cable Product Strategy

By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor


The MicroTuner MT2066 TV tuner chip has been used by Coship Electronics Co. Ltd., one of China's largest manufacturers of set-top boxes to design its DVB-C cable set-top box and its high-speed cable modem.


Through Coship's products, cable operators can add video, voice and data services to their cable network infrastructure as part of the country's transition to digital TV.


Cable TV, according to BDA China, has reached 163 million households and an estimated 500 million people in China in 2009. This has made it the world's largest cable market. Microtune (News - Alert) China, based in Shanghai, has dedicated sales, manufacturing, engineering, and design support teams in place to support Coship and other local manufacturers.


'With our strong employee and manufacturing base in China, Microtune is committed to providing customers with proven, high-performance devices at the price points that allow them to penetrate the growing and diverse Chinese cable TV market,' James A. Fontaine, President and CEO of Microtune, said.


'We are extremely pleased that Coship has chosen Microtune technology as an integral part of its cable product strategy, and we look forward to seeing their products continue to bring performance and competitive advantages to cable operators throughout China.'


A versatile digital cable tuner that is ideal for use in DVB-C set-top boxes and cable modems is offered by the Microtune MT2066. It helps to reduce overall system cost, to speed deployment, and to offer excellent price/performance value.


In related news, Microtune, Inc. announced the availability of proxy materials for its 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on the Internet in accordance with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Notice and Access Rule that allows companies to furnish their proxy materials over the Internet.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi