(Auszug aus der Pressemitteilung)
Taipei, Taiwan, March 21, 2006 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced its DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcast for Handheld) solution for viewing mobile TV on handheld devices. DVB-H is a digital mobile broadcasting standard used in the Americas, Europe, Australia and India.
At the third annual Samsung Solutions Forum, the company demonstrated the DVB-H receiver chipset that it introduced last year, a new in-house mobile processor and a multimedia chip as well as a reference platform with operating software for portable multimedia players (PMPs) and personal data assistants (PDAs).
The DVB-H solution is expected to significantly reduce the time needed for manufacturers to develop DVB-H applications. In particular, multiple testing procedures required for compatibility amongst various chips is no longer required with Samsung’s new „all-in-one“ platform.
The global market for DVB-H-capable handsets is estimated to be 5 million units in 2006 and forecasted to jump to at least 50 million units by 2008.