IFA, Berlin, 2nd September 2005
– Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3), a leading supplier of Mobile Digital TV Solutions, announced today that its onHandTV™ DVBH software has been successfully integrated into a Philips smartphone platform. Based on Philips Nexperia mobile platform, this solution demonstrates DVB-H/IPDC functionality from onHandTV™ tightly coupled with the advanced cellular capabilities of a high-end smartphone.
S3's onHandTV™ is an IPDC over DVB-H software solution compliant with the emerging DVB-CBMS standard. First released in May 2005, targeting upcoming trials and commercial network launches, onHandTV™ delivers a complete solution, including Protocol Stacks, Middleware, and Applications, enabling accelerated time to market by delivering a low footprint, high performance, fully interoperable solution.
"S3 is a natural partner to showcase the richness of our TV-on-Mobile solution," said Rutton Ruttonsha, BL Personal Entertainment Solutions General Manager, Philips Semiconductors. "Their understanding of the emerging mobile TV market needs and the availability of onHandTV™ enables Philips to demonstrate the key features of our DVB-H solution".
Speaking about the announcement, John O'Brien, CEO of S3 said, "This is a key milestone for S3, demonstrating our software working in a fully operational smartphone platform. We view this as a continuing vote of confidence in onHandTV™ by one of the world's leading suppliers of DVB-H technology."
Philips will demonstrate its TV on Mobile Solution at IFA, 2 – 7 September 2005 in Berlin, Germany. About Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3):
S3 has been designing solutions for the Digital Consumer market since 1990 and has exposure across the full breadth of the industry, ranging from broadcaster to the consumer. Recently, S3 has developed leading-edge DVB-H/IPDC software, delivering mission-critical middleware and applications for Mobile TV.
In addition to software solutions, S3 designs ICs and full system solutions as well as reference boards and hardware designs for high-volume consumer electronics and mobile products.
S3 provides design solutions in four key areas: System IC, Digital Consumer, Network Infrastructure and Medical Systems. Included amongst S3's clients and partners are Intel, IBM, OpenTV, Philips, STMicroelectronics, Sky, Texas Instruments, Toshiba and Xilinx. Approximately 50% of clients are U.S. based with the remainder based in Europe and the Asia/Pacific region. S3 was founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1986 and has operations in six countries: Ireland, U.S., the Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic and the U.K.
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