Silicon & Software Systems (S3) Delivers Complete Right-First-Time Set-Top Box SoC Platform for NXP Semiconductors

Silicon & Software Systems (S3) Delivers Complete Right-First-Time Set-Top Box SoC Platform for NXP Semiconductors

Santa Clara, September 11th, 2007 – Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3) today announced that it provided a full suite of IC, software and hardware design capabilities to NXP enabling the delivery of their latest STB100 System-On-Chip (SoC) based platform for consumer Set-Top Box(STB) applications. NXP Semiconductors’ smooth market entry was enabled by S3’s benchmark proficiency in SoC integration, verification and implementation as well as S3’s delivery of a fully-featured production-quality software driver suite integrated with a complete reference design platform.

The Nexperia STB100 enables STBs to be developed for around USD20 BOM costs and is targeted at single-channel digital STB ‘Zapper Boxes’ and iDTV systems for free-to-air or pay television. Using a combination of high levels of integration available at 90nm and a market focused feature set, the STB100 platform is designed to accelerate the global adoption of digital terrestrial, cable and satellite television services with the best possible picture quality.

Guus Frericks, Vice President & General Manager, Set-Top Box and Home Media Devices, NXP Semiconductors said: “With the STB100 we are enabling rapid development of entry-level STBs by providing complete hardware and software turnkey solutions for global digital satellite, cable and terrestrial markets while also reducing achievable price points. Once again S3 has proven that their technical expertise, experienced resources and right-first-time delivery proved to be hugely valuable to NXP in bringing our solution to market on time and within budget.”

Dermot Barry, VP Consumer Silicon at S3, said: “S3 is committed to meeting the rapid and demanding market entry schedules of our clients at the 90nm and 65nm technology nodes. S3 leveraged an extensive suite of capabilities, from complex SoC design and verification and leading software development and system integration to deliver a comprehensive and valuable solution to NXP on this Set-Top Box project. S3 has been delivering embedded software solutions for the past fifteen years that enable accelerated time-to-market for Set-Top Box manufacturers wishing to deploy the very latest solutions. We are proud to have worked with NXP on this solution, NXP have consistently demonstrated their ability to deliver best-in-class solutions to the Consumer Electronics industry.”

About Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3):

S3 is the Connected Consumer Technology Company, providing expert consumer systems and technology design solutions. S3’s professional services and products enable its clients to design and deliver next-generation devices, systems and services to consumers at home and on the move. For IC designers and product managers, S3 delivers a comprehensive portfolio of mixed-signal IP and design services for power-efficient single-chip systems. S3’s 90nm and 65nm SoC customers are repeat users, who benefit from having the confidence to meet tight time-to-market schedules with reduced design risk. Founded in 1986, S3 is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with design centers, sales offices and representatives globally. For further information please visitwww.s3group.com

About NXP

NXP is a top 10 semiconductor company founded by Philips more than 50 years ago. Headquartered in Europe, the company has 37,000 employees working in 26 countries across the world. NXP creates semiconductors, system solutions and software that deliver better sensory experiences in mobile phones, personal media players, TVs, set-top boxes, identification applications, cars and a wide range of other electronic devices. News from NXP is located at www.nxp.com.

Contacts:
Fiona D’Arcy
Corporate Communications Director
Silicon & Software Systems Ltd.(S3)
Cell:    +353 87 2808828
Email: fiona.darcy(at)s3group.com

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