Conexant Systems, which claims to be a worldwide leader in semiconductor
system solutions for communications applications, has announced
that its digital satellite set-top box (STB) semiconductor solution
has been chosen by Samsung Electronics, a leading Korean STB manufacturer,
for deployment in Korea Digital Satellite Broadcasting's (KDB) SkyLife
satellite television network.
The STB supports the digital video broadcasting-multimedia home
platform (DVB-MHP), which provides viewers with Internet access
and interactive services such as Web browsing, Internet gaming,
online shopping and TV mail. Conexant teamed with Alticast, a pioneer
in the field of interactive digital TV software development, to
deliver the complete DVB-MHP as part of the set-top box design.
Samsung has stated that incorporating Conexant's digital set-top
box solution into its product provides customers with a high quality
and cost-effective STB.