PALO ALTO, Calif.
April 9, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- (TSX-V: SEV) Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. ("Spectra7"), a high performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented speed, resolution and signal fidelity to consumer and wireless infrastructure products, today announced that Konka Group Co., Ltd ("Konka"), a leading television and mobile phone manufacturer in
, has selected Spectra7 as the major supplier of advanced TV tuner chips across 9 different flat panel TV models. These next generation silicon tuner chips replace bulky, expensive electro-mechanical tuners, allowing flat panel displays to be thinner, sleeker and less costly to manufacture. The achievement of a low-cost single chip analog TV tuner is exceptional and as a result Spectra7 has earned several patents for its signal processing research efforts and unique architecture.
Spectra7's patented TV tuners have been designed-in to Konka's expanded ultra-thin LED TV product line expected to launch shortly in multiple geographies including under its own brand in
and under OEM brands in the U.S.,
"Konka is a technology and performance leader in the Asian marketplace for HDTV products and we're pleased with their decision," commented Tony Stelliga, CEO of Spectra7. "We've achieved a major milestone with a cross platform set of design wins in Konka's ultra-slim LED product line – the mainstream sweet spot in the marketplace."
"Spectra7 is a critical partner in our television strategy of delivering world class, innovative flat panel TVs with outstanding image quality to the worldwide market," commented
, the project head of Konka's Multimedia Technology R&D Center. "Our decision to utilize their SimplyRF™ silicon tuner technology is based on performance, support and cost effectiveness. Spectra7 has worked hard on this project and we appreciate their efforts."