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8 June, 2006 - 08:30 By Staff Reporter

Frontier poised to net World Cup goal

The World Cup looks set to provide a further boost to a Cambridge and Herts based company that recently celebrated its one millionth product shipment.

Frontier Silicon, which develops the chips that enable technology-of-the-moment, mobile TV is set to benefit from a new service that will allow German football fans to watch live action from the World Cup on their phones.

Ahead of the launch of the T-DMB mobile TV service for the tournament, Frontier Silicon has announced that it has already shipped over one million chipsets for mass production mobile phone handsets used for mobile TV services across South Korea, China and in Germany.

Samsung is leading the mobile TV charge, deploying Frontier-enabled handsets into all three of these key markets.

Samsung recently teamed up with Debitel, one of Germany’s largest mobile service providers, for the launch of Europe’s first commercial DMB based mobile TV service in Germany – a significant milestone from the point of view of Frontier Silicon.

German customers using Debitel’s DMB service can watch World Cup Games with Europe’s first T-DMB phone, Samsung’s P900.

Anthony Sethill, CEO of Frontier Silicon, said: “Based on the numbers shipped so far, we are the leading chipset supplier into mobile TV phones. With the planned expansion of commercial mobile TV roll-outs we expect continued growth in our sales volume moving forwards.”

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