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Innofidei tapes out CMMB IC with Chips&Media IP

Posted: 13 Aug 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:CMMB? IP core? mobile TV?

Fabless mobile TV semiconductor firm Innofidei Inc. has completed the tape out of a China Multimedia Mobile Broadcasting (CMMB) single-chip design with Chips&Media Inc.'s IP core. The chip is scheduled to ship in the coming months.

Innofidei's new ARM-based chip design used a Chips&Media's BodaDx video IP core family as a video engine that supports the CMMB standard and video decoding such as H.264 and MPEG-4.

"We were very pleased that had achieved first silicon success in China market," said Steve Kim, CEO of South Korea-based Chips&Media. He added that the company has been adopted by five more China-based semiconductor companies since 2007. The company expects unit shipment and royalty growth to continue in China."

According to the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, CMMB is growing quickly in China, and predicts that China's mobile TV market will reach $ 2.5 billion in 2011.

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