Frontier Silicon to Offer Services as Part of Its Internet Radio Technology Platform

Company`s Venice 6.2 module with companion IR2.0 software is the latest chipset
technology platform to be approved for the internet radio service in
hardware devices
HONG KONG–(Business Wire)–
Frontier Silicon, a leading supplier of connected audio technology, has
announced that it has become the latest chipset technology platform provider to
partner with for its internet radio service. With this partnership,
approved consumer electronics manufacturers can now quickly add a feature in
their hardware radios or connected audio equipment using Frontier Silicon`s
hardware and software that allows users to easily access the personal radio
service of

The company`s Venice 6.2 module and IR2.0 Software Development Kit (SDK)
together form a complete solution for developing products enabling multiple
content streams, internet radio, digital radio (DAB/DAB+/DMB-A), FM, network
audio and premium music services. Frontier Silicon also provides a
fully-qualified reference platform, Jupiter 6.2, which includes the module and
software along with LCD graphic display.

Martin Stiksel, co-founder of said, “We are delighted to engage with
Frontier Silicon as an established technology platform for our personal radio
service. We recognize that consumer electronics is a key part of future growth
and that this offering is a welcome addition to our market development

Anthony Sethill, CEO of Frontier Silicon, commented, “All market indicators show
great potential for growth in Internet radio; hence we are extremely pleased to
achieve this certification. Our Venice 6.2 module with the IR2.0 software stack
is the most complete networked consumer electronics and DAB digital receiver
solution on the market, with comprehensive software that allows manufacturers to
quickly implement streaming and networked audio capability.” He added, “We
expect to see first products in mass production based on Frontier Silicon`s
technology for in May 2009.”


Editor’s notes

About the Venice 6.2 module and IR2.0 software

The Venice 6.2 module provides complete hardware functionality for networked
audio solutions, including built-in IEEE 802.11b/g wireless LAN functionality,
removing the need for a separate wireless module. Venice 6.2 features Frontier`s
own Chorus 2 baseband system-on-chip (SoC), integrating a multi-tasking,
multi-threading META processor, which has been designed to address DAB and
networked audio applications.

Frontier Silicon`s IR2.0 is a comprehensive software stack for Internet radio,
enabling network connectivity – either wired via Ethernet or wireless using IEEE
802.11b/g. The software also provides audio decoding in MP3, WMA, AAC and Real
formats, an advanced user interface for control and content browsing, and a
system management function that includes network discovery and system
configuration. The user interface can be further customized for the OEM or ODM,
in order to provide a unique appearance and to enhance the user experience.

About Frontier Silicon Limited

Frontier Silicon is the world`s leading supplier of integrated circuits and
modules for digital audio receiver products and mobile digital TV. Established
in 2001 as a privately funded fabless semiconductor company, Frontier Silicon
has over 140 employees. The company is based in Watford, England, with design
centres in Cambridge, Dublin and Shannon. Frontier Silicon also has branch
offices and technical support representation in Hong Kong, China and Japan.
Products include complete solutions for digital audio systems including DAB,
internet radio and mobile TV, from silicon through software to production-ready
platform designs.

Customers include Bang and Olufsen, Bose, Bush, Cyrus, Denon, Goodmans, Grundig,
harman/kardon, Hitachi, JVC, Magic Box, Ministry of Sound, NAD, Onkyo,
Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, PURE, Revo, Roberts, Samsung, Sanyo, Sharp, Sony,
TEAC, Tivoli Audio and Yamaha.

Frontier Silicon is a trademark or registered trademark of Frontier Silicon Ltd.

MPEG-4 HE-AAC audio coding technology licensed by Fraunhofer IIS. Imagination
Technologies, the Imagination Technologies logo, POWERVR, META, ENSIGMA and
CODESCAPE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Imagination Technologies
Ltd. Windows and Windows Media are trademarks or registered trademark of
Microsoft Corporation. RealAudio is a registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc.


Founded in 2002, is a CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) owned free
global music platform. offers music fans millions of tracks in every
genre for free-on-demand and radio streaming thanks to partnerships with
Universal, EMI, Sony BMG, CD Baby, independent aggregators The Orchard and IODA,
and more than 280,000 independent artists and labels – without needing to
register or download software. can intelligently recommend its 25
million monthly users new songs, artists, local concerts and even other members
based on their musical tastes. also supports unsigned artists by
offering them an unprecedented Artist Royalty program through which they can
earn revenue directly from every time their music is streamed. Learn
more about at

Frontier Silicon
Mark Hopgood, Director of Marketing
Tel: +44 1923 474 200

Copyright Business Wire 2009

Digital screen to aid election campaign in Andhra

Hyderabad, Apr 6 (ANI): Political parties in Andhra Pradesh are using unique mobile digital screen to woo voters.
Designed and manufactured by the Hyderabad-based MIC Electronics Limited, the mobile digital screen enables two-way video conferencing and also displays live images to a large audience within the radius of 200-300 metres.
The huge billboards like digital screens, which are called the LEDs (light emitting diodes), can be installed in 20 minutes and it can rotate 360 degrees.

The all-round orientation gives the candidate an advantage of literally being in the close proximity of the electorate.

“The leader who is somewhere in north can be shown in south. That is you are taking them almost directly ‘live’ to the people,” said M V Ramana Rao, Chairman and Managing Director, MIC Electronics Limited.

The cost of making the mobile digital screen, the first of its kind in India, varies from rupees three million to rupees 10 million.

MIC Electronics Limited also claims to have introduced these audio-video promotional concepts in Sri Lanka, South Africa and some countries of the Middle East.

“This is a unique TV, which is available for the masses. Audio technology is available for public meeting. This technology came to amplify the video signal, it also amplifies the picture size too. It can be amplified 500 times to cater to so many people,” said V Muthuswamy, Chief Operating Officer (COO), MIC Electronics Limited. By Narendra (ANI)