MaxLinear chosen by Chinese STB makers for triple-play box

Looking to get in on the ground floor of China's building set-top box industry, MaxLinear today announced it had signed a deal that puts its MxL201RF into DOCSIS-compliant tuner modules by CAMEO Communications and set-top box industry leader Coship Electronics for the emerging triple-play market opportunity.

A June report from the Chinese Academy of Engineering said recently passed legislation that enables cable operators to offer Internet and telephone service to their customers could launch a $100 billion market worth $36 billion in STB and network upgrades.

"Our MxL20XRF cable tuners are important for these emerging set top box designs because their small size and low power provides flexibility to manufacturers, which ends up being an important point of differentiation to consumers," said Kishore Seendripu, MaxLinear CEO. "I'm confident that we're working with two of the industry leaders in CAMEO and Coship, and that together we can be aggressive in pursuing this opportunity."

CAMEO is a Taiwan-based worldwide networking product supplier specializing in broadband and Ethernet products. Coship, based in Shenzhen, China, is one of the country's largest manufacturers of STBs. Both companies have created embedded modules using the MxL201RF to enable interactive IP services for the cable operators' customers, creating new revenue streams for these cable companies.

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