MaxLinear Qualifies SilTerra for the Manufacture of High-Volume TV Tuner & Demodulator SoC Products
Company now has multiple foundry sources for its low power, high performance CMOS RF & Mixed-Signal IC products
Press Release Source: MaxLinear Inc. On Thursday May 12, 2011, 9:10 am EDT
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE:MXL - News), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and
mixed-signal integrated circuits
for broadband communication applications, today announced it
has qualified its high-volume silicon tuner products for
manufacturing by SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
The qualification of SilTerra as a CMOS semiconductor wafer foundry gives
MaxLinear a second source for the manufacture of its
high-volume tuners to support customer demand in television,
cable TV and mobile TV applications.
The silicon tuner market size for the company’s main markets has been
estimated at $7.6 billion in 2008 by iSuppli. Several trends
are causing this market to grow, including a worldwide
transition to digital television, emerging demand for
multi-tuner and portable (PC, automobile, mobile phone) TV,
and a growing mandate to lower the power consumption of all
“This is an important collaboration with SilTerra because it provides
MaxLinear with access to additional manufacturing capacity
across a broad range of our volume products. In doing so, we
have not only expanded our silicon wafer manufacturing
capacity, but have also successfully implemented a
multiple-supplier based manufacturing capacity across wafer
manufacturing, chip assembly, test, and packaging,” said
Kimi Imura, MaxLinear Vice President of Operations.
“We are delighted to partner with MaxLinear in bringing our advanced
mixed signal technology and manufacturing capability to this
important and growing market,” said Lai Yit Loong, Vice
President, World Wide Sales and Marketing of SilTerra.
About SilTerra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Market demand driven, SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd is a semiconductor wafer
foundry offering major foundry compatible CMOS logic,
high-voltage and mixed-signal/RF technologies down to
0.13-micron feature size. This includes complete, competitive
contract manufacturing for fabless and IDM customers’
designs. SilTerra’s wafer fab has a design capacity of
40,000 eight-inch wafers per month. Environmentally vigilant,
SilTerra delivers award winning, world-class performance to
its customers seeking flexible capacity, competitive
advantages and around the clock customer support. SilTerra is
ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 certified. Founded in 1995, the
company’s headquarters and factory are located in
Malaysia’s Kulim High-Tech Park, and SilTerra has sales and
marketing offices in San Jose (California) and Hsinchu
(Taiwan). For additional information on SilTerra or its
services, please visit www.silterra.com.
About MaxLinear, Inc.
MaxLinear, Inc. is a leading provider of radio-frequency and mixed-signal
semiconductor solutions for broadband communication
applications. MaxLinear is located in Carlsbad, California,
and its address on the Internet is www.maxlinear.com.
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