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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 10:04AM IST (4:34AM GMT)
 
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Samsung Selects Microtune's Single-Chip Tuner for Multiple RF Front-End Modules Targeted for International Set-Top Box Markets
New Designs Reinforce Supplier Relationship between Samsung and Microtune
 
Plano, Texas, United States

Microtune(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:TUNE) today announced that Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd. has deployed Microtune's MicroTuner(TM) MT2111 analog/digital single-chip tuner in four different Samsung tuner modules targeted for the European, Korean, Japanese and U.S. set-top box markets. Samsung's modules, some of which also contain Microtune's MicroStreamer(TM) upstream amplifier, are key building blocks for set-top boxes enabling both one-way and fully interactive digital video, voice and data over cable.

Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. is a leading electronic parts and components manufacturer serving worldwide customers. Headquartered in Kyongi-do, South Korea, the company is focused on digital products based on high-frequency engineering and design technologies, including mobile communications, audio/video and computer peripherals. It is a key supplier to private labelers, as well as to its flagship sister company, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a consumer electronics leader and major worldwide supplier of digital television sets, cable modems and set-top boxes.

Samsung's four modules are in production today. With Microtune's MT2111 tuner as the critical receiving/tuning electronics, the modules provide a pre-integrated, tested and standards-based radio-frequency (RF) front end for delivering digital multimedia services. They streamline manufacturing by enabling cable equipment suppliers to plug-in a high-performance tuner as a modular component on an assembly line.

"We are pleased to be working again with Samsung Electro-Mechanics. The combination of its systems expertise and our silicon tuners results in RF technology engineered to bring consumers an exceptional digital TV experience," said James A. Fontaine, Microtune's CEO and President. "Our design win with Samsung also demonstrates how our single-chip tuners offer a compelling solution for module manufacturers. Our tuners, as well as our Reference Designs, enable them to simplify their designs, to get to market faster and to achieve higher throughput in the manufacturing process."

"Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. is committed to be on the front line in the global electronics industry, and we deliver products and technologies that meet the demands of specific countries," said Mr. Hyo-Bum Lee, Vice President, Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. "By working with Microtune, we have secured very advanced silicon tuner technology that supports exacting international standards and performance requirements, while achieving minimization, accelerated design time and excellent reliability. As one of our strategic silicon suppliers, Microtune offers a low-solution cost for very high-performance and market-proven RF products."

MicroTuner MT2111 Single-Chip Tuner

Targeted to the high-growth digital TV and set-top box markets, the MT2111 single-chip tuner meets the discriminating RF requirements of the ATSC, OpenCable(TM), and DVB-C set-top box standards. A dual-conversion tuner, it delivers a high level of performance in a miniature 1/4"-square package with only 1 1/2 Watts of power consumption. The MT2111 is a member of Microtune's silicon-germanium product family of analog/digital tuners.

It is not unusual for Microtune to achieve design wins of this kind, and the announcement of this design win, or any other design win, should not be viewed as an indicator of Microtune revenues for any current or future reporting period.

About Microtune

Microtune, Inc. is a silicon and subsystems company that designs and markets radio frequency (RF)-based solutions for the worldwide broadband communications and transportation electronics markets. Inventors of the MicroTuner(TM) single-chip broadband tuner, the Company offers a portfolio of advanced tuner, amplifier, and transceiver products that enable the delivery of information and entertainment across new classes of consumer electronics devices. The Company currently holds 35 U.S. patents for its technology, with approximately 50 applications pending approval that span its RF products, containing more than 2000 supporting claims. Founded in 1996, Microtune is headquartered in Plano, Texas, with key design and sales centers located around the world. The website is www.microtune.com

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Microtune is a registered trademark and MicroTuner, MicroStreamer and VideoCaster are trademarks of Microtune, Inc. All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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