MaxLinear, Inc., (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications applications, and SES, a global leader in satellite communications with a fleet of 51 geostationary satellites, today announced at the IBC 2012 trade show that the two companies are collaborating on multichannel satellite receiver ICs for next generation satellite-to-IP (SAT>IP) systems.
The IC product family will combine SAT>IP technology with MaxLinear's Full-Spectrum Capture™ (FSC™) technology to provide ultra low-power, high-performance and cost effective solutions for satellite operators to meet the ever-increasing consumer demand for rich multimedia content on any device.
SES has developed the SAT>IP standard for converting satellite-delivered programming into Internet Protocol (IP) accessible content. This allows subscribers to watch their satellite content on IP-connected devices such as smartphones, tablets, PC's, and smart TVs – with different programs available on different devices at the same time.
MaxLinear's Full-Spectrum Capture™ (FSC™) technology enables single-chip multi-channel receivers that can capture the entire satellite broadcast spectrum. The FSC™ technology was pioneered by MaxLinear and first implemented in several multi-channel front-end products for cable systems that capture the full 1 GHz cable spectrum. MaxLinear has scaled the technology to deliver unprecedented single-chip solutions that support the full 4.8 GHz satellite spectrum.
"Full-Spectrum Capture technology is at the cusp of revolutionizing cable TV gateway markets and we're excited to extend MaxLinear's market leadership into the satellite market," said Yves Rasse, Senior Director, Consumer Product Line. "Partnering with SES gives MaxLinear direct access to the leading innovator in SAT>IP technology, and will enable aggressive deployment of this new technology into the marketplace."
"SAT>IP is a significant advance in satellite in-home signal distribution technology and means that consumers can now watch satellite delivered TV programs in the highest picture quality on any of their mobile and computing devices," said Thomas Wrede, Vice President Reception Systems at SES. "Adding MaxLinear to the SAT>IP ecosystem is significant for our system partners because of the company's track record with high-performance, low power technology."
About MaxLinear, Inc.
MaxLinear, Inc. is a leading provider of radio-frequency and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communications applications. MaxLinear is located in Carlsbad, California, and its address on the Internet is www.maxlinear.com.
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SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 51 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and Internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organizations worldwide.
SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.
SES (Paris:SESG)(LuxX:SESG) holds participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. Further information under: www.ses.com.
Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning or implying future financial performance or trends and growth opportunities affecting MaxLinear, in particular statements relating to MaxLinear's Full-Spectrum Capture (FSC™) receivers and its expectations for demand trends in consumer end-user markets. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In particular, these markets may not develop in the manner or the timeframes that MaxLinear currently anticipates. Moreover, MaxLinear cannot predict its future rates of revenue growth, if any, including whether or the extent to which either FSC™ adoption or our relationship with SES may affect future revenues. MaxLinear's business, revenues, and operating results are and will be subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including (among others) uncertainties concerning how end user markets for its products will develop; the ability of customers to reduce or cancel orders; MaxLinear's dependence on a limited number of customers for a substantial portion of revenues; its ability to continue to develop and introduce new and enhanced products on a timely basis; and potential decreases in average selling prices for its products. In addition to these risks and uncertainties, investors should review the risks and uncertainties contained in MaxLinear's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including risks and uncertainties identified in MaxLinear's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 filed with the SEC on March 14, 2012 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 filed with the SEC on August 2, 2012. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. MaxLinear is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.