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Arima Communications selects Telegent for free-to-air mobile TV feature

(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 15, 2008 ) Hong Kong – Telegent Systems, the company that makes television mobile with its high-performance single-chip mobile TV solutions, together with Arima Communications Corp., a leading Taiwanese original design manufacturer (ODM) supplying solutions worldwide, today announced that Arima has selected Telegent’s mobile TV solution for the free-to-air TV feature in selected handset models. The TV phones, which provide consumers with mobile access to local over-the-air broadcast television channels, are expected to be available to consumers by late summer of this year.

"We see free-to-air mobile TV becoming a heavily used feature on handsets that can differentiate our product offerings," said Paul Wang, Arima’s senior vice president. "We selected Telegent’s mobile TV solution because of the depth of their experience with free-to-air mobile TV and the performance of their solution with respect to picture quality, low-power and mobility."

TV-centric design enhances mobile TV experience Arima’s TV handset brings a number of firsts to the mobile TV market aimed at providing the consumer with an enjoyable television viewing experience.
It is the first phone from a Taiwan manufacturer to integrate a TV button on the handset that provides the consumer with direct access to the TV function. It enables auto-rotation between landscape and portrait views using an integrated accelerometer. The handset also sports a stylish form-factor that is under 50mm wide and 110mm tall and incorporates a connection for a TV stand accessory.

"Arima is a recognized leader in design innovation and product quality,"
said Weijie Yun, president and chief executive officer of Telegent Systems.
"Their dedication to providing an exceptional user experience further enhances the value of the TV feature to the consumer."

About Telegent Systems
Telegent Systems is a leading fabless CMOS semiconductor company providing high performance, single-chip solutions enabling free-to-air and subscription mobile TV in mobile handsets, portable devices and consumer electronics. Telegent’s solutions make television mobile, delivering both analog and digital broadcast reception with unparalleled sensitivity and picture quality in mobile environments, ultra-low power consumption and the highest integration simplifying mobile device design and manufacture. For more information, visit www.telegent.com.

About Arima Communications Corp.
Arima Communications was founded in August 1999 as a member of the Arima Group, specializing in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of mobile communications products. The main products are multi-band GSM / GPRS, 3G/3.5G mobile phones and smart phones. Arima Communications' strategy is to integrate market research, product design, R&D, manufacturing, product certification, global logistics and after-sales service into a comprehensive solution for customers.

Arima Communications possesses solid R&D capability as well as the core technologies in wireless communications to ensure long-term competitive advantages. With the key technologies in wireless base band, radio frequency, communications protocol, user interfaces and application software, Arima Communications actively develops advanced technology and high quality products for 3G/3.5G phones and smart phones. For more information, visit www.arimacomm.com.tw.

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For further information about this release, please contact:
Mark Leeper / Barton Chui (EBA): (852) 2537 8022
Email: mark.leeper@ebacomms.com / barton.chui@ebacomms.com


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