Trident and LG CNS Collaborate for Advanced Android STB

Trident's advanced set-top box SoCs and LG CNS' software expertise brings Android functionality to digital home

Sep 09, 2011, 10:59 ET from Trident Microsystems, Inc.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trident Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRID), a leading provider of set-top box and TV semiconductor solutions, today announced that its latest set-top box system-on-a-chip (SoCs) powers an advanced Android-based hybrid STB developed by LG CNS of South Korea.

Deog-Joo Won, vice president of LG CNS's Telecom and Media Business Unit commented, "LG CNS is pleased to collaborate with Trident for advanced Android solutions.  Our experience with system software development and integration with the advanced Trident SoC delivers a compelling product that addresses emerging consumer requirements for more and more web-based content."

"Android offers a wealth of new opportunities and business models in the STB market and we are excited to be developing an advanced Android STB with LG CNS," said Mark Samuel, senior vice president and general manager of Trident's Set-top Box Business Unit.  "The investments we have made in developing a robust Android STB solution allow LG CNS to offer the best features and performance, as well as a superior time to market."

Trident and LG CNS worked together to offer a system solution to enable service operators to provide products that merge traditional broadcast content, video-on-demand and IP-based content.  Trident's ARM-based SoC solution supports the Android ecosystem, providing superior time to market and performance.  Trident's support of the Android OS also allows service providers to offer business models with new apps and services for subscribers.

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About Trident Microsystems, Inc.

Trident Microsystems, Inc., with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading force in the digital home entertainment market, delivering an extensive range of platform solutions that enhance the consumer experience in the Connected Home and select Consumer Electronics (CE) products. As one of the top-three semiconductor providers to both the TV and set-top box markets, Trident's solutions can be found in the products of leading OEMs and channel partners worldwide.  The company's extensive IP portfolio has been driving key innovations in image quality, 3D TV, audio, low power, and 45nm designs. For further information about Trident and its products, please consult the Company's web site:

About LG CNS

LG CNS, the leading IT services company in South Korea, provides total solution package in various fields of industry. LG CNS has implemented large-scale public IT infrastructure projects and played a major role in the Korean government's e-Korea initiatives.  The company, founded in 1987 as a joint venture between LG and EDS, currently employs over 9,000 people across 7 subsidiaries in Asia, Europe, North America and etc. LG CNS provides over 5,000 businesses and governments across the world its expertise on a wide range of projects on diverse industry verticals ranging from Public sector, Telecommunication and media services, Financial Services, Manufacturing & Utilities  and Transportation & Logistics among a host of others. For more information, please visit

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