San Diego Business Journal

MaxLinear Hybrid Tuner to Be Used in New Line of Chinese TVs

Monday, December 2, 2013

Hisense Group, one of China’s top TV and electronics manufacturers, is using a tuner made by MaxLinear in a new line of televisions.

Carlsbad-based MaxLinear (Nyse; MXL), a provider of integrated radio frequency and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications applications, said its MxL661 tuner’s features enable Hisense to configure its television sets for nonstandard cable TV signal conditions prevalent in China.

MaxLinear said Hisense was an early adopter of MaxLinear’s previous generations of high-performance global hybrid silicon tuners.

“Hisense is well-recognized as a market leader in the global TV market with a rich product portfolio that covers a wide range of broadcast standards,” said Brian Sprague, MaxLinear’s vice president and general manager for broadband and consumer products.

In July, MaxLinear announced that Samsung would start using its hybrid silicon tuners in its televisions.

In September, Taiwanese television set-top box manufacturer Zinwell Corp. announced it would use MaxLinear’s integrated circuits.

— SDBJ Staff Report