MaxLinear Commences Hybrid TV Tuner Shipments to Samsung

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MaxLinear Commences Hybrid TV Tuner Shipments to Samsung

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MaxLinear Inc. (NYS: MXL) , a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications applications, today announced it has begun production shipments of its MxL6xx family of software-programmable, low power, global hybrid television tuners in Samsung TVs.

The MxL6xx family of tuners is based on MaxLinear's "Super Radio" technology that offers exceptional reception performance, silicon integration and power consumption.

"We are excited about Samsung's selection of our global hybrid silicon tuners for its television products," said Brian Sprague, Vice President and General Manager, Broadband and Consumer Products at MaxLinear. "Our more than eight years of experience designing and shipping tuners based on pure digital CMOS technology allows us to provide uncompromised performance at the lowest power at highly competitive prices."

Technical Highlights

The MxL6xx family of tuners, which includes the MxL601, MxL602, MxL603, MxL605, MxL608 and MxL661, delivers exceptional performance for all global analog and digital television reception standards in cable and terrestrial reception environments. They offer market-leading low power consumption of 350mW or less in typical applications. The very low power consumption and compact 4 x 4 mm footprint in a standard 24pin QFN package make it possible for customers to design ultra-small form factors and to support multi-tuner applications.

The software-configurable MxL6xx devices allow manufacturers to design a common front-end for all global broadcast standards. Supported standards include: PAL, SECAM, NTSC, DVB-T/T2, ISDB-T, ISDB-Tmm, ATSC, ATSC M/H, DTMB, ITU-T J.83 Annex A (DVB-C) / B (US Cable) / C (Japan).


MaxLinear's fifth-generation CMOS tuner, MxL601, has been shipping in million unit quantities since 2011. MaxLinear's sixth-generation CMOS tuner IC, MxL661, is now sampling with mass production scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2013.

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

MxL, Full-Spectrum Capture, FSC and the MaxLinear logo are trademarks of MaxLinear, Inc. Other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements

This 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 the commencement of production shipments of the MxL6xx family of television tuners to Samsung's television division. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. We cannot predict to what extent we will realize revenues from sales of television tuners to Samsung. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current, preliminary expectations and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including (among others) intense competition in our industry; the ability of our customers, including Samsung, to cancel or reduce orders; uncertainties concerning how end user markets for our products will develop; our lack of long-term supply contracts and dependence on limited sources of supply; potential decreases in average selling prices for our products; and on-going intellectual property litigation related to our hybrid television tuner 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 our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. 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.

MaxLinear Inc. Press Contact:
The David James Agency LLC
David Rodewald, 805-494-9508
MaxLinear Inc. Corporate Contact:
Yves Rasse, 760-692-0711
Senior Director, TV & STB Product Line

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