SUNNYVALE, California, November 2 /PRNewswire/ --

- Telegent Recognized as Best-of-Breed Innovator in Mobile TV

Telegent Systems, the company that makes television mobile with its high-performance single-chip mobile TV solutions, announced that it is one of two companies to be named a finalist in the GSMA's prestigious Asia Mobile Innovation Awards in the category of "Most Innovative Device-centric Technology."

"We are thrilled with the quality of innovations submitted to the Asia Mobile Innovation Awards," said Bill Gajda, Chief Commercial Officer of the GSMA. "The eight finalists, which hail from seven different countries, are truly 'best of breed'. The Mobile Innovation Programme aspires to create a global environment for getting business done, by discovering and showcasing exceptional products and companies to top executives from operators, VCs and equipment vendors."

"We are delighted to have been recognized as a leading industry innovator by the GSMA," said Weijie Yun, president & CEO of Telegent Systems. "Our free-to-air mobile TV receivers have enabled the rapid uptake of mobile TV by allowing consumers to view on their handsets the same content that they watch on their TV at home. It is great to have both consumers and industry leaders validate our strategy of providing both free-to-air and digital solutions as a means of accelerating consumer adoption of mobile TV."

The GSMA, the global trade association for mobile operators, set up the Mobile Innovation Programme to help companies with innovative mobile products and services reach mobile operators and bring their innovations to end-users. The programme is designed to stimulate and showcase innovation around mobile services and better align innovators with the needs of the mobile industry and its customers.

About Telegent Systems, Inc.

Telegent Systems is a leading fabless semiconductor company providing high performance, single-chip CMOS solutions enabling free-to-air and pay-per-view mobile TV in mobile handsets and portable media devices. 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 a small footprint simplifying mobile device design and manufacture. Telegent Systems is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with a subsidiary in China. For more information, visit http://www.telegent.com.

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Roberta Silverstein of MediaBridge PR, +1-408-416-6501, rsilverstein@mbipr.com, for Telegent Systems, Inc.