SUNNYVALE, California, November 14 /PRNewswire/ --

- Award Validates Free-to-Air Mobile TV as High Growth Market Segment

Telegent Systems, the company that makes television mobile with its high-performance single-chip mobile TV solutions, announced that it has won GSMA's Asia Mobile Innovation Award in the category of "Most Innovative Wireless Device-centric Technology." Telegent was among a group of finalists presenting in an open session at the Mobile Innovation Summit held this week in Macau to an international panel of judges consisting of senior executives from several leading mobile operators. Telegent was announced the category winner last night at the event's Gala Party.

"By delivering single-chip mobile TV receivers supporting free-to-air and paid mobile TV standards, Telegent has created a new market segment around free-to-air mobile TV that is accelerating consumer adoption," said Weijie Yun, president & CEO of Telegent Systems. "We are delighted that the mobile industry has recognized the market impact of our technology and its value to consumers, operators and handset OEMs."

Telegent has experienced rapid adoption of its technology, with more than 40 handset models currently available throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. For consumers, free-to-air mobile TV provides mobile access to the television content that they already know and enjoy on their television sets at home. For operators, free-to-air mobile TV can be readily integrated into existing mobile TV strategies with zero investment, while delivering access to television content that is already available. For handset OEMs, Telegent's solution is easy to design in, manufacture and leverages an existing ecosystem of spectrum, standards, infrastructure and content.

The Asia Mobile Innovation Awards were created by the GSMA, the global trade association of mobile operators, as part of its Mobile Innovation Programme to help companies with breakthrough technology to reach mobile operators and bring their innovative products and services to end-users.

About Telegent Systems, Inc.

Telegent Systems is a leading fabless CMOS semiconductor company providing high performance, single-chip solutions enabling free-to-air and pay-per-view 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 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

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