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SiS9561 Android Internet TV SoC Was Adopted by China Top One Brand TCL

(Jan. 6, 2011) Taipei, Taiwan-Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS) today announces that TCL- China largest TV brand, has adopted SiS9561 as the key SoC component of their first generation internet smart TV. SiS9561, based on Android 2.2 Froyo platform, supporting an enhanced internet browser with Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Skype based video conference, and Quickboot. The proprietary Quickboot scheme sustains the SiS9561 Android internet TV platform to, within 15 seconds, boot up and activate the widget services/internet browser. The world’s fastest boot-up performance, various customized widgets, and powerful internet browser has made SiS9561 the most attractive SoC solution in the internet TV market.

SiS9561 internet TV solution supports multi-language and various broadcasting television systems worldwide. It is adopted by China largest TV brand TCL as its first generation smart TV platform solution. “Smart TV has led the tide of global TV trend, and we will aggressively join this market that shouldn’t be missed.” said Dr. Yan Xiaolin, Vice President of TCL Corporation & President of Corporate Research, “SiS9561 Android internet TV solution has performed its leading edge innovation in high integration, high performance, and solid Froyo kernel. SiS’s devotion in HDTV and user scenario research has made us believe SiS is definitely the closest partner with which TCL chooses to collaborate.”

“In the age of emerging media convergence, SiS declares its ambition to participate in digital home evolution.” said Michael Chen, President of SiS, “We are glad to see TCL has chosen SiS9561 Android internet TV solution as its core SoC in his first generation smart TV solution. It demonstrates that SiS’s integration capability in TV technology and cloud entertainment creates a high value customer experience.” 

In consideration of delivering more intuitive and convenient user experience to the web browsing and cloud entertainment, SiS9561 Android internet TV solution offers various customized and easy-to-use widgets including the most popular nine categories: Youtube for online video streaming, facebook for social networking, eBay for auction, flicker for photo library, Pandora for online radio, weather, google finance and US Traffic for life information, USA today for news, as well as online film renting and online games. Moreover, SiS9561 Android internet TV platform offers users more enjoyment of boundaryless communication with embedded skype internet video conferencing to share the precious moment with distant family or friend.

SiS9561 Android internet TV platform can be controlled by regular remote control switching the TV or Internet TV button to navigate the TV channel programs or Internet content to meet the expectation of keyboard-free usage. In addition, users can use their Android smartphone or tablet devices to control SiS9561 Android TV. The desire of connected digital home anytime and anywhere is never a dream anymore.

SiS9561, the Android HDTV solution integrates dual core 32-bit 576MHz MIPS processors with 32KB/16KB cache, DDR3-1333 MHz memory controller, 2D graphic engine, 8-bit NAND flash controller, SD/MMC interfaces and 10/100 Ethernet controller. SiS9561 satisfies the multifaceted needs of larger computing power, graphic rendering, flash storage capacity, and connectivity bandwidth for all necessary application.

Engineering sample of SiS9561 Android internet TV solution has been under customers’ verification now and it is scheduled to be mass-produced in Q1.