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Compal Communications Announces DVB-H Enabled, Mass-Market Handset Powered by Newport Media, Inc.; Compal's Dual-Band GPRS Handset Running Newport Media's High Performance DVB-H Solution to Be Demonstrated This Week at IBC's Mobile Zone.

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- Compal Communications Inc., a leading manufacturer of IT and communication devices, announced today that it will demonstrate a dual-band General Packet Radio Service (GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) The first high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers that used the GSM technology. GPRS added a packet-switched channel to GSM, which uses dedicated, circuit-switched channels for voice conversations. ) handset with integrated Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld (DVB-H See mobile TV and DVB. ) operation at Newport Media's booth (M221), inside the Mobile Zone at IBC IBC International Building Code
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 2006, Sept. 8-12, in Amsterdam.

"Mass market adoption of mobile digital TV will be enabled by DVB-H capable cellular handsets targeted at price points and form factors that the majority of consumers can relate to," said Stephen Chen, executive vice president of Compal Communications. "This handset is targeted to meet the needs of the majority of users who are looking to upgrade their current GSM handset and add a fantastic TV viewing experience. We have found Newport Media's Sundance H solution to be ideally suited for such a demanding application."

The Compal DVB-H handset is a dual-band GPRS-feature phone platform that can be configured to support either global or North American band configurations for both GSM and DVB-H modes. It features a 1.8-inch Quarter Common Intermediate Format (QCIF See CIF.

QCIF - Quarter CIF
) display with 176 x 220 pixel resolution.

"Newport Media is excited to be working with Compal on such an important project," said Mohy Abdelgany, president and chief executive officer of Newport Media. "This handset is breaking new ground in the TV-enabled handset space and we are honored to be a part of it."

Newport Media's Sundance H solution enables wireless handsets and mobile digital TV players with dramatically increased viewing time while simultaneously improving key performance metrics like sensitivity, channel switching time and interference immunity. The solution combines a quad-band, direct-conversion radio tuner, DVB-H demodulator See demodulate.

A device used to recover the original modulating signal from a modulated wave. A demodulator is also known as a detector.
 and all memory required to receive up to eight simultaneous channels.

About Compal Communications.

Compal Communications Inc. (CCI CCI Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie (France)
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) ( is a professional ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) A contract manufacturer that uses its own designs and intellectual property (IP). See contract manufacturer.  company in the wireless and communication industry. Its product lines include feature phones, smart phones, PDAs, GPS devices, VoIP devices, ZigBee modules, etc. CCI is proficient in wireless device designing. The company is located in Taiwan and has a manufacturing facility in China (Nan Jing jing (jing) [Chinese] one of the basic substances that according to traditional Chinese medicine pervade the body, usually translated as "essence"; the body reserves or constitutional makeup, replenished by food and rest, that supports ).

About Newport Media, Inc.

Newport Media is a fabless semiconductor company A fabless semiconductor company specializes in the design and sale of hardware devices implemented on semiconductor chips. It achieves an advantage by outsourcing the fabrication of the devices to a specialized semiconductor manufacturer called a semiconductor foundry or "fab.  that develops and sells highly integrated solutions for emerging digital audio and mobile TV broadcast standards. Newport Media has assembled a management and development team with comprehensive system semiconductor experience in wireless handset and digital set-top box industries. Newport Media's development team leverages its collective experience in these converging industries to develop broadcast multimedia architectures and IC implementations with unprecedented performance, power consumption, size and cost.

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