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Motorola's M-DTV Module Chosen for Konka's Advanced Digital TV Sets; Motorola's Technology Enables Cost-Effective Digital TVs.

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CES 2001

Booth No. 2915


Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT) and Konka Group Co., Ltd., a global consumer electronics company based in China, are bringing affordable digital television (DTV) to U.S. consumers.

Konka, China's largest exporter of color TVs, intends to use Motorola's MCT5100 M-DTV(TM) module to deliver precise picture clarity and CD-quality audio by integrating it into an existing analog TV chassis with minimal changes.

The module, part of Motorola's DigitalDNA(TM) embedded solutions portfolio, converts digital TV signals to the existing analog TV format, reducing the cost of bringing digital technology to the market.

"By integrating Motorola's advanced M-DTV module in our TVs, we are able to enter the digital TV market quickly and economically," said Wendy Wu, executive vice president, Konka USA Ltd. "Motorola's technology allows us to offer a low-cost, high-value digital TV that meets the exact demands of consumers and supports our goal of becoming a major player in the U.S. TV market."

Konka's SD3286U analog digital TV is capable of receiving digital TV signals and is NTSC and ATSC compatible. The enhanced digital display provided by Motorola's M-DTV will provide consumers with an extremely high quality viewing experience.

A product sample of the M-DTV module embedded in Konka's SD3286U digital television will be shown at CES 2001 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center at booth number 2915.

"We are very pleased that Konka has selected Motorola's M-DTV module, which will enable U.S. consumers to enjoy digital TV at affordable prices," said Wil Salhuana, vice president and general manager of Motorola's Entertainment Solutions Division.

"Konka's TVs will allow consumers to experience high quality video and audio. Motorola is excited to be a part of enabling and enhancing the consumer's entertainment experience," said Salhuana.

The MCT5100 M-DTV module integrates Motorola's MCT2100 8-level vestigial sideband (8-VSB) demodulator, an MCT4000 transport demultiplexer and MPEG video decoder, a DSP56366 digital audio decoder/processor and an MPC850 PowerPC controller to implement an Advanced Television Standards Committee (ATSC) digital television receiver.

The MCT5100 M-DTV module accepts analog IF input from the TV and features conventional stereo audio output or Dolby Digital(R) 5.1 channel audio data output, a choice of multiple video output formats, and an I2C control port.

About Motorola

As the world's No. 1 producer of embedded processors, Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector offers multiple DigitalDNA(TM) technologies which enable its customers to create "smart" products and new business opportunities in the networking and computing, wireless communications, transportation, and imaging and entertainment markets. Motorola's worldwide semiconductor sales were $7.4 billion (USD) in 1999. Semiconductor Products Sector/Communications and Public Affairs, 1300 North Alma School Road, Chandler, Ariz. 85224.

Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications solutions and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 1999 were $33.1 billion.

About Konka

Konka Group Co. Ltd. is a global consumer electronics company and one of China's 100 biggest industrial enterprises. Its U.S. subsidiary, Konka USA Ltd., has headquarters in San Diego. Established in 1980, Konka was the first sino-foreign joint venture electronic enterprise in China. Its products are best sellers in China, where its brand "KONKA" was granted "The Most Famous Brand of China" award. In 1999, Konka sold more than 6.3 million televisions. The company currently holds 25 percent of the Chinese television market. Konka was the first Chinese color television maker to obtain international and national Quality Management System Certificates of ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 for environmental management. Konka's products include consumer electronics, home appliances and telecommunication products. More information can be found on Konka's Web site at

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