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Legend Silicon releases 3rd generation DTV demodulator chip, taps SMIC process for new improvements to China's high-definition DTV era

18 Apr 2008

Beijing  [2008-04-18]

Legend Silicon Corp., the leading silicon solution company for digital broadcasting and broadband wireless communications, recently announced a new, all-mode DTV demodulator chip for China's latest DTV standards. This chip, a 3rd generation all-mode product, becomes the most functional and complete all-mode chip currently on the market.

With its industry-leading single-carrier and multi-carrier performance, the LGS-8G52 is the first and most ideal 2-in-1 chip solution on the Chinese DTV market. In addition to its various carrier features, this chip allows system solutions to be smaller, more elegant, and more cost-efficient. Fully compliant with the China Digital Television Terrestrial Broadcasting System Standard (GB20600-2006), the LGS-8G52 was created with advanced process technology. Utilizing Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp.'s one-stop service, the LGS-8G52 surpasses the previous two generations of products with its flawless support of HD/SD TV and other multimedia-based services, and is ideal for use with integrated Digital Television (iDTV) and set-top-boxes (STB).

"As was the case with the previous two generations of products, the LGS-8G52 was the result of a comprehensive commitment to improvement and enhancement,"said Dr. Dong Hong, Vice Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Legend Silicon Corp. "However, the LGS-8G52, which functions as a single-carrier or multi-carrier chip, was manufactured by a much more advanced process technology. Thanks to SMIC's advanced technologies and excellent IP, we were able to achieve high yields and lower costs and thus the capability to meet all kinds of end customers'needs."

Esther Liu, Vice President, Marketing & Sales of SMIC, said, "Congratulations to Legend Silicon on its successful release of the national standard 2-in-1 chip. We were glad to cooperate with Legend Silicon in its effort to industrialize China's DTV standard. Moreover, we were pleased to be able to provide the product in a timely manner in order to meet international technology trends and market demands. We believe that the LGS-8G52 will be a leading-edge device for a wide range of end-customers seeking to improve their positions in the DTV market. SMIC will continue to support the DTV industry with our specialized manufacturing service."

About SMIC
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) is one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and the largest and most advanced foundry in Mainland China, providing integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing service at 0.35 micron to 65 nanometer and finer line technologies. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300-millimeter wafer fabrication facility (fab) and three 200 mm wafer fabs in its Shanghai mega-fab, two 300 mm wafer fabs in its Beijing mega-fab, a 200 mm wafer fab in Tianjin, and an in-house assembly and testing facility in Chengdu. SMIC also has customer service and marketing offices in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, and a representative office in Hong Kong. In addition, SMIC manages and operates a 200 mm wafer fab in Chengdu owned by Cension Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation and a 300 mm wafer fab under construction in Wuhan owned by Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation. For more information, please visit

About Legend Silicon
Legend Silicon Corp is a fabless semiconductor company that develops technology and application-specific standard products (ASSP) for digital broadcasting and broadband transmission and reception. The company is a co-developer of the Chinese Digital Television Terrestrial Broadcasting (DTTB) System Standard (GB20600-2006) and provider of the Standard compliant demodulator products to enable fixed and mobile applications. Legend Silicon has operations in Fremont, Calif., Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin in China. It also maintains a joint DTV Research Center with Tsinghua University in Beijing. To learn more about Legend Silicon, visit

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