Nationz Technologies Inc. Selects Mixed-Signal IP from S3 Group for Advanced Digital TV SoC

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 21, 2011S3 Group, a world leading provider of mixed-signal semiconductor IP solutions, today announced that Nationz Technologies Inc. has licensed its mixed-signal IP for their Mobile TV SoC. S3 Group delivered a high performance ADC and PLL combination from its portfolio as part of the deal. Nationz Technologies Inc. is a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor, module and software solutions for digital TV systems and this advanced digital baseband SoC is now widely available to the market.

"S3 Group achieved first-time-right silicon and helped us to rapidly enter the market with our Mobile TV SoC. The high performance of the ADC combined with the low jitter performance of this PLL means that we can offer a superior product that will help drive the successful development of Mobile TV products throughout Asia. The key advantages of working with S3 Group are first-time-right silicon, best-in-class performance, on-time delivery and excellent integration support. Our partnership with S3 Group has enabled us to develop the most optimum SoC solution for Mobile TV," said Nong Cheng, Manager Consumer Application Solutions, at Nationz Technologies Inc.

Commenting on S3 Group's success at Nationz Technologies Inc., Dermot Barry, VP Silicon BU at S3 Group, said "Nationz Technologies Inc. is developing innovative solutions on advanced process nodes and we are very pleased to have enabled them to get to market quickly with their Mobile TV SoC, through the rapid and successful deployment of our leading edge mixed-signal IP. We look forward to extending our working relationship further for their next SoC developments."


About S3 Group:

S3 Group is the Connected Consumer Technology Company, providing products and professional services to enable semiconductor companies, consumer electronics companies and healthcare providers to deliver next-generation devices, systems and services to consumers at home and on the move. For IC designers and product managers, S3 Group delivers a comprehensive portfolio of mixed-signal IP and design services for power-efficient single-chip systems. S3 Group’s mixed-signal IP includes a wide portfolio of high performance A/D and D/A converters, PLLs, Analog Front Ends (AFEs), RF Transceivers and other miscellaneous circuits which have been silicon proven at a number of merchant foundries (TSMC, UMC, Global Foundries, IBM, Tower, SMIC) at nodes ranging from 0.18um to 40nm. End markets served by S3 Group clients include WiFi, WiMAX, LTE, mobile and fixed digital broadcasting, DOCSIS, Digital Video, Digital Radio, Imaging and power-line communications.

S3 Group is also a leading provider of TV system software, via its TV Technology business.

Founded in 1986, S3 Group has design centers in Ireland (Dublin and Cork), Lisbon in Portugal, Wroclaw in Poland, Prague in the Czech Republic and San Jose in the USA, with sales offices and representatives globally. For further information please visit

About Nationz Technologies Inc.

In March 2000, the company was founded under the name of ZTEIC Design Co., Ltd, as a participant in the People’s Republic of China’s Ninth Five-Year (909) Plan aimed at boosting the domestic semiconductor industry through funds and other forms of government support to a selection of promising and highly valued very-large-scale-integrated-circuit (VLSI) design companies. Since its establishment, Nationz Technologies Inc. has completed many major projects for the advancement of the high-tech industry in China.

The company was re-registered as Nationz Technologies Inc. incorporated in May 2009. The headquarters is located in Shenzhen with research and development centers and customer service offices in Beijing and Shanghai.

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Dermot Barry, VP Silicon BU,
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