Allwell Delivers its Latest Set-Top Box Based on National Semiconductor's Geode Single-Chip Solution
Santa Clara, CA --
National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:NSM) and Allwell today announced that Allwell's latest set-top box, STBII 5012, is based on National's Geode™ SC1200 processor, a set-top box-on-a-chip solution introduced last September. It will be showcased in National's booth (#1250) at Computex Taipei 2001 June 4-8.
The STBII 5012 is an interactive home entertainment, automation and gateway device that enables Internet access, video-on-demand, email and cyber banking via display on a traditional television. The platform is easily customizable so manufacturers can quickly design the interactive services they wish to deliver to consumers.
"At Allwell, our mission is to leverage our rich expertise in designing interactive devices and our experience in broadband technology to develop Internet access devices for the information age," said Andy Lin, vice president of Allwell. "National's highly integrated single-chip solution supports this objective and enables us to capture this emerging market in the shortest time possible. We have used National's Geode brand silicon for more than two years for our set top boxes and have sold a few hundred thousand devices. We have confidence that the single chip based set top boxes will bring further success to our business."
"Our continued relationship with Allwell is a testimony to the advantages of our Geode solutions, offering the optimum power performance at a low cost to our end customers," said David Pederson, director of the set-top box business unit, Information Appliances, National Semiconductor. "Allwell is well established in the market, developing Internet appliances with multiple features for a wide variety of manufacturers around the world."
* Allwell's product will be showcased in Room 1428, Grand Hyatt Taipei during Computex.
Founded in 1994, Allwell develops Internet appliances solution for OEMs and ISPs worldwide. With customers in Europe, the United States and China, the company is ISO 9001 certified and employs more than 120 employees. Allwell offers its rich interaction ability and broadband technology to extend the Internet appliances beyond PC. Allwell helps customize its products for any Internet Services Provider (ISP), video-on-demand, e-commerce, email, home shopping and banking, interactive web service and the latest DVD playback. For more information about Allwell, please visit their website at www.allwell.com.tw
About National Semiconductor
National Semiconductor provides system-on-a-chip solutions for the information age. Combining real-world analog and state-of the-art digital technology, the company's chips lead many sectors of the personal computer, communications, and consumer markets. With headquarters in Santa Clara, California, National reported sales of $2 billion for its last fiscal year and has about 10,000 employees worldwide.