Based on its recent analysis of the set-top box (STB) semiconductor market, Frost & Sullivan presents Teridian Semiconductor Corporation with the 2007 Global Set-Top Box Semiconductors Emerging Company of the Year Award.

This Award recognizes Teridian’s focus on technological innovation based on customer requirements and its growing presence in the STB IC market. Around 35 percent of Teridian’s annual revenues are reinvested in R&D. This includes innovative IC developments that will help in serving customers across a wide variety of applications.

Currently, the company’s product line for STBs include smart card readers for conditional access to programming content (80xx family), modems for two-way communication with the set-top box (19xx, 29xx, and 1822 families), Ethernet devices (21x3 and 8430 families) for IP Video applications, and universal audio/video switches (5xxx family).

"Teridian’s 80xx series of smart card readers offer the industry’s broadest portfolio for STB conditional access, with benefits of low power and high signal integrity," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Jayalakshmi Janakiraman. "The products are also available with power down options that are not usually found in other STB conditional access solutions."

"2007 was a year of achievements for Teridian — the company achieved a major milestone by shipping its 100 millionth IC for STBs and announced a reference design with STMicroelectronics’ processor product family, thereby enabling customers to develop innovative products within a short period," notes Janakiraman. "In November 2007, Teridian announced its partnership with Sony, under which the latter uses Teridian’s 80xx series of smart card readers for conditional access besides successfully completing re-certification as a Sony Green Partner — a stringent vendor qualification program."

Each year Frost & Sullivan presents this Award to the company that has emerged as a significant participant within its industry. This company is perceived to have exhibited outstanding management, superior market growth, exceptional customer service and the ability to combine technology and successful strategic initiatives.