Microtune Tunes DTV Chips

Microtune demonstrates support for ATSC digital TV broadcast at 2008 NAB Show

April 14, 2008

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PLANO, Texas -- This week Microtune®, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUNE - News), a technology and market leader in radio frequency (RF) silicon and systems solutions, will demonstrate its multi-standard tuner chip deployed in certified digital television (DTV) converter boxes at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas.

Microtune will be featured in exhibit number L33 at the ‘DTV HOT SPOT’, a special pavilion co-sponsored by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and the NAB to demonstrate the most sophisticated technologies in digital television. The ‘DTV HOT SPOT’ is located in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Hall Upper Lobby and will be open Monday through Wednesday, April 14 – 16, from 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Microtune’s three-in-one tuner (MicroTuner MT2131), the only silicon tuner featured in NTIA-certified converter boxes, was designed specifically for DTV consumer-electronics products. It was engineered to exceed the stringent RF requirements of the ATSC digital TV standard. Microtune will demonstrate NTIA-certified converter boxes at the exhibit.

“With the shut-off of analog television broadcast only eleven months away, increased consumer awareness of the benefits of ATSC standards are necessary to ensure the successful U.S. transition to digital TV transmission,” said James A. Fontaine, President and CEO of Microtune.

Microtune Inc. (Nasdaq: TUNE)

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