Eindhoven, Netherlands, January 15, 2013 – NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced that it has reached the milestone of shipping 100 million units of its TEF66xx automotive radio tuner family. 30 million of these units have been bought by leading car radio manufacturer JVC KENWOOD Corporation ("JVCKENWOOD"), the very first customer to start mass production with this product.
In recognition of JVCKENWOOD’s commitment to the TEF66xx tuner family, NXP has awarded the company a special Customer Award, presented at CES 2013 in Las Vegas.
The TEF66xx family – which includes the TEF660x, TEF661x and TEF662x series – is an analog low-IF AM/FM single tuner with optional integrated RDS support. Specially designed for automotive applications, the receiver fully meets the AEC-Q100 quality standard. The low-IF architecture enables the highly integrated solution to offer very high radio reception performance. On top of this, the TEF66xx tuner family offers an outstanding price/performance ratio, proving popular with customers around the world and making it the market leader in single-tuner aftermarket sales. As well as being easy to design with, customers also benefit from its low bill of materials and small PCB footprint.
“Having worked with NXP to define our expectations for a single tuner solution, we have become one of the most fervent supporters of the TEF66xx series – it is a high-performance product with excellent radio reception,” said Mr. Masato Kyoya, senior specialist, Car Electronics Business Group, JVCKENWOOD. “We very much appreciate the great engineering support of NXP. We are pleased to have been a loyal customer since our first purchase – and with our contribution of 30 million radios with NXP later, our relationship is still going strong!”
“We are proud to know that millions of people worldwide use our tuners daily in their cars and love the great reception quality,” said Torsten Lehmann, senior vice president and general manager of the car entertainment business, NXP Semiconductors. “Our leading position in the overall car radio market, and in particular with this IC family, emphasises our expertise in the area of highly integrated state-of-the-art RF tuners. The TEF66xx family is a great solution for customers looking for a high-performance, easy-to-apply product in a price-sensitive market.”
Toshiaki Matsuzawa, COO of JVC KENWOOD Corporation and Torsten Lehmann, General Manager Car Entertainment at NXP
- About NXP car radio solutions - http://www.nxp.com/applications/automotive/car-radio.html
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.2 billion in 2011. Additional information can be found by visiting www.nxp.com.
JVCKENWOOD is a global manufacturer specializing in electronics and entertainment products. It was reborn in October 2011 through the merger of Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) and Kenwood Corporation (Kenwood) three years after management integration. JVCKENWOOD operates four business segments, Car Electronics, Professional Systems, Home & Mobile Electronics, and Entertainment with image, sound, and radio technologies, as well as audio and visual software. JVCKENWOOD creates excitement and peace of mind, while aiming to achieve profitable growth and become a business group that is widely trusted by society. www.jvckenwood.co.jp/en