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CORRECTING and REPLACING MaxLinear Chosen by STMicroelectronics for Low Power, Low Cost DVB-T2 STB Design Aimed at Analog TV

  CORRECTING and REPLACING MaxLinear Chosen by STMicroelectronics for Low
  Power, Low Cost DVB-T2 STB Design Aimed at Analog TV Switch Off in Asian and
  European Countries

MaxLinear’s Low Power MxL603 Tuner Combined with ST SoC Offer Superior System
Performance with Built-in DVR, Enhanced Protection From 4G/LTE Interference

CORRECTION...by MaxLinear

Business Wire

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- June 20, 2013

Headline of release should read:MaxLinear Chosen by STMicroelectronics for
Low Power... (sted MaxLinear and STMicroelectronics Offer Low Power...)

The corrected release reads:

MAXLINEAR CHOSEN BY STMICROELECTRONICS FOR LOW POWER, LOW COST DVB-T2 STB
DESIGN AIMED AT ANALOG TV SWITCH OFF IN ASIAN AND EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency
(RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications
applications, today announced its cooperation with STMicroelectronics (ST) on
a DVB-T2 set-top box (STB) design for the emerging free-to-air and hybrid
terrestrial STB markets in Europe and Southeast Asia.

The STB design features the MaxLinear MxL603 high-performance tuner and ST’s
STiH253 system-on-chip (SoC) device with integrated DVB-T2 demodulator. This
is the second recently announced STB design from the two companies, who just
announced a digital STB based on the MxL683 and STiH207 for Latin American
markets.

DVB-T2 is emerging as a popular technology in Southeast Asian and Eastern
European countries that are switching off analog television services to free
up radio spectrum for 4G/LTE wireless data services. DVB-T2 is also being
integrated in many pay TV hybrid STBs in those regions to capture the
increasing number of free-to-air HD channels.

The ST-MaxLinear STB design will provide a powerful, low power and
cost-optimized solution for these markets. With the MxL603’s industry leading
RF performance, the design provides superior rejection of out-of-band
interference from 700-900MHz 4G/LTE signals which, when deployed, will operate
in a frequency band adjacent to digital TV channels.

Both parts are highly integrated, low power and cost-effective, which makes
this set-top box design meet the needs of the governments that, in many cases,
will provide the STB to consumers at low or no cost.

“Many countries that have already switched to all-digital TV have learned that
interference from 4G phones is a big problem that will only get bigger as
these mobile data services gain in popularity,” said Brian Sprague, Vice
President and General Manager, Broadband and Consumer Products at MaxLinear.
“The MxL603 has the industry’s best interference filters integrated into the
IC so that expensive external filters are not required. The signal reception
performance is also the best on the market, and when combined with the STiH253
makes for a compelling solution.”

“Around the world, free TV is still very popular, and is expected to remain
strong with expanded HD channels,” said Eric Benoit, Senior Business
Development Manager at STMicroelectronics. “This cost-optimized STB design
suits the needs of governments, but also can leverage the advanced
functionality of the STiH253 to bring DVR and other advanced features for pay
TV operators deploying hybrid satellite or IP STBs with DVB-T2.”

Technical Highlights: STiH253

The STiH253 full-featured digital video broadcast device includes a single
DVB-T2 demodulator for highly integrated terrestrial set-top boxes. The core
of ST's expanded family of STB SoCs is an enhanced processing engine with
integrated on-chip features for more efficient end-product design. This robust
processing engine enables operators to use lower-cost memory while meeting the
latest low-power objectives. This STB SoC supports the full range of HD
broadcast and multimedia codecs, hybrid and IP standards, as well as the
latest security and content-protection standards with integrated critical
middleware stacks from the leading providers.

The STiH253 enables operators to offer consumers new multimedia-rich services
and viewing experiences, including new 3DTV features. Faster DDR3 memory is
also supported, and the applications CPU benefits from an L2 cache. The
STiH253 keeps pace with the industry’s latest advanced security requirements,
and an integrated standby controller enables the STiH253 to target stringent
low-power regulations.

Technical Highlights: MxL603

The MxL603 is part of MaxLinear’s MxL600 “super radio” family of 4 mm x 4 mm
tuner ICs. It features an RF loop-through port and an accurate input power
detector and was specifically designed to exceed the requirements of new
broadcast standards such as DVB-T2/C2. The MxL603 superior interference
rejection circuitry can block 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi, MoCA and EoC signals without the
need for expensive external filters associated with legacy solutions.

Based on low-power 65-nm digital CMOS process technology, the MxL603 supports
all global digital cable and terrestrial television reception standards,
including: DVB-T/T2, ISDB-T, ATSC, ATSC M/H, DTMB, ITU J.83 Annex A/B/C,
DVB-C2, DOCSIS and EuroDOCSIS. The device is software-configurable for any of
these standards, allowing manufacturers to re-use designs in multiple markets.

About MaxLinear, Inc.

MaxLinear, Inc. is a leading provider of radio-frequency and mixed-signal
semiconductor solutions for broadband communications applications. MaxLinear
is located in Carlsbad, California, and its address on the Internet is
www.maxlinear.com.

MxL, Full-Spectrum Capture, FSC and the MaxLinear logo are trademarks of
MaxLinear, Inc. Other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their
respective owners.

Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of
federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include, among others,
statements concerning or implying future financial performance or trends and
growth opportunities affecting MaxLinear, in particular statements relating to
the MxL603 television tuner and MaxLinear’s cooperation with ST
Microelectronics. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown
risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to
differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by these
forward-looking statements. We cannot predict whether or to what extent we
will realize additional revenues from the MxL603 independently or as a result
of our collaboration with ST Microelectronics. Forward-looking statements are
based on management’s current, preliminary expectations and are subject to
various risks and uncertainties, including (among others) intense competition
in our industry; the ability of our customers to cancel or reduce orders;
uncertainties concerning how end user markets for our products will develop;
our lack of long-term supply contracts and dependence on limited sources of
supply; potential decreases in average selling prices for our products; and
on-going intellectual property litigation related to our hybrid television
tuner products. In addition to these risks and uncertainties, investors should
review the risks and uncertainties contained in MaxLinear’s filings with the
United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including risks and
uncertainties identified in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter
ended March 31, 2013. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their
entirety by this cautionary statement. MaxLinear is providing this information
as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update
any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new
information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact:

MaxLinear Inc. Press Contact:
The David James Agency LLC
David Rodewald
Tel: 805-494-9508
david@davidjamesagency.com
or
MaxLinear Inc. Corporate Contact:
Yves Rasse
Senior Director, Consumer Product Line
Tel: 760-692-0711
yrasse@maxlinear.com