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March 28, 2015 11:12 PM ET

Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

Company Overview of Frontier Silicon Ltd

Company Overview

Frontier Silicon Ltd., a fabless semiconductor company, develops and distributes semiconductor, module, and software solutions for digital radio and connected audio systems. Its products include solutions for digital audio systems, including digital audio broadcasting (DAB)/DAB+ and Internet radio and connected audio ranging from silicon through software to production-ready platform designs. The company provides DAB digital radio, connected audio, touchscreen radio, and multi-standard digital radio white paper products; integrated circuits and modules for digital audio products; and digital audio receiver modules, chips, and platform solutions. Its DLNA compliant connected audio systems prov...

137 Euston Road


London,  NW1 2AA

United Kingdom

Founded in 2001


44 2073 910620


44 2073 886420

Key Executives for Frontier Silicon Ltd

Vice President of Silicon Operations
Age: 51
Chief Technology Officer
Director of Human Resources & Facilities
Vice President and General Manager of China
Vice President of Group Engineering
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Frontier Silicon Ltd Key Developments

Frontier Silicon Brings Spotify Connect to Harman Kardon Networked AV Receivers

Frontier Silicon announced that its Chorus 3 connected audio processor has been updated to add Spotify Connect and other network audio functionality to a range of Harman Kardon's Audio Video Receivers (AVRs). The Chorus 3 processor supports streaming Internet Radio and audio playback from DLNA/UPnP or USB devices using a wide range of formats including MP3, AAC+, WMA, WAV, FLAC and LPCM. The firmware provided with the chip includes a highly dependable networking stack, providing a cost effective solution for high quality connected audio systems such as AVRs, Hi-Fi tuners, Wireless speakers, and Home Theatre in a Box (HTiB). The Harman Kardon AVR 151 /161 AVRs (pictured) are high performance 5.1 channel networked AV receivers, with multiple connectivity options including Ethernet, HDMI, Bluetooth, and USB. The latest iteration of Chorus 3 firmware adds Spotify Connect capability to the AVRs, allowing Spotify users to access their favourite tracks and playlists directly from the receivers.

Frontier Multi-Room Solution Achieves Mass Market Adoption

Frontier Silicon has recently launched an upgrade to its award-winning Venice 6.5 Wi-Fi connected audio module. The company announced that a majority of existing customers have signed up to take the over-the-air software upgrade, which turns Venice 6.5 based products already in the market into multi-room capable devices, which are able to interoperate freely with each other.

Frontier Silicon Launches Verona 2, New Dab Digital Radio Module

Frontier Silicon launched Verona 2, a new DAB digital radio module based on its fourth generation Kino 4 chip. The Verona 2 module is the world's first digital radio solution based on a chip which integrates RF, baseband, application processor, audio decode and DAC functionality on a single piece of silicon. This technology is the product of $12 million investment and builds on earlier generations of Frontier Silicon's Kino chip series - the world's best-selling digital radio ICs with over 20 million units sold. The key benefits of Verona 2 are: 50% lower power consumption than Verona 1; enhanced performance and functionality; lower cost than previous solutions; modular form factor for shorter time to market and UK Digital Tick compliant. The Verona 2 module will power all major categories of consumer DAB digital radio devices - in particular, portable radios (with entry level models retailing at under $30), clock radios, docks, home audio systems and radio receivers with Bluetooth connectivity. Over the next 18 months, Frontier will introduce a range of new functionality based on the Kino 4 solution with a particular focus on automotive aftermarket products (especially, automotive adapters). Verona 2 is sampling now to selected customers and demonstrations are available at Frontier's exclusive IFA demo suite.

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