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ST Receives XM Initial Chip Order

ST Receives XM Initial Chip Order

STMicroelectronics has received orders from radio manufacturers for 170,000 two-chip receiver chipsets for XM Satellite Radio. At least 70,000 of these chipsets are scheduled for delivery in Q3 to support the initial startup of commercial service; the remaining 100,000 chipsets are forecast for delivery before the end of Q4.
XM Radio chipsets are being delivered to equipment manufacturers including Sony, Pioneer, Alpine and Delphi Automotive Systems for both vehicle and home AM/FM/XM radios.
The sole supplier of XM chipsets, STMicroelectronics condensed the functions of the XM receiver into two chips, reducing the size and cost of radios.
ST completed the development of the XM chipset in late 2000, delivering first pass chip samples to XM for evaluation in October 2000. The production version of the chipset was delivered in March to XM radio manufacturers for final validation, testing and integration into XM-capable receivers. Currently these receivers are being field tested across the US by employees of XM and its business partners.