With an installed base of 340 million TV units, China is becoming a major set-top box market. China has established several digital TV standards, including DMB-TH (terrestrial), DVB-C (cable), and DVB-S (satellite), as well as standards for the separation of a smart card from a set-top box. Increasing demand from the industry and supported by Chinese government's policies, Haier IC, Guoxin Science & Technology, HiSilicon, Fullhan Microelectronics Celestial Semiconductor, and Image Silicon have entered the set-top box IC market. Product Strategies of Chinese STB IC Design House compares the Chinese STB IC design houses technologies and product positioning.
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