Newport Media Ships Japanese Media Chip

Lake Forest-based Newport Media, a semiconductor firm developing products for the mobile broadcast media market, announced today that it has unveiled a new single chip solution targeted at the Japanese market. The firm said its new chip supports the Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting-Terrestrial (ISDB-T) digital television standard. The chip is targeted at handset manufacturers, who can use the chip to support the ISDB-T standard. The firm said volume production of the chip will begin in the fourth quarter. Newport Media is venture backed by DAG Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Benaroya Company, Global Catalyst Partners, Oak Investment Partners, Pinnacle Ventures, and Venrock Associates.