Anthony Sethill, CEO of Frontier Silicon, yesterday received WorldDAB’s award for outstanding services to digital radio.
The award, presented by WorldDAB Vice President and CEO of Commercial Radio Australia, Joan Warner, is recognition of Anthony’s contribution to the development of DAB technologies and markets over the last 15 years.
During this period, Frontier has invested over $50m on the development of its “Chorus” family of digital radio chips – the 4th of which went into mass production earlier this year. These chips have sold over 30 million units – making them, by some distance, the best-selling DAB solutions of all time.
Anthony, previously a Vice President of WorldDAB, has also played a critical role in the international development of DAB digital radio – not only developing the early digital radio chips, but also being actively involved in the launches of DAB+ in Australia in 2009 and Germany in 2011.
Joan Warner, VP of WorldDAB, said: “Anthony’s influence on the development of DAB digital radio has been enormous. He has combined technology expertise with strong commercial instincts – often providing much-needed impetus to motivate a diverse range of players from across the digital radio ecosystem. Anthony’s drive and commitment were key factors in enabling the successful launch of DAB+ in Australia and Germany.”
Anthony Sethill, CEO, Frontier Silicon, said: “I am delighted to accept this award – first and foremost as recognition for the efforts of the Frontier team over the last 15 years. Working closely with broadcast partners, our focus has always been on delivering high quality technology solutions and personalised support to customers. DAB digital radio is entering an important next phase in its development. I look forward to playing a continued role in its development.”
Frontier Silicon is the world’s leading supplier of integrated circuits and modules for digital radio and connected audio products. The company is part of the Toumaz Group, a pioneer in low-power wireless semiconductor and software technologies for consumer audio and wireless healthcare.
Frontier Silicon’s audio products offer solutions for Connected Audio and Digital Radio – from silicon through software to production-ready platform designs. Customers supplied by Frontier Silicon include Bose, Denon, harman/kardon, Onkyo, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Pure, Roberts, Sony, TechniSat, Yamaha, and many more.
Frontier Silicon and UNDOK are trademarks or registered trademarks of Frontier Silicon Ltd.
WorldDAB is the global industry forum for digital radio promoting DAB, DAB+ the digital radio broadcasting standards of choice in Europe and much of Asia Pacific. Its global membership includes public and commercial broadcasters, network providers, receiver manufacturers, chip manufacturers, and car manufacturers.
Members collaborate to deliver advice and tailored solutions on all aspects of the switch from analogue to digital radio including regulation, licensing, technology trials, network build out, marketing and production of new digital radio content.
Broadcast radio professionals have access to this body of expertise which is delivered through leading-edge industry events, car manufacturers’ workshops, tailored workshops and seminars and the WorldDAB website via the members-only information portal that includes an extensive online ETI library. More than 500 million people worldwide are within range of a DAB/DAB+ Digital Radio transmitter, there are well over 1,000 services on air and several hundred varieties of receivers are available to market.