Getting radio receivers into the most common personal devices is a global theme.
Frontier Silicon, STMicroelectronics, Halfords, Ford and more all made announcements.
The summit will be held Feb 12, 2014, in Geneva.
Decommissioning 13 transmitters and increasing power to 16 only sacrificed a six percent reduction in total coverage.
The Consortium will consider the benefits of DRM and its progress, and affirm the power of digital radio.
Three criteria were outlined to determine when the time was right.
New transmitters have come on the air in five cities.
The regulatory agency made the announcement with a six-month window in accordance with the issued permits.
The theme of the conference is "Future Media Ecosystem - Opportunities and Challenges for Broadcasters."
The new transmitters will cover nearly 800,000 listeners.
The Association of Commercial Broadcasters and Audiovisual Services is calling for manufacturers and the car industry to bring Smart Radio to devices by supporting and implementing the technology.
The coverage provided will encompass about seven million potential listeners.
What was originally planned to be seven regional networks has been merged into one larger network called North Switzerland.
The K900 is expected to arrive at dealerships in the spring of 2014.
The BTC now exceeds 100 US markets and counts 23 broadcasters as members.
A Swiss government spokesperson says current digital coverage is only 20 or 30 percent.
NRK will use landlines and satellite distribution to deliver programming to transmitter sites around the country.
Previously there were no platform-agnostic groups to consider the various digital radio technologies together.
The debate is leading some to push for a 75 percent digital listener usage rather than the existing 50 percent.
A study conducted by A-focus reached the conclusion, which was reported at a seminar in October.
It looks like a throwback to the console TV/stereo of years gone by, but with an updated look.
The study shows that even higher data rates are needed for a perceptually transparent system.
The car will include the Here mapping service, which receives data from HD Radio stations.
The new signal goes live on Dec. 6, 2013.
The localized transmitters are scheduled to be turned on during the first part of 2014.
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