London - Dec 16, 2013 - At the Go Digital Conference there was other significant news aside from the major announcement from UK Minister Ed Vaizey. Those items include:
■ A Partnership between Frontier Silicon and Imagination delivers Chorus 4 fourth generation highly integrated digital radio chip. The single chip offers support for all global digital radio standards and legacy analog radio formats and offers lower cost and greater energy efficiency.
■ A partnership between STMicroelectronics and Imagination to deliver a next generation highly integrated multi-standard programmable radio solution covering all radio formats for car radios.
■ Halfords announced that its radio range would be 100 percent digital in 2015 and that digital radio trained installers would be available in their 460 stores, within 20 minutes' travel for 90 percent of the population.
■ Kwik Fit said it would offer digital radio installation initially through its network of Kwik Fit Plus centers.
■ Ford of Britain announced that the UK's top-selling van, the Transit, will have digital radio and that the all-new Transit Courier and all-new Transit Connect will feature DAB as standard. The all-new Transit and Transit Custom will have DAB available as an option priced at £75+VAT.
■ Radioplayer, the online listening platform backed by the BBC and commercial radio, has been chosen as Ford's launch partner for its new SYNC AppLink technology, bringing online radio into Ford cars.