* LG taps Conexant for next-generation set-top
LG Electronics is turning to silicon provider Conexant Systems Inc. to supply its satellite set-top box demodulator and an advanced tuner for its new high-definition receiver. LG will use Conexant’s DVB-S2 demodulator and CX24118 advanced modulation 8PSK tuner for the receiver, the first to be based on the new DVB-S2 video broadcast standard.
* ARRIS gear heads south of the border
ARRIS has landed a contract to supply its Cadant C4 cable modem termination units to Mexican MSO Cablemás. Cablemás has already installed several C4 units in Tijuana, as part of a plan to roll out voice-over-IP and high-speed data services there. Eventually the deployment will include Cablemás’ entire footprint, which covers 46 cities in Mexico and passes more than 1.5 million homes.
* WorldGate faces delisting
Video telephony player WorldGate Communications Inc. has received notice from the NASDAQ National Market warning that it may be delisted from the exchange for failure to comply with NASDAQ’s requirements to file its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended Sept. 30.
WorldGate has requested a hearing to challenge the decision, and in the interim its stock will remain on the NASDAQ with an “E” attached to its WGAT trading symbol. WorldGate previously indicated it might not be able to file the 10-Q form on time because it is in the process of amending the document to reflect warrants and additional investment rights during the fourth quarter of 2003 and the first and fourth quarters of 2004.