In order to meet customers' various demands, Sony has developed different types of silicon tuner modules including antenna switch models, loop-through function,demodulator models for digital broadcasts, and dual tuner models.
By using Sony's silicon tuner modules, LCD TV and Video recording equipment manufacturers can realize improved production efficiencies, while being assured of superior performance. For example, they can reduce the number of necessary components as well as implement common global design for both hardware and software. Sony's silicon tuner modules are also eco-friendly with low power consumption (40% less than Sony's conventional coil tuner) and standby mode. In addition, they are immediately compatible with new broadcast systems such as, "DVB-T2"* (Digital Video Broadcasting - Terrestrial 2).
Sony started mass production of silicon tuner modules in 2008 and has cumulatively produced more than 10 million modules (as of June 2010).