iBiquity Digital Corporation

Mitsubishi to Integrate HD Radio
December 5, 2012

iBiquity Digital Corporation has announced that Mitsubishi will be the first automaker to integrate HD Radio Technology to provide free real-time traffic information and digital AM and FM broadcasting to Mitsubishi drivers. The developer of digital HD Radio Technology made the announcement at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

ICE, HD Radio Team Up
July 29, 2008

The mobile electronics buying group In Car Experts (ICE) has announced a “strategic marketing alliance” with iBiquity, makers of HD Radio, to offer products featuring the technology to its members. “ICE believes that HD Radio technology as a feature has tremendous headroom with the consumer,” ICE’s director of vendor relations, David Schwartz, said as part of the announcement. “ICE Members provide expertise on the sales floor which generally is not available at big box stores. Additionally, many industry suppliers are working closely with iBiquity, which is a big positive for ICE members.”

Coby Launching HD Radio Receivers
July 22, 2008

Coby Electronics is set to release an all-new range of HD Radio receivers nationwide this August. The new HRD-700 Portable HD Radio System and HDR-650 Component HD Radio Receiver will give users AM and FM HD Radio stations in any location without a subscription fee. “Our new receivers are the perfect way for consumers to get in on the HD Radio experience,” Coby Head of Marketing Mark Farish in a statement. “We’re excited to be among the very first manufacturers to enter into this fast-growing CE category and to introduce our signature feature-loaded products.” The new HDR-700 is the first-ever cordless HD Radio

HD Radio Breaks $100 Barrier
July 10, 2008

iBiquity Digital Corp. announced Wednesday that its HD Radio receivers have broken the $100 barrier for the first time. The technology is now available below that price from Coby, iLuv, JVC, Pioneer, Radiosophy and Sony. Some of those companies, as well as Insignia and Jensen, also have HD Radio receivers in the $100-$200 range. “Having world-class device manufacturers throw their support behind HD Radio broadcasting, and bring devices of this outstanding quality to the retail market at such an affordable price is yet another signal of the mainstream interest in the technology,” iBiquity Digital president and CEO Bob Struble said as part

New Marketing Campaign for HD Radio
July 2, 2008

The HD Digital Radio Alliance on Monday announced a new marketing initiative, which will make use of both mobile, Internet and radio advertising. “This campaign is the first to issue a call to action that will create a direct conversation with consumers,” the alliance’s president and CEO, Peter Ferrera, said in a statement. “By establishing a direct, instant relationship with consumers who show an interest in HD Radio, we begin to activate a whole new category of catalysts.” The campaign entails providing information about the technology to anyone texting 34343 with the word “UPGRADE,” a service being pushed by new radio ads that

Samsung Announces HD Radio Chipset
May 27, 2008

Samsung Electro-Mechanics announced Tuesday that it is set to begin production on its HD Radio Module, with an August 2008 release date in mind. “Samsung’s advantages are that we have our own chipset solution, a low-power, high-performance baseband chip (SHDR 200A) which is based on iBiquity’s Cayman core, and a companion, cost-effective, low power, RF front end chip (the SHDR 100A),” S. G. Hong, Senior Vice President, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, said in a statement announcing the product. The price is expected to fall in the low $20s. Do you think this can work? Talk about it in the Dealerscope forums.

HD Radio to Emphasize Consumers
April 1, 2008

The HD Radio Alliance announced a shift in strategy this week, meant to be the next stage in the promotion of its technology. The group now plans to emphasize consumer adoption, after previously concentrating on on consumer awareness. “We closed 2007 with consumer awareness at unprecedented levels,” the group’s CEP, Peter Ferrara, said as part of the announcement, noting that the technology now boasts 77 percent awareness among those who listen to radio. “This year will see unparalleled numbers of receivers in cars and at retail.” The 77 percent figure comes from a survey conducted recently by Critical Mass Media. The

Things Looking Up For HD Radio
January 10, 2008

After a slow start, iBiquity’s HD Radio technology is finally beginning to catch on, thanks to falling unit prices, deals with car manufacturers and new tagging features, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Journal added that the success of the medium is important for radio broadcasters, who face bitter competition for viewers from various media, including new in-car multimedia systems as well as satellite radio. The format has struggled since it was introduced, but in past few months Ford Motor Co. and other manufacturers have agreed to support it, and HD Radio supporters had a major presence at CES in Las Vegas this

HD Radio Goes Standard in Volvos
November 28, 2007

The HD Radio format hit a new milestone this week when Volvo announced that it will include HD Radio receivers as standard equipment in most of its models, from factory installation. Those cars not including HD Radio as a standard feature will offer it as an option. The announcement was made Monday at the Boston International Auto Show. HD Radio, manufactured by iBiquity, is also offered on cars from BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, MINI Cooper and other make and models.

Two New HD Radios Coming From Jensen
November 5, 2007

Audiovox has announced the upcoming release of two new HD Radio car receivers, to be put out through its Jensen brand, with the cooperation of iBiquity, the company behind the technology. The receivers, with the model numbers HD5112 and HD5212, were introduced in late October at the 2007 SEMA show. The units, the company said, are the first HD Radio car receivers with both iPod connectivity and satellite radio capability. No official release date for the products have yet been announced, though the HD5112 and HD5212 will be released at MSRPs of $149.99 and $159.99, respectively.