Frontier is a pioneer in technologies for connected audio and the market leader in DAB/DAB+ radios and SmartRadio solutions. Powering over 50 million devices worldwide, Frontier provides a range of chips and modules, from turnkey entry-level solutions to sophisticated, highly configurable options, to leading consumer electronics brands. With its R&D centre in Cambridge (UK) and manufacturing and sales offices in Shenzhen (China), Hong Kong and Taipei City (Taiwan), Frontier supports clients and consumers across Europe and Asia. Frontier is a Science Group (AIM:SAG) company.
Frontier is the world’s leading provider of chips, modules and software for digital radios. Customers include global and regional audio brands, CE audio importers, custom installers, and numerous retailer own-brands.
The first countries to adopt digital radio successfully were the UK, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland and Australia. Norway and Switzerland were the first countries to confirm dates for Digital Switchover (DSO) - respectively 2017 and 2024. Digital radio received a significant boost in 2011, when Germany launched DAB+ services. Across Europe and beyond, the footprint of digital radio is poised for rapid expansion.
Frontier’s leading SmartRadio modules combine DAB+, FM, Bluetooth with Internet Radio, Podcasts and audio streaming services including Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal, Qobuz and Deezer. SmartRadios can be controlled with a Smartphone using the Frontier UNDOK™ application.
As the radio market evolves, SmartRadios provide the benefits of DAB+ to consumers plus the advantages of a wide choice of content being streamed over the Internet. Frontier expects the SmartRadio market to rapidly grow as consumers learn the benefits of combing DAB+ with audio streaming over the Internet.