STMicroelectronics and Quantenna Cooperate to Deliver

STMicroelectronics and Quantenna Cooperate to Deliver Best-in-Class
Wireless Set-Top Box Reference Design 
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 --  CES 2013 -
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving
customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and
Quantenna Communications, Inc., a leader in ultra-reliable Wi-Fi
networking for whole-home entertainment, revealed today a Wi-Fi
set-top box reference design platform to significantly accelerate
wireless set-top box development by providing unparalleled
flexibility, video quality and cost savings when deploying multi-room
DVR (Digital Video Recorder) services.  
The new best-in-class Wi-Fi reference design is based on
STMicroelectronics' high-performance STiH207 SoC and Quantenna's
leading QHS710 4x4 MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) chipset
for easy wireless deployment of IPTV and VOD (Video on Demand)
services with leading carriers. This combination provides an
unmatched Wi-Fi reference design enabling a reliable HD video user
experience and reducing time-to-market for carriers and service
providers. 
"Giving consumers the flexibility to add and move TVs throughout the
home without having to rewire connections is a big challenge for
carriers today," said Laurent Remont, Digital Convergence Group Vice
President and Unified Platform Division General Manager. "Combining
Quantenna's Wi-Fi chip set with ST's industry leading STiH207 Set Top
Box Client or Orly STiH416 Server single-chip controllers,
STMicroelectronics delivers truly best-in-class Home Client and
Gateway reference designs, featuring top performance and providing
consumers with more flexibility and freedom." 
"The ability to offer flexible, whole-home Wi-Fi coverage with the
video quality previously only seen with wired connections enables our
new reference design to satisfy the user-experience requirements
carriers are targeting," said Dr. Sam Heidari, chief executive
officer with Quantenna. "Quantenna is the first company to bring 4x4
MIMO with the reliability and flexibility to enable huge
deployment-cost savings for carriers, continuing to extend our lead
in the growing IPTV market segment. With this new reference design we
are able to meet the needs of carriers of lower deployment costs yet
not compromising on performance or quality." 
The reference design will be on display starting January 8, 2013 at
Quantenna's LVH suite.  
About STMicroelectronics
 ST is a global leader in the semiconductor
market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power and
automotive products and embedded processing solutions. From energy
management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare
and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office,
at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a
positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting
more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for
life.augmented. 
In 2011, the Company's net revenues were $9.73 billion. Further
information on ST can be found at www.st.com. 
About Quantenna Communications, Inc.
 Quantenna Communications, Inc.
is a fabless semiconductor company developing standards-based 802.11n
and 802.11ac MIMO chipsets that deliver the highest levels of
performance, speed and reliability for wireless networks and devices.
Headquartered in Fremont, Calif., Quantenna has assembled a
management and engineering team with a long track record of start-up
success, and is backed by leading venture capital firms, including
Sequoia Capital, Venrock, Sigma Partners, Southern Cross Venture
Partners, DAG Ventures, Rusnano, Swisscom Ventures, Grazia Equity,
and Telefonica Digital. Quantenna was recently named to Wall Street
Journal's 2012 list of top 50 start-ups. For additional information,
please visit www.quantenna.com. 
Quantenna(TM), the logo, and Full-11n(TM) are the trademarks of
Quantenna Communications and its affiliates in the United States and
certain other countries. Wi-Fi(R) is a trademark of the Wi-Fi
Alliance. 
  Any other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners. 
ST and Quantenna Wireless Set-top Box:
http://hugin.info/152740/R/1668570/541793.pdf  
Media Contacts:
Jeremy Hyatt
Quantenna 
+1 510 743 2275 
jhyatt@quantenna.com 
Michael Markowitz
STMicroelectronics
+1 781 591 0354
michael.markowitz@st.com 
 
 
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