STMicroelectronics : STMicroelectronics and Quantenna Cooperate to Deliver Best-in-Class Wireless Set-Top Box Reference Design

  STMicroelectronics : STMicroelectronics and Quantenna Cooperate to Deliver
             Best-in-Class Wireless Set-Top Box Reference Design

LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2013 - 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 STiH207SoC 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

"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. "Quantennais
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."

Thereference design will be on display startingJanuary 8, 2013at
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

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 Telefónica Digital. Quantenna
was recently named to Wall Street Journal's 2012 list of top 50 start-ups. For
additional information, please

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Communications and its affiliates in the United States and certain other
countries. Wi-Fi® is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
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ST and Quantenna Wireless Set-top Box


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