Set-Top Box Chips From STMicroelectronics Get Content

Set-Top Box Chips From STMicroelectronics Get Content Protection
Certification From Conax 
GENEVA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/13 --  STMicroelectronics (NYSE:
STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the
spectrum of electronics applications and a top player in
System-on-Chip solutions for the STB (Set-Top Box) market, has
announced that its "Liege" family (STiH207 and derivatives) of
cost-effective STB solutions has received the highest possible level
of security certification from Conax, a leading supplier of
state-of-the-art conditional access solutions for digital TV. Conax
Contego(TM) content protection platform ensures that operators can
deliver premium content and services to multiple TVs and devices in
homes equipped with ST-enabled STBs. 
As the world becomes more open and connected, content owners face the
growing problem of losing revenue through piracy and illicit
media-sharing websites. As a world leader in supplying the silicon
chips for set-top boxes, ST is committed to working with digital
security experts to ensure that the vast world of multimedia content
can be opened up to everyone, securely. 
"Connected television is bringing today's best Internet and
multimedia experiences into the living room but content providers
need to trust the ecosystem," said Laurent Remont, Digital
Convergence Group Vice President and General Manager of ST's Unified
Platform Division. "By working with experts such as Conax, we ensure
that our leading-edge technology is not only aligned with the needs
of our customers but also aligned with the way the world is going:
any content, on any device, in any place." 
"The combination of Conax's world-leading security and ST's
state-of-the art set-top box platform opens the door to a secure
multimedia experience across broadcast, broadband or Over-The-Top
services," said Hans Kwaaitaal, VP Partner Strategy, Conax. 
Manufactured in 40nm process technology, ST's "Liege" family
incorporates an enhanced processing engine with integrated on-chip
features that simplify set-top-box design, enable operators to take
advantage of lower-cost memories and meet the latest low-power
objectives. The chips broaden market access to HD zappers, Personal
Video Recorders (PVR), Internet Protocol (IP) clients and dual-HD
boxes supporting connected-TV services such as Internet Protocol
television (IPTV), information channels and Over-The-Top (OTT) video,
gaming, catch-up TV and social networking. Together, these features
enable operators to win extra subscribers and grow revenues while
similarly helping retailers to offer richer features in their set-top
boxes. 
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. 
ST STB Chips Get Conax Certification:
http://hugin.info/152740/R/1671177/543216.pdf 
For Press Information Contact:
STMicroelectronics
Michael Markowitz
Director Technical Media Relations
+1 781 591 0354
michael.markowitz@st.com 
 
 
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