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STMicroelectronics : Set-Top Box Chips from STMicroelectronics Get Content Protection Certification from Conax



  STMicroelectronics : Set-Top Box Chips from STMicroelectronics Get Content
                     Protection Certification from Conax

Geneva, January 17, 2013 - 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.

For Press Information Contact:
STMicroelectronics
Michael Markowitz
Director Technical Media Relations
+1 781 591 0354
michael.markowitz@st.com

ST STB Chips Get Conax Certification

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