STMicroelectronics : Chips from STMicroelectronics Integrate Reference Design Kit from Comcast to Speed Development of Next

STMicroelectronics : Chips from STMicroelectronics Integrate Reference Design
 Kit from Comcast to Speed Development of Next-Generation Home Entertainment

           Industry-standard software stack for digital home boxes
    now on industry's highest-performing home-entertainment system-on-chip

Geneva, January 31, 2013 - Developers of high-end set-top boxes and video
gateways can significantly reduce time to market for their new products
offering rich multi-screen viewing experiences, by taking advantage of the
Reference Design Kit (RDK) from Comcast, now pre-integrated with the Orly
STiH416 system-on-chip from STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global
semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics
applications and a leading provider of set-top box ICs.

By pre-integrating the RDK with its STiH416 system-on-chip for advanced HD
set-top boxes, ST is enabling its customers to bring new products to market
faster by saving software integration time. ST's STiH416, announced in 2011,
is the industry's highest performing set-top box IC, and has the unique
ability to support gateway, server and client applications.

"Combining the leading performance of our STiH416 with the flexibility and
rich features of RDK enables our customers to create new, high-performing
products extremely quickly, and allows efficient customization for specific
target markets," said Gian Luca Bertino, Executive VP, General Manager,
Digital Convergence Group, STMicroelectronics.

The RDK from Comcast is a pre-integrated software bundle that creates a common
framework for powering tru2way®, IP or hybrid set-top boxes and gateway
devices and accelerates the development and deployment of next-generation
video services. Comcast licenses the RDK to OEMs, System Integrators, SoC and
software vendors as well as Multichannel Video Programming Distributors to
create a community of innovators focused on bringing rich, multi-screen TV
home entertainment experiences to consumers faster.

About the STiH416:

ST's STiH416 is the first device of its type to feature the advanced dual-core
ARM® Cortex(TM)-A9 MPCore(TM) application processor. Combined with the ARM®
Mali® 3D graphics processor, a dedicated transport processor,and a transcoder
for adaptive video streaming, this creates a high-performance multimedia
processing subsystem capable of:

  oDecoding MVC (Multi-View Coding) 3DTV, H.264/MPEG2/4 and Internet video
    standards such as DivX, VC1 and Google Webm/VP8, all with outstanding
    Faroudja(TM) video image quality;
  oSeamless distribution of HD content from any source to multiple screens in
    the home, such as TV, PC, mobile or tablet;
  oSupport for rich on-screen graphics such as advanced user guides and
  oManagement of software environments such as Android(TM), Qt, HTML5, Adobe
    Flash® Player and Adobe AIR to support next-generation IPTV, Over The Top
    (OTT) services and apps;
  oH.264 video encoder up to 1080p60 HD resolution to enable any client
    devices in the home.

There is also a dedicated security engine meeting the latest Conditional
Access (CA) and Digital Rights Management (DRM) standards. Moreover, with
multiple power-management modes and advanced process technology, the STiH416
is optimized for very low power consumption-- less than 30mW in standby mode.

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 2012, the Company's net revenues were $8.49 billion. Further information on
ST can be found at

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Comcast RDK on ST STB Chiips


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