STMicroelectronics and Quantenna Enter Strategic Licensing Agreement

  STMicroelectronics and Quantenna Enter Strategic Licensing Agreement

   STMicroelectronics to integrate Quantenna’s award-winning 802.11ac Wi-Fi
               technology into various system-on-chip platforms

Business Wire

FREMONT, Calif. & GENEVA -- May 07, 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, announced today that they have signed a
non-exclusive worldwide licensing agreement giving ST the ability to integrate
Quantenna IP into its broad array of systems-on-chips and giving Quantenna the
ability to leverage the entire ecosystem of ST’s entertainment, networking and
security products.

“Wi-Fi is becoming a crucial connectivity technology for a wide range of
products where ST is a leading semiconductor supplier,” said Gianluca Bertino,
Executive Vice President and General Manager Digital Convergence Group,
STMicroelectronics. “Integrating Quantenna’s best-in-class 802.11ac
technology, including the 4x4 configuration as well as other MIMO
configurations like 3x3 and 2x2, into our products will enable us to further
expand our leadership position in several market segments.”

“We are proud to work with a top semiconductor company like ST,” said Dr. Sam
Heidari, Chief Executive Officer of Quantenna. “This licensing agreement opens
a new chapter in Quantenna’s strategy and enables us to position ourselves
into new markets as well as leverage ST’s exceptional customer and
geographical diversity.”

The two companies have started joint engineering integration efforts and
thefirst ST products incorporating Quantenna Wi-Fi are expected to be
introduced next year.

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

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

Quantenna™, the logo, and Full-11n™ are the trademarks of Quantenna
Communications and its affiliates in the United States and certain other
countries. Wi-Fi® is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Any other trademarks
are the property of their respective owners.


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