STMicroelectronics and SoftAtHome Accelerate Adoption of Ultra-High-Definition Technologies for a True Cinema-at-Home

STMicroelectronics and SoftAtHome Accelerate Adoption of Ultra-High-Definition
Technologies for a True Cinema-at-Home Experience

The combination of SoftAtHome software and ST's Cannes Ultra/STiH312
set-top-box chips enables outstanding Ultra High Definition viewing experience
that creates growth opportunities for operators

GENEVA, Switzerland and NANTERRE, France, March 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers
across the spectrum of electronics applications, and SoftAtHome, a provider of
home operating platforms enabling convergent services for the digital home,
today announced their extended collaboration to enable operators to deliver
Ultra High Definition (UHD) viewing experiences on the latest-generation
set-top boxes with ST chips inside.

With UHD content increasing and being transmitted for the first time from some
major international sporting events, including the Winter Olympic Games and
the upcoming FIFA World Cup(TM), 2014 is set to be the year for 4K lift-off.
The integration of ST's Cannes Ultra/STiH312 client-box SoCs in SoftAtHome's
ScreenAtHome software platform enables the creation of cost-optimized
solutions for delivering UHD content in the digital home and enriching
operators' offerings beyond traditional Pay-TV services. It will also allow
Ultra High Definition content streaming over broadband and other high-speed

"Our Cannes Ultra set-top box chipset aims to accelerate the adoption of UHD
technologies," said Hervé Mathieu, Box and Gateways Business Line Director,
Unified Platform Division, STMicroelectronics. "SoftAtHome's integration of
our Cannes Ultra chipset extends our collaboration and provides end users with
the best viewing experience and network performance."

"4K and Ultra High Definition are taking off in 2014, especially with exciting
international events such as the FIFA World Cup," said Michel Degland, CEO of
SoftAtHome. "With ST's latest products, we can now enable our operator
customers to benefit from an HEVC for HD eligibility extension and unleash
powerful UHD services for a truly immersive user experience and optimum
performance. It gives our Software platform a competitive edge to complement
our award-winning functionality and integration capability."

ST and SoftAtHome will demonstrate cost-optimized solutions for delivering UHD
content in the digital home at TV Connect 2014, March 18-20, London.

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 2013, the Company's net revenues were $8.08 billion. Further information on
ST can be found at

About SoftAtHome

SoftAtHomeis an operator-backed software company delivering the best of
connectivity, Pay TV and digital services to the home. Through its SOP product
SoftAtHome empowers operators to compete against local competition and global
players alike by leveraging the ecosystem to deliver outstanding services. SOP
is central to delivering standard based cost-effective solutions that are
simple and long lasting. SoftAtHome solutions are already deployed on over 17
million Home Gateways and Set Top Box throughout the world in multiple
broadband and broadcast deployments. The company is headquartered in France
with development and sales teams also in Belgium and the UAE. For more
information, visit our website at or follow us @SoftAtHome.

For Press Information Contact:

Michael Markowitz
Director Technical Media Relations
+1 781 591 0354

Marta Twardowska for SoftAtHome
M: +31 621-184-585

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