STMicroelectronics: DEN Networks Selects STMicroelectronics to Broaden Market Access to HD Zappers and Grow Subscriber Base

STMicroelectronics: DEN Networks Selects STMicroelectronics to Broaden Market
                Access to HD Zappers and Grow Subscriber Base

 ST's highly-integrated, secure, and optimized HD cable chipset allows DENto
          deliver great user experience in entry-level set-top boxes

New Delhi, June 16, 2014 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global
semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics
applications and a top supplier of System-on-Chip (SoC) ICs for set-top boxes
and home gateways, today announced that its STiH273 (Palma) HD cable chipset
has been selected by DEN Networks, a leading Indian Cable MSO (multi-system
operator) with over 6 million subscribers. The ST technology inside DEN's
newest HD zapper delivers an even better user experience and helps broaden
market access to HD zappers and enable DEN to win more subscribers and grow
its own revenues.

The STiH273 (Palma) integrates a field-proven and widely deployed Digital
Video Broadcast-Cable (DVB-C) demodulator that has been optimized to work with
high-performance external Controller Area Networks (CANs) and silicon tuners
to meet the stringent RF-performance requirements of the Indian Cable
networks. The STiH273 (Palma) also delivers high-quality Faroudja® video, 3DTV
support, connectivity, and advanced security schemes with all the latest
Conditional Access System (CAS) support, including NSK2.

Manufactured in 40nm process technology, the chipset supports 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
minimize system power consumption.

"Our new high-definition digital set-top boxes leverage STMicroelectronics'
feature-packed and flexible System-on-Chip ICs, providing an ideal platform
for us to deliver innovative value-added services to our customers," said Mr.
MG Azhar, COO, DEN Networks. "The STiH273 SoC is clearly the right choice for
our latest generation of set-top boxes with the right power, versatility, and
features to meet our market needs. We are confident that the chipset will help
us in creating both enhanced customer satisfaction and sustaining our
leadership edge in India."

"As a leading Cable MSO in India, DEN Networks sets the trend for technology,
modernization, and radical transformation, and ST is proud to contribute to
DEN's strategic intent," said Vivek Sharma, Regional Vice President, Greater
China and South Asia region, and Director, India Design Center,
STMicroelectronics. "DEN Networks' selection of ST's technology underlines our
core competencies and reiterates our commitment to this fast-growing market
through localization and co-operation with our India partners."

During 2014, India is expected to complete its TV digitization plan, as
defined by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). As a result, TV
subscribers will purchase an additional 75 million set-top boxes (STBs) during
2014 alone, according to the predictions by the Government of India. ST's
comprehensive and complete solutions, designed for fast time-to-market, enable
service providers to bring out the best and most affordable digital set-top
box solutions to their subscribers.

About DEN Networks

DEN Networks Limited is India's leading cable-TV distribution company,
reaching an estimated 13 million households in over 200 cities across India.
The company has been one of the front-runners in the cable-TV digitization
process and has over 6 million digital-cable subscribers.

DEN Digital - DEN's digital cable services brand is one of the market leaders
in India's digital television space. DEN Digital offers a wide choice of
channels and services spanning all major genres and languages along with
cutting-edge value added services (VAS).

DEN aims to become the default destination for entertainment, information and
interactivity for the Indian family.

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

For further information please contact:

Sunit Rai
Deputy Manager, Corporate External Communications
+91 9711244003

STMicro STB SoC Chosen by DEN Networks


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