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


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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: hugin.info/152740/R/1671177/543216.pdf This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: STMicroelectronics via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1671177]


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