STMicroelectronics and Quantenna Cooperate to Deliver Best-in-Class Wireless Set-Top Box Reference Design
LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2013 - CES 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, revealed today a Wi-Fi set-top box
reference design platform to significantly accelerate wireless set-top box
development by providing unparalleled flexibility, video quality and cost
savings when deploying multi-room DVR (Digital Video Recorder) services.
The new best-in-class Wi-Fi reference design is based on STMicroelectronics'
high-performance STiH207Â SoC and Quantenna's leading QHS710 4x4 MIMO (multiple-
input and multiple-output) chipset for easy wireless deployment of IPTV and VOD
(Video on Demand) services with leading carriers. Â This combination provides an
unmatched Wi-Fi reference design enabling a reliable HD video user experience
and reducing time-to-market for carriers and service providers.
"Giving consumers the flexibility to add and move TVs throughout the home
without having to rewire connections is a big challenge for carriers today,"
said Laurent Remont, Digital Convergence Group Vice President and Unified
Platform Division General Manager. "Combining Quantenna's Wi-Fi chip set with
ST's industry leading STiH207 Set Top Box Client or Orly STiH416 Server single-
chip controllers, STMicroelectronics delivers truly best-in-class Home Client
and Gateway reference designs, featuring top performance and providing consumers
with more flexibility and freedom."
"The ability to offer flexible, whole-home Wi-Fi coverage with the video quality
previously only seen with wired connections enables our new reference design to
satisfy the user-experience requirements carriers are targeting," said Dr. Sam
Heidari, chief executive officer with Quantenna. Â "QuantennaÂ is the first
company to bring 4x4 MIMO with the reliability and flexibility to enable huge
deployment-cost savings for carriers, continuing to extend our lead in the
growing IPTV market segment. With this new reference design we are able to meet
the needs of carriers of lower deployment costs yet not compromising on
performance or quality."
TheÂ reference design will be on display startingÂ January 8, 2013Â at Quantenna's
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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 TelefÃ³nica Digital. Quantenna was recently named to
Wall Street Journal's 2012 list of top 50 start-ups. For additional information,
please visitÂ www.quantenna.com.
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countries. Wi-FiÂ® is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
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