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