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Date: 25-03-14

ST's chips to enable UHD in SoftAtHome's set-top box systems

STMicroelectronics and SoftAtHome have extended collaboration in featuring Ultra High Definition (UHD) viewing support in SoftAtHome's set-top box systems built using ST's STB chips.

Winter Olympic Games and the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2014 is set to be the year for 4K lift-off. ST is working with SoftAtHome in integrating Ultra/STiH312 client-box SoCs in SoftAtHome’s ScreenAtHome software platform for delivering UHD content in the digital home. It will also allow Ultra High Definition content streaming over broadband and other high-speed connections.

“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 have demonstrated cost-optimized solutions for delivering UHD content in the digital home at TV Connect 2014, March 18-20, London.

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