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STMicroelectronics signs IPTV STB deal with NTT Plala

Swiss semiconductor firm STMicroelectronics has signed a deal with Japanese internet and IPTV provider NTT Plala to power its next generation of advanced, Android-based, set-top boxes. 

STMicroelectronics’ Orly system-on-a-chip will be used in the boxes, which has been developed by Sumitomo Electric Networks, a Japanese home entertainment equipment producer that has operations around the world.

The box uses a middleware platform based on Linux, Android Ice Cream Sandwich and HTML5. STMicroelectronics’ chip will allow the boxes to run the Android operating system, the firm said.