STMicroelectronics to exit set-top business in restructuring move

Chipset manufacturer STMicroelectronics is to exit the set-top box business as part of a cost-cutting drive that will see it reduce its headcount by 1,400 worldwide. The chipset maker will reduce its French workforce by about 430 posts, its Asian workforce by 670 and its US force by 120. The company will also move about […]

Celeno unveils fast WiFi integration with ST DOCSIS 3.1 chip

WiFi chipset provider Celeno Communications has unveiled a cable gateway reference design developed with STMicroelectronics that integrates Celeno’s CL2440 standards-based 4×4 802.11ac Wave 2 is fully integrated with ST’s STiD325 (Barcelona) DOCSIS 3.1 chip. According to Celeno, the product is designed to help cable operators deliver multi-Gbps services at home with super-fast WiFi and Quality […]

STMicroelectronics unveils DOCSIS 3.1 chipset

STMicroelectronics has unveiled its DOCSIS 3.1 chipset for cable modems, EMTAs, gateways and advanced set-tops at the CableLabs summer conference in Keystone, Colorado. The STMicroeletronics STiD325 chip, codenamed Barcelona, supports two 196MHz OFDM downstream channels, 32 single-carrier DOCSIS 3.0 QAM downstream channels, two 96MHz OFDM-A upstream channels and eight single-carrier DOCSIS 3.0 QAM upstream channels. […]

Thomson Video Networks, Dolby and STMicroelectronics in joint demo

Thomson Video Networks has teamed up with Dolby Laboratories and STMicroelectronics to demonstrate the delivery of HEVC compressed content with the Dolby AC-4 audio codec. According to Thomson, the partners demonstrated he first implementation of a complete encoding-decoding chain for HD and Ultra HD broadcast based on the new Dolby AC-4 audio codec at the […]

STMicroelectronics teams up with Civolution for 4K security

Chipset manufacturer STMicroelectronics and content security and identification specialist Civolution have teamed up to integrate Civolution’s NexGuard forensic watermarking with ST’s UltraHD-4K Cannes and Monaco chipsets to enable the detection of detect unauthorised sharing of digital content. According to Civolution, the addition to NexGuard to ST’s Cannes and Monaco SoCs meets MovieLabs guidelines that require […]

Thomson tests 4K encoding in 10-bit HEVC for interoperability

Thomson Video Networks has begun interoperability tests of its ViBE VS7000 encoding and transcoding platform for ultra high-definition 4K content in 10-bit HEVC with leading chipset manufacturers.  MStar Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics and ViXS are testing the platform. All are manufacturers of chips targeted at the HEVC market. Earlier this year, the ViBE VS7000 demonstrated interoperability with […]

Ericsson and STMicro complete wind-down of joint venture

Ericsson and STMicroelectronics have completed the break-up of their loss-making chipset joint venture ST-Ericsson, with Ericsson taking on the design, development and sales of LTE multimode thin modem solutions and STMicro acquiring existing ST-Ericsson products other than the LTE multimode thin modems and a global navigation satellite system product sold to a third party. About […]

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. […]