STMicroelectronics powers Sky Q satellite set-top boxes

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 
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Based on ST’s Cannes / Monaco System-On-Chip family

GENEVA — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced that its Cannes/Monaco family of high-performance Systems-on-Chips (SoCs) has been chosen for newly announced Sky Q set-top boxes.

Sky Q is Sky’s next-generation home-entertainment system. Available in early 2016, it is a family of advanced products, connecting wirelessly to create a new ecosystem that makes it easier than ever for customers to access their favorite content.

The Cannes/Monaco devices are part of ST’s complete ARM®-based SoC portfolio capable of addressing the entire range of HD and Ultra-HD markets. These SoCs combine leading-edge Central Processing Units (CPUs) with a powerful Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) to enable the most advanced use cases, including multi-channel management and advanced transcoding. The highly integrated, flexible, power-efficient, and cost-effective SoCs also benefit from the support of a large ecosystem that addresses a wide range of devices.

“Being part of the exciting new range of Sky Q products is a strong recognition for ST’s set-top-box technology and the maturity and performance of its SoC platforms to support Sky content across multiple screens and devices,” said Philippe Notton, Group Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Product Division, STMicroelectronics.