iPanel middleware integrated with STMicroelectronics' chipsets

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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STMicroelectronics and iPanel Cooperate on Solutions for Next-Generation Digital Migration in China

  • Solutions ranging from Broadcast STB to Media Gateway to be shown at CCBN

GENEVA — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a top supplier of System-on-Chip (SoC) ICs for set-top boxes and home gateways, today announced that its Palma (STiH273) HD cable chipsets and its Cannes/Monaco family of UltraHD Devices (STiH314/318 and STiH414/418) have been integrated and optimized with iPanel’s complete set of middleware solutions.

The solutions, which will be shown during CCBN, will allow Chinese cable operators to broadcast the best-in-class high-quality HD and UltraHD content and deliver a wide range of innovative value-added services, including interactive TV shopping, education services, and banner advertisements.

“The ST chips present excellent performance with comprehensive functions, which provide a powerful safeguard to the ultimate users of home software,” said Mr. Xu Jia Hong, Chief Executive Officer, iPanel.

“Working closely with iPanel has helped ST produce a wide and exciting range of solutions for the China cable market suitable to giving service providers the ability to deliver an enhanced viewing experience to millions of households,” said Kelvin Wong, Greater China and South Asia Marketing Director, STMicroelectronics. “iPanel’s contribution to ST’s set-top-box and media gateway technologies underlines our strengths and commitment to support the growth of the China digital TV market through cooperative efforts with local key players.”

China’s broadcasting market reaches close to 400 million households and is entering in its next generation of broadcasting evolution with the deployment of advanced and multi-service solutions.

ST’s comprehensive and complete portfolio, designed for fast time-to-market, enables service providers to bring out the best and most affordable digital set-top-box solutions to their subscribers.

ST will be highlighting its Cannes/Monaco family in a private suite during China Content Broadcasting Network (CCBN) 2015, and will have other technologies and products on public display at the show (Hall 3, booth #3306).