S3's Advanced Set-Top Box Development Endorsed by STMicroelectronics

Friday, May 23rd, 2008
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DUBLIN, Ireland — Silicon & Software Systems (S3) today announced that STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), the world leader in Set-Top Box (STB) chips, is promoting the coLinkTV™ software product for OpenTV Core 2.0 advanced STB development. Development of advanced features, such as Personal Video Recorder (PVR), present significant challenges to the STB manufacturers and S3’s coLinkTV software product is fully deployed product code to help meet these challenges.

S3’s coLinkTV software product dynamically translates complex middleware requirements to the underlying STB hardware, thereby minimizing the amount of software that STB manufacturers need to develop and maintain. coLinkTV supports ST’s ST5100, ST5202, ST7100, ST7109/1, ST7200 chipset families. This close collaboration between STMicroelectronics and S3 enables the rapid deployment of advanced OpenTV middleware-based STB solutions for cable, satellite and IPTV networks.

“We are proud to be in a position to continue our close collaboration with ST. This latest program with ST further extends S3’s ability to enable the rapid deployment of high-end OpenTV based STB solutions,” said Derek Dwyer, General Manager, S3 Consumer Home.

“S3 has helped ST to provide the most widely deployed and most complete OpenTV solutions on the market,” said Philippe Lambinet, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ST’s Home Entertainment Group. “Extending this cooperation to the high-end Open TV Core 2.0 advanced STB will provide our customers with a very fast route to production solutions.”