STMicroelectronics Powers Sky Q Satellite Set-Top Boxes

Based on ST's Cannes / Monaco System-on-Chip family

GENEVA, Jan. 7, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.

About STMicroelectronics

ST is a global semiconductor leader delivering intelligent and energy-efficient products and solutions that power the electronics at the heart of everyday life. ST's products are found everywhere today, and together with our customers, we are enabling smarter driving and smarter factories, cities and homes, along with the next generation of mobile and Internet of Things devices. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.

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About Sky

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company, serving 21 million customers across five countries: UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy. We offer the best and broadest range of content, deliver market-leading customer service and use innovative new technology to give customers a better TV experience, whenever and wherever they choose.

Sky has annual revenues of over £11 billion and is Europe's leading investor in television content with a combined programming budget of £4.9 billion. The group employs 30,000 people and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SKY).

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ST SoCs in Sky Q STBs