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STMicroelectronics Announces Content Protection Support for Premium Interactive-TV Video Content with Adobe Flash Access

ST’s SoC solutions will enable content protection with Adobe Flash Access support in the next generation of connected TVs and set-top boxes

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STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies and a leader in chips for set-top boxes and digital TVs, today introduced out-of-the box content protection for TVs with the latest STB and TV System on Chip (SoC) platform with Adobe® Flash® Access, a complete protection and monetization solution that is a key component of the Adobe Flash Platform.

Flash Access is integrated with Adobe’s AIR for TV platform, which enables OEMs, ODMs, and application and service developers to create and build optimized applications that take advantage of ST’s hardware acceleration and software. Support for Flash Access with a high level of robustness enables ST to lead the TV revolution as it transitions from a passive medium to the center of home entertainment with infinite choices. Featuring a high-performance 3D graphics processor unit and advanced security hardware, ST’s latest generation of set-top boxes and TV SoCs are geared to support consumers’ growing expectations for applications with slick user interfaces and access to premium video content across multiple devices.

“Adobe offers an excellent software platform enabling the creation and delivery of rich applications and video services. When combined with the ST products, we offer the fastest path towards deploying Over-The-Top video services to consumers. This builds upon ST’s momentum in the consumer video market where we have shipped over 318 million video decoders in the last four years,” said Philippe Lambinet, Executive Vice-President and General Manager, Home Entertainment and Displays Group, STMicroelectronics.

“Support for Adobe AIR for TV with Flash Access on STMicroelectronics chipsets allows device manufacturers and content providers to rely on a secure, flexible and scalable solution for content distribution and monetization across many devices,” said Danny Winokur, vice president, Flash Runtime at Adobe. “This is the future of entertainment, as devices powered by AIR for TV and Flash Access enables a wave of innovation in how consumers discover and enjoy premium content on their TV.”

Availability
The Adobe Flash Access content protection and monetization solution on ST’s TV and set-top box SoCs are available now for evaluation and development to consumer devices manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.adobe.com/products/flashaccess/

About STMicroelectronics
STMicroelectronics is a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. ST aims to be the undisputed leader in multimedia convergence and power applications leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. In 2009, the Company’s net revenues were $8.51 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.

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