STMicroelectronics and Envivio Demonstrate Ultra HD and HEVC Technology at CCBN 2014

STMicroelectronics' latest digital-home SoCs combine with Envivio's software-based HEVC encoding to bring viewing experiences to a new level

Geneva, Switzerland, South San Francisco, CALIF, March 19, 2014 – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Envivio (Nasdaq:ENVI), a leading provider of software-based video processing and delivery solutions, today announced that inter-operability between ST’s innovative set-top box solutions for digital home and Envivio Ultra HD HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) compression will be demonstrated during CCBN (China Content Broadcasting Network Exhibition) 2014 in Beijing, March 20-22.

ST’s latest multimedia application-processor System-on-Chips (the STiH312 client-box and STiH412 server-box product families, codenamed ‘Cannes’ and ‘Monaco,’ respectively) integrate industry-leading Faroudja® technology to decode and display video up to the leading-edge Ultra HD (2160p) and the next-generation H.265 / HEVC video compression.

The Envivio Muse™ encoder supports next-generation H.265/HEVC compression, designed to significantly improve bandwidth efficiency compared to H.264 for OTT (Over the Top) operators, enhancing quality for any screen, including Ultra HD and 1080p60 content delivered to tablets, PCs, or connected TVs.

The ST/Envivio demonstration showcases the end-to-end distribution of HEVC-coded Ultra HD content that brings an exciting new dimension to home TV viewing for end users while conserving bandwidth and ensuring inter-operability for TV operators.

“Ultra HD and HEVC technologies represent a major change in viewing experience and network performance,” said Gian Luca Bertino, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Digital Convergence Group, STMicroelectronics. “ST’s collaboration with key players in this market like Envivio will help accelerate the mass deployment of next-generation systems for the digital home.”

“Envivio is leading the way in HEVC compression, with our Muse product being trialed for both UHD and 1080p services with providers around the world. We are pleased to work with leaders in the semiconductor space such as ST that are developing the chipsets to bring these new technologies to market,” said Jean-Pierre Henot, Envivio CTO.

STMicroelectronics will display its innovative solutions for the Digital Home at Hall 3, Booth #3205, China International Expo Center (CIEC), March 20 – 22, 2014.

Envivio will exhibit during CCBN at Hall 2, Booth # 2306.

About STMicroelectronics

ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing solutions. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.

In 2013, the Company’s net revenues were $8.08 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.

About Envivio

Envivio (NASDAQ:ENVI) is the leader in software-based video processing and delivery solutions for any screen, with over 300 content and service provider customers worldwide. Envivio solutions remove the boundaries of traditional television and enable operators to increase their revenues, by providing viewers with best-in-class video quality and a compelling, personalized experience. Envivio is headquartered in South San Francisco, California and has offices worldwide including France, England, China, Singapore and Japan. Visit www.envivio.com for more information.