STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor expert, has announced that MitraStar Technology, a specialist in the networking DMS (Design and Manufacturing Service) industry, has selected ST’s STiH273 system-on-chip to produce STBs for Kbro Broadband, one of Taiwan’s largest cable television operators. ST’s highly-integrated, secure and optimised HD cable chipset is set to accelerate Taiwan’s transition to digital TV.
ST’s newest set-top box chips enable the delivery of innovative DVB and Internet-based services to price-sensitive market segments, broadening consumer access to HD Interactive STB, PVR, IP clients and dual-HD boxes supporting connected-TV services such as IPTV, information channels and OTT video, gaming, catch-up TV and social networking. Together, these features will enable operators to win extra subscribers and grow revenue while similarly helping retailers to offer richer features in their set-top boxes.
“MitraStar is offering several IP set-top-box models with the capability to develop differentiated IP video services,” said Chiang-lin Chang, President of MitraStar. “The new models with ST chips inside are ideally suited for telecommunications and enable service providers to develop further IP services for their subscribers, both existing and prospective ones, and to enhance their competitive edge and return on investment.”