STMicro, Philips to Develop Set-Top OS

Franco-Italian chipmaker STMicroelectronics and Philips Electronics agreed on Tuesday to jointly develop and promote a software system for the next generation of interactive set-top boxes and television sets. Philips said STMicro would back the Multimedia Home Platform software in the emerging fight for the supremacy over the next operating system used by cable operators as they unveil new interactive TV services.” Read the rest of the report at ZDNews. Update: Ken writes: “The Multimedia Home Platform (MHP) software is not really an OS, but a set of middleware services that provide basic STB functions. It can sit on top of any OS (like pSoS that Philips currently uses).


  1. 2002-02-26 10:52 pm
  2. 2002-02-27 12:55 am
  3. 2002-02-27 12:56 am