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STMicro Joins HomePlug Board

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance, the world’s leading industry group for powerline network solutions, today announced that STMicroelectronics has joined the alliance’s board of directors. STMicroelectronics, Europe’s leading semiconductor company, brings additional depth to the industry leading HomePlug ecosystem and further validates HomePlug technology as the defacto world standard for high-speed powerline networking.

“Powerline networking is rapidly moving into the mainstream as a backbone for the home network and the smart grid, and it is clear that HomePlug is a key reference technology for powerline networks,” said Carmelo Papa, Executive Vice President, General Manager Industrial and Multisegment Sector, STMicroelectronics. “We have been deploying millions of powerline chips for smart metering and home automation applications for many years, and HomePlug has the only complete ecosystem of interoperable technology which can ensure a forward migration path to Gigabit-class service. The HomePlug ecosystem and the IEEE 1901 standard will definitely complement STMicroelectronics power line communication solutions to fully cover all narrowband and broadband application evolutions.”

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