Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) today announced that MStar has licensed DivX HEVC technology for integration into its SoCs for set-top boxes and DTVs. As a major supplier to the world’s leading consumer electronics manufacturers, MStar can help drive industry adoption of DivX HEVC and enable popular devices to support entertainment downloads as well as high-quality streaming of HD 720p/1080p and UltraHD/4K HEVC content.
“Integrating support for 4K is key to our continued efforts to provide all-in-one system-on-a-chip solutions for a new generation of set-top boxes and DTVs,” said Bill Hsiung, Head of Corporate SW Marketing Dept., MStar. “As a long time supplier of advanced video technologies for our solutions, DivX was a natural choice to provide HEVC capabilities that can help us meet our customers’ needs to support the new compression standard and advanced entertainment experiences.”
“This is a major win that continues the momentum for our HEVC/H.265 based program that is designed to accelerate broad market adoption of DivX HEVC,” said Dr. Kanaan Jemili, senior vice president, product management at Rovi. “We’ve already delivered tools to help consumers and professionals create HEVC content. Now through our expanding relationship with MStar, we are also helping device manufacturers embrace the new compression standard to enable playback of DivX HEVC video across multiple devices.”
Rovi’s end-to-end HEVC solution is designed to accelerate the adoption of the latest compression standard across the entire video distribution system. Rovi’s end-to-end solution comprises new MainConcept® encoding SDKs for professional content creators; the DivX Video Service™ with DivX DRM for protected content delivery for service providers, mobile operators and content retailers across multi-screen devices; DivX 10 consumer software tools for PC-based DivX HEVC creation and playback, and an extension to the DivX Certification program to allow IC and OEM customers to quickly bring to market mobile and consumer electronics products that support high-quality DivX HEVC playback. DivX HEVC Certified Devices will support an advanced feature set for media playback including multi-language subtitles and audio tracks, trick-play track for smooth fast forward and rewind, chapter points for quick scene navigation, and resume playback across devices. To date, over one billion DivX devices, including over 30,000 unique models, have shipped worldwide from multiple major consumer electronics brands.
Rovi plans to host private meetings and product demonstrations for industry executives during the CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, January 7-10 at Caesars Palace. Invited attendees will have the opportunity to view live demonstrations of the company’s end-to-end solution powering the creation, delivery and multiscreen playback of next-generation video, including 4K content using the new compression standard HEVC/H.265. For all DivX related news from CES visit: www.divx.com/pressreleases.
About MStar Semiconductor, Inc.
MStar Semiconductor, Inc. (“MStar”) is a world-class leader in Application Specific ICs (“ASIC”) with a focus on consumer electronic products and communication applications. Since the inception in 2002, MStar has established a strong brand and leadership position in LCD controller, analog and digital TV, set-top box, and mobile communication applications by fully leveraging its core expertise of cutting-edge design capabilities, continuous innovation and premier customer-focused services. Headquartered in Taiwan, MStar has a comprehensive global footprint covering over 15 international R&D and customer support centers to provide a full range of total solutions for various consumer electronic applications. MStar went public in 2010 and is listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit http://www.mstarsemi.com/.
About Rovi Corporation
Rovi is leading the way to a more personalized entertainment experience. The company’s pioneering guides, data, and recommendations continue to drive program search and navigation on millions of devices on a global basis. With a new generation of cloud-based discovery capabilities and emerging solutions for interactive advertising and audience analytics, Rovi is enabling premier brands worldwide to increase their reach, drive consumer satisfaction and create a better entertainment experience across multiple screens. The company holds over 5,000 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Discover more about Rovi at Rovicorp.com.
Forward Looking Statements
All statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact, including statements that use the words "will" or "is expected to," or similar words that describe the Company's or its management's future plans, objectives, or goals, are "forward-looking statements" and are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results and/or from any future results or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors are further addressed in the Company's most recent report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2013 and such other documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time (available at http://www.sec.gov/). The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release, except as required by law.
|STMicroelectronics' Chips Selected by MitraStar Technology for Newest Set-Top Boxes from Kbro Broadband (2013/11/5)|
|Entropic Unveils Lineup of Fully-Integrated Set-Top Box Solutions for Satellite Receivers and IP-Clients (2014/1/7)|
|Broadcom Proliferates UltraHD Set-top Box Availability with New HEVC Chipsets ()|
|UltraHD and HEVC Video Decoding Set-Top Box Chips from STMicroelectronics Immerse Viewers in the Action ()|
|Broadcom Expands HEVC Portfolio with Entry-level Satellite Set-top Box SoCs ()|
|Sagemcom Selects MaxLinear Full-Spectrum Capture™ Receiver for Next-Generation Multi-Channel Cable Video Set-Top Box (2014/1/8)|
|Hathway Selects STMicroelectronics to Power its High-Definition Set-Top Boxes (2013/9/10)|
|STMicroelectronics Announces Design-in of Advanced Set-Top Box ICs with Cyfrowy Polsat (2013/9/11)|
|Leading European Service Provider SFR Launches Hybrid Set-Top Box for Both Broadcasting and Streaming with Google Services for Smart TV Powered by Marvell's ARMADA 1500 Plus HD Media Platform (2014/1/14)|
|Eagle Kingdom Technologies Selects Entropic's System-on-a-Chip for World's First Hybrid PowerPlug Set-Top Box (2014/3/18)|
|Start Premium Trial||Register For Free|
|P||F||Fund Financial Data (13,000+ funds)|
|P||F||Stock Financial Data (7,000+ stocks)|
|P||F||Stock and Fund Screeners (basic)|
|P||F||Investing Articles and Market Commentary|
|P||F||Articles Archive (>30 days)|
|P||F||Discuss (dozens of stock, fund, bond, and general bulletin boards)|
|P||F||Portfolio Manager (basic)|
|P||F||Morningstar Investment Classroom|
|P||F||Access Your Portfolio Anytime, Anywhere via Your Mobile Device|
|P||Morningstar Fund Analyst Reports (full research on 1,700 funds, ETFs, and CEFs)|
|P||Morningstar Stock Analyst Reports (full research on more than 1,100 stocks)|
|P||Portfolio Manager (advanced with 10 X-Ray analyses, including recommendations)|
|P||Portfolio Monitor (monthly and on-demand personalized portfolio statements)|
|P||Morningstar Proprietary Stock Information (stock star ratings, buy/sell prices, economic moat ratings, and more)|
|P||Morningstar 5-Star Stock and Fund Favorites & Red Flags eNewsletters|
|P||Premium Stock and Fund Screeners (advanced with nearly infinite ways to find the best securities for you)|
|P||Discounts on Morningstar newsletters, books, seminars, and more|
Access these features and more when you sign up for Free Membership.
Join Morningstar today. It's Free.
Access these features and more when you sign up for Premium Membership.
Start your free 14-day trial today online
Your subscription may be tax deductible. Please contact your tax advisor.