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Market Leader MStar Offers World’s First DivX® HEVC Ultra HD Certified Digital Television Chip to Help Drive 4K Adoption

DivX, LLC, a leading provider of next-generation digital video solutions, and MStar Semiconductor, Inc., a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions, today announced that MStar HEVC TV SoC will be the first digital television chip to receive DivX® HEVC Certification, enabling the playback of highly efficient DivX HEVC Ultra HD (4K) video.

“By delivering the first digital television chip that is DivX Certified® for HEVC Ultra HD to Smart TV manufacturers, MStar will help accelerate the transition to 4K video around the world,” said Dr. Kanaan Jemili, CEO of DivX, LLC. “Our DivX HEVC technology provides consumers with an extremely efficient, superior quality 4K video experience that is ideal for next-generation digital televisions.”

MStar is the worldwide market leader in TV System-on-Chip (SoC), both in terms of market share and intellectual property. The cutting edge technologies provided by MStar solutions include an advanced picture processing engine, integrated all-purpose audio/video codec support, integrated high-performance CPU/GPU and more.

“We’re dedicated to providing manufacturers with a complete 4K offering for the digital television market, starting with the DivX Certified for HEVC Ultra HD chip,” said Bill Hsiung, the Head of Corporate SW Marketing at MStar Semiconductor, Inc. “We’re pleased to enable one of the first HEVC decoding solutions to allow playback of the large volume of DivX HEVC Ultra HD videos being created by consumers each day.”

The DivX end-to-end HEVC solution is designed to accelerate the adoption of the latest compression standard across the entire video distribution system. DivX Certified devices for HEVC 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. DivX recently received a 2014 Best Ultra HD Codec award from Ultra HDTV Magazine for its DivX 10 software and MainConcept HEVC SDK.

Join DivX at IBC 2014 on September 12-16 in Hall 5, Stand C10.

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 and set-top box 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 of international R&D and customer support centers to provide a full range of total solutions for various consumer electronic applications. For more information, please visit www.mstarsemi.com.

About DivX, LLC

DivX, LLC, is leading the way to a better, more seamless consumer video experience by powering the professional creation, protected distribution, and high-quality playback of highly efficient video to multiple devices and platforms. DivX, along with its subsidiary MainConcept, offers service providers, device manufacturers, and integrators technologies that address the entire video supply chain with solutions for software applications, OTT content services, and consumer electronics devices. Over one billion DivX enabled devices have shipped worldwide from major manufacturers and DivX consumer software products have been downloaded over one billion times. DivX is based in San Diego, CA, with offices across Europe and Asia. For more information on the company, visit www.divx.com.

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