MStar Semi first to integrate Irdeto FlexiCore Processor technology

Monday, September 1st, 2014 
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MStar Semiconductor, Inc. announces first integration with Irdeto’s FlexiCore Processing technology

MStar Semiconductor, Inc., a leading semiconductor company for display and digital home solutions, today announced that its latest set-top box system-on-chip (STB SoC) solution is now fully integrated with Irdeto’s Media Protection suite, most notably its newly-launched FlexiCore Processing technology. Irdeto is a world leader in Multiscreen, Revenue Assurance and Media Protection solutions for pay TV operators, OTT service providers and content owners with customers such as Astro, Comcast, Liberty Global, Foxtel, Orange TV, OCN and Videocon d2h.

In order to provide an upgradable security core as root of trust, Irdeto and MStar have jointly developed this hardware security platform and built Irdeto’s FlexiCore Processing technology into MStar’s latest STB SoC. Mstar is the first to implement the FlexiCore Processor technology, further strengthening and bringing more features to Irdeto’s Cloaked CA and smart card CAS solutions. This security core hardware provides pay TV customers with content protection that will easily grow with their business and adapt for the future.

“Irdeto’s Media Protection suite, including Cloaked CA and FlexiCore Processing, are important building blocks for a robust security platform with upgradable possibilities,” said Dennis Lai, Sales VP of set-top box Business Unit at MStar Semiconductor Inc. “We are glad to be the first to integrate with this platform and provide our valuable customers early access to trusted, proven content protection.”

“With the evolution of media piracy and licensing rights in today’s media landscape, it is important for both MStar and Irdeto to provide pay TV operators with a secure, renewable and updatable media protection that helps them quickly respond to new threats and ensure rapid recoverability,” said Peter Oggel, Vice President of Product Management, Irdeto. “We are proud of the strong relationship that we have with MStar and the combined strengths of our two companies will provide especially important benefits to customers in a fast-growing market,” he added.