MStar offers world’s first DivX HEVC Ultra HD-certified digital TV chip

Friday, September 5th, 2014 
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Market Leader MStar Offers World’s First DivX® HEVC Ultra HD Certified Digital Television Chip to Help Drive 4K Adoption

  • Industry-leading DivX® HEVC Solution Will Help Accelerate Highly Efficient 4K Playback in the Home

SAN DIEGO, CA — 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 are 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.