MStar integrates Intertrust UHD security for TVs and STBs

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 
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MStar Integrates Intertrust’s ExpressPlay UHD with Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) to Enhance Security for 4K TV and Set-Top Box Solutions

SUNNYVALE, Calif., and TAIPEI, Taiwan — Intertrust Technologies Corporation, the inventor of Digital Rights Management (DRM), today announced that MStar, a leading global semiconductor company for display and digital home solutions, has integrated Intertrust’s ExpressPlay UHD in MStar’s System-on-Chips (SoC’s) for 4K TVs, set-top boxes, and OTT/IP box. By integrating ExpressPlay UHD with MStar TEE, MStar can provide customers with the ability to meet strict Hollywood standards for content protection. ExpressPlay UHD is the most widely deployed DRM in China and the choice of global national initiatives in Japan and Europe.

“The 4K/UHD market has taken off, and we are committed to provide the highest level of security to operators and OTT service providers to offer the richest media experience to consumers,” said Wayne Tsai, Marketing Director at MStar Semiconductor. “ExpressPlay UHD with MStar TEE offers the complete security solution for the 4K market, and delivers secure, renewable, and updatable media protection technology to operators and OTT service providers”.

ExpressPlay UHD with MStar TEE provides hardware security, a trusted execution environment (TEE), and secure video paths (SVP). MStar implements Marlin on its TEE environment to provide secure boot, key protection, secure video path and HDCP2.2 functions in hardware. Together with Rambus’ Cryptography Research Division, MStar also provides third-party root of trust on its SoC platform to deliver post-activation capability for all devices in the field, and is part of the MovieLabs Specifications for Enhanced Content Protection.

“Although 4K content is not yet easily available, 4K TVs and STBs or OTT boxes are a big opportunity for the consumer electronics industry,” said Kenny Huang, General Manager Greater China, S. Korea, and ASEAN countries. “By bringing the robust security of ExpressPlay UHD with the latest MStar Smart platform, device makers will have a DRM-enabled system-on-chip (SoC) solution for 4K TVs, STBs (set-top boxes) and OTT IP box(Over-The-Top).