RMI® Corporation Signs Licensing Agreement for DivX Plus™ HD Certification

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
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RMI processors enable mobile devices and digital media players to playback H.264 video in the MKV container

SAN DIEGO — DivX, Inc. (Nasdaq: DIVX), a digital media company, and RMI Corporation, a leading provider of high-performance processors for communications and media, today announced a licensing agreement for next-generation DivX Plus™ HD Certification. Under the agreement, RMI is granted a license to support DivX Plus HD technology with its latest Au1200 and Au1300 ultra low-power processor family, enabling products like portable media devices and connected home media players to playback DivX Plus HD video in the MKV container.

Only DivX Plus HD Certified devices support playback of DivX Plus content (H.264 video with AAC audio in an MKV file container) created with DivX® 7 software, while also supporting previous versions of DivX video up to 1080p and Hollywood content in the DivX format. DivX 7 software enables DivX Plus content creation.

Known for developing DivX Certified® devices that offer great performance, interoperability and visual quality, DivX gives consumers a complete digital media solution for enjoying highly compressed, high-quality Internet video from the PC to the TV and beyond.

“Supporting DivX Plus HD technology with our market-leading ultra low-power processor family of processors enables OEMs to develop truly differentiated devices capable of delivering outstanding HD video,” said Mike Wodopian, Vice President and General Manager, Media Processor Solutions at RMI Corporation. “DivX is synonymous with high-quality video and we’re pleased to extend our partnership with them.”

“Working with RMI enables us to further expand the DivX ecosystem into an array of mobile and home video devices,” said Eric Rodli, Executive Vice President, Licensing, at DivX. “Such devices help to fulfill our mission of enabling consumers to watch their favorite movies and digital videos anytime, anywhere.”

Products that bear the DivX Certified logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience, including reliable video creation and playback, interoperability with other DivX Certified devices and the visual quality users expect from DivX.