Rovi and Freescale unveil Android chipset certified for DivX Plus Streaming

Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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Chipset Will Enable Android-based Mobile Devices and Digital TV Products

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI), driving digital entertainment innovation, today announced that Freescale® Semiconductor is releasing an Android™ chipset certified for DivX Plus Streaming™. The Freescale i.MX 6Quad applications processor with Android Integrated Circuit (IC) is designed for use in a broad range of consumer electronics (CE) products running the Android operating system and provides a path for the secure over-the-top delivery of HD content.

“IC Certification is a vital early component of the DivX® ecosystem, and Freescale’s certified Android chipset marks a significant milestone in the adoption of DivX Plus Streaming as a premier streaming solution,” said Bob Shallow, SVP, Product Sales & Marketing at Rovi. “Streaming is an increasingly significant feature in the consumer electronics arena, and we are pleased that the next generation of connected devices will enable DivX Plus Streaming across a variety of platforms and devices.”

Through support of DivX Plus Streaming, Freescale will help enable its customers to deliver a consistent, high-quality experience across multiple devices. DivX Plus Streaming brings a cutting-edge feature set to streaming media including support for 5.1-channel surround sound, 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. In addition, to help eliminate buffering or the “spinning wheel”, DivX Plus Streaming includes Dynamic Resolution Scaling. Providing smooth and seamless transitions between different resolutions, Dynamic Resolution Scaling helps ensure consumers enjoy quick start times and continuous play even in low or fluctuating bandwidth environments.

“Freescale is delighted to deliver an Android chipset supporting DivX Plus Streaming,” said Ken Obuszewski, Freescale’s director of business development for consumer, industrial and automotive microprocessors at Freescale . “By achieving this level of certification, we believe we are addressing an industry-wide need for chip-level support of advanced entertainment services.”