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Amlogic and Intertrust Deliver Upgradeable Security for 4K/UHD

ExpressPlay UHD Digital Rights Management (DRM) System Integrated on Amlogic’s System-on-Chip (SoC) Provides Hardware Security for Multimedia Device Makers

Sunnyvale, CA(05 Jun 2015)

Amlogic, a leading fabless semiconductor company providing solutions for advanced consumer products, and Intertrust Technologies Corporation, the inventor of digital rights management (DRM) today announced the availability of ExpressPlay UHD’s robust DRM system on Amlogic’s SoC (System-on-Chip). The Amlogic SoC makes it very easy for Smart TVs, OTT/IP STBs, and other multimedia consumer devices including tablets, to get a secure 4K ready solution.

ExpressPlay UHD supports Marlin DRM, the most widely deployed DRM in China, and deployed on over 300 million devices. It is also compatible with HEVC (high efficiency video coding) multiple video formats including MPEG- DASH, HLS, Smooth, and MP4. Its features include:

  • Hardware root of trust. Ensuring the integrity of the software, and secure boot and secure update of the software and firmware. ?
    • Secure Video Path. It secures the digital output path for sending video data all the way from the source to the display in a protected, Trusted Execution Environment (TEE).
    • HDCP 2.2 compliance. ExpressPlay UHD creates a secure connection between the source and display to transfer content keys and includes a “locality check”.
    • Supports forensic and transactional watermarking.

“We chose to integrate ExpressPlay UHD into our SoC because it is a studio approved DRM for displaying UHD/4K content on new devices,” said Vice President, Asia Marketing at Amlogic. “Besides, it offers a secure and updatable media protection solution.”

“By partnering with Amlogic, we are able to offer a ready-to-go, robust DRM System on Chip (SoC) hardware and software components for multiple platforms in high-growth markets such as China,” said Kenny Huang, Intertrust’s Managing Director for Greater China. “This makes it very easy for device makers to build UHD ready devices.” ?

About Amlogic

Amlogic is a leading fabless system-on-chip (SoC) company that provides open platform solutions for multimedia consumer devices including value-line tablets, OTT/IP STBs and Android-based Smart TVs. Amlogic has combined its proprietary high-definition application processing engine and systems IP with industry-leading CPU and graphics processor technologies to produce solutions for leading OEM and ODM partners. The Company's customized application processor SoC solutions provide a high level of system integration to optimize size, performance, power consumption and cost. Amlogic enables partners to rapidly develop market-leading products by providing turnkey solutions utilizing software platforms such as Android, Qt and the HTML5 open internet standard.  Founded in 1995, Amlogic is a US-based company headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Taipei.

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About Intertrust Technologies Corporation

Intertrust invents, develops, and delivers technologies for trusted computing among leading global corporations from mobile and CE manufacturers and service providers, to enterprise software platform companies. Intertrust and its subsidiaries are also developing new trust services for vertical markets related to consumer privacy, Internet processing of DNA data, and smart grids. Intertrust also actively creates and invests in ventures that extend its market vision.

Founded in 1990 on a vision to bring trust to operating systems and open networks, Intertrust is based in Silicon Valley, with regional offices in London and Beijing. The Company has a legacy of invention, and its fundamental contributions in the areas of computer security and digital trust are globally recognized. Intertrust holds hundreds of patents that are key to Internet security, trust, and privacy management components of operating systems, trusted mobile code and networked operating environments, web services, and cloud computing. Additional information is available at, or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.