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MStar Integrates Intertrust's ExpressPlay UHD

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-

Sunnyvale, CA(15 Jul 2015)

Intertrust Technologies Corporation 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. "ExpressPlay UHD with MStar TEE offers the complete security solutionfor the 4K market, and deliverssecure, renewable, and updatable media protection technologyto 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). 


About MStar Semiconductor

MStar Semiconductor, Inc. ("MStar") is a world-class leader in Application Specific ICs ("ASIC") with a focus on consumer electronic products and communication applications. Since the inception in 2002, MStar has established a strong brand and leadership position in LCD controller, analog and digital TV and set-top box by fully leveraging its core expertise of cutting-edge design capabilities, continuous innovation and premier customer-focused services. Headquartered in Taiwan, MStar has a comprehensive global footprint of international R&D and customer support centers to provide a full range of total solutions for various consumer electronic applications. For more information, please visit

About Intertrust Technologies

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. Current and former portfolio companies include Personagraph, Kabuto, whiteCryption, SyncTV, Nest Labs, Kiora, and Planet OS.

Founded in 1990 on a revolutionary 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 onTwitter or LinkedIn