MStar integrates with Irdeto for content security
Michelle Clancy
| 02 September 2014
MStar Semiconductor has announced that its latest set-top box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) solution is now fully integrated with Irdeto's Media Protection suite for video content security.

In order to provide an upgradable security core, Irdeto and MStar have jointly developed a hardware security platform and the latter is the first to implement FlexiCore Processor technology.

"Irdeto's Media Protection suite, including Cloaked CA and FlexiCore Processing, are important building blocks for a robust security platform with upgradable possibilities," said Dennis Lai, sales vice president for the set-top box business unit at MStar. "We are glad to be the first to integrate with this platform and provide our valuable customers early access to trusted, proven content protection."

Added Peter Oggel, vice president of product management at Irdeto: "With the evolution of media piracy and licensing rights in today's media landscape, it is important for both MStar and Irdeto to provide pay-TV operators with a secure, renewable and updatable media protection that helps them quickly respond to new threats and ensure rapid recoverability. We are proud of the strong relationship that we have with MStar and the combined strengths of our two companies will provide especially important benefits to customers in a fast-growing market."