SAN DIEGO & HSINCHU, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ: DIVX), a digital media company, and Realtek Semiconductor Corp., a worldwide leader in communication and media semiconductors, today announced the DivX Certification™ of a new Realtek chip for Networked Media Box and PVR Set-Top-Box applications capable of playing back full high-definition video at the 1080p profile.
Realtek’s new chip, the RTD1262/RTD1282, increases the ability of consumers to capitalize on emerging high-definition content by delivering seamless playback of DivX® HD video at the 1080p profile. Through the superior compression and quality of DivX technology, consumers can enjoy a full HD experience on a Networked Media Box. Devices based on this chip will enable consumers to enjoy high-definition video stored on local and network HDD drives as well as USB flash drives.
“The growing demand for devices that support DivX, coupled with the rising interest in high-definition solutions, has compelled us to produce a chip that offers the best of both,” said a senior executive from Realtek. “DivX Certification for HD allows us to provide our partners with a compelling product that aids consumer adoption in an expanding high-definition market and we are pleased to work with DivX to enable a high-quality experience.”
“This new chip from Realtek breaks new ground by enabling native HD playback capability on a robust and affordable Networked Media platform,” said Patrice Lagrange, Senior Vice President, Products, DivX, Inc. “Networked Media Boxes using this solution will make the transition to HD easier for end-users, spurring broader consumer adoption and content support.”
Products that bear the DivX Certified® logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience, including reliable video playback, interoperability with other DivX Certified devices and the visual quality that users expect from DivX.
For more information on DivX Certification, visit www.divx.com/certification.
To learn more about Realtek Semiconductor Corp., visit www.realtek.com.
DivX, Inc. is a digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the “three screens” comprising today’s consumer media environment—the PC, the television and mobile devices. Over 100 million DivX Certified devices have shipped into the market from leading consumer electronics manufacturers. DivX also offers content providers and publishers a complete solution for the distribution of secure, high-quality digital video content. Driven by a globally recognized brand and a passionate community of hundreds of millions of consumers, DivX is simplifying the video experience to enable the digital home.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world’s leading IC providers. It designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch/Gateway Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet PHYceivers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, ADSL2+ Chips, VoIP Solutions, WiMedia-based Ultra-Wideband Chips, AC'97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, LCD Monitor/LCD TV/DTV Controllers, and Networked Media SoCs. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on the website: www.realtek.com
Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements." Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding DivX's visibility within the investment community. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause DivX's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: the risk that customer use of DivX technology may not grow as anticipated; the risk that anticipated market opportunities may not materialize at expected levels, or at all; the risk that the Company’s activities may not result in the growth of profitable revenue; risks and uncertainties related to the maintenance and strength of the DivX brand; risks associated with DivX's ability to penetrate existing and new markets; risks regarding the effects of competition; DivX's dependence on its licensees and partners; the effect of intellectual property rights claims; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of DivX's most recent report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 8, 2008. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. DivX is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.