Broadcom® Chip Brings High-Definition DivX Certified® Video into the Living Room
SAN DIEGO & IRVINE, Calif. -- August 11, 2008 -- DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ:DIVX), a digital media company, today announced the high-definition (HD) DivX Certification™ of Broadcom Corporation's BCM7405 system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution.
Building on Broadcom’s current family of SoCs, including the BCM7452 and BCM7403, which have already achieved standard-definition (SD) DivX Certification, the BCM7405 provides advanced internet provider (IP) functionality and improved video and audio performance for satellite, cable and IP set-top boxes (STBs). This next generation product can support the playback of DivX 1080p content, and other key integrated features for digital television content such as recording, playback, time-shifting and trick modes.
“DivX is a key player in high-quality digital content distribution and consumption, and we are pleased to continue collaborating with them to support our shared customers’ goals of supporting the widest selection of video and audio content formats,” said Aidan O’Rourke, Senior Director of Marketing, IPTV Set-Top Box Products for Broadcom.
DivX® technology significantly reduces the file sizes of digital video, and DivX Certification enables consumers to play DivX video content on a range of entertainment devices such as digital video recorders, portable media players, digital televisions, Blu-ray DVD players, and mobile phones. This improved compression makes it easier to move and share high-quality content between devices, making the entertainment experience more enjoyable for consumers. By supporting HD DivX, the BCM7405 will play an important role in bringing these technology benefits to the market.
“This new DivX Certified chip from Broadcom illustrates our commitment to ensuring a high-quality video experience across any device,” said Kevin Hell, Chief Executive Officer, DivX, Inc. “Working with Broadcom has afforded us the opportunity to meet the rising demand for our high-definition solution in the emerging product categories of digital televisions and set-top boxes.”
Products that bear the DivX Certified® logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure interoperability, security and visual quality. DivX Certified products enable consumers to create, play, and share high-quality video content across a range of devices and platforms.
For more information on DivX Certification, visit www.divx.com/certification.
About DivX, Inc.
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.