MStar Semiconductor, Inc. Receives First World-Wide Sink Device HDMI 2.0 Certification

Taipei, Taiwan, August 09, 2014 --( The MStar Semiconductor, Inc. today announced the certification of the first world-wide sink device under the HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) Version 2.0 standard. Achieving certification from HDMI Authorized Test Center (ATC), the MStar HDMI 2.0 Receiver (Rx) digital controller and PHY is the first sink device to achieve all applicable and available HDMI 2.0 compliance with the capabilities to support new 18Gbps bandwidth. Developed by MStar Semiconductor, Inc., a Taiwan-based supplier of ASICs for the consumer and communication electronics markets, the certified Rx digital controller include features from the latest HDMI 2.0 standard which enables the support of 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.

“We are very proud to be the first HDMI Adopter to achieve HDMI 2.0 certification for a sink device,” said Sean Lin, general manager of MStar’s Monitor and Display business unit. “With the features that HDMI 2.0 can provide, we bring to world a new interface to display 4K (4094x2160) at 60 frames per second, a technologies revolutionize the consumer’s visual experience and advanced audio support as well.”

HDMI 2.0, which is backwards compatible with earlier versions of the HDMI specifications, significantly increases bandwidth up to 18Gbps and adds key enhancements to support continuing market requirements for enhancing the consumer video and audio experience. New functionality includes 4K@50/60, (2160p), which is 4 times the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution in dynamic synchronization of video and audio streams. HDMI 2.0 as an input interface will be applied into MStar chips from 4K2K monitor scalars to 4K2K TV and STB controllers to further enhance the 4K2K display business momentum. With both sink and source devices having now achieved HDMI 2.0 certification, the industry will bring products to market that take display technology to new heights.

About MStar Semiconductor, Inc.
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 MStar Semiconductor, Inc. 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
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