MStar Semiconductor, Inc. Announces NAGRA OpenTV 5 Aupport on Its Set-Top-Box Platforms

Zhubei, Taiwan, September 13, 2014 --( MStar Semiconductor, Inc., a leading semiconductor company for display and digital home solutions, today announced that its set-top box system-on-chip (STB SoC) solution driver is now validated for NAGRA OpenTV 5, the most powerful set-top box connectware from NAGRA. NAGRA, a digital division of the Kudelski Group, is the leading provider of value-added content protection and multiscreen television solutions worldwide.

MStar offers the support for NAGRA OpenTV 5 technology on a full range of cable and satellite devices with validated drivers. With MStar’s powerful SoC Solution, operators and OEMs can deploy and enter the market with NAGRA OpenTV 5 connectware with minimum customization, to leverage the best user experience from OpenTV 5 ecosystem.

OpenTV 5 is NAGRA’s latest and most advanced connectware solution for client devices. It was built from the ground-up to help pay-TV service providers find new ways to develop, launch and monetize applications and services. With a strong focus on creating seamless and compelling user experiences thanks to HTML5, it securely connects set-top boxes to the Internet and over-the-top services while maintaining the robustness of traditional broadcast services.

"We are pleased to announce our cooperation with NAGRA OpenTV 5 connectware," said Dennis Lai, Sales VP of set-top box Business Unit at MStar Semiconductor Inc., "NAGRA OpenTV 5 connectware enhances the user experience on STB products with its open architecture design. Both operators and users are benefit from its open ecosystem. With MStar validated OpenTV 5 drivers, our customers can accelerate the deployment time to have the world-best connectware solution."

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 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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