22nd June 2016

New H.265 hybrid set-top box chipset from ALi Corp. gets a boost with MIPS CPUs


London, UK & Taipei, Taiwan – June 22, 2016 – Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) announces that ALi Corporation, a leading set-top box (STB) chipset provider, is shipping a MIPS-based, H.265-capable System-on-Chip (SoC) for hybrid cable, satellite, terrestrial and IP STBs. MIPS CPUs are firmly established in the STB market, shipping inside many of the most widely adopted products.

ALi’s chipsets offer operators and device manufacturers high-performance and cost-effective solutions for next-generation STBs with the latest technologies. Its new MIPS CPU enabled chipset integrates a large-capacity L2 cache for optimum performance in HTML5-based applications. In addition, the new SoC integrates ALi’s latest advanced security engine for CAS and DRM compliance as well as a refreshed user interface that enables developers to create rich applications on a range of modern operating systems optimized for DTVs and STBs. With support for H.265 high-efficiency video codec, the chipset is designed to efficiently receive HD and UHD video content over today’s limited bandwidth connections.

Says Jim Nicholas, EVP MIPS Processor IP, Imagination: “MIPS CPUs are at the heart of many of today’s most popular digital televisions and set-top boxes. We’ve been working closely with ALi to ensure they get the best possible performance from MIPS CPUs in their new chipset to ensure their customers achieve a rich multimedia experience at the lowest possible system cost and power consumption.”

Says Daniel Huang, CEO, ALi Corp.: “Thanks to the high-performance MIPS CPU, powerful computation capability, and a high degree of integration, our new chipset offers STB manufacturers a high-quality, cost-effective solution. By using Imagination’s ultra-efficient MIPS CPUs, ALi has designed a new H.265-capable SoC that will help broadcasters to maximize bandwidth utilization and pay TV operators to increase profitability while also providing a better user experience for consumers.”

Imagination offers a wide range of 32- and 64-bit MIPS CPUs for digital home applications. For more details, visit https://imgtec.com/mips/.

About ALi Corporation
ALi Corporation is a leading innovator and developer in the set-top box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) market. By fully leveraging its core expertise in the set-top box industry, ALi Corp.’s solutions are recognized for their high levels of integration, superior performance reliability, premier customer oriented service and compelling cost structure. Hundreds of Pay TV operators have adopted ALi Corp.’s solutions worldwide. ALi Corp. was founded in 1987 with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, R&D centers as well as sales offices in Hsinchu, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Geneva, Seoul, and Noida, and technical support teams throughout Asia. For more information, please visit www.alitech.com.

About Imagination Technologies
Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people across the globe. The company’s broad range of silicon IP (intellectual property) includes the key processing blocks needed to create the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that power all mobile, consumer and embedded electronics. Its unique software IP, infrastructure technologies and system solutions enable its customers to get to market quickly with complete and highly differentiated SoC platforms. Imagination’s licensees include many of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEMs/ODMs who are creating some of the world’s most iconic products. See: www.imgtec.com.

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Imagination Technologies’ Press Contacts:

UK: David Harold                      david.harold@imgtec.com         +44 (0)1923 260 511

USA: Jen Bernier-Santarini         jen.bernier@imgtec.com            +1 408-530-5178

ALi Corp. Media Contact:

Doris Liao                                 doris.liao@alitech.com              +886 (0) 2-8752-2000


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