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March 21, 2014 - Employing dual-core ARMĀ® Cortex™-A9 processor that lets STB run Android 4.4 KitKat and support 512 MB DDR SDRAM, M3932 targets such applications as smart DVB or IPTV STBs, OTT multimedia players, hybrid STBs, and TV dongles. Core architecture efficiency reduces boot-up time to <20 sec, and DLNA support allows media content to be distributed across devices within home network. Also, SoC enables wireless display mirroring by supporting Miracast.

ALi Corporation

6F, 246 NeiHu Road, Sec, Taipei, Taiwan

Original Press Release

ALi Unveils Smart STB Solution M3932 Based on Latest Android 4.4 KitKat at CCBN 2014

Press release date: March 14, 2014

Taipei — ALi Corporation, a leading Set-Top Box (STB) solution provider, today announced the launch of M3932, a high definition smart STB SoC solution based on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat, targeting applications including smart DVB or IPTV set-top boxes, OTT multimedia players, hybrid set-top boxes, and TV dongles. Mass production of M3932 is scheduled in Q2 2014.

M3932’s dual-core ARMĀ® Cortex™-A9 processor allows the set-top box to run Android 4.4 KitKat, which can support 512MB DDR SDRAM, offering optimized cost structure, and faster APK loading speed, providing enhanced user experience. With M3932’s efficient system core architecture, boot-up time is reduced to less than 20 seconds.

Advancing with the multi-screen video sharing trend, M3932 supports DLNA that allows media content to be distributed across devices within the home network. M3932 also enables wireless display mirroring by supporting Miracast, enabling users to echo display from a small-screen device such as a smartphone or tablet onto a TV in real-time via a Wi-Fi Direct connection.

By integrating a high-performance hardware video decode engine, M3932 supports various broadcast and web-based video standards, thus providing an ideal platform for seamless enjoyment of innovative entertainment services.

M3932 features ALi Security Engine (ASE), which provides robust protection by implementing a chain of trust including secure boot, secure upgrade, in addition to a variety of latest attack resistance mechanisms.

Jim Li, General Manager of ALi’s China Business Unit, comments, “ALi leverages our mature hardware, software, and security expertise to launch M3932. By building a highly-integrated and flexible platform based on Android 4.4 and supporting customers with development, testing, and mass production tools, M3932 significantly reduces development time and effort for customers, which translates to faster time-to-market.” “Furthermore, M3932 provides customers the ability to offer diverse services and brings consumers true freedom to enjoy high definition content across devices," adds, Jim Li.

At CCBN 2014, to take place on March 20-22, 2014 in Beijing, ALi will showcase M3932 as well as another new product, M3381T-B, a high definition DTMB set-top box solution fully supporting AVS+, which is a new generation video compression standard being nationalized in China to support high definition and a key official requirement for set-top boxes addressing the Chinese market. Demonstrations of ALi platforms will be available at ALi's stand #1B201.

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 solutions are recognized for their high levels of integration, superior performance reliability, premier customer oriented service and compelling cost structure. Hundreds of worldwide Pay TV operators have deployed its solutions globally. ALi Corporation was founded in 1987 with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, R&D centers as well as sales offices in Hsinchu, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Geneva, Tempe Arizona, and Seoul, and technical support teams throughout Asia. For more information, please visit www.alitech.com.

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Camila Hsu
+(886) 2-8752-2000
Email: camila.hsu@alitech.com

Kenny Guan
+(86 775) 2519-5788
Email: kenny.guan@alitech.com

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