CAMBRIDGE, UK: ARM announced that MStar, a leading semiconductor supplier for display and digital home solutions, has licensed ARM Mali Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) technology for use in smart-TV applications.
Already highly integrated into existing MStar products and deployed in the latest mainstream consumer electronics devices, the Mali-400 MP GPU strengthens MStar's industry-leading smart-TV solutions. This includes support for high performance applications, such as the latest 3D user interfaces and gaming experiences.
The deepening relationship between MStar and ARM aims to drive technology innovation between the two companies and alignment on future product roadmaps. User experience is a particular focus as Mali GPU technology is able to provide high-resolution, anti-aliased image quality.
"As a pioneer in the digital home applications space, MStar aims to work with the best partners and the cutting edge technologies they provide," commented WK Chia, VP of R&D, MStar. "Our co-operation with ARM is proving successful, with the Mali-400 GPU in mass production as a key component of the MStar smart-TV system-on-chip (SoC). Seamless support from partners, such as ARM, allows MStar to continue to provide customers with best-in-class solutions and further strengthens our leadership position."
"As consumers demand an improved user experience, one of the challenges will be to provide high quality graphics on all screen sizes," said Pete Hutton, GM of the media processing division, ARM. "Companies, such as MStar are responding to the needs of consumers and the OEMs that supply devices by introducing innovative SoCs based on ARM Mali GPU technology. ARM is proud to be working with MStar as a partner that is driving innovation in consumer markets, such as smart-TVs."