Taipei, October 25, 2012 – ALi Corporation (Taiwan Stock Exchange:3041), a professional IC design company with innovative technologies and comprehensive solutions for the digital set-top box market based in Taiwan, and the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), the world’s leading independent provider of media content protection and value-added service technology, today announced that they have entered into an agreement under which the ALi Corporation acquires Abilis Systems Sàrl from Kudelski. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, Abilis is a fabless semiconductor company providing RF modulators, secure media processors, and broadcast-to-IP solutions.
ALi and Kudelski have put in place a security framework whereby ALi will actively support Kudelski in protecting the pay TV content across the set-top box value chain. ALi and Kudelski agree to integrate Nagra On-Chip Security (“NOCS”) onto ALi’s lines of chipsets, resulting in a secure, cost-effective chipset platform powering innovative set-top boxes and modules for pay TV operators.
Both companies will be working to develop new solutions for high growth markets.
ALi envisions that set-top boxes powered with ALi chips and embedded with NOCS will be available to operators in 2013.
About The Kudelski Group
The Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S) is a world leader in digital security and convergent media solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive content. Its technologies are used in a wide range of services and applications requiring access control and rights management to secure the revenue of content owners and service providers for digital television and interactive applications across broadcast, broadband and mobile delivery networks. The Kudelski Group is also a world technology leader in the area of access control and management of people or vehicles to sites and events. The Kudelski Group is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. For more information, please visit www.nagra.com.