Intertrust and HTC Announce Strategic Technology Partnership
Sunnyvale, CA, and Taoyuan, Taiwan – March 26, 2012 – As part of a strategic initiative to improve the robustness, privacy and security of Android and Windows Phone mobile devices, Intertrust Technologies Corporation, the world’s leading inventor and licensor of trusted distributed computing technologies, and HTC Corporation (TWSE: 2498), a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced a broad strategic technology partnership.
HTC joins many of the world’s leading handset manufacturers in licensing Intertrust’s patents, securing worldwide access to Intertrust’s fundamental patent portfolio in trusted distributed computing and digital rights management (DRM).
Further, as a part of HTC’s ongoing efforts to create comprehensive mobile experiences for consumers, it has acquired 20% of Intertrust’s SyncTV subsidiary. SyncTV is a cloud-based video service that delivers video over the Internet to a broad set of devices, including Android, Windows Phone, XBOX, iOS and Internet-enabled televisions. HTC has also licensed Intertrust’s broadly deployed open standards based Marlin DRM software. Marlin DRM is used to protect and manage content in various national video distribution ecosystems in Japan, China and Europe.
“HTC’s growth in the smartphone market is admirable, their innovative devices have come to define a category and have been broadly emulated by others,” said Talal Shamoon, chief executive officer of Intertrust. “We are honored that HTC has licensed Intertrust technology and we look forward to working together in areas of mutual interest.”
About Intertrust Technologies Corporation
Intertrust invents, develops, and licenses software, technologies and intellectual property for digital rights management (DRM) and trusted computing. The company holds over 200 patents and has over 250 patent applications pending worldwide. Intertrust's inventions enable a broad range of products that use DRM and trusted computing technologies, including operating systems, digital media platforms, consumer electronics and mobile computing devices, web services, and secure enterprise automation. Intertrust is currently the world’s only provider of advanced multiplatform OEM SDKs for Marlin servers and clients. In addition Intertrust also hosts a venture incubator that invests in information security, privacy and information analysis technology in the areas of consumer media, health and smart grid energy management.
Intertrust is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has regional offices in London and Beijing.
Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense™, a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.
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