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Broadcom boosts content protection for set-top box platforms

Broadcom Beefs Up Set-Top Security

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LAS VEGAS -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced it is first to enable Cryptography Research (CRI) differential power analysis (DPA) countermeasures across its line of set-top box (STB) platforms. By licensing CRI technology, Broadcom is deploying advanced security measures to enable broadcasters to securely expand services and premium content delivery methods for multi-screen and Internet-based TV experiences. Learn how Broadcom® innovation is enabling the Connected Life at home, at work, and on-the-go at Broadcom@CES. “Building on the licensing agreement announced last year, we are pleased to introduce the implementation and availability of our technology with Broadcom,” said Paul Kocher, President and Chief Scientist, Cryptography Research. “Broadcom is the first set-top box SoC manufacturer to deliver DPA countermeasure technology with leading and widely deployed solutions around the world. Its emphasis and leadership in security is a big win for broadcasters and consumers, and will play a key role in protecting pay-TV ecosystems and bringing high-quality premium content to any screen in the home.” Broadcom Corp.

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