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MStar Semiconductor Joins MoCA

August 14, 2012, San Ramon, CA — MStar Semiconductor has joined the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) as an Associate member.

MStar is the world leading IC provider for high volume consumer electronics markets, including TV and STB. The company offers a wide range of products for the Pay-TV STB industry and building on its leadership position is now able to offer Tier 1 operators STB solutions that rival any in the industry.

The company has successfully built a diverse product portfolio to become one of the fastest growing in the industry since its inception.

“As a major player in STB controller SoCs, advanced security ICs and other chipsets for the digital TV sector, we see an increasing requirement for MoCA technology to be built into devices to enable a truly connected home,” said Philippe Notton, Vice President of STBs at MStar.

“MStar’s membership is another example of the international demand for MoCA technology. We welcome them to the alliance and look forward to furthering the deployment of MoCA technology in regions such as Europe and Latin America, where MStar has a particularly strong footprint,” said Charles Cerino, President of MoCA.

MoCA supports multiple streams of content - including HDTV, 3D, gaming, and OTT - via an IP-over-coax connection to numerous in-home devices, including HDTVs, game consoles and PCs. MoCA technology also provides the connection without interfering with existing technologies or services already in use.

MoCA is the worldwide standard for home entertainment networking and the only standard in deployment in all three pay TV segments (cable, satellite and Telco/IPTV). MoCA is included in the DLNA stack and IEEE P1905.1 specification.

About MStar Semiconductor, Inc.
MStar Semiconductor, Inc. (“MStar”) is a world-class leader in Application Specific ICs (“ASIC”) with a focus on consumer electronic products and communication applications. Since its inception in 2002, MStar has established a strong brand and leadership position in LCD controller, analog and digital TV, set-top box, and mobile communication applications by fully leveraging its core expertise of cutting-edge design capabilities, continuous innovation and premier customer-focused services. Headquartered in Taiwan, MStar has a comprehensive global footprint covering over 15 international R&D and customer support centers to provide a full range of total solutions for various consumer electronic applications. MStar went public in 2010 and is listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit or contact Investor Relations at +886 3 552 6006 Ext. 5888 or

About MoCA
MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) is the worldwide standard for home entertainment networking. MoCA technology is the only such standard that is in use by all three pay TV segments—cable, satellite and IPTV/telco. MoCA technology is also used as an in-home backbone to extend Wi-Fi® connectivity.
MoCA has 112 certified products and 55 members representing the home entertainment network value chain including service providers, OEMs, middleware developers, consumer electronics companies and chip vendors.