The Kudelski Group is to sell its set-top IC design company Abilis to Taiwan’s Ali Corporation.
Abilis, which supplies RF modulators, secure media processors and broadcast-to-IP solutions, is already based in Taiwan.
“Kudelski and ALi 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. Kudelski and ALi 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,” the company said.
ALi envisions that set-top boxes powered with ALi chips and embedded with NOCS will be available to operators in 2013.