26 Mar 2012 Sunnyvale - As part of a strategic initiative to improve the robustness, privacy and security of Android and Windows Phone mobile devices, Intertrust Technologies Corporation, an inventor and licensor of trusted distributed computing technologies, and HTC Corporation, a global expert in mobile innovation and design, have signed 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", stated Talal Shamoon, chief executive officer of Intertrust. "We are honoured that HTC has licensed Intertrust technology and we look forward to working together in areas of mutual interest."