DivX, Inc. today announced the DivX Plus™ HD Certification of the latest System LSI (Model: MN2WS0141DFF) in the UniPhier® series from Panasonic Corporation. This chip is designed to enable Blu-ray players to play everything from personal to Internet content in the DivX® format, as well as guarantee compatibility with H.264/MKV DivX Plus HD files.

DivX Plus HD Certification is the premium level of certification available from DivX, optimized for consumer electronics products and supports the playback of all content created with DivX software. Available on www.divx.com, the newly released DivX Plus Software allows users to create and playback H.264 video in an .mkv file container. DivX Plus HD Certified devices will playback all previous versions of DivX video and DivX Plus HD video files with the .mkv file extension and AAC audio created with third-party tools.

Known for great performance, visual quality and interoperability on any DivX Certified® device, DivX provides consumers with a comprehensive digital media solution supporting the majority of high-quality Internet video on their TVs or other consumer electronics devices. In addition, DivX also supports the secure playback of major Hollywood titles from major studios, and many online movie download sites now distribute Hollywood content in the DivX format worldwide.

"DivX Plus HD Certification has been adopted by leading IC providers such as Panasonic, paving the way for strong DivX Plus HD support in 2010 and 2011 Blu-ray products," said Kevin Hell, Chief Executive Officer at DivX. "Panasonic's adoption of DivX Plus HD technology makes it possible for consumers to watch their entire collection of video files, including MKV, in the living room and beyond."

"The DivX Certified UniPhier® System LSI enables the playback of DivX Plus™ HD on Blu-ray players, which is the most significant advantage of next generation Blu-ray devices," said Yasuhiro Nakakura, Director, Consumer Electronics System LSI Business Unit, Semiconductor Company, Panasonic Corporation. "Since we began partnering with DivX in the semiconductor domain in 2005, we have developed DivX Certified ICs that set manufacturers have incorporated into a wide range of successful CE devices."

Products that bear the DivX Certified logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience, including reliable video creation and playback, interoperability with other DivX Certified devices and the visual quality users expect from DivX.

For more information about DivX video, visit www.divx.com.