S3 Graphics will participate in the annual Lunch@Piero's press event, held during CES in Las Vegas on January 8th and 9th. Attendees at Lunch@Piero's can experience the latest HD IP-based media-on-demand based on a unique and innovative hardware-level IP protection mechanism showcased on the S3 Graphics Chrome 400 Series Hi-Def multimedia processor using a Content Protection LSI from Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited. With the market transition to IP-based HD multimedia, movie studios and content creators canuse this new, secure multimedia platform to protect and control precious HD video IP distribution from source to display, while overcoming the inherent vulnerabilities of today's widely used software-based security methods. The Content Protection LSI core protection mechanism thwarts unwanted IP distribution by performing real-time integrity checks, scrambling/obfuscating of content processing software at runtime to confuse hackers. It uses the graphics AES engine to safeguard the content in video memory while decoding and displaying on the latest digital HD monitors through DisplayPort or HDMI with HDCP. The Content Protection LSI core has a proprietary encryption/decryption core that works seamlessly with the AES engine located in the GPU to provide multiple levels of security, in addition to Dolby 7.1 digital surround sound for an immersive Hi-Def experience. "We are excited about the collaboration with Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited in introducing this groundbreaking IP protection mechanism that gives content providers confidence and peace-of-mind to introduce previously unavailable high quality HD media for user enjoyment," said Dr. Ken Weng, General Manager of S3 Graphics. "This platform truly enables a secure distribution solution and definitive step towards the convergence of digital TVs and HD Home Theater PCs for the ultimate user experience."