TI's security technology is to provide a security layer so devices get access to high-definition movies, Cohen said.
Netflix provides different levels of security certification depending on features such as the video quality and resolution, Cohen said. Netflix did not return a request for comment on whether it was streaming 1080p video content to mobile devices, or whether chip makers required certification to unlock secure 1080p content.
The M-Shield technology is certified to work on devices based on TI's OMAP 4430 chip and running with Google's OS code-named Gingerbread, Cohen said. The technology in the future will be certified to work on upcoming TI OMAP chips and other Android operating systems such as Android 3.1 and its successor, which is code-named Ice Cream Sandwich.
The OMAP 4430 dual-core chip has ARM CPUs and also brings 1080p high-definition video playback to mobile devices.
Cohen declined to name devices available with chips on which 1080p movies from Netflix can be streamed. But many devices based on the chip will become available in the future, he said.