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TMCNet:  Silicon Image Looks to Expand MHL® 2.0 Ecosystem with Reference Design Platforms for MHL Accessories

[January 08, 2013]

Silicon Image Looks to Expand MHL® 2.0 Ecosystem with Reference Design Platforms for MHL Accessories

SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Silicon Image (NASDAQ:SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced three turnkey reference platforms designed to quickly bring to market new accessories supporting the latest MHL® 2.0 mobile connectivity standard. Built around the latest Silicon Image (News - Alert) MHL 2.0 bridge ICs, the reference designs enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to deliver to market new MHL 2.0 enabled accessories, including multimedia audio/video docking stations as well as adapters that deliver content to HDMI®, DVI, and analog VGA monitors and displays.

Silicon Image has been at the forefront of MHL technology, contributing to the technology's robust ecosystem and market adoption worldwide. With a growing MHL ecosystem of an estimated 190 million smartphones and tablets and 30 million displays and accessories that shipped by the end of 2012, these new reference platforms are designed to enable manufacturers to quickly bring to market new products that interoperate with the large MHL installed base of devices.

"Mobile device OEMs continue to take full advantage of the MHL value proposition as the adoption rate of the technology continues to accelerate," said David Kuo, director of product marketing at Silicon Image, Inc. "Silicon Image's new MHL 2.0 turnkey reference designs have been developed to enable OEMs to quickly meet market demands for a new class of mobile accessories that include multimedia docking station and adapters to connect to any display type."

The Silicon Image RK-9296, RK-9296AUD and RK-1296 turnkey reference platforms are designed to comply with the latest MHL 2.0 specification, accelerating OEMs design, development and production times at the lowest bill of material (BOM) costs.

Reference Design Details:

  • RK-9296: Turnkey solution for MHL 2.0 to HDMI adapters
  • RK-1296: Turnkey solution for MHL 2.0 to VGA
  • RK-9296AUD: Turnkey solution for new class of multimedia audio / video docking stations for MHL-enabled devices.


MHL technology enables 1080p60 uncompressed video in 2D and 3D formats with up to eight channels of digital audio while simultaneously charging the mobile device. Silicon Image offers a broad portfolio of production-proven MHL semiconductor and IP solutions for mobile, DTV and home theater applications. For more information about Silicon Image's MHL product portfolio, please visit: www.siliconimage.com.

Note to editors: Silicon Image will be showcasing its HD connectivity solutions for mobile, wireless, DTV and home theater applications during the 2013 International CES (News - Alert) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV from Jan. 8-11, 2013 at booth #MP25575 in South Hall 2. To schedule a meeting, please contact: Press_relations@siliconimage.com.

About Silicon Image, Inc.

Silicon Image is a leading provider of connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition content for consumer electronics, mobile, and PC markets. The company delivers its technology via semiconductor and intellectual property products that are compliant with global industry standards and feature market leading Silicon Image innovations such as InstaPort™ and InstaPrevue™. Silicon Image's products are deployed by the world's leading electronics manufacturers in devices such as desktop and notebook PCs, DTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, audio-video receivers, as well as mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras. Silicon Image has driven the creation of the highly successful HDMI® and DVI™ industry standards, the latest standard for mobile devices - MHL®, and the leading 60GHz wireless HD video standard - WirelessHD®. Via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplay Labs, Silicon Image offers manufacturers comprehensive standards interoperability and compliance testing services. For more information, visit us at http://www.siliconimage.com/.

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the growth in the adoption of the MHL specification and the market of MHL-enabled products, the features and benefits of MHL technology and the availability, performance, functionality, features, and benefits of Silicon Image's MHL-enabled semiconductor products and turnkey reference platforms. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the risks that the growth in the adoption of the MHL specification and/or the market of MHL-enabled products will slow or not continue and that Silicon Image's MHL-enabled products and reference platforms will not perform as anticipated or provide the functionality, features and benefits described in this news release, as well as the risks and uncertainties described from time to time in Silicon Image's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC (News - Alert)), which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. Silicon Image assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

Silicon Image and the Silicon Image logo are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Silicon Image, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.


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