Low-Power MHL Technology Supports New Streaming Device
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- November 12, 2012 -- Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced that its SiI8334 MHL® (Mobile High-Definition Link) transmitter has been designed into the Roku Streaming Stick™, a wireless product that plugs into the MHL port of Roku Ready® devices to seamlessly deliver Roku's growing collection of high-definition (HD) streaming entertainment including video, music and games. The Roku Streaming Stick leverages the key features of MHL technology, including 1080p uncompressed video with up to eight channels of digital audio, concurrent power, and remote control functionality provided by the Roku Ready device.
"MHL technology allows the Roku Streaming Stick to be completely cordless and fully integrates the streaming functionality into the consumer electronics device making the user experience even simpler for the consumer," said Jim Funk, senior vice president of product management at Roku. "Plugged into a Roku Ready device, the Roku Streaming Stick offers instant access to movies, TV shows, live sports, music, games and more from over 600 entertainment channels available on the Roku platform."
The Roku Streaming Stick features Silicon Image's SiI8334 MHL transmitter for HD audio and video. Designed for consumer electronics devices, the SiI8334 transmitter enables the Roku Streaming Stick to provide HD video and audio simultaneously while getting power from a Roku Ready device, thus eliminating the need for an external power supply or cables.
"MHL technology and the Roku Streaming Stick are enabling an optimized HD entertainment experience for today's consumers," said Tim Vehling, vice president of product marketing at Silicon Image, Inc. "The Roku Streaming Stick is the latest innovative product in the growing ecosystem of MHL-enabled devices which includes smartphones, tablets, DTVs, monitors, AV receivers, and projectors."
For more information on Silicon Image's broad portfolio of production-proven MHL semiconductor and IP solutions for mobile, DTV and home theater applications, please visit: www.siliconimage.com.
About Silicon Image, Inc.
Silicon Image is a leading provider of wireless and wired 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 standard for 60GHz wireless HD video — 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/.