Dual-Mode MHL/HDMI® Receiver Enables MHL 3.0 Functionality in Mainstream Models
SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 6, 2014 - Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced that its dual-mode MHL® 3.0/HDMI® 2.0 receiver has been designed into Samsung's latest Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs.
MHL is the leading HD video connectivity standard for connecting a mobile device to large screen displays, while simultaneously charging the device. MHL 3.0-enabled mobile devices can transmit 4K Ultra HD movies, photos, and games with up to 8 channels of digital audio to a DTV. Consumers can control MHL-enabled mobile devices using the existing TV remote.
"Samsung is pioneering this offering, as we're the first TV manufacturer to offer MHL 3.0 connectivity in our UHD TVs," said John Ryu, Vice President of Visual Display Business, Samsung Electronics. "Samsung consistently offers the latest cutting-edge technology in its consumer electronic products, and MHL 3.0 technology offers a new level of UHD connectivity between smartphones, tablets and Samsung UHD TVs."
The MHL Consortium now has approximately 200 adopters and members supporting the MHL standard, including some of the largest mobile device and consumer electronics companies in the world. MHL-enabled products include smartphones, tablets, DTVs, monitors, projectors, A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc™ players, TV accessories, adapters, automotive accessories and more. Since the retail introduction of the first MHL-enabled devices in 2011, the MHL ecosystem has grown to an installed base of more than 400 million products and over 300 unique products in the marketplace today.
"MHL has quickly become the leading mobile HD connectivity standard for the latest consumer electronics, and we are excited to see Samsung introduce the first MHL 3.0-enabled DTVs," said Tim Vehling, senior vice president and general manager, connectivity products group at Silicon Image, Inc. "By integrating MHL 3.0 functionality, Samsung is leading the way on Ultra HD TV connectivity and leading innovation in the growing mobile-to-TV ecosystem."
Silicon Image at the 2014 International CES - Las Vegas, Nevada
Silicon Image will be showcasing its HD connectivity solutions by invitation only in the Meeting Place #MP25975, South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2014 International CES from Tuesday, January 7, 2014 to Friday, January 10, 2014.
For more information about Silicon Image's MHL solutions, visit http://www.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 mobile, consumer electronics, 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 mobile phones, tablets, DTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, audio-video receivers, digital cameras, as well as desktop and notebook PCs. 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/.