SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 13
-- Silicon Image, Inc., a leader in multi-gigabit semiconductor solutions for the secure transmission and storage of rich digital media, today announced that it ranked among the Top 10 in Gartner, Inc.'s recently published 2004 Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Survey(1). With $20.8 million in IP revenue for 2004, Silicon Image debuted at number 10 among 135 semiconductor IP vendors as ranked by total worldwide revenue for 2004. Silicon Image also ranked number 10 according to total royalty revenue worldwide for 2004 and was the second largest vendor of wired interface blocks.
According to the Gartner report, the semiconductor IP market posted growth of 21 percent in 2004, with the market expected to grow faster than the overall semiconductor market during the next five years.
Silicon Image's IP encompasses High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), Digital Video Interface (DVI) and Serial ATA (SATA). Silicon Image developed the world's first DVI and HDMI chips and is the leading provider of HDMI and SATA semiconductors. The company has shipped more than 80 million PanelLink HDMI and DVI ICs and over seven million SATA ICs. Silicon Image is also the primary author of the HDMI Compliance Test Specification and operates one of the world's three HDMI Authorized Testing Centers, as well as the industry's only DVI Compliance Test Center(TM).
"System-on-chip (SoC) designers and ASIC vendors like Samsung, MediaTek, ATI, Micronas, Sunplus and Trident demand silicon-proven, compliance-verified and fully supported IP so that they can produce devices that work the first time," stated Eric Almgren, Silicon Image vice president of business development and IP licensing. "Silicon Image delivers high-quality IP backed by a strong engineering support team, which has enabled us to become a Top 10 IP provider in three short years."
Silicon Image offers HDMI transmitter and receiver core IP, including the digital logic and analog PHY. Silicon Image's HDMI cores are compliant with the HDMI 1.1 specification and have undergone extensive verification testing. Silicon Image's HDMI technology includes High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), supported by Hollywood as the technology of choice for the distribution of premium digital content. HDMI receiver core IP is ideal for DTVs and HDTVs, including LCDs, DLPs, plasma TVs and high-end CRTs, as well as projectors and A/V receivers. Silicon Image HDMI receiver core IP provides full support for HDCP decryption and authentication. Silicon Image's DVI cores are DVI-compliant and support the full DVI bandwidth of 25 to 165 MHz. In addition, the company also offers SATA host- and device-side core IP, including the Transport, Link and PHY layers with PCI, PCI-X or AMBA SoC internal interface options. Silicon Image core IP is available in 0.13-micron, 0.18-micron and 90nm processes from various foundries.
Silicon Image will be exhibiting at booth number 2072 during the Design Automation Conference, which is being held June 13-17, 2005 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Information on Silicon Image's core licensing program can be found on the Silicon Image website at www.siliconimage.com. To license Silicon Image's market-leading IP, please contact IP_licensing@siliconimage.com
About Silicon Image
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Silicon Image, Inc. designs, develops and markets multi-gigabit semiconductor and system solutions for a variety of communications applications demanding high-bandwidth capability. With its proprietary Multi-layer Serial Link (MSL(TM)) architecture, Silicon Image is well positioned for leadership in multiple mass markets including PCs, consumer electronics and storage. Currently, Silicon Image leads the global PC/display arena with its innovative digital interconnect technology, and has emerged as a leading player in the consumer electronics and storage markets by offering robust, high-bandwidth semiconductors. For more information on Silicon Image, visit www.siliconimage.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities regulations. These forward-looking statements include statements related to the growth of the semiconductor IP market. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including those described from time to time in Silicon Image's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. In particular, the semiconductor IP market may not develop as anticipated, market size and opportunities for products that incorporate Silicon Image technology may not grow as anticipated. Also see "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations-Factors Affecting Future Results" in the most recent Annual Report, Form 10-K or 10-Q filed by Silicon Image with the SEC. Silicon Image assumes no obligation to update this forward-looking information.
NOTE: Silicon Image, PanelLink, SATALink, MSL and www.siliconimage.com are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Silicon Image, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
(1) Strong Growth Returns to the Market for Semiconductor IP, Christian Heidarson, May 27, 2005.