SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- June. 16, 2008
– Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leader in semiconductors and intellectual property for the secure storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content, today announced that Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. has filed a complaint against Silicon Image in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that Silicon Image conducts its business in a manner contrary to the antitrust laws of the United States, including with respect to the operation of HDMI Licensing, LLC, and Simplay Labs, LLC, wholly owned subsidiaries of Silicon Image.
Silicon Image believes this filing is in connection with the earlier lawsuit filed by Silicon Image in January 2007 against Analogix in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, accusing Analogix of copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unlawful business practices. The case is scheduled to go to trial in September 2008. In its lawsuit, Silicon Image alleges that Analogix, without authorization and in violation of Silicon Image’s intellectual property rights, copied and utilized Silicon Image’s proprietary register maps and semiconductor configuration software.
“It is unfortunate that, as the trial date for our case against Analogix approaches, they have chosen to file a complaint against Silicon Image containing allegations that are without merit and an attempt to distract from the legitimate issues about Analogix’s business practices raised in our litigation against the company,” said Edward Lopez, Silicon Image’s chief legal officer.
HDMI technology has been adopted by more than 800 semiconductor, consumer electronics and PC manufacturers; all producing a wide variety of HDMI-enabled products. According to a December 2007 report by market research firm In-Stat, over 229 million devices incorporating HDMI technology are expected to ship in 2008, with an installed base of nearly 1 billion HDMI-enabled devices projected by 2010.About Silicon Image, Inc.
Silicon Image, Inc. is a global leader in driving the architecture and semiconductor implementation for the secure storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content in the consumer electronics, personal computing, and mobile device markets. With a rich history of technology innovation that includes creating industry standards such as SATA, DVI and HDMI, Silicon Image partners with the world’s leading entertainment creators and electronics manufacturers to deliver digital HD content to consumers anytime, anywhere, on any device. Silicon Image is also a leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property solutions for high-definition multimedia and data storage applications. Additionally, Simplay Labs, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, offers robust testing tools, technologies, support services, consulting and product certification to electronics manufacturers to maximize performance, interoperability and ensure the highest-quality HD experience to consumers. With engineering, sales and customer support facilities located throughout North America, Asia and Europe, Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG) is globally headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, please visit www.siliconimage.com