Asia R&D and sales operation serves growing global customer base and strengthens company’s market position in Asia-Pacific regionSUNNYVALE, Calif. and SHANGHAI, CHINA, October 29, 2008
– Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leader in semiconductors and intellectual property for the secure distribution, presentation and storage of high-definition content, today announced the opening of its latest research and development (R&D) center, a 20,000 sq. ft. facility in Shanghai, China, inaugurated at a ceremony on Wednesday, October 29, 2008. The Shanghai R&D center and sales office, which will also serve as headquarters of Silicon Image China, will focus on the development and sales of core technologies and cost-effective products to be incorporated in consumer electronics (CE) and home entertainment devices.
The Silicon Image Shanghai R&D center expands the company's current worldwide R&D operations which include facilities in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Shanghai office currently employs 50 engineers and is expected to be a primary location for future growth of Silicon Image R&D capabilities. Silicon Image will serve its growing and diverse customer base in Asia through the existing sales office in Shenzhen, China, as well as the new sales staff in Shanghai.
“With its excellent infrastructure and readily available pool of strong engineering talent, Shanghai is the ideal location to support our expansion into the vital economic marketplace of China as well as the extended Asia-Pacific region,” said Steve Tirado, president and chief executive officer at Silicon Image, Inc. “With the increased R&D and sales support provided by the Shanghai team, we are ready to serve our growing China customer base with the innovative technologies and products demanded by today’s competitive global marketplace.“
Silicon Image has been a noted presence in China since 2006. The company’s HDMI™ digital connectivity technology has been widely adopted by Chinese consumer electronics manufacturers and Silicon Image has seen strong customer demand for its PinnaClear (video processors), VastLane (transmitters, receivers and PHYs) and SteelVine (storage) products, as well as its intellectual property (IP) cores.
In addition, Silicon Image's wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplay Labs, LLC has two interoperability testing centers in Shenzhen and Shanghai, China, where manufacturers can submit their products for Simplay HD™ interoperability and high-definition (HD) performance testing and certification.About Silicon Image, Inc.
Silicon Image, Inc. is a global leader in driving the architecture and semiconductor implementation for the secure distribution, presentation and storage 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