SUNNYVALE, Calif. --August 9, 2011 -- Silicon Image , Inc. (NASDAQ:SIMG), a leading provider of wireless and wired HD connectivity solutions, today announced that Toshiba's new 2011 line of REGZA™ digital televisions (DTVs), the Z2 series and ZP2 series for the Japanese market, will feature Silicon Image's patent-pending InstaPort™ S single-second port switching technology.
InstaPort S-enabled DTVs will work with any connected HDMI ®-enabled source device to improve the consumer's HD experience by reducing to a single second the four to seven second delay that typically occurs with non InstaPort-enabled DTVs when switching between HDMI-enabled source devices. InstaPort S technology dramatically decreases switching lag times by performing simultaneous background High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) authentication on all connected HDMI-enabled source devices in advance of the source device actually being used. "Silicon Image is extremely pleased that Toshiba has adopted InstaPort S technology in their latest REGZA DTV models, the Z2 Series and ZP2 series," said Alex Chervet, senior director of marketing at Silicon Image, Inc.
"InstaPort S technology has become a ‘must-have' feature that allows consumers to instantly access digital content. Toshiba's adoption of this technology further validates the value of InstaPort S in next-generation DTVs." The InstaPort S feature is available in Silicon Image's SiI9381A, SiI9387A, SiI9389, SiI9587-3 and SiI9589-3 HDMI port processors. For more information about Silicon Image's port processors and DTV/Home Theater solutions, visit http://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 (IP) products that are compliant with global industry standards and also feature industry leading Silicon Image innovations such as InstaPort™. 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 standards for mobile devices - SPMT™ (Serial Port Memory Technology) and MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link), and the standard for 60GHz wireless HD video — WirelessHD™ (WiHD). 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/.