SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- August 30,2011 -- Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIMG), a leading provider of wireless and wired HD connectivity solutions, today announced that its SiI9381A dual-mode MHL™ and HDMI ® port processor has been designed into Toshiba's new MHL-enabled DTVs, which will be initially rolled out in Australia. MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) technology enables consumers to view and share HD content from mobile devices to DTVs via a direct cable connection. Toshiba's new Regza WL800A DTV model is available in 46" and 55" full HD screen sizes, and supports 1080p resolution and two channels of digital audio through MHL technology. The introduction of the latest Regza WL800A DTVs complements the growing MHL product ecosystem of smartphones, tablets and adapters.
MHL technology is a new HD audio/video connectivity standard that enables a mobile device to transmit 1080p uncompressed video with up to eight channels of digital audio, while also supporting HDCP content protection, over five pins. In addition, MHL-enabled DTVs and displays provide power to the mobile device when connected, ensuring that the phone battery is charged and ready to use even after viewing a full-length feature movie. Consumers are also able to control MHL-enabled mobile devices using the existing DTV remote.
"We have seen significant momentum for MHL-enabled products and the launch of Toshiba's MHL DTVs marks an important milestone for the broad market adoption of this advanced mobile connectivity solution," said Alex Chervet, senior director of marketing at Silicon Image, Inc.
"Toshiba is known for pioneering new technology and we are thrilled that they have selected our SiI9381A port processor to enable MHL connectivity in their new line of DTVs."
Silicon Image's port processors provide the latest connectivity and performance features to enhance the consumer's connected HD experience. For more information about Silicon Image's port processors and MHL 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/.