New Products Include Latest MHL 2.0 Features, and Target Mobile Device, Accessory and Display Applications
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- September 26, 2012 -- Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced the expansion of its MHL® (Mobile High-Definition Link) portfolio with four new products—the SiI8558 MHL transmitter, the SiI9296 MHL-to-HDMI bridge, the SiI1296 MHL-to-VGA bridge, and the SiI9293 dual-mode MHL/HDMI receiver—all of which supports the highest digital A/V capabilities and incorporate features defined in the latest MHL specification version 2.0.
MHL, LLC, the entity overseeing and administering the adoption, licensing, and promotion of the MHL specification, estimates that by the end of 2012 more than 200 million MHL-enabled products will have shipped worldwide since the inception of the standard. Silicon Image's newly announced suite of MHL 2.0 products will enable the next generation of MHL products and accessories to reach the market starting in 2013, continuing to expand the number and types of devices in the MHL ecosystem. "In addition to today's hottest smartphones, PC monitors, and DTVs, MHL technology is finding its way into other innovative products including automotive infotainment systems, A/V receivers, Blu-ray players, pico projectors, accessories, and many consumer media devices," said David Kuo, director of product marketing at Silicon Image, Inc. "As a leader in developing HD connectivity solutions, Silicon Image continues to deliver new optimized, feature-enhanced MHL ICs for the latest worldwide mobile and CE products."
MHL 2.0 Transmitter:
- SiI8558 is an MHL transmitter that integrates the latest MHL specification version 2.0 features. The SiI8558 also integrates a 4-to-1 multi-media switch to reduce system cost.
MHL 2.0 Bridge ICs:
- SiI9296 and SiI1296 are bridge ICs that support the latest specification version 2.0 features allowing connection to HDMI and VGA displays.
MHL 2.0 Receiver IC:
- SiI9293 is a dual-mode MHL/HDMI receiver for display applications.
About MHL 1.0 and 2.0:
MHL specification version 1.0 allows a mobile device to transmit 1080p60Hz uncompressed video with up to eight channels of digital audio over five pins, enhancing the mobile experience. MHL technology allows consumers to transmit and share multimedia content — such as HD videos, photos, apps and games — from their mobile device to the big screen. MHL-enabled DTVs and displays provide power to charge the mobile device when connected, ensuring that the devices battery is charged and ready to use even after viewing a full-length HD movie. With Remote Control Protocol (RCP), consumers can use the DTV remote to control content from the mobile device.
MHL specification version 2.0 adds native 3D formats, alpha-numeric key codes for advanced remote control functions, and increased power charging from the display to enable faster charging of the latest smartphones and tablets.
Silicon Image offers a broad portfolio of production-proven MHL semiconductor and IP solutions for mobile, DTV and home theater applications. For more information about Silicon Image's MHL product portfolio, please visit: www.siliconimage.com. These new MHL products will be showcased at Silicon Image's demo suite during CEATEC Japan 2012, Oct. 2-5, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan
About Silicon Image, Inc.
Silicon Image is a leading provider of 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 products that are compliant with global industry standards and feature market leading Silicon Image innovations such as InstaPort™ and InstaPrevue™. 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 standard for mobile devices — MHL®, and the leading 60GHz wireless HD video standard — WirelessHD®. 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/.