SUNNYVALE, Calif., February 7, 2005 - Silicon Image, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIMG), a leader in multi-gigabit semiconductor solutions for the secure transmission and storage of rich digital media, today announced the shipment of its 100 millionth chip. This milestone shipment of PanelLink® SiI 9021™ HDMI™ receivers was delivered to ATI for inclusion with its popular XILLEON digital TV (DTV) product line.
"Silicon Image has a proven track record of providing reliable, high-performance DVI and HDMI receivers," stated Mei Ang, manager, Strategic Hardware Alliances at ATI. "Silicon Image is a valued supplier, and we rely upon them to supply us with high-speed digital I/O solutions for our DTV product lines as well as our PC add-in board products. We continue to be pleased with the consistent quality and interoperability offered by Silicon Image's PanelLink solutions, which are easy for us to design and integrate. Silicon Image also backs up their solutions with a high level of customer support."
Rob Valiton, Silicon Image vice president of worldwide sales, noted, "Silicon Image has established a reputation as the gold standard for implementation in the consumer electronics, PC and storage markets. Our PanelLink and SATALink™-branded solutions are associated with the highest performance, quality and interoperability. Our PanelLink HDMI ICs were the first in production and remain the market leader. HDMI has become a differentiating feature for DTVs, and HDMI adoption is on the rise because manufacturers such as ATI recognize that it provides their customers with the benefits of pure-digital audio and video quality over a single cable."
PanelLink is the industry's first and most widely adopted implementation of the DVI and HDMI specifications, which are based on Silicon Image's Transition-Minimized Differential Signaling (TMDS®) technology. Targeted at digital TVs, the SiI 9021 receiver boasts dual HDMI inputs for simultaneous connection of multiple HDMI source devices such as DVD players and high-definition (HD) set-top boxes. Priced at a lower cost per port than Silicon Image's first-generation HDMI solutions and comparably priced with earlier-generation DVI-HDCP devices, the SiI 9021 provides TV manufacturers a cost-effective means of implementing multiple HDMI ports. The SiI 9021 supports 720p, 1080i and 1080p resolutions as well as PC resolutions up to SXGA.
About Silicon Image
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Silicon Image, Inc. designs, develops and markets multi-gigabit semiconductor and system solutions for a variety of communications applications demanding high-bandwidth capability. With its proprietary Multi-layer Serial Link (MSL™) architecture, Silicon Image is well positioned for leadership in multiple mass markets including PCs, consumer electronics and storage. Currently, Silicon Image leads the global PC/display arena with its innovative digital interconnect technology, and has emerged as a leading player in the consumer electronics and storage markets-offering robust, high-bandwidth semiconductors. For more information on Silicon Image, visit www.siliconimage.com
This news release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of federal securities regulations. These forward-looking statements include statements related to the rate of adoption of the HDMI standard in the consumer electronics market, including in particular in the DTV market. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including those described from time to time in Silicon Image's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. In particular, the rate of adoption of the HDMI standard in the consumer electronics market, including in particular in the DTV market, may differ materially from what is currently anticipated. In addition, see "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations-Factors Affecting Future Results" in the most recent Annual Report, Form 10-K or 10-Q filed by Silicon Image with the SEC. Silicon Image assumes no obligation to update this forward-looking information.
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