SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 9, 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 that Micronas, a leading supplier of innovative application-specific IC system solutions for consumer electronics, has licensed its High-Definition Multimedia Interface™ (HDMI(™) and Digital Visual Interface (DVI) receiver intellectual property (IP) for integration in their consumer ICs.
"Micronas has a strong presence in the consumer IC market, and we are pleased to be licensing our HDMI and DVI IP to such a respected industry leader," noted Eric Almgren, Silicon Image vice president of business development and IP licensing. "Micronas' selection of Silicon Image HDMI IP is a strong endorsement for both HDMI technology in general and Silicon Image's production-proven PanelLink® implementation, which is by far the most widely adopted HDMI technology worldwide. We have more experience developing, manufacturing and testing HDMI than any other company."
"Silicon Image is the leading provider of HDMI and DVI ICs, and their technology is widely recognized as the de facto industry standard," said Dr. Peter Weigand, vice president of business development at Micronas. "By selecting Silicon Image's market-leading connectivity technology for our TV ICs, we can offer our customers proven HDMI and DVI capability on a quicker timetable, with the confidence that our ICs will be fully compliant with the HDMI and DVI specifications, and that they will interoperate with other HDMI and DVI products on the market. In addition, Silicon Image backs their IP with a high-level of dedicated support that was instrumental in allowing us to integrate their high-speed cores into our advanced TV ICs."
Micronas video ICs provide HDTV input functionality to high-end and mainstream TV sets. Micronas' new truD® technology, the latest-generation frame converter with vector-based motion estimation and compensation, brings the viewing experience to a whole new level of realism and clarity. Micronas is a reliable partner for HDTV manufacturers, with an attractive portfolio of scalable system solutions, an impressive lineup of innovative IC families, and a worldwide marketing and customer support infrastructure within close proximity to the key CE industry players.
Silicon Image developed the world's first DVI and HDMI chips and is the leading provider of HDMI semiconductors. The company has shipped more than 80 million PanelLink HDMI and DVI ICs. Silicon Image is also the primary author of the HDMI Compliance Test Specification and operates one of the world's two HDMI Authorized Testing Centers, as well as the industry's only DVI Compliance Test Center™.
Silicon Image offers HDMI transmitter and receiver core IP, including the digital logic and analog PHY. Silicon Image's HDMI cores are compliant with the HDMI 1.1 specification and have undergone extensive verification testing. Silicon Image's HDMI technology includes High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), supported by Hollywood as the technology of choice for the distribution of premium digital content. HDMI receiver core IP is ideal for DTVs and HDTVs, including LCDs, DLPs, plasma TVs and high-end CRTs, as well as projectors and A/V receivers. Silicon Image HDMI receiver core IP provides full support for HDCP decryption and authentication. Silicon Image's DVI cores are DVI-compliant and support the full DVI bandwidth of 25 to 165 MHz.
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 by offering robust, high-bandwidth semiconductors. For more information on Silicon Image, visit www.siliconimage.com
Micronas (SWX Swiss Exchange: MASN, Frankfurt: MNSN, Prime Standard Segment, TecDAX), a semiconductor designer and manufacturer with worldwide operations, is a leading supplier of cutting-edge IC and sensor system solutions for consumer and automotive electronics. As a market leader in innovative, global TV system solutions, Micronas leverages its expertise into new markets emerging through the digitization of audio and video content. Micronas serves all major consumer brands worldwide, many of them in continuous partnerships seeking joint success. While the holding is headquartered in Zurich (Switzerland), operational headquarters are based in Freiburg (Germany). Currently, the Micronas Group employs about 1900 people. In 2004, it generated CHF 963 million in sales. For more information on Micronas and its products, please visit www.micronas.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities regulations. These forward-looking statements include statements related to the anticipated adoption of the HDMI and DVI industry standards, demand for Silicon Image technology, benefits of using Silicon Image technology, introduction of products incorporating Silicon Image technology, size of the market and the growth of market opportunities for products that incorporate Silicon Image technology, and position of Silicon Image as a market leader. 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, HDMI and DVI industry standards may not be adopted at the rates currently expected, and Silicon Image technology may not produce the anticipated customer benefits, demand for Silicon Image technology may not develop as anticipated, market size and opportunities for products that incorporate Silicon Image technology may not grow as anticipated, and such products may not be released when expected, or at all, and Silicon Image may not achieve or retain market leadership status. Also 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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