Silicon Image Unveils Next-Generation MHL™ Products
New MHL Transmitter and MHL-to-HDMI® Bridge ICs Provide 1080p60Hz
Full HD Resolution for Mobile Products, DTVs, and Monitors
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Image (NASDAQ:SIMG), a leading provider of wireless and wired HD
connectivity solutions, today announced its next-generation MHL™
products, the SiI8240 MHL transmitter for mobile devices and the
SiI9617 MHL-to-HDMI® bridge for DTVs and PC displays, which are also MHL
2.0 compliant. Both semiconductor products support 1080p60Hz full HD and
the latest MHL specification features that include 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.
Mobile devices continue to integrate higher performance processors and
higher resolution HD displays. Silicon Image's SiI8240 is the first MHL
transmitter to output 1080p60Hz full HD, enabling mobile devices to
drive today's high-resolution DTVs and monitors at 60 frames per second.
To enable Silicon Image's MHL customers to seamlessly and quickly
upgrade their MHL-enabled products to deliver higher resolutions, faster
frame rates, and enhanced features, the SiI8240 has been designed to be
pin compatible to the currently shipping SiI9244 MHL transmitter.
Today's smartphones and tablets are increasingly transforming from
traditional communication devices to mobile set-top-boxes, gaming
consoles, and PCs. With this transformation, consumers are more often
connecting their smartphone to a larger display to enjoy new interactive
applications—from digital entertainment and office productivity to
gaming. With the SiI9617 MHL-to-HDMI bridge, consumer electronics (CE)
manufacturers can design their latest 1080p60Hz DTVs and monitors to
seamlessly include the latest MHL capabilities. When a consumer connects
an MHL-enabled mobile device to an MHL display, that display will charge
and provide control for the mobile device, while showing video,
productivity applications and games in 1080p60Hz full HD quality. With
MHL 2.0 compliant products, the latest smartphones and tablets will
charge up to twice as fast when connected to an MHL 2.0-enabled display.
"Silicon Image's new products offer an end-to-end MHL 1080p60Hz
connectivity solution for our global mobile, CE, and PC customers," said
Tim Vehling, vice president of product marketing at Silicon Image, Inc.
"With these latest products from Silicon Image — including a drop-in
pin-compatible version — manufacturers can quickly develop and roll-out
their next-generation MHL 2.0-enabled products."
MHL technology continues to gain broad industry adoption with over 50
million MHL-enabled products shipped globally during 2011. Silicon Image
anticipates that MHL-enabled product shipments worldwide will more than
double in 2012. The growing ecosystem of MHL devices includes
smartphones, tablets, DTVs, monitors, home theater products and
Silicon Image offers a comprehensive 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.
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 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 standards for mobile devices - SPMT™ and 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/.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of federal securities laws and regulations, including, but not limited
to, statements regarding the availability, performance, functionality,
features, and benefits of the MHL specification and Silicon Image's
SiI8240 and SiI9617 products. These forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties, including the risks that the MHL specification
and/or Silicon Image's SiI8240 and SiI9617 products will not perform as
anticipated or provide the functionality, features and benefits
described in this news release, as well as the risks and uncertainties
described from time to time in Silicon Image's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which could cause the actual
results to differ materially from those anticipated by these
forward-looking statements. Silicon Image assumes no obligation to
update any forward-looking statement.
Silicon Image and the Silicon Image logo are trademarks, registered
trademarks or service marks of Silicon Image, Inc. in the United States
and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks
are the property of their respective owners in the United States and/or
Silicon Image, Inc.
Sherrie Gutierrez, 408-616-4017
Nicole Colwell, 415-694-6702
Source: Silicon Image, Inc.
News Provided by Acquire Media
Close window | Back to top