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Silicon Image Introduces First Port Processor With 3D Over HDMI Capability

2009-07-22 20:00
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HDMI Specification Version 1.4 3D Over HDMI Functionality Also Added To Family of Transmitter and Receiver Products

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIMG), a leader in semiconductors and intellectual property for the secure distribution, presentation and storage of high-definition (HD) content, today introduced the SiI9389 port processor incorporating High-Definition Multimedia Interface® (HDMI®) Specification Version 1.4 features including 3D over HDMI, HDMI Ethernet Channel, Audio Return Channel and Content Type Bits. In addition, the Silicon Image semiconductor product family of transmitters (SiI9334 and SiI9136) and receivers (SiI9223 and SiI9233) has been upgraded to include 3D over HDMI capabilities, resulting in one of the industry’s broadest product portfolios incorporating HDMI Specification Version 1.4 features.

Manufacturers of DTV, Blu-ray Disc™ player, set top box, audio/video receiver and other home theatre products are now able to incorporate key features of the HDMI 1.4 Specification Version 1.4 in their next-generation products. 3D video is already captivating audiences in the cinema and now consumers can experience 3D cinema quality in their home, as well as enhance their gaming experience with 3D games.

In addition to 3D over HDMI, the SiI9389 port processor also offers HDMI Ethernet Channel, which simplifies the connectivity infrastructure that enables personal entertainment technologies like LiquidHD™ to bring new services and applications to the home. Silicon Image’s LiquidHD technology is a suite of protocols that runs over standard IP networks such as those that include HDMI Ethernet Channel functionality. Designed to quickly and easily connect TVs, consumer electronics devices, personal computers, portable media devices, and home theaters into a seamless network, LiquidHD technology lets consumers enjoy their digital content from any LiquidHD-enabled source device on any LiquidHD-enabled display in the home.

Another key advancement is the Audio Return Channel feature which drives a high quality S/PDIF signal through a single HDMI cable, further simplifying home theatre connectivity.

“3D over HDMI is gaining strong momentum and has become one of the key features of the new HDMI Specification Version 1.4,” said Waheed Rasheed, director of marketing at Silicon Image, Inc. “With the introduction of the SiI9389 port processor and the upgraded transmitters and receivers we are offering our customers a comprehensive 3D over HDMI product portfolio ready to be incorporated into the next-generation DTV and home theatre applications.”

Silicon Image’s port processors are platforms for innovation that offer new features, technologies and standards for DTV HDMI ports that go above and beyond the basic HDMI switch function offered by analog switches. Port processors support multiple HDMI inputs and interfaces to the System-on-Chip (SoC) over HDMI.

For more information on the SiI9389 port processor and the complete family of HDMI Specification Version 1.4 products please visit http://www.siliconimage.com.

About Silicon Image, Inc.

Silicon Image, Inc. is a leading provider of semiconductor and intellectual property products for the secure distribution, presentation and storage of high-definition content. With a rich history of technology innovation that includes creating industry standards such as DVI and HDMI, the company’s solutions facilitate the use of digital content amongst consumer electronics, personal computer (PC) and storage devices, with the goal to securely deliver digital content anytime, anywhere and on any device. Founded in 1995, the company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with regional engineering and sales offices in China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit http://www.siliconimage.com/.

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the functionality, features and benefits of HDMI specification version 1.4 and Silicon Image’s SiI9387 port processor, SiI9334 transmitter, and LiquidHD technology. 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), 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, the Silicon Image logo and LiquidHD are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Silicon Image, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. HDMI, the HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the Unites States and/or other countries.

 

Contacts

Silicon Image, Inc.
Gabriele Collier, 408-616-4088
gabriele.collier@siliconimage.com
or
Ogilvy Public Relations for Silicon Image, Inc.
Ian Yellin, 415-677-2714
Ian.yellin@ogilvypr.com