Silicon Image Expands IP Portfolio With High-Quality Video Processing Technology

New cineramIC™ Suite Includes High Quality, High Resolution Scaler, Deinterlacer and Video Enhancement Cores

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 22, 2011Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of wireless and wired HD connectivity solutions, today announced its new family of high-quality cineramIC™ video processing IP cores, ranging from scalers and deinterlacers to video enhancement solutions such as noise reduction and edge enhancement. These IP cores are targeted for integration into digital video system-on-chip (SoC) designs to deliver optimal image quality for consumer electronics (CE), professional video processing, surveillance and medical imaging devices.

Silicon Image’s new cineramIC video processing IP cores can be used in a variety of products where high-quality video and digital image enhancement is required. Adaptive scaling and deinterlacing IP cores modify the format of the video stream to compensate for differing video content formats and display resolutions. In many HD applications, low resolution compressed video must be decompressed and scaled up to the higher resolutions of today’s DTVs and displays. This can create noticeable image artifacts such as undesirable jagged edges on shapes and halos around text. Silicon Image’s video smoothing, detail and edge enhancement and mosquito noise technology help reduce the artifacts created by digital video scaling and compression. By integrating Silicon Image’s video processing technology, SoC suppliers will be able to deliver top-quality video for their customers.

Chip designers can choose from a variety of processing blocks, which include:

Scaler IP Cores:

  • Adaptive Scaler – Scales video to higher/lower resolutions while preserving image detail and suppressing ringing artifacts in graphics content.

Video Enhancement IP Cores:

  • Mosquito Noise Reduction – Removes mosquito noise present along object edges in highly compressed digital images.
  • Detail and Edge Enhancement – Sharpens image edge boundaries and improves fine detail in an image.
  • Video Smoothing – Removes the jagged (rough, irregular) edges in an image which are caused by digital compression, scaling artifacts, poor-quality deinterlacing, or resolution limitations in digital sampling of an image.

Deinterlacer IP Cores:

  • Precision Deinterlacer – Converts interlaced video into the progressive image quality demanded by today’s high-resolution displays by eliminating many of the artifacts found in common deinterlacers to produce a smooth image free of artifacts.
  • Progressive Reprocessing (PReP) – Recovers the original interlace signal from a progressive video data that has been previously deinterlaced by a poor quality deinterlacer to help significantly improve picture quality provided by the Precision Deinterlacer.

“The new cineramIC video processing IP cores bolster Silicon Image’s IP product portfolio of high-quality, high-resolution video and image solutions,” said Ron Richter, senior director of worldwide IP core licensing at Silicon Image, Inc. “By integrating these IP cores, SoC device manufacturers will be able to provide their customers with the most advanced video processing techniques for optimum video quality on HD DTVs and displays.”

Silicon Image’s family of IP cores includes a broad range of HDMI® technology solutions, MHL™ technology solutions, Serial ATA (SATA) storage, RAID controller, image signal processor (ISP) camera IP and H.264, MPEG-1/2 and VC-1 video decoders.

For more information about Silicon Image’s complete IP core product offering, visit our website at

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 (IP) products that are compliant with global industry standards and also feature industry leading Silicon Image innovations such as InstaPort™. 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™ (Serial Port Memory Technology) and MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link), and the standard for 60GHz wireless HD video – WirelessHD™ (WiHD). Via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplay Labs, Silicon Image offers manufacturers comprehensive standards interoperability and compliance testing services. For more information, visit us at

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 availability, performance, functionality, features, and benefits of Silicon Image’s cineramIC video processing IP cores. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the risk that, if and when available, Silicon Image’s cineramIC video processing IP cores 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.

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