Silicon Image Brings High Definition Video Capabilities to ASUS Digital Audio Video Center

VastLane SiI1930 HDMI Transmitter Enables High-Definition Video and Audio Output from Asus Asteio D22/D20 DAV Media Center PC to HDTV

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leader in semiconductors for the secure storage, presentation and distribution of high-definition content, today announced that ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), a leading provider of digital home solutions, has selected Silicon Image's VastLane(TM) SiI1930 High-Definition Multimedia Interface(TM) (HDMI(TM)) transmitter for its new Asteio D22/D20 digital audio and video (DAV) Center. A "DAV Center" is a personal computer used to store, access and view multimedia content in your living room. The new Asteio D22/D20 with HDMI capabilities enables end users to seamlessly connect their Asteio DAV center to high definition (HD) displays in order to view premium HD digital content.

Designed as the ultimate multimedia hub for the home, the Asteio D22/D20 incorporates Intel Viiv platform technology, HDMI and a full array of functions for multimedia enjoyment. With the SiI1930 HDMI transmitter, users can connect to HD displays to enjoy the highest quality of digital audio and video. The SiI1930 features a Transition-Minimized Differential Signaling (TMDS(R)) interface and an HDMI output capable of supporting video resolutions up to UXGA and 1080p with up to eight channels of 192 kHz audio via a single cable. Support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) enables Asteio D22/D20 users to display HD movies and gaming on HDTVs.

"At ASUS, we are focused on delivering next-generation multimedia computing capabilities to our customers, so it was a natural choice for us to embed the Silicon Image HDMI transmitters into our Asteio D22/D20 DAV Center," said Gibson Jih, senior director R&D 6 Department Business Group of ASUSTeK. "With this cutting edge technology, we are able to supply the highest quality visual digital experience to our customers."

"ASUS has packed a ton of power and advanced features into its new Asteio D22/D20, making it a great choice for multimedia enthusiasts," said Brad Garofalo, product marketing manager at Silicon Image. "By adding our HDMI transmitters to its system, ASUS customers will have a simple and easy way to enjoy a wide range of multimedia content."

HDMI is gaining broad acceptance in the PC market, with many industry- leading PC makers and component manufacturers including HDMI interfaces in their media PCs. The media center PC market is poised for accelerated growth, as PC platforms that include or are upgradeable with HD and multimedia capabilities will require connectivity to HDTVs.

Silicon Image's HDMI products play a critical role in the HDTV transition by bridging the content delivery gap between content providers and consumers. PC graphics platforms have very distinct audio and video requirements. Silicon Image is the first to market HDMI and DVI-HDCP transmitters designed specifically for PC platforms that interface seamlessly to discrete and integrated graphics controllers, demonstrating the company's dedication to the HDMI market and underscoring its ongoing commitment to offering cost-effective HDMI products optimized for specific applications.

About HDMI

HDMI is the first and only consumer electronics industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. By delivering crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video via a single cable, HDMI dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide consumers with the highest-quality home theater experience. HDMI provides an interface between any audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, or A/V receiver and an audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV), over a single cable.

About Silicon Image, Inc.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Silicon Image, Inc. is a leader in driving the architecture and semiconductor implementations for the secure storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content in the consumer electronics and personal computing markets. Silicon Image creates and drives industry standards for digital content delivery such as DVI, HDMI(TM) and Serial ATA (SATA), leveraging partnerships with global leaders in the consumer electronics and personal computing markets to meet the growing digital content needs of consumers worldwide. The Simplay HD(TM) Testing Program administered by Silicon Image's wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplay Labs, LLC, provides compatibility testing for high-definition consumer electronics devices such as HDTVs, set-top boxes, audio/video receivers and DVD players, helping manufacturers to achieve compatibility and deliver the highest-quality HDTV experience to consumers. Silicon Image is the leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property solutions for high-definition multimedia and data storage applications. For more information, please visit www.siliconimage.com.

HDMI(TM), the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of, and are used under license from, HDMI Licensing, LLC.

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of federal securities regulations. These forward-looking statements include statements related to the features, functionality, benefits, capabilities, pricing and performance of Silicon Image's VastLane SiI1930 HDMI transmitter, the anticipated benefits of integration of the SiI1930 HDMI transmitter with ASUSTeK's new Asteio D22/D20 DAV Center, the benefits, features and capabilities of the HDMI standard, the anticipated growth, acceptance and consumer demand for the HDMI specification in the PC market, and the role of Silicon Image in meeting such anticipated growth and consumer demand. 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 features, functionality, benefits, capabilities, pricing and performance of Silicon Image's VastLane SiI1930 HDMI transmitter, the anticipated benefits of integration of the SiI1930 HDMI transmitter with ASUSTeK's new Asteio D22/D20 DAV Center, the benefits, features and capabilities of the HDMI standard, the anticipated growth, acceptance and consumer demand for the HDMI specification in the PC market, and the role of Silicon Image in meeting such anticipated growth and consumer demand may differ materially from what is currently anticipated. In addition, see the Risk Factors section of the most recent Form 10-K or Form 10-Q filed by Silicon Image with the SEC. Silicon Image assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release.

Web site: http://www.siliconimage.com/




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