Silicon Image Appoints New Vice President of Engineering

Rashid Osmani To Lead Company's Global Engineering Department And R&D Activities

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leader in semiconductors for the secure storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content, today announced that Rashid Osmani, 55, has joined the company as vice president of worldwide engineering. Osmani brings more than 25 years of management and product development experience at leading technology companies. Reporting to Paul Dal Santo, chief operating officer, Osmani will be responsible for the design, development, and commercialization of intellectual property and integrated circuit solutions consistent with Silicon Image's stated strategy of delivering pure digital content everywhere.

"Rashid has a successful track record of managing diverse, cross-functional teams and driving technology development and product solutions, with more than two decades of engineering knowledge and experience," said Dal Santo. "His hands-on leadership and passion for delivering results will help usher in the next generation of digital technology for consumers worldwide and foster the future growth of the company."

Osmani joins Silicon Image from RF Micro Devices, where he served as vice president and general manager from 2005 to 2008. Prior to that, Osmani held the position of senior director of engineering at Motorola, leading the architecture and systems engineering team for the cellular handset division.

Osmani has been awarded 13 U.S. patents. He holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a master's of technology degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Hyderabad, India.

Osmani succeeds Dr. John (H.J.) Shin, who served as Silicon Image's vice president of engineering from October 2003 to March 2008 and now serves as vice president of strategic technology initiatives for the company. Silicon Image will continue to leverage Dr. Shin's deep technical, customer and market experience to maximize new technology initiative development efforts.

"The recent launch of the Serial Port Memory Technology(TM) (SPMT(TM)) and Mobile High Definition Link(TM) (MHL(TM)) initiatives represent significant new technology advances, and I am looking forward to growing our technology portfolio under Dr. Shin's leadership," said Dal Santo.

About Silicon Image

Silicon Image, Inc. is a global leader in driving the architecture and semiconductor implementation for the secure storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content in the consumer electronics, personal computing, and mobile device markets. With a rich history of technology innovation that includes creating industry standards such as SATA, DVI and HDMI, Silicon Image partners with the world's leading entertainment creators and electronics manufacturers to deliver digital HD content to consumers anytime, anywhere, on any device. Silicon Image is also a leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property solutions for high-definition multimedia and data storage applications. Additionally, Simplay Labs, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, offers robust testing tools, technologies, support services, consulting and product certification to electronics manufacturers to maximize performance, interoperability and ensure the highest-quality HD experience to consumers. With engineering, sales and customer support facilities located throughout North America, Asia and Europe, Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG) is globally headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, please visit

Note: Silicon Image, the Silicon Image logo and Simplay HD are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Silicon Image, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. HDMI is a trademark or registered trademark 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.

Forward-looking Statements:

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws and regulations. 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. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release; and Silicon Image assumes no obligation to update any forward- looking statement. Additional information concerning factors that could cause results to differ can be found in the Silicon Image's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q.

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