Silicon Image Introduces New MHL™/HDMI®-to-HDMI Bridge for High Definition Displays

Newest Addition to MHL Product Portfolio Facilitates A/V Connectivity Between Mobile Devices and HDTVs, PC Monitors, Multi-Function Monitors or HD Projectors

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 14, 2010 — Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leader in advanced, interoperable HD connectivity solutions for consumer electronics, today introduced the Sil1292 MHL™/HDMI®-to-HDMI bridge, which enables an existing HDMI input to add MHL support, facilitating video and audio connectivity between MHL-enabled mobile devices and HDTVs, PC monitors, multi-function monitors or HD projectors. MHL is a new mobile HD interface standard optimized for connecting mobile phones and other portable devices directly to high-definition televisions (HDTVs) and other displays, while enabling power from the display to charge mobile device batteries over a single cable.

The SiI1292 is the latest addition to Silicon Image’s growing MHL product portfolio designed to deliver a low-power, cost-effective solution that specifically addresses single port displays. HDTVs, PC monitors, multi-function monitors or HD projectors incorporating the SiI1292 can connect to MHL-enabled mobile devices via an MHL cable. The SiI1292 MHL/HDMI-to-HDMI bridge delivers the following features:

  • Dual-mode MHL or HDMI input supporting resolutions up to 1080p
  • Adaptive equalizer for HDMI long cable support
  • Single-wire control bus
  • Support for DDC and CEC signals — DDC and CEC functions are typically used by multi-function monitors, which have incorporated TV tuners and HD projectors. Other standard PC monitors do not use remote controls.
  • Optional software control for MHL sink applications via 400KHz local I2C bus
  • Flexible interrupt registers and an interrupt pin
  • Hardware support for automatic MHL/HDMI input detection

“MHL technology will drive new opportunities for HDTV, PC monitor, MFM, and HD projector manufacturers. As smartphones continue to advance, they become entertainment hubs allowing consumers to download music, HD movies, and games, and also to capture and display HD video,” said Conrad Maxwell, Silicon Image’s senior product marketing manager. “The SiI1292 provides the capability to connect these portable devices to single port displays at 1080p resolution and 8-channel digital audio, creating a unique home entertainment use for the MHL-enabled smart phone.”

For more information on the SiI1292 and Silicon Image’s comprehensive MHL-enabled product portfolio, please visit

About MHL Technology and MHL, LLC

The MHL specification, introduced in June 2010, is an HD video and digital audio interface optimized for connecting mobile phones and portable devices to HDTVs, displays and other home entertainment products. MHL technology features a single cable with a 5-pin interface able to support up to 1080p HD video and digital audio while simultaneously providing power to the mobile device, and utilizing established connectors. MHL, LLC is the agent for overseeing and administering the drafting, adoption, licensing, and promotion of the MHL Specification. The MHL Specification was developed by Nokia Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Silicon Image, Inc., Sony Corporation, and Toshiba Corporation as a standard for mobile wired connectivity, to enable the development of standard-compliant mobile and display products across a broad connectivity ecosystem. MHL, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG). For more information, visit

About Silicon Image, Inc.

Silicon Image is a leading provider of advanced, interoperable connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition (HD) 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, as well as the latest standards for mobile devices - SPMT™ (Serial Port Memory Technology) and MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link). 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 performance, functionality, features, and benefits of the MHL standard and Silicon Image’s MHL-enabled product portfolio. 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.

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