Silicon Image Unveils Low-Cost HDMI Receiver for Mainstream DTVs

LG Designs SiI 9011 Into New DTV Platforms

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leader in multi-gigabit semiconductor solutions for the secure transmission and storage of rich digital media, today unveiled its SiI 9011(TM) High-Definition Multimedia Interface(TM) (HDMI(TM)) receiver -- the lowest-cost HDMI receiver in the industry. Targeted at mass-market DTVs and now shipping in production to LG Electronics and other leading consumer electronics manufacturers, the SiI 9011 is a fully featured, third-generation HDMI receiver supporting High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), DVD-Audio and HDCP repeater functionality. LG has designed the SiI 9011 HDMI receiver into a number of new 2005 plasma and LCD TV models.

"2005 will mark the year that HDMI goes mainstream, and Silicon Image's third-generation HDMI silicon is enabling this to happen," stated Stevan Eidson, director of product marketing for consumer electronics products at Silicon Image. "The FCC has mandated that all Digital Cable-Ready TVs sold after July 1, 2005 feature an HDMI or DVI input with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). The SiI 9011 is a very cost-effective solution for DTV manufacturers incorporating HDMI-HDCP capability in their mainstream 20- to 36-inch DTVs to comply with this mandate, and we expect it to broaden HDMI adoption. As a result, we expect the SiI 9011 to be the HDMI solution for mainstream DTV platforms in 2005."

"HDMI provides the highest quality audio and video available in a single interface. Silicon Image is the industry leader in HDMI ICs, and their new SiI 9011 receiver allows us to cost-effectively add proven HDMI functionality to our smaller, lower-cost DTVs," stated Dr. Choon Lee, VP of the Digital TV Laboratory at LG.

Fully HDMI-compliant, the SiI 9011 supports bandwidths up to 165 MHz and the widest range of video resolutions including 1080p and UXGA. To improve manufacturers' time to market and reduce design time, register sets for the SiI 9011 are backward compatible with Silicon Image's prior-generation SiI 9021, SiI 9031 and SiI 9993 HDMI receivers. The SiI 9011 supports the DVD-Audio standard, including 7.1-surround audio at 96 kHz and stereo audio at 192 kHz. The SiI 9011 features a flexible digital output capable of interfacing in 12-, 24- and 48-bit modes, enabling a direct connection to a wide variety of video processors including the latest generation offering support for 1080p resolutions. It also supports HDCP repeater functionality for applications such as media receiver set-top boxes and A/V receivers.

The SiI 9011's built-in HDCP decryption engine secures the digital link for transmission of valuable high-definition (HD) video and audio. Each SiI 9011 is pre-programmed with unique HDCP keys, providing the highest level of security while reducing manufacturing complexity and cost. A new built-in HDCP self-test engine simplifies manufacturing testing.

Pricing and Availability

The SiI 9011 is currently shipping in production to multiple consumer electronics manufacturers and is available in two packages: a 128-pin LQFP with 0.4mm pin pitch and a 144-pin TQFP with 0.5mm pin pitch. The SiI 9011 is priced at $6.95 in 10K quantities for the 128-pin LQFP package.

About Silicon Image

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Silicon Image, Inc. designs, develops and markets multi-gigabit semiconductor and system solutions for a variety of communications applications demanding high-bandwidth capability. With its proprietary Multi-layer Serial Link (MSL(TM)) architecture, Silicon Image is well positioned for leadership in multiple mass markets including PCs, consumer electronics and storage. Currently, Silicon Image leads the global PC/display arena with its innovative digital interconnect technology, and has emerged as a leading player in the consumer electronics and storage markets -- offering robust, high-bandwidth semiconductors. For more information on Silicon Image, visit

This news release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of federal securities regulations. These forward-looking statements include statements related to anticipated increases in standards adoption, demand for Silicon Image products featuring HDMI and HDCP capability, the cost-effectiveness of such products, and the level of security provided by such products. 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, standards may not be adopted at the rates anticipated, the SiI 9011 product may not be released when expected or at all, demand for the SiI 9011 and similar products may not be as expected, and the cost-effectiveness and level of security provided by the SiI 9011 and similar products may not be as expected. Also see "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations -- Factors Affecting Future Results" in the most recent Annual Report, Form 10-K or 10-Q filed by Silicon Image with the SEC. Silicon Image assumes no obligation to update this forward-looking information.

NOTE: Silicon Image, SiI, SiI 9011, MSL and are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Silicon Image, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

CONTACT: Sheryl M. Gulizia, Manager, Public Relations of Silicon Image,
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