Silicon Image Unveils Latest High-Definition Technologies at Consumer Electronics Show
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Silicon Image Inc.
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Press release date: January 8, 2007
Next Generation of Products Enables Digital Content Everywhere
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 -- Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIMG), a leader in semiconductors for the secure storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content, today announced a series of new products and services at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), taking the high-definition consumer experience to new levels.
The announcements include:
o On Jan. 4, 2007, Silicon Image acquired sci-worx GmbH ("sci-worx"), a leading intellectual property (IP) and design service provider specializing in multimedia, communications, and networking applications. The acquisition of sci-worx is expected to enhance and accelerate the expansion of Silicon Image's system-on-a-chip (SoC) design capabilities for the storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content in the consumer environment. At CES 2007, Silicon Image will be demonstrating the products and services developed by sci-worx.
o Introduction of a new family of PinnaClear DTV input processors, the first with High-Definition Multimedia Interface(TM) (HDMI) version 1.3 inputs for digital TVs. The SiI9153 is a highly integrated input processor combining HDMI and legacy analog inputs with a single digital video output optimized for midrange HDTVs. The SiI9155 integrates more HDMI and analog inputs with even higher performance for high-end HDTVs. This family enables manufacturers to cost effectively offer cutting edge HDMI 1.3 support throughout their product line.
o New additions to the Silicon Image VastLane(TM) product family, the world's broadest line of HDMIintegrated circuits. Silicon Image announced two new HDMI 1.3-compliant receiver chips designed for HDTVs and audio/video (A/V) receivers to deliver the ultimate home theater experience. The VastLane SiI9135, designed for use in audio/video receivers, is the first HDMI 1.3 receiver chip to support High Bit Rate (HBR) audio, enabling A/V receivers to decode and play back compressed lossless audio formats such as Dolby® True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio. The VastLane SiI9125, designed for use in HDTVs, is an advanced dual-input receiver that fits directly into HDTVs, offering manufacturers a low cost, easily implemented upgrade to add HDMI 1.3 capabilities to their full range of HDTVs.
o A new VastLane product family: Silicon Image announced its first- generation HDMI 1.3 switch product family, with integrated HDMI Consumer Electronics Control(CEC) functionality. The SiI9181 and SiI9185 are Transition Minimized Differential Signaling (TMDS) HDMI switches that enable multiple HDMI source devices to connect to HDTVs with frequency of operation up to 225 megahertz (MHz), allowing consumers to enjoy Deep Color(TM) content.
o A new member of the second generation SteelVine(TM) storage processor family, the SiI5733. The SiI5733 gives HDTV, digital video recorder (DVR), set-top box and PC motherboard manufacturers a cost-effective storage solution that is simple, scalable, reliable and secure. The SiI5733 is the first storage processor on the market to offer content security through automatic drive locking, making drive security simple and requiring no effort by the user.
o Simplay Labs(TM) LLC's opening of its first European HD test center in London, providing manufacturers a state-of-the-art compatibility testing facility to ensure they are delivering industry-compatible high-definition products to consumers. Simplay Labs is also previewing new testing tools and services to help manufacturers achieve compatibility and deliver the highest-quality HDTV experience to consumers.
Silicon Image has detailed each of the announcements in a series of press releases, which can be accessed at http://siliconimage.com/news/press/. Demonstrations of its technology at CES 2007 will take place in the Banyan Conference Room at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas. Silicon Image continues to benefit from its strategy of advancing the delivery of secure digital content in the home by developing cutting-edge, high-bandwidth technology and enlisting industry partners to embrace the technology as a standard.
"With today's announcements, Silicon Image continues to enhance the home entertainment experience for consumers," said Steve Tirado, president and CEO of Silicon Image. "Our new technologies also widen the range of choices for manufacturers, from low-cost solutions to upgrades with rich, new features."
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. With a proven track record of improving cross-product interoperability, Silicon Image has shipped more than 100 million HDMI/HDCP and DVI/HDCP semiconductor solutions and offers one of the most robust and comprehensively tested technology platforms in the consumer electronics industry through its Simplay Labs' Simplay HD(TM) Testing Program. Simplay Labs, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, is a leading provider of testing technologies, tools and services 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.
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