Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced the expansion of its comprehensive integrated circuit (IC) portfolio for the home theater market. The new SiI9533 and SiI9535 port processors − targeted for sound bars, A/V receivers and Home-Theater-in-a-Box (HTiB) systems − support the latest MHL ® and HDMI ® standards with resolutions up to 4K UltraHD as well as innovative technologies such as InstaPrevue™ and InstaPort™ S.
“Sound bars and HTiB systems represent one of the fastest growing segments in the Home Theater space. As TVs have gotten thinner, sound quality has suffered, creating increased demand for sound bars and home theater systems,” said Alex Chervet, senior director of marketing at Silicon Image, Inc. “The new SiI9533 and SiI9535 port processors provide a high-quality and cost-effective solution for this growing market segment.”
The SiI9533 and SiI9535 port processors feature InstaPrevue technology, which offers simultaneous live picture-in-picture previews of every device connected via HDMI or MHL inputs, from Blu-ray™ players to mobile devices. InstaPrevue eliminates the hassle of searching through inputs to determine which port is your Blu-ray player, set-top box, or other source device. Instead, consumers can easily view and select the live preview window to switch between connected devices.
The SiI9533 and SiI9535 port processors fully support the MHL 2.0 standard, adding to the ecosystem of over 220 million MHL-enabled devices shipped to date. Sound bars, A/V receivers, and Home-Theater-in-a-Box systems based on the SiI9533 and SiI9535 port processors will automatically detect MHL source devices and output HD video up to 4K UltraHD as well as 8.1 channels of high bit rate audio.Silicon Image is currently sampling the SiI9533 and SiI9535 port processors. Note to editors: Silicon Image will be showcasing its HD connectivity solutions for mobile, wireless, DTV and home theater applications during the 2013 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV from Jan. 8-11, 2013 at booth #MP25575 in South Hall 2. To schedule a meeting, please contact: Press_relations@siliconimage.com. About Silicon Image, Inc. Silicon Image is a leading provider of connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition content for consumer electronics, mobile, and PC markets. The company delivers its technology via semiconductor and intellectual property products that are compliant with global industry standards and feature market leading Silicon Image innovations such as InstaPort™ and InstaPrevue™. 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, the latest standard for mobile devices – MHL®, and the leading 60GHz wireless HD video standard – WirelessHD®. Via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplay Labs, Silicon Image offers manufacturers comprehensive standards interoperability and compliance testing services. For more information, visit us at http://www.siliconimage.com/. 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 growth in the adoption of the MHL specification and the market of MHL-enabled products, the features and benefits of MHL technology and the availability, performance, functionality, features, and benefits of Silicon Image’s MHL-enabled semiconductor products and Silicon Image’s InstaPort and InstaPrevue technologies. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the risks that the growth in the adoption of the MHL specification and/or the market of MHL-enabled products will slow or not continue and that Silicon Image’s MHL-enabled products and technologies will not perform as anticipated or provide the functionality, features and benefits described in this news release, as well as the risks and uncertainties 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.