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Silicon Image Announces New MHL® Smartphone Reference Designs With MediaTek

Silicon Image (NASDAQ:SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced that MediaTek has partnered with Silicon Image to include the SiI8348 MHL® transmitter in their latest MT6592 and MT6595 octa-core smartphone SoC platforms. These new reference designs are expected to enable high-performance mobile devices with the same computing power of today’s PCs while offering an immersive multimedia experience with MHL technology.

“MHL is a key component of MediaTek’s mobile computing solution that delivers the high-performance computing and entertainment experience on the big screen that consumers now expect from their mobile devices,” said Jeffrey Ju, general manager of the smartphone business unit at MediaTek, Inc. “The SiI8348 MHL transmitter is a perfect match for our latest MT6592 and MT6595 octa-core SoCs which are enabling smartphones to turn into powerful mobile computing, gaming, and entertainment platforms.”

“We are excited to collaborate with MediaTek to bring high-end mobile computing and immersive entertainment experiences to the global consumer,” said Tim Vehling, senior vice president, connectivity products group at Silicon Image, Inc. “MHL has become the leading connectivity technology between mobile devices and displays. By partnering with MediaTek on their latest reference designs, we expect to see continued expansion of the MHL ecosystem worldwide.”

Silicon Image SiI8348 Product Details

  • The SiI8348 is a low power MHL 2.0 1080p60 transmitter that integrates a 2-to-1 multi-media switch to reduce system bill of materials
  • The SiI8348 includes integrated Silicon Image Media Data Tunneling (MDT) technology

Silicon Image and MediaTek at Mobile World Congress from February 24-27, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain

Silicon Image will be showcasing MHL technology demonstrations for productivity, gaming, home entertainment and automotive infotainment applications at its booth in Hall 7, stand 7F31. MediaTek will exhibit at MWC in Hall 06, stand 6E11. For editors interested in meeting with Silicon Image during MWC, please contact [email protected] to schedule a briefing.

Silicon Image offers a broad portfolio of production-proven MHL semiconductor and IP solutions for mobile, DTV and home theater applications. For more information about Silicon Image’s technology solutions, visit http://www.siliconimage.com.

About MHL Technology

The MHL technology standard was developed by promoters Nokia, Samsung, Silicon Image, Sony, and Toshiba. The MHL Consortium now has approximately 200 adopters and members supporting the MHL standard, including some of the largest mobile device and consumer electronics companies in the world. MHL-enabled products include smartphones, tablets, DTVs, monitors, projectors, A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc™ players, cables, TV accessories, adapters, automotive accessories and more. Since the retail introduction of the first MHL-enabled devices in 2011, the MHL ecosystem has grown to an installed base of more than 450 million products and greater than 300 unique products in the marketplace today.

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 mobile, consumer electronics, 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 mobile phones, tablets, DTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, audio-video receivers, digital cameras, as well as desktop and notebook PCs. 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 market for MHL-enabled products and the availability, performance, functionality, features, benefits and applications of Silicon Image’s MHL-enabled semiconductor products and intellectual property. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the risk that the market for MHL-enabled products will not grow as anticipated, the risk that Silicon Image’s MHL-enabled products and intellectual property 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.

Silicon Image and the Silicon Image logo are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Silicon Image, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

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