Silicon Image Introduces the Industry’s First Single-Chip, Ultra-Low Power, 60GHz WirelessHD® Mobile Transmitter for

  Silicon Image Introduces the Industry’s First Single-Chip, Ultra-Low Power,
  60GHz WirelessHD® Mobile Transmitter for Smartphones and Tablets

New UltraGig™ 6400 transmitter wirelessly connects mobile devices to DTVs and
                 large displays with cable-like video quality

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- December 10, 2012

Silicon Image  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity
solutions, today announced the UltraGig™ 6400, a complete WirelessHD
transmitter for mobile devices that integrates a 60GHz RF transceiver,
baseband processor, and embedded antenna array into a single IC package.
Specifically designed for smartphones and tablets, this ultra-low power
transmitter enables robust high-definition wireless video connectivity between
portable devices and large displays, delivering a cable-quality connection
without wires. The UltraGig 6400 mobile 60GHz WirelessHD transmitter is
currently sampling to mobile device manufacturers.

“By 2015, smartphones and tablets are estimated to represent a $3 billion+
market for wireless connectivity ICs,” said Peter Cooney practice director,
semiconductors, at ABI Research. “Driven by the use of mobile products for
gaming and other interactive video applications, there is increased consumer
demand for connecting these powerful devices to large displays and
televisions. Consumers will expect wireless connections to provide the same
experience as a wired solution. The UltraGig 6400 is well positioned to meet
this emerging market need.”

The UltraGig 6400 combines the intelligent beam-forming technology of a 60GHz
RF transceiver with an embedded antenna array to enable a secure,
high-bandwidth video link to WirelessHD-compliant receivers and displays,
thereby eliminating all interference with Wi-Fi-based solutions.

The integrated high-performance baseband network processor ensures that
high-quality HD video can be transmitted with near-zero latency and without
consuming host processor resources. This approach is ideally suited for mobile
gaming and interactive video applications.

The device is designed for low power operation, with all components in an
easy-to-integrate, ultra-small form factor 10mm x 7mm package. This simplifies
system integration and eliminates the need for discrete antenna placement.

Key features of the UltraGig 6400 include:

  *WirelessHD 1.1 compliant RF transceiver and baseband processor
  *Integrated in-package 60GHz antenna array
  *Ultra-low end-to-end system latency of less than 5ms
  *500mW typical power consumption
  *Support for video resolutions up to 1080p full HD with multi-channel audio
  *Standard video and control interfaces to popular mobile application
  *Fully compatible with Silicon Image Gen3 and all WirelessHD 1.1 compliant
  *Integrated MHL 2.0 compliant transmitter for optional wired HD video

“By offering superior performance in an ultra-small form factor package, the
UltraGig 6400 establishes a new benchmark for mobile HD video wireless
connectivity,” said Jim Chase, director of marketing of the wireless division
at Silicon Image, Inc. “Mobile devices powered by the UltraGig 6400 will be
able to take advantage of a cable-like wireless video connection to other
devices in the growing WirelessHD ecosystem.”

For more information about Silicon Image’s technology solutions, visit

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

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 functionality, features and benefits of the Silicon
Image UltraGig 6400 transmitter and WirelessHD technology. These
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the risk
that these technologies and products 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.

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Silicon Image, Inc.
Gabriele Collier, 408-616-4088
Racepoint Group
Nicole Colwell, 415-694-6702
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