HDMI Specification Marks 10-Year Milestone as De-Facto Standard for HD Connectivity

  HDMI Specification Marks 10-Year Milestone as De-Facto Standard for HD
  Connectivity

10^th Anniversary Showcases Breadth of HDMI Products in Expanding Markets and
                                 Applications

2013 International CES

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- January 8, 2013

HDMI Licensing, LLC, the agent responsible for licensing the High-Definition
Multimedia Interface ^ (HDMI®) Specification on behalf of the HDMI Founders,
today marked the 10-year milestone of the release of the first HDMI
Specification. Since its introduction in 2003, the HDMI Specification has been
licensed by more than 1,300 HDMI Adopters who have gone on to manufacture over
3 billion HDMI-enabled products.

What began as a way to simplify the mass of cables for connecting home theatre
equipment has expanded to include a broad array of devices in markets and
applications beyond the home—including automobiles, traditional B2B
environments and mobile devices, all with the crystal clear digital-quality
and single-cable simplicity consumers have come to expect. The HDMI
Specification’s entire ecosystem — 3 billion devices based on ever-improving
technology, backward compatibility, product interoperability and worldwide
testing, compliance and enforcement resources — makes it a preferred and
profitable option for an ever increasing set of manufacturers.

“With over 1,300 Adopters and 3 billion devices shipped, the penetration of
the HDMI interface in consumer electronics, PC, and mobile devices is nothing
short of a phenomenon,” stated Steve Venuti, president of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
“We look for continued success as more and more products are connected to
transmit and receive high definition content.”

Update on the status of the next version of the HDMI Specification

The HDMI Forum, Inc. was launched in October 2011 to allow for broad industry
participation in the development of the future versions of the HDMI
Specification. Currently, its 83 Members are actively and collectively working
on finalizing the next version of the HDMI Specification. HDMI Forum, Inc. has
targeted the first half of 2013 for the release of the next version of the
HDMI Specification.

HDMI Tech Zone at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada – January
8-11, 2013

The HDMI TechZone, which features new products from HDMI Adopters, is located
at LVCC South Hall 1. Consumers, installers, press and analysts can meet with
HDMI Licensing, LLC marketing and compliance executives and staff at the HDMI
TechZone Booth 21112.

About HDMI Licensing, LLC

HDMI Licensing, LLC is the agent responsible for licensing the 1.4b HDMI
Specification, promoting the HDMI standard and providing education on the
benefits of the HDMI Specification to Adopters, retailers, and consumers. The
HDMI Specification was developed by Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.;
Panasonic Corporation; Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.; Silicon Image,
Inc.; Sony Corporation; Technicolor S.A. and Toshiba Corporation as the
all-digital interface standard for the consumer electronics and personal
computer markets. The HDMI Specification combines uncompressed high-definition
video, multi-channel audio, and data in a single digital interface to provide
crystal-clear digital quality over a single cable. HDMI Licensing, LLC is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG). For more
information about the HDMI Specification, please visit www.hdmi.org.

About HDMI Forum, Inc.

The HDMI Forum, Inc. is comprised of the world’s leading manufacturers of
consumer electronics, personal computers, mobile devices, cables and
components. An open trade association, The HDMI Forum’s mission is to foster
broader industry participation in the development of future versions of the
HDMI Specification and to further expand the ecosystem of interoperable,
HDMI-enabled products. HDMI Licensing, LLC, has been contracted to provide
administrative as well as marketing services to the HDMI Forum, Inc. For more
information, please visit www.hdmiforum.org.

HDMI, the HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks
or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC 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.

Contact:

HDMI Licensing, LLC
Gabriele Collier, 408-616-4088
Director of Communications
gcollier@hdmi.org
 
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