Silicon Image MHL Technology Featured on New MediaTek Quad-Core Mobile Computing Reference Platform

  Silicon Image MHL Technology Featured on New MediaTek Quad-Core Mobile
  Computing Reference Platform

     High-performance mobile solution targeted for rapidly growing global
                              smartphone market

Mobile World Congress 2013

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- February 25, 2013

Silicon Image  (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions
today announced the availability of a reference design based on MediaTek’s
Quad-Core MT6589 smartphone platform and Silicon Image’s SiI8338 MHL®
transmitter with Media Data Tunneling (MDT) technology. The high-performance
MT6589 platform has been designed to deliver a premium smartphone experience
at affordable price points. When combined with the SiI8338, this platform
turns smartphones into ultra-portable PCs or multi-media entertainment devices
when connected to MHL-enabled computing accessories or large displays.

MediaTek Phone (Photo: Business Wire)

MediaTek Phone (Photo: Business Wire)

“The Quad-Core MT6589 reference design delivers a highly integrated
communications, multi-media, and mobile computing platform in a single
system-on-chip (SOC),” said Jeffrey Ju, General Manager of the Smartphone
Business Unit at MediaTek, Inc. “What is more, our future is much more than
smartphones. By integrating the Silicon Image MHL transmitter and MDT
technology into our platform, we are able to maximize the computing
capabilities of the MT6589 Quad-Core processor and expand its reach to
smartphone models that meet the communications, multi-media, and productivity
needs of consumers today and tomorrow. The multi-screen entertainment
experience has never been so immersive and affordable, and consumers, from now
on, will have more choices in determining how they want to enjoy content.”

Silicon Image MDT technology is a protocol designed to enable MHL mobile
devices, such as smartphones, to transmit data simultaneously with HD video
and audio to another MHL device. By utilizing this technology manufacturers
can quickly develop mobile computing accessories for MHL-enabled smartphones
and tablets, including keyboards, touch pads, mice or touch panels to interact
with an MHL-enabled display. Silicon Image MDT technology has been integrated
into the Silicon Image SiI8338 MHL® transmitter and is delivered via the MHL
link on the smartphone.

“Our collaboration with MediaTek has resulted in new smart productivity
applications that leverage the power of the MT6589 platform and highlight the
full capabilities of our MHL solutions,” said Tim Vehling, Vice President of
Product Marketing at Silicon Image, Inc. “We look forward to smartphones and
computing accessories based on this high-performance reference platform being
deployed into the global market, enabling consumers everywhere to experience
their smartphones or tablets functioning as both an entertainment as well as a
mobile computing device.”

Product Details

Silicon Image SiI8338

  *The SiI8338 is an MHL 2.0 transmitter that integrates a 2-to-1 multi-media
    switch to reduce system bill of materials
  *The SiI8338 includes integrated Silicon Image Media Data Tunneling (MDT)

MediaTek MT6589

  *The MT6589 is a Quad-Core SoC that integrates MediaTek’s advanced
    multi-mode UMTS Rel. 8/HSPA+/TD-SCDMA modem and Quad-Core Cortex™-A7 CPU

Silicon Image and MediaTek at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain

The MT6589 reference platform with SiI8338 MHL transmitter and Silicon Image
MDT technology will be demonstrated in Silicon Image’s booth in Hall 7, stand
7C71, February 25-28, 2013. MediaTek will exhibit at MWC in Hall 2, stand

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

About MHL Technology

Using only five wires, MHL technology delivers 1080p, 60 frames per second
uncompressed video with up to eight channels of digital audio while providing
charge to the mobile device. Consumers can connect their MHL-enabled devices
to the big screen to watch HD videos, play video games or work on business
presentations. Consumers are also able to control MHL-enabled mobile devices
using the existing DTV remote. MHL-enabled products include adapters,
automotive accessories, AV receivers, Blu-ray Disc™ players, cables, DTVs,
monitors, projectors, smartphones, tablets, TV accessories and more. Since the
retail introduction of the first MHL-enabled devices two years ago, the MHL
ecosystem is continuing to grow with an installed base of more than 220
million products and greater than 200 unique products in the marketplace
today. For more information about MHL technology, visit the MHL Consortium
website at

About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless
communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market
leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless
communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, and DVD and Blu-ray
products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code
"2454", MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales or research
subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, Korea, Denmark,
England, Sweden and Dubai. For more information, please visit MediaTek’s
website at

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 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

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 availability, performance, functionality, features,
benefits and applications of Silicon Image’s MHL-enabled semiconductor
products, MDT technology and turnkey reference platforms. These
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the
risks that Silicon Image’s MHL-enabled products, MDT technology and reference
platform 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

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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