MHL Consortium Announces New Specification with Major Advancements for Mobile and Consumer Electronics Connectivity

  MHL Consortium Announces New Specification with Major Advancements for
  Mobile and Consumer Electronics Connectivity

    MHL 3.0 Innovations Include 4K (Ultra HD) Resolution, Enhanced Audio,
  Simultaneous High-Speed Data, Touch Screen Support, and the Latest Content

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- August 20, 2013

MHL, LLC today announced the MHL 3.0 specification to address the latest
consumer requirements for connecting a mobile device to displays, marking
major advancements in the areas of audio and video transmission over an MHL^®
link. With double the bandwidth compared to the previous specification, MHL
3.0 delivers 4K (Ultra HD) resolution and a wider color gamut to create a more
brilliant visual experience, solidifying MHL’s growing presence in the living
room. By using a bi-directional channel that’s significantly faster than MHL
2, the new specification enables concurrent 4K video and high-speed peripheral
support of mass storage and input devices such as a touch screen, keyboard and

“As broadcasters and content service providers strive to innovate and drive
revenues, many of the global players including Comcast, NHK, the BBC, Orange
and Netflix are trialing and/or announcing plans to deliver UHDTV content,”
said Sarah Carroll, director of global business development, Futuresource
Consulting. “As TV everywhere initiatives are also a priority for the world’s
broadcasters and online service providers, MHL’s technology solution with HDCP
2.2 will enable the secure delivery of 4K, premium content between different
devices staying ahead of the consumer demand curve.”

“The new innovations in MHL 3.0 pave the way for the technology’s expansion
into a broader set of home, office, and automotive applications,” said Judy
Chen, president, MHL, LLC. “With an installed base of more than 330 million
devices, MHL, as the world’s most widely adopted mobile TV-out standard, will
continue to evolve to meet consumer needs.”

The MHL 3.0 specification capabilities include:

  *4K (Ultra HD): Support of 4K formats up to 2160p30
  *Simultaneous high-speed data channel
  *Improved Remote Control Protocol (RCP) with support for peripherals such
    as a touch screen, keyboard and mouse
  *Power charging up to 10W
  *Backward compatible with MHL 1 and MHL 2
  *Latest HDCP 2.2 content protection
  *Enhanced 7.1 surround sound with Dolby^® TrueHD and DTS-HD
  *Connector agnostic – uses as few as five pins
  *Support for simultaneous multiple displays

The MHL Experience

Home Theater – 4K Movie-Theater Picture Quality

Watch all of your favorite content in 4K movie-theater picture quality from
your smartphone to your TV or home theater system. Stop, rewind, pause and
play all of your content using the TV’s remote control.

Mobile Games – Zero Lag

Play all your mobile games on a 4K screen with no lag, all while the TV
provides power to your smartphone for extended game play.

Office – Work Anytime, Anywhere

Transform your mobile device into a portable computer by connecting it to a
keyboard, mouse, monitor (or multiple monitors), and storage device to work
anytime, anywhere.

Automotive – Touch Screen to Access Music and Navigation

Interact with the smartphone through your car infotainment touch-screen
display or buttons on your steering wheel to make phone calls, play music,
navigate with the phone’s GPS, and more, all while providing charge to your

The MHL 3.0 specification will be available for download at in early September 2013.

Today, there is an installed base of more than 330 million MHL-enabled
products from more than 200 adopters. MHL will continue to evolve beyond the
de facto mobile-to-TV interface and become a relevant connectivity standard
for Audio/Video receivers, Blu-ray Disc™ players, game consoles, and set-top
boxes to TV. Additional news will be available in the Fall of 2013 to provide
more information on how MHL is expanding into this market.

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About MHL, LLC

MHL, LLC is the Agent for overseeing and administering the adoption,
licensing, and promotion of the MHL Specification. The MHL Specification was
developed by Nokia Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Silicon Image,
Inc., Sony Corporation, and Toshiba Corporation as a standard for mobile wired
video/audio connectivity, which will enable the development of
standard-compliant mobile and display products across a broad connectivity
ecosystem. MHL, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc. For
more information please visit

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 market size, adoption, features, functionality,
performance, advantages and benefits of the MHL 3.0 specification, MHL
technology and MHL-enabled mobile and display devices as well as the future of
mobile entertainment and productivity. These forward-looking statements
involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risks and
uncertainties described from time to time in Silicon Image’s filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These risks and uncertainties could
cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the
forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Silicon Image
assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

MHL and the MHL logo are a trademark, registered trademark or service mark of
MHL, 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.


Kristin Uchiyama, 408-962-4280
Racepoint Group
Allison DeLeo, 415-694-6711
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