Mobile China Alliance and MHL Consortium Conclude Successful Technology Forum on Mobile Connectivity in China

  Mobile China Alliance and MHL Consortium Conclude Successful Technology
  Forum on Mobile Connectivity in China

   Event Validates the Importance of MHL and Its Applications in China, the
                      World’s Largest Smartphone Market

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- October 29, 2013

MHL, LLC today announced that it recently co-hosted the “Technology Forum on
HD Video and Digital Audio Interfaces for Mobile Devices” with the Mobile
China Alliance (MCA), an association representing leading companies in China’s
mobile industry. As the leading HD mobile-to-display connectivity standard,
MHL technology is poised to enable consumers in China, a region that
represents the world’s largest smartphone market, with simple “plug and play”
solutions to transform a smartphone into a gaming console, a fully functional
portable office, an automotive infotainment or home theater system.

Zhijun Zhao, Dept. of Operations Support Director for China Mobile Game
Service Center, demonstrates ...

Zhijun Zhao, Dept. of Operations Support Director for China Mobile Game
Service Center, demonstrates how MHL technology can transform your mobile
device into a game console. The MHL-enabled smartphone is connected directly
to the TV, while a game controller is paired with the mobile device for a
truly immersive gaming experience. (Photo: Business Wire)

“In China, the market for mobile gaming has doubled from 2012 to 2013. The MHL
Consortium and China Mobile agree that mobile is the future of entertainment
centers, and connecting mobile devices to a television or monitor enables a
variety of multi-screen applications,” said Zhijun Zhao, Dept. of Operations
Support Director for China Mobile Game Service Center.

In a recent press release, market research firm IDC shared its forecasts on
the China smartphone market. IDC forecasts that China’s smartphone shipments
will reach 360 million in 2013 and expects China’s smartphone shipments to
potentially exceed 450 million in 2014.

“We were very pleased to work with the Mobile China Alliance to showcase MHL
technology and the new features of the MHL 3.0 specification to an audience of
industry experts,” said Judy Chen, Ph.D., president of MHL, LLC and a featured
speaker at the technology forum. “Endorsement from China Mobile, the world’s
largest mobile phone operator, is strong validation of the value that MHL
technology brings to the China market. This was a very successful event that
allowed us to demonstrate multiple, interactive applications such as mobile
gaming to the big screen.”

With its “plug and play” features, MHL has been adopted in the automotive
sector, allowing consumers to connect MHL-enabled smartphones to the
in-vehicle infotainment system where the mobile phone apps can be accessed
through the touch screen while simultaneously charging the mobile device. MHL
can also be used in the rear seat monitor so that passengers can enjoy
portable entertainment at any time. According to Dr. Judy Chen, both
applications provide seamless transmission of content from the mobile phone to
the vehicle’s display.

MHL, LLC recently released the MHL 3.0 specification, which addresses the
latest consumer requirements for connecting a mobile device to displays, while
simultaneously charging the device. 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. By using a
bi-directional channel that is 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 mouse.

Today, there is an installed base of more than 400 million MHL-enabled
products worldwide. MHL-enabled products include smartphones, tablets, DTVs,
TV accessories, Blu-ray Disc™ players, audio / video (AV) receivers, monitors,
projectors, adapters, automotive accessories, cables, and more. For a list of
MHL-enabled products or to learn more about how to become a part of the
growing MHL community, please visit

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About Mobile China Alliance (MCA)

Established in April 2011, Mobile China Alliance (MCA) is a mobile phone
industry alliance under the China Communications Industry Association. It is
run by the alliance entity, Shanghai Lulian Information Technology Co., Ltd.,
and its Secretary-General is Lao Yao. Its membership includes more than 30
mobile phone, semiconductor and internet companies in China. MCA is committed
to promoting the sharing of information among enterprises within the alliance,
promoting the relevant government departments’ support for the industry,
accelerating the branding and globalization of Chinese mobile phones,
promoting technological upgrade in the industry, and enhancing the global
competitiveness of Chinese mobile phones. It is committed to fully playing its
role as a bridge and link between enterprises and the government in the areas
of legislation, policies and planning, as well as fully playing its role as a
bridge and link between enterprises and consumers, among enterprises, and
between enterprises and scientific research, education and supporting
institutions in the communication, exchange, cooperation and promotion of
areas such as R&D, production, testing, accreditation, standardization,
policies, laws and applications.

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 that enables the development of interoperable mobile
and display products across a broad connectivity ecosystem. MHL, LLC is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc. For more information, please

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
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