HDMI 2.0 Specification Receives Popular Science Magazine’s “Best of What’s
New Award” for One of 2013’s Innovations of the Year
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- November 25, 2013
HDMI Forum, Inc., a non-profit, mutual benefit corporation, today announced
that Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification, released on September 4, 2013, has
been recognized by Popular Science Magazine's annual “Best of What’s New
Awards” as one of the innovations of the year. The technologies selected for
this prestigious award symbolize the most groundbreaking technologies of 2013.
Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification was developed by the HDMI Forum’s
Technical Working Group whose 88 members represent some of the world’s leading
manufacturers of consumer electronics, personal computers, mobile devices,
cables and components. The new Specification offers a significant increase in
bandwidth (up to 18Gbps) to support new features such as 4K@50/60 (2160p),
which is 4 times the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution; 32 audio channels;
as well as dynamic auto lip-sync and extensions to CEC.
“For more than a quarter century, Popular Science has devoted its December
issue to the year's most remarkable innovations. The Best of What's New Awards
is our magazine's top honor, and the 100 awardees are selected from a pool of
thousands. Each winner is handpicked and revolutionary in its own way. Whether
they're poised to change the world or simply your living room, the Best of
What's New awardees challenge us to see the future in a new light,” said Cliff
Ransom, executive editor of Popular Science Magazine.
Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification is backward compatible with earlier
versions of the Specification and does not define new cables or new
connectors. Current High Speed cables (category 2 cables) are capable of
carrying the increased bandwidth.
“Popular Science Magazine has been a leading source of science and technology
news for decades and we are honored that they have chosen Version 2.0 of the
HDMI Specification as one of their innovations of the year,” said Steve
Venuti, president of HDMI Licensing, LLC. “The increased bandwidth introduced
by HDMI 2.0 represents a major milestone in the continued development of the
Specification and provides the infrastructure for new features that will drive
the next generation of consumer entertainment.”
For more information about Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification please visit
About HDMI Licensing, LLC
HDMI Licensing, LLC is the agent appointed by the HDMI Forum to license
Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification and is the agent appointed by the HDMI
Founders to license all earlier HDMI Specifications. 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 provides marketing, promotional, licensing
and administrative services, as well as education on the benefits of the HDMI
Specification to adopters, retailers, and consumers. 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. 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
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HDMI Licensing, LLC
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