Silicon Image Continues HDMI Momentum In PC Market By Bringing High Definition Video Capabilities To MSI
SiI1930 HDMI Transmitters Enable High-Definition Video and Audio Output from MSI Diamond Plus Graphics Cards to HDTVs
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 26, 2006 – Silicon Image, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIMG), a leader in semiconductors for the secure storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content, today announced that MSI (MicroStar International Corporation, Ltd), a leading manufacturers of computer hardware products and solutions, has selected Silicon Image’s VastLane™ SiI1930 High-Definition Multimedia Interface™ (HDMI™) transmitter for its new NX7600 GT Diamond Plus graphics card for PCs. HDMI enables gaming enthusiasts to seamlessly connect desktop PCs to high definition (HD) displays in order to view premium HD digital content.
Designed for gaming enthusiasts, the NX7600 GT Diamond Plus is powered by the Nvidia GeForce 7600GT GPU to deliver smooth, realistic gaming at ultra-high resolutions. With speeds up to 560 megahertz (MHz) and 256MB DDR3 graphic memory, it combines the performance and reliability required to power today’s advanced 3D video games. Support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) enables users to display HD movies and extreme gaming on HDTVs. It features dual-link DVI, HDMI and TV-Out connectors and makes use of the SiI1930 HDMI transmitter chip to combine HD video and audio output on a single cable.
Built for graphics card applications using a discrete Graphics Processor Unit (GPU), the SiI1930 features a Transition-Minimized Differential Signaling (TMDS®) interface to the GPU. The SiI1930 offers an HDMI output capable of supporting video resolutions up to UXGA and 1080p with up to eight channels of 192 kHz audio.
“MSI is committed to bringing innovative and cutting-edge technology to customers,” said Vincent Lai, marketing director of MSI. “By incorporating HDMI transmitters from Silicon Image into our NX7600 GT Diamond Plus graphics card, we are now able to offer customers the ultimate 3D digital gaming experience to a wide audience.”
“With the SiI1930 HDMI transmitter, MSI is now able to power the next wave of extreme gaming,” said Brad Garofalo, product marketing manager at Silicon Image. “By delivering enhanced HDMI capabilities, MSI is giving customers the ability to seamlessly connect their gaming PCs to consumer electronics devices to enjoy wide array of HD multimedia content and games.”
The adoption of Silicon Image’s HDMI transmitters by industry-leading PC makers and component manufacturers demonstrates that HDMI technology is gaining broad acceptance in the PC market. The media and gaming PC market is poised for accelerated growth, as PC platforms that include or are upgradeable with HD and multimedia capabilities will require connectivity to HDTVs.
Silicon Image’s HDMI products play a critical role in the HDTV transition by bridging the content delivery gap between content providers and consumers. PC graphics platforms have very distinct audio and video requirements. Silicon Image is the first to market HDMI and DVI-HDCP transmitters designed specifically for PC platforms that interface seamlessly to discrete and integrated graphics controllers, demonstrating both the company’s dedication to the HDMI market and underscoring its ongoing commitment to offering cost-effective HDMI products optimized for specific applications.
HDMI is the first and only consumer electronics industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. By delivering crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video via a single cable, HDMI dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide consumers with the highest-quality home theater experience. HDMI provides an interface between any audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, or A/V receiver and an audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV), over a single cable.
About Silicon Image, Inc.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Silicon Image, Inc. is a leader in driving the architecture and semiconductor implementations for the secure storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content in the consumer electronics and personal computing markets. Silicon Image creates and drives industry standards for digital content delivery such as DVI, HDMI, UDI and SATA, leveraging partnerships with global leaders in the consumer electronics and personal computing markets to meet the growing digital content needs of consumers worldwide. The Simplay HD Testing Program provides compatibility testing for high definition consumer electronics devices such as HDTVs, set-top boxes, audio/video receivers and DVD players, helping manufacturers to achieve compatibility and deliver the highest-quality HDTV experience to consumers. Silicon Image is the leading provider of proven semiconductor intellectual property solutions for high-definition multimedia and data storage applications. For more information, please visit www.siliconimage.com.
NOTE: HDMI™ and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
This news release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of federal securities regulations. These forward-looking statements include statements related to the features, functionality, benefits, pricing and production of Silicon Image’s VastLane SiI 1930 HDMI transmitter, other Silicon Image HDMI products and products from other companies, the anticipated benefits of integration of Silicon Image products with those from other companies, the benefits, features and capabilities of the HDMI standard, the anticipated growth, market acceptance and consumer demand for the HDMI specification and HDMI products, and the role of Silicon Image in meeting such anticipated growth and consumer demand. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including those described from time to time in Silicon Image’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. In particular, the features, functionality, benefits, pricing and production of Silicon Image’s VastLane SiI 1930 HDMI transmitter, other Silicon Image HDMI products and products from other companies, the anticipated benefits of integration of Silicon Image products with those from other companies, the benefits, features and capabilities of the HDMI standard, the anticipated growth, market acceptance and consumer demand for the HDMI specification and HDMI products, and the role of Silicon Image in meeting such anticipated growth and consumer demand may differ materially from what is currently anticipated. In addition, see the Risk Factors section of the most recent Form 10-K or Form 10-Q filed by Silicon Image with the SEC. Silicon Image assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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