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Silicon Image Introduces 225 MHz HDMI v1.3 PHY IC and Soft Link IP Core for Consumer Electronics Applications


New Solution Offers Lower Cost and Faster Time-To-Market for HDMI v1.3 Transmitter Implementations

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leader in semiconductors and intellectual property for the secure distribution, presentation and storage of high-definition content, today announced its 225 MHz HDMI™ version 1.3 PHY solution, consisting of the SiI9204 HDMI v1.3 transmitter PHY semiconductor and companion HDMI v1.3 link layer intellectual property (IP) core for use in consumer electronics and high-end mobile device applications. This latest offering complements the Silicon Image family of HDMI v1.3 transmitters which include stand-alone discrete semiconductors, PHY semiconductors for use with link layer IP cores and full HDMI v1.3 link and PHY IP cores.

Today, integrated circuit (IC) providers have the option of either using external discrete HDMI chips or fully integrating HDMI functionality into their consumer electronics ICs. Silicon Image now offers an HDMI v1.3 transmitter solution that provides the benefits of both approaches, with a lower bill-of-materials (BOM) cost compared to discrete IC implementations and faster time-to-market compared to a fully integrated system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution. In addition, Silicon Image’s HDMI v1.3 transmitter technology is a silicon-proven, high-volume solution that has shipped in more than 10 million HDMI v1.3 transmitter chips since 2007.

“HDMI version 1.3 is already the standard for digital TVs and is now becoming prevalent in high-definition digital set-top-box and Blu-ray Disc™ player implementations,” stated Ron Richter, director of business development at Silicon Image, Inc. “Silicon Image’s PHY IC and link IP core solution delivers the high-quality video and audio capabilities of HDMI v1.3 without the engineering challenges associated with an SoC analog integration.”

Key features of Silicon Image’s SiI9204 transmitter PHY include:

* 225 MHz HDMI v1.3 support for Deep Color applications
* SiI9002 compatibility mode (for those who use SiI9002 today)
* Low power at high resolutions & frame rates (less than 90mW @ 1080p/60fps 12 bits/pixel)
* Low power down current (less than 10µA)
* Integrated CEC hardware support
* Display Data Channel (DDC) support
* Can support High Bit-Rate audio and x.v.Color with full featured SoCs
* 40-pin 6X6mm QFN package
* Competitive pricing for link IP core licensing and SiI9204 chip

The SiI9204 IC, with built-in Consumer Electronics Control (CEC), is ideal for consumer applications such as digital set-top-boxes, personal video recorders, Blu-ray Disc players, game consoles, high-definition (HD) camcorders and high-end mobile devices. The link layer IP core, designed to be integrated into an SoC, can be quickly targeted to any foundry or process, delivering a key time-to-market advantage when compared to a fully integrated mixed-signal solution.

Planned availability for the SiI9204 transmitter PHY is Q1 2009 and the accompanying link layer IP will be available for integration in Q4 2008. More information on the Silicon Image transmitter IC and IP core solutions can be found at Companies, engineers and developers interested in additional information should contact Ron Richter at Tel: 1-408-962-4259 or via email at

About Silicon Image, Inc.
Silicon Image, Inc. is a leading provider of semiconductor and intellectual property products for the secure distribution, presentation and storage of high-definition content. With a rich history of technology innovation that includes creating industry standards such as DVI and HDMI, the company’s solutions facilitate the use of digital content amongst consumer electronics, personal computer (PC) and storage devices, with the goal to securely deliver digital content anytime, anywhere and on any device. Founded in 1995, the company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with regional engineering and sales offices in China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit

Forward-looking Statements
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