Silicon Image ViaPort Technology and MHL™ Featured in New Line of BenQ 3D Televisions
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of wireless and wired HD connectivity solutions, and BenQ, a leading innovator in digital lifestyle devices, today announced that Silicon Images innovative ViaPort technology has been designed into BenQs new 3D DTVs.
The SiI9489A dual-mode port processor allows BenQ customers to view and share HD content from MHL"-enabled mobile devices as well as the latest HDMI® 1.4 devices on their MHL-enabled BenQ TV.
By using the SiI9489As ViaPort feature, BenQs 3D TVs allow an HDMI output connection from the TV to connect an AVR, HTiB or wireless audio system greatly simplifying home theater setup and use while providing the highest-quality surround sound including support for the latest high bit rate audio formats. The ViaPort connection allows the BenQ TV remote to control AVR volume as well as standard TV functions.
The BenQ 3D TVs add to the growing MHL ecosystem of DTVs, smartphones and tablets, and are the first to support ViaPort HDMI output for easy AVR & HTiB connectivity, said Alex Chervet, senior director of marketing at Silicon Image (SIMG). BenQ is a great example of the new breed of Taiwanese manufacturers who place a premium on innovation and cutting-edge features.
BenQ is impressed with the features and value of Silicon Images port processors, said Peter Chen, EVP & General Manager of BenQ Technology Product Center. We believe that Silicon Images ViaPort technology and MHL mobile device connectivity will greatly enhance consumer satisfaction for home theater applications by eliminating system complexity while maintaining the highest quality digital audio.
The SiI9489A supports all HDMI audio formats, including Dolby Digital", DTS", and High Bitrate formats such as Dolby TrueHD" and DTS MasterHD.
Silicon Images ViaPort technology will be demonstrated at the 2012 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) from January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company will exhibit in a private booth #MP25578 located in the South Hall 2, Ground Floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center. To schedule a press meeting, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silicon Images port processors provide the latest connectivity and performance features to enhance the consumers connected HD experience. For more information about Silicon Images port processors and MHL solutions, visit http://www.siliconimage.com/.
About Silicon Image, Inc.
Silicon Image is a leading provider of wireless and wired connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition content for consumer electronics, mobile, and PC markets. The company delivers its technology via semiconductor and intellectual property (IP) products that are compliant with global industry standards and also feature industry leading Silicon Image innovations such as InstaPort". Silicon Images products are deployed by the worlds leading electronics manufacturers in devices such as desktop and notebook PCs, DTVs, Blu-ray Disc" players, audio-video receivers, as well as mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras. Silicon Image has driven the creation of the highly successful HDMI® and DVI" industry standards, the latest standards for mobile devices - SPMT" and MHL", and the standard for 60GHz wireless HD video WirelessHD" (WiHD). Via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplay Labs, Silicon Image offers manufacturers comprehensive standards interoperability and compliance testing services. For more information, visit us at http://www.siliconimage.com/.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the availability, performance, functionality, features, and benefits of Silicon Images ViaPort technology and SiI9489A Port Processor. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the risk that Silicon Images ViaPort technology and SiI9489A Port Processor will not perform as anticipated or provide the functionality, features and benefits described in this news release, as well as the risks and uncertainties described from time to time in Silicon Images filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. Silicon Image assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.
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Source: Silicon Image, Inc.Copyright Business Wire 2012