Silicon Image Introduces Industry’s First USB Type-C Port Controllers With MHL Alt Mode
Silicon Image (NASDAQ:SIMG) , a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services, today announced the SiI7023 and SiI7033, the industry’s first single-chip USB Type-C port controllers that include MHL(R) Alternate Mode (“Alt Mode”) for the USB Type-C specification, as well as port configuration switches. These ICs have a fully integrated USB Type-C communication transceiver, adhering to the Power Delivery (PD) and Configuration Channel (CC) requirements defined in the USB Type-C related specifications. Device manufacturers can utilize these new port controllers with integrated switches in order to deliver brilliant MHL 4K Ultra HD video, immersive audio, power, and data over the USB Type-C connector.
The Sil7023 has been designed to enable concurrent MHL and USB 2.0 support over a USB Type-C connector, while the Sil7033 adds the ability to support USB 3.0 signals over a USB Type-C connector for designs requiring USB 3.0 data connectivity. Both solutions work with any MHL transmitter and are compatible with more than 750 million existing MHL products already on the market. USB Type-C devices that support MHL Alt Mode will be able to connect to a large ecosystem of MHL TVs, monitors, AVRs, Blu-ray DiscTM players, projectors, set-top boxes and automotive products using USB Type-C to HDMI(R) Type-A MHL cables and USB Type-C to superMHLTM cables. Mobile devices with USB Type-C MHL Alt Mode can also connect to HDMI legacy displays using adapters that support MHL-to-HDMI protocol conversion.
“We believe that enabling MHL over USB Type-C connectors will create exciting, new market opportunities by delivering ultra high-definition video and audio concurrently with USB to consumers,” said Cheng Hwee Chee, senior director of marketing at Silicon Image. “Silicon Image continues to be on the forefront of multimedia connectivity innovation creating value for smartphone and tablet manufacturers.”
Mobile World Congress, March 2-5, 2015, Barcelona, Spain
Silicon Image’s USB Type-C port controllers with MHL Alt Mode support will be demonstrated in the MHL booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from March 2-5, 2015. MHL’s booth is located in Hall 7, Stand 7F31.
About Silicon Image, Inc.
Silicon Image (NASDAQ:SIMG) is a leading provider of multimedia connectivity solutions and services for mobile, consumer electronics and PC markets. Silicon Image’s semiconductor and intellectual property products feature wireless and wired technologies that deliver connectivity across a wide array of devices in the home, office and on the go. Silicon Image has driven the creation of the industry standards HDMI(R), DVITM, MHL(R) and WirelessHD(R), and offers manufacturers comprehensive standards interoperability and compliance testing services via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplay Labs. For more information, visit 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 growth in the market for MHL-enabled products and the availability, performance, functionality, features, benefits and applications of MHL technology and Silicon Image’s MHL-enabled semiconductor products. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the risk that the market for MHL-enabled products will not grow as anticipated, the risk that MHL technology or Silicon Image’s MHL-enabled products 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 Image’s 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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