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Silicon Image's Port Processors

Now offer MHL™ connectivity for Samsung

Silicon Image, a leading provider of wireless and wired HD connectivity solutions, today announced that its dual-mode MHL™ and HDMI® port processor is integrated into Samsung’s line of Smart TV models, including the D7000 and D8000 series. With this integration, Samsung consumers will be able to view and share HD content from MHL-enabled mobile devices directly to their MHL-enabled Smart TVs. The Samsung Smart TVs add to the growing MHL ecosystem of DTVs, mobile devices and adapters, including the globally available Samsung Galaxy S II smartphones and the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note—all with MHL connectivity.

MHL technology is a rapidly growing HD audio/video connectivity standard that enables a mobile device to transmit 1080p uncompressed video with up to eight channels of digital audio, while also supporting HDCP content protection, over five pins. In addition, MHL-enabled HDTVs and displays provide power to the mobile device when connected, ensuring that the phone battery is charged and ready to use even after viewing a full-length feature movie. Consumers are also able to control MHL-enabled mobile devices using their existing HDTV remote.

“Samsung’s Smart TVs that are now enabled with MHL technology are a perfect match for the rapidly growing base of MHL-enabled phones and tablets,” said Alex Chervet, senior director of marketing at Silicon Image, Inc. “Now mobile applications, including games, e-mail, news, chat, photos, streaming video and movies can be enjoyed in full HD on Samsung’s beautiful LED or plasma Smart TV screens.”

Silicon Image’s port processors provide the latest connectivity and performance features to enhance the consumer’s connected HD experience. For more information about Silicon Image’s port processors and MHL solutions, please contact Sequoia Technology. A demonstration of this technology is available on request.