HDMI Licensing Reports 60 Percent Increase in HDMI(TM) Adopters Since CES 2006

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    HDMI Licensing Reports 60 Percent Increase in Number of HDMI(TM) Adopters Since CES 2006

    HDMI Licensing Announces Mandatory HDCP Testing

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- HDMI Licensing, LLC, the agent
    responsible for licensing the High-Definition Multimedia Interface(TM)
    (HDMI(TM)) specification, today announced that more than 500 manufacturers
    have adopted the standard, a 60 per cent increase since the International
    Consumer Electronics Show in January 2006. In addition, HDMI Licensing
    recently announced the availability of version 1.3a of the Compliance Test
    Specification, which includes mandatory High-Bandwidth Digital Content
    Protection (HDCP) testing. At CES 2007, HDMI Licensing, LLC and members of
    the HDMI community will be demonstrating the latest HDMI 1.3 capabilities,
    including Deep Color, at the HDMI TechZone, located at LVCC South Hall 2,
    booth #25911.

    HDMI is the de facto standard connector for high-definition consumer
    electronics devices, including TVs, set-top boxes, DVD players and A/V
    receivers. In addition, HDMI is enjoying rapid growth in the game console,
    PC and mobile markets, as manufacturers meet consumer demand for multimedia
    convergence. More than 130 million devices featuring HDMI are expected to
    ship in 2007, according to market researcher In-Stat.

    As more and more HDMI products are coming to market, manufacturers are
    now including multiple HDMI ports on HDTVs. Consumers are demanding the
    simplicity of connecting several source devices to an HDTV, such as a game
    console, set- top box and a Blu-ray Disk or HD DVD player. In addition,
    manufacturers are starting to include HDMI ports on the front of HDTVs,
    responding to the growth in PC notebooks, camcorders and digital cameras
    with HDMI ports. HDMI is particularly poised for growth in the PC market:
    HDMI has been integrated into all major graphics platforms (e.g. ATI (AMD),
    NVIDIA and Intel), numerous add-in card vendors and products from over 9
    major OEMs. In-Stat has projected a cumulative average growth rate of 224%
    for HDMI in the PC market in the period from 2005 to 2010. 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 is entering 2007 after a very eventful year. In June 2006, the
    HDMI Founders announced the HDMI 1.3 specification, the most significant
    upgrade yet in the interface. Products with HDMI 1.3 connectors are
    starting to appear on the market, starting in November with the PlayStation
    3 (PS3) from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Also in 2006, HDMI Licensing
    reduced the annual administration fee for HDMI adopters from $15,000 to
    $10,000, and announced that the China Video Industry Association has
    pledged to promote and support the use of HDMI by the consumer electronics
    industry in China.

    "HDMI is rapidly becoming a household name, as consumers are seeing a
    clear advantage of the standard for its simplicity and superior
    capabilities," said Leslie Chard, president of HDMI Licensing, LLC. "In
    2007, we expect a rapid proliferation of devices with HDMI 1.3 features,
    such as Deep Color(TM), new audio standards and the xvYCC color gamut. HDMI
    is continually evolving to meet the needs of the market, and products
    implementing new versions of the HDMI specification will continue to be
    fully backward compatible with earlier HDMI products."

    HDMI Licensing Announces Compliance Test Specification version 1.3a

    HDMI Licensing recently announced the availability of version 1.3a of
    the Compliance Test Specification (CTS). The new CTS mandates that HDCP
    testing be included in the HDMI Compliance testing procedure, responding to
    market plea for conformity of all HDMI devices. HDCP is a technology
    developed by Digital Content Protection, LLC (a subsidiary of Intel) to
    protect digital entertainment content. HDCP has been implemented across
    both DVI and HDMI interfaces. The HDCP specification provides a
    cost-effective and transparent method for transmitting the highest quality
    digital entertainment content to HDMI-compliant digital displays.

    The Compliance Test Specification was developed by the HDMI Founders to
    assist manufacturers in ensuring the compliance of their products with the
    HDMI Specification. It consists of numerous tests designed to check for
    compatibility of various HDMI-related aspects of a product, including
    audio, video, EDID, electrical signaling, protocols, etc. The HDMI
    Compliance Test Specification represents the minimum compliance testing
    required for HDMI products, and it is up to each manufacturer to fully test
    product functionality and interoperability.

    About HDMI
    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 HDMI Licensing, LLC
    HDMI Licensing, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc.,
    is the agent responsible for licensing the HDMI specification, promoting
    the HDMI standard and providing education on the benefits of HDMI to
    retailers and consumers. The HDMI specification was developed by Hitachi,
    Matsushita (Panasonic), Philips, Silicon Image, Sony, Thomson and Toshiba
    as the digital interface standard for the consumer electronics market. The
    HDMI specification combines uncompressed high-definition video and
    multi-channel audio in a single digital interface to provide crystal-clear
    digital quality over a single cable. For more information about HDMI,
    please visit http://www.hdmi.org .

    Forward-looking Statements
    This news release contains forward-looking information within the
    meaning of federal securities regulations. These forward-looking statements
    include statements related to anticipated adoption and consumer acceptance
    of HDMI, shipments of products featuring HDMI, the anticipated features,
    benefits, capabilities, implementation, performance and evolution of the
    HDMI standard and the HDMI 1.3 specification and the role of HDMI
    Licensing, LLC. These forward-looking statements involve risks and
    uncertainties, including those described from time to time in the
    Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings of Silicon Image, Inc.,
    the parent corporation of HDMI Licensing, LLC, that could cause the actual
    results to differ materially from those anticipated by these
    forward-looking statements. In particular, adoption and consumer acceptance
    of HDMI, and shipments of products featuring HDMI, may be less than we
    currently anticipate, and the anticipated features, benefits, capabilities,
    implementation, performance and evolution of the HDMI standard and the HDMI
    1.3 specification, and the role of HDMI Licensing, LLC, 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.

    NOTE: HDMI(TM) and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks
    or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and
    other countries, and are used under license from HDMI Licensing, LLC. All
    other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their
    respective owners.



    SOURCE HDMI Licensing, LLC
     
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