Tech Sector trend- Mobile High Def: A small cap positioned to move significantly higher is SIMG.
SIMG leads implementation of High Def and just announced chip for mobile phones - High Def camera connectivity in Mobile Phones.
SIMG licenses HDMI, assures interoperability among consumer electronics and also designs / mfrs chipsets for same:
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct 12, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leader in semiconductors and intellectual property (IP) for the secure distribution, presentation and storage of high-definition (HD) content, today introduced the camerIC-18, the newest member of its family of camerIC camera processor IP cores. With its high-quality 18 megapixel (MP) image signal processing (ISP) technology, the camerIC-18 is targeted for integration into digital still camera (DSC) and video System-on-a-Chip (SoC) application processors for mobile devices such as cell phones, portable multimedia players (PMPs) and netbooks.
Silicon Image's family of camerIC IP cores offers a cost-effective and power efficient design while placing high-performance DSC features in the hands of mobile device users. The camerIC-18 supports resolutions ranging from 5MP to 18MP, all in a single low-cost/low-power design. To effectively deliver resolutions above 12MP, the camerIC-18 IP core now includes sophisticated bad pixel detection/correction and noise reduction techniques to ensure image quality even when combined with the lower cost, high-resolution CMOS sensors commonly found in mobile devices. The camerIC-18 IP core also supports wide dynamic range processing and digital image stabilization along with an extensive set of standard features including lens shade correction, auto focus measurement, auto white balance and auto exposure support by brightness measurement.
By 2013, over 95 percent of mobile phones will have an integrated digital camera, and by 2013, over 25 percent of smartphones will support 5MP or higher resolution cameras.*
"Mobile phone cameras of increasing resolution are becoming pervasive throughout the market," said Will Strauss, principal analyst with Forward Concepts. "It's just a matter of time before the feature sets commonly found in DSCs will be integrated into mobile devices and the camerIC-18 camera processor intends to accelerate this market transition."