Silicon Image’s 60GHz Gen3 WirelessHD® Solution Featured in Epson’s New PowerLite Home Cinema Projectors

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SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Silicon Image, Inc. (SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced that its 60GHz WirelessHD® technology is designed into Epson’s newly introduced line of PowerLite Home Cinema 3D 1080p 3LCD projectors—the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030Ube. These new projectors support the highest quality wireless video connectivity from mobile devices to the display with near-zero latency and are ideal for gaming and other interactive video applications.

Each PowerLite projector has an embedded WirelessHD 1.1 receiver and ships with a WirelessHD transmitter adapter, which allows any HDMI®- or MHL®-enabled source device to seamlessly display content over the projector. WirelessHD 1.1 is ideal for connecting Full HD source devices to the projector wirelessly—enabling a robust, cable-like experience that is free from Wi-Fi interference. These PowerLite Home Cinema projectors offer bright, high contrast ratio, high-quality scaling engine for 3D content, and MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) support, making it easy for consumers to connect their MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets for display applications.

“Epson has extended their leadership in embedded 60GHz WirelessHD technology with their new family of PowerLite Home Cinema projectors," said Jim Chase, senior director of marketing for wireless products at Silicon Image. “Our Gen3 WirelessHD chipsets meet the size, cost and power requirements of next-generation, feature-rich consumer A/V products, making them ideal for low latency, interactive HD applications. We are pleased to see continued growth of the WirelessHD 1.1 product ecosystem and look forward to our ongoing collaboration with Epson.”

Silicon Image’s Gen3 WirelessHD chipset consists of the SiI6320 HRTX Network Processor, SiI6321 HRRX Network Processor and SiI6310 HRTR RF Transceiver, which provide all of the functionality needed to enable a complete WirelessHD solution. These chipsets are WirelessHD 1.1 compliant and are compatible with future mobile devices that embed Silicon Image’s UltraGig™ 6400 WirelessHD mobile transmitter.

Key features of the WirelessHD chipset

  • Full HD support up to 1080p60 with support for 3D video
  • Ultra-low latency (less than 5ms)
  • Interference free from 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi
  • Low power operating modes including sleep and power throttling
  • Industry standard compliant (WirelessHD 1.1, HDMI 1.4b)

The new Epson PowerLite Home Cinema projectors are showcased at the Epson America booth at the CEDIA Expo in Denver, CO, September 26-28, 2013. For more information about Epson’s Home Cinema projectors, visit http://www.epson.com/.

For more information about Silicon Image’s WirelessHD products, visit http://www.siliconimage.com.

About Silicon Image, Inc.

Silicon Image is a leading provider of connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition content for mobile, consumer electronics, and PC markets. The company delivers its technology via semiconductor and intellectual property products that are compliant with global industry standards and feature market leading Silicon Image innovations such as InstaPort™ and InstaPrevue™. Silicon Image’s products are deployed by the world’s leading electronics manufacturers in devices such as mobile phones, tablets, DTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, audio-video receivers, digital cameras, as well as desktop and notebook PCs. Silicon Image has driven the creation of the highly successful HDMI® and DVI™ industry standards, the latest standard for mobile devices – MHL®, and the leading 60GHz wireless HD video standard – WirelessHD®. 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/.

About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 68,000 employees in 96 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and (http://twitter.com/EpsonEducation) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the performance, functionality, features, and benefits of WirelessHD technology and Silicon Image’s WirelessHD chipset consisting of the SiI6320 HRTX Network Processor, SiI6321 HRRX Network Processor and SiI6310 HRTR RF Transceiver. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the risk that Silicon Image’s WirelessHD chipset will not perform as anticipated or provide the functionality, features and benefits described in this news release, as well as those 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.

Silicon Image and the Silicon Image logo are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Silicon Image, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

Contact:
Silicon Image, Inc.
Sherrie Gutierrez, 408-616-4017
sherrie.gutierrez@siliconimage.com
or
Racepoint Group
Allison DeLeo, 415-694-6711
adeleo@racepointgroup.com

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