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HDMI Adoption Rapidly Growing

HDMI Licensing, LLC announced that nearly 900 consumer electronics (CE) and personal computer (PC) manufacturers have adopted the HDMI specification, up from 760 adopters one year ago.

According to the statement, the continuing adoption of the HDMI specification by manufacturers further strengthens its position as the worldwide standard for high-definition (HD) digital connectivity. With the recent launch of the HDMI Specification Version 1.4, many of the new CE products introduced at CES 2010 are using the most advanced HDMI 1.4-enabled features, such as 3D, 4K and the HDMI Ethernet Channel.

For more information visit: www.hdmi.org


Unedited press release follows:

ADOPTED BY 850+ MANUFACTURERS, HDMI CONTINUES TO GROW AS THE PREFERRED DIGITAL CONNECTIVITY STANDARD

Consumer electronics products incorporating innovative new features such as 3D, 4K, and HDMI Ethernet Channel to be introduced at CES 2010

CES 2010, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 5, 2010 – At the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), HDMI Licensing, LLC, today announced that nearly 900 consumer electronics (CE) and personal computer (PC) manufacturers have adopted the HDMI specification, up from 760 adopters one year ago. The continuing adoption of the HDMI specification by manufacturers further strengthens its position as the worldwide standard for high-definition (HD) digital connectivity. With the recent launch of the HDMI Specification Version 1.4, many of the new CE products introduced at CES 2010 are using the most advanced HDMI 1.4-enabled features, such as 3D, 4K and the HDMI Ethernet Channel.

“We are pleased to see such rapid and pervasive adoption of the HDMI standard,” said Steve Venuti, president of HDMI Licensing. “With nearly 900 adopters, and with the rapid adoption of HDMI 1.4-enabled features in products at this year’s CES, HDMI continues to support the entire consumer electronics ecosystem from leading- edge components to mainstream home theater products.”

HDMI is the leader in digital connectivity for high-definition consumer electronics from entry-level devices to high-end home theater systems, including TVs, set-top boxes, DVD players and A/V receivers. In addition, the HDMI specification is experiencing rapid growth in the game console, digital still camera, camcorder, portable media player and PC markets, as manufacturers meet consumer demand for multimedia convergence. With the launch of the HDMI Specification Version 1.4 in June of 2009, HDMI is expected to broaden into even more product categories. The new Micro Connector brings HDMI connectivity to even smaller portable devices including digital cameras and cellular phones. The Automotive Connection System provides an entire HDMI-based transport for HD content within an automobile.

Over 474 million devices incorporating HDMI are expected to ship in 2010, with an installed base of over 1.5 billion HDMI-enabled devices projected by 2010, according to market research firm In-Stat.

HDMI Licensing at CES 2010
At the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show, HDMI Licensing is co- sponsoring an HDMI TechZone located in the South Hall, booth 20407B of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Adopters featured in the HDMI TechZone include Crestron, Datacolor, Hentek, Quantum Data, Simplay Labs, TranSwitch and Unigraf. Meet with experts from HDMI Licensing, LLC to learn more about the HDMI Specification Version 1.4; the Compliance Test Specification; the newly updated Trademark and Logo Usage Guidelines; 3D format support for movies, gaming and broadcasting; and the latest product applications. For additional information, or to schedule a meeting with HDMI Licensing, please contact Charlene Wan, Director of Marketing and Operations, at cwan@hdmi.org.

About HDMI Licensing, LLC
HDMI Licensing, LLC is the agent responsible for licensing the HDMI specification, promoting the HDMI standard and providing education on the benefits of the HDMI specification to adopters, retailers and consumers. The HDMI specification was developed by Hitachi, Ltd.; Panasonic Corporation; Philips Consumer Electronics International, B.V.; Silicon Image, Inc.; Sony Corporation; Thomson S.A. and Toshiba Corporation as the all-digital interface standard for the consumer electronics and personal computer markets. The HDMI specification combines uncompressed high-definition video, multi-channel audio, and data in a single digital interface to provide crystal-clear digital quality over a single cable. HDMI Licensing, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc. For more information about the HDMI specification, please visit www.hdmi.org.

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