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HDMI Growing by Leaps and Bounds

HDMI Licensing, LLC announced that it now has over 1,000 licensed HDMI Adopters worldwide, an 11% increase compared to 2009.

According to the statement HDMI technology has become the de-facto worldwide standard for transmitting high-definition (HD) digital content with nearly 500 million HDMI-compliant products expected to ship in 2010 and an installed base of over 1.5 billion HDMI products deployed worldwide.

For more information visit: www.hdmi.org


Unedited press release follows:

HDMI® Adopter Base Exceeds 1,000 Members

New HDMI Product Finder is Introduced as Adoption of the World’s Leading Digital Interface Standard Continues to Grow

SUNNYVALE, Calif.–HDMI Licensing, LLC, the agent responsible for licensing the High-Definition Multimedia Interface® (HDMI®) Specification, today announced that it now has over 1,000 licensed HDMI Adopters worldwide, an 11 percent increase compared to 2009. HDMI technology has become the de-facto worldwide standard for transmitting high-definition (HD) digital content with nearly 500 million HDMI-compliant products expected to ship in 2010 and an installed base of over 1.5 billion HDMI products deployed worldwide. The consortium is also introducing its new online database tool, branded “HDMI Product Finder”, to help buyers, distributors and resellers find HDMI-compliant products from licensed Adopters based on various criteria such as features, functionality or geographic region.

As the market for digital media continues to grow, later versions of the HDMI Specification have responded to address the changing consumer landscape by introducing key enhancements, such as 3D TV support, resulting in a growing adopter base across all geographical regions. 30 percent of HDMI adopters are now located in China, 22 percent in Taiwan, 17 percent in North America, 13 percent in Europe and the rest of the world, 10 percent in Japan, and 8 percent in Korea.

“The tremendous growth of the HDMI adopter base over the years has been supported by our commitment to enhancing the specification, creating business opportunities and building new tools that allow manufacturers to easily develop and sell products,” said Steve Venuti, president of HDMI Licensing, LLC. “The new HDMI Product Finder is another new way to support our Adopters by promoting and showcasing their HDMI-compliant products.”

The new HDMI Product Finder is an online, database-driven catalog with a robust search function, where licensed Adopters can effectively promote their products on the official HDMI website. Adopters can upload datasheets, images, specifications, and “where to buy” details that can be searched and filtered so that buyers, distributors or resellers can find HDMI-compliant products based on their unique requirements. Product listings in the HDMI Product Finder are free of charge for compliant, licensed Adopters. For more information on the HDMI Product Finder, visit http://www.hdmi.org/product_finder.

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; Technicolor 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. (NASDAQ: SIMG).

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