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MHL Devices Top 650 Million

MHL, LLC announced that more than 650 million Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) devices have shipped worldwide since 2011.

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MHL Ecosystem Surpasses 650 Million Products Worldwide

Rapid Growth Continues with Release of MHL 3.0 Products, and Increased Adoption of MHL Technology in China and India

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — MHL, LLC today announced that more than 650 million MHL® products have shipped worldwide since the first MHL-enabled products were released in 2011. The world’s leading consumer electronics and mobile device companies continue to release exciting new MHL-enabled products that showcase the power of MHL technology, which brings HD multimedia content from a mobile device to a larger screen. The global MHL ecosystem includes adapters, automotive accessories, A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc™ players, cables, DTVs, monitors, projectors, smartphones, streaming media sticks, tablets and more.

A steady stream of MHL 3.0 mobile devices that output 4K Ultra HD video have been released this year, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3, and ZTE nubia Z7, along with MHL 3.0 4K Ultra HD displays from Samsung and Sony. 4K is rapidly growing in popularity and, with these MHL 3.0 smartphones, consumers can capture brilliant photos and videos and then enjoy them in full 4K Ultra HD beauty on their big screen TV.

MHL has also achieved broader adoption in emerging markets such as India and China where smartphone shipments are rapidly accelerating. In these areas, consumers want more out of their smartphones – taking them beyond communication devices and transforming them into gaming consoles, powerful PCs and entertainment systems. The ability to connect a smartphone or tablet to the big screen to display photos and videos, play games or use productivity applications is a compelling value proposition, which continues to expand the adoption of MHL in emerging markets.

“When we released the first MHL specification, we started with a simple idea of connecting a phone to a TV. This has now evolved into an advanced world of connectivity,” said Rob Tobias, president, MHL, LLC. “Our product ecosystem has rapidly grown and the use cases continue to expand, making MHL the world’s most widely adopted mobile TV-out standard and the de-facto connectivity between mobile, consumer electronics and automotive products.”

A World of Possibilities with MHL:
Stay: Watch movies and view photos from the comforts of home all while using the TV’s remote control to access the mobile device’s content. Home entertainment has never been easier.

Play: Experience mobile gaming on a larger screen with no lag, all while the TV provides power to the smartphone or tablet for extended game play.

Away: Transform a mobile device into a portable computer by connecting it to a keyboard, mouse, monitor (or multiple monitors) and storage device to work anytime, anywhere.

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About MHL, LLC
MHL, LLC is the Agent for overseeing and administering the adoption, licensing, and promotion of the MHL Specification. The MHL Specification was developed by Nokia Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Silicon Image, Inc., Sony Corporation, and Toshiba Corporation as a standard for mobile wired video/audio connectivity, which will enable the development of standard-compliant mobile and display products across a broad connectivity ecosystem. MHL, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc. For more information please visit