Unedited press release follows:
Onkyo and Silicon Image Announce the World’s First A/V Receivers Featuring InstaPrevue™ and MHL™ Technologies
See this at Onkyo’s CES Booth
Venetian Bassano 2710
December 21, 2011 — SUNNYVALE, Calif., and OSAKA, Japan: Silicon Image(NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of wireless and wired HD connectivity solutions, and Onkyo (6628:JASDAQ), a leading specialist in hi-fi and home theater, today announced the world’s first line of Audio/Video Receivers (AVRs) featuring Silicon Image’s InstaPrevue™ technology and MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link) technology.
InstaPrevue technology provides the first-ever, live picture-in-picture preview of HDMI® and MHL inputs connected to the AVR, allowing users to view and select a live preview window to switch between their Blu-ray Disc™ player, DVD player, game console, or other HDMI or MHL-enabled connected devices. With InstaPrevue technology, consumers no longer need to cycle through inputs or navigate text-based menus (i.e., HDMI1, HDMI2, HDMI3, etc.) to switch between source devices.
MHL technology is a rapidly growing HD audio/video connectivity standard that enables a mobile device to transmit 1080p uncompressed video with up to eight channels of digital audio over five pins, while also supporting HDCP content protection. MHL-enabled AVRs, such as those manufactured by Onkyo, provide power to the mobile device when connected via MHL, ensuring that the device battery is charged and ready to use even after viewing a full-length feature movie. Consumers are also able to control MHL-enabled mobile devices using the existing AVR remote.
“Silicon Image’s InstaPrevue technology is a unique, value-added feature that will enhance and differentiate our AVR products,” said Ken Araki, Director of Product Planning and Marketing, Onkyo Sound & Vision Corporation. “We’re pleased to be the working with Silicon Image and proud to be the first to market with AVRs incorporating InstaPrevue technology.”
“The 2012 Onkyo AVRs add to the growing MHL ecosystem of DTVs, smartphones and tablets, and are the first to support InstaPrevue technology,” said Alex Chervet, senior director of marketing at Silicon Image. “InstaPrevue technology offers a simple and seamless viewing experience by taking the guesswork out of switching between HDMI sources. With InstaPrevue technology, consumers see a live preview of each active HDMI or MHL input connected to an AVR, making it easier and more intuitive to switch between a Blu-ray Disc player, set-top box, DVD player, game console, MHL-enabled smartphone or other MHL or HDMI-connected devices.”
Silicon Image’s InstaPrevue technology will be demonstrated at the 2012 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) from January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company will exhibit in a private booth #MP25578 located in the South Hall 2, Ground Floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Onkyo’s audio products are recognized for their innovative features and top quality sound. Onkyo will exhibit in a public suite at the Venetian Hotel rooms 2709/2710 in Las Vegas during CES 2012.
About Silicon Image, Inc.
Silicon Image is a leading provider of wireless and wired connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition content for consumer electronics, mobile, and PC markets. The company delivers its technology via semiconductor and intellectual property (IP) products that are compliant with global industry standards and also feature industry leading Silicon Image innovations such as InstaPort™. Silicon Image’s products are deployed by the world’s leading electronics manufacturers in devices such as desktop and notebook PCs, DTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, audio-video receivers, as well as mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras. Silicon Image has driven the creation of the highly successful HDMI® and DVI™ industry standards, the latest standards for mobile devices – SPMT™ and MHL™, and the standard for 60GHz wireless HD video – WirelessHD™ (WiHD). 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/.
Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to create award-winning products that are lauded by industry leading audio publications. The company’s philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. Today, Onkyo is at the forefront of the home theater and digital revolutions.