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Silicon Image Announces New Video Processors

Silicon Image announced two new upscaling video processors, designed to also enhance the picture quality of streaming or downloaded Internet video.

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Silicon Image Announces New Video Processors for Next-Generation Home Theater Applications

Products Incorporate Advanced Technology and Features to Enhance Internet Video Quality and Upscale Video to 4Kx2K Resolution

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider HD connectivity solutions, today announced two new upscaling video processors, designed to also enhance the picture quality of streaming or downloaded Internet video. Both products incorporate Silicon Image’s proprietary VRS® ClearView technology, which performs real-time video format conversion including scaling of SD and HD content to resolutions up to 4Kx2K using adaptive techniques designed to scale both video and graphics. As the industry prepares to make the next transition to ultra-high resolution 4K displays, Silicon Image is at the forefront ─ delivering the technology and product solutions for next-generation consumer electronics (CE) devices with its advanced video processors.

“With the growing trend of streaming media and downloaded Internet video, consumers can instantly view content but often have to sacrifice video quality due to heavy compression,” said Alex Chervet, senior director of marketing at Silicon Image, Inc. “Integrating our new video processors with VRS ClearView technology into home theater devices not only improves image quality but provides a future-proof solution so that today’s Blu-ray players or A/V receivers can take advantage of tomorrow’s 4K displays.”

According to market research firm NPD In-Stat, HDMI-enabled Blu-ray player sales are forecast at 51 million units in 2012, growing to 81 million in 2015. This represents an annual growth (CAGR) of 25.7 percent (Source: “DVI and HDMI: DVI Declines While HDMI Soars,” November 2011). Blu-ray players and A/V receivers continue to feature leading-edge CE technology innovations. By integrating a video processor with VRS ClearView technology, these devices can improve video quality and deliver a “cinema like” experience as new 4K TVs are introduced on the market.

Silicon Image’s new video processors generate significantly improved video quality using VRS ClearView technology to reduce compression noise, remove edge artifacts and enhance detail. In addition, both processors feature integrated HDMI and MHL interfaces. VRS ClearView technology builds on the production-proven VRS video processing technologies developed by Anchor Bay Technologies, which was acquired by Silicon Image in 2011. For more information about Silicon Image’s CE product portfolio, please visit:

These new video processors will be showcased at Silicon Image’s demo suite during CEATEC Japan 2012, Oct. 2-5, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.

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 consumer electronics, mobile, 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 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 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