HDMI Forum Announces the Completion and Release of the Compliance Test Specification for Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 30, 2014HDMI Forum, Inc., a non-profit, mutual benefit corporation, today announced the completion and release of the Compliance Test Specification (CTS) for Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification. The 2.0 CTS is the document by which Adopters can ensure that their 2.0-enabled HDMI products are compliant with Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification. The 2.0 CTS and the HDMI 2.0 Specification are available for download by licensed HDMI Adopters who have signed the 2.0 Addendum to the HDMI Adopter Agreement. Both documents can be found on the HDMI Adopter Extranet.

HDMI 2.0 Compliance Testing

There are 12 Authorized Test Centers (ATCs) worldwide where licensed manufacturers can submit their products for compliance testing. Adopters developing products that implement any function of Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification need to submit their products for testing at one of the 12 ATCs. Products have to pass all applicable and available HDMI 2.0 compliance tests before shipment. The following ATCs offer compliance testing for HDMI 2.0 features:


  • Beijing ATC: Simplay Labs
  • Shanghai ATC: Simplay Labs
  • Shenzhen ATC: Simplay Labs
  • Shenzhen ATC: Sony


  • Caen ATC: Presto Engineering


  • Bangalore ATC: Philips


  • Osaka ATC: Panasonic
  • Tokyo ATCs (2): Sony


  • Seoul ATC: Simplay Labs


  • Taipei ATC: Sony

United States

  • Sunnyvale ATC: Simplay Labs

Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification

Launched in September 2013, Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification offers a significant increase in bandwidth (up to 18Gbps) to support new features such as 4K@50/60 (2160p), which is 4 times the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution; 32 audio channels; as well as dynamic auto lip-sync and extensions to CEC. Version 2.0 is backward compatible with earlier versions of the HDMI Specification.

For more information about HDMI technology please visit http://www.hdmi.org.

About HDMI Licensing, LLC

HDMI Licensing, LLC is the agent appointed by the HDMI Forum to license Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification and is the agent appointed by the HDMI Founders to license all earlier HDMI Specifications. 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 provides marketing, promotional, licensing and administrative services, as well as education on the benefits of the HDMI Specification to adopters, retailers, and consumers. HDMI Licensing, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG). For more information about the HDMI Specification, please visit www.hdmi.org.

About HDMI Forum, Inc.

The HDMI Forum, Inc. is comprised of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics, personal computers, mobile devices, cables and components. An open trade association, The HDMI Forum’s mission is to foster broader industry participation in the development of future versions of the HDMI Specification and to further expand the ecosystem of interoperable, HDMI-enabled products. For more information, please visit www.hdmiforum.org.

HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.


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