NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 8, 2011 — Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of wireless and wired HD connectivity solutions, today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for InstaPrevue™ technology. Products entered in this program are judged by an expert panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 32 product categories.
InstaPrevue technology provides the first-ever, live picture-in-picture preview of every HDMI® input connected to a digital television (DTV) or A/V receiver (AVR), allowing users to view and select the live preview window to switch between their Blu-ray Disc™ player, DVD player, game console, or other HDMI-connected device. 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.
“InstaPrevue technology is the next evolution in HDMI fast switching technology,” said Alex Chervet, senior director of marketing at Silicon Image, Inc. “InstaPrevue technology offers a simple and seamless viewing experience by allowing consumers to see a live preview of each active HDMI input connected to a TV or AVR, making it easier to switch between a Blu-ray Disc player, set-top box, DVD player, game console, MHL-enabled smartphone or other HDMI-connected devices.”
The Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. The Best of Innovations honor is awarded to the products with the highest judges’ scores and will be featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at the 2012 International CES.
Silicon Image’s InstaPrevue technology will be displayed at the 2012 International CES, which runs January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also, honorees will be displayed at CES Unveiled: the Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 8 in the Venetian Ballroom of the Venetian.
The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
- Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
- Aesthetic and design qualities
- The product’s intended use/function and user value
- Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
- How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace
Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.
Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on www.CESweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
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/.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the performance, functionality, features, and benefits of Silicon Image’s InstaPrevue technology. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the risk that Silicon Image’s InstaPrevue technology will not perform as anticipated or provide the functionality, features and benefits described in this news release, as well as the risks and uncertainties described from time to time in Silicon Image’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. Silicon Image assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.
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