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HDMI FORUM RELEASES VERSION 2.0 OF THE HDMI SPECIFICATION

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HDMI FORUMRELEASES VERSION 2.0 OF THE HDMI SPECIFICATION

Increased bandwidth provides the infrastructure for new features that will drive the nextgeneration of consumer entertainment

BERLINGermany -September 4, 2013 – IFA 2013 –HDMI Forum, Inc., a non-profit, mutualbenefit corporation, today announced the release of Version 2.0 of the HDMISpecification.  This latest HDMI Specification, the first to be developedby the HDMI Forum, offers a significant increase in bandwidth (up to 18Gbps) tosupport new features such as 4K@50/60 (2160p), which is 4 times the clarity of1080p/60 video resolution; 32 audio channels; as well as dynamic auto lip-syncand extensions to CEC.  The complete Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specificationis available to Adopters on theHDMI AdopterExtranet.  HDMI Licensing, LLC will host a press conference todiscuss the new features of the HDMI 2.0 Specification atIFA 2013in Berlin on Friday, September 6 at 12:00pm inthe TecWatch Forum area of Hall 11.1.
 


Version 2.0 of the HDMISpecification, which is backward compatible with earlier versions of theSpecification, was developed by the HDMI Forum’s Technical Working Group whosemembers represent some of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumerelectronics, personal computers, mobile devices, cables and components. The HDMI Forum currently has a membership of 88 companies.

“The introduction ofthe HDMI 2.0 Specification represents a major milestone for the HDMI Forum,”said Robert Blanchard of Sony Corporation, president of the HDMI Forum. “Our members collaborated closely to take the highly successful HDMISpecification to the next level by expanding audio and video features forconsumer electronics applications.”

The HDMI Forum haschosen HDMI Licensing, LLC to be the Agent to license Version 2.0 of the HDMISpecification.  In this role, HDMI Licensing, LLC will provide marketing,promotional, licensing and administrative services, as well as education on thebenefits of the HDMI Specification to adopters, retailers, and consumers.

“We are pleased tocontinue our work in supporting the HDMI Adopter base as well as the entireHDMI ecosystem,” said Steve Venuti, president of HDMI Licensing, LLC. “Adopters can now continue to develop new product functionality over the HDMIinterface as well as look to HDMI Licensing, LLC as their single contact forall their licensing and administrative needs.”

Version 2.0 of the HDMISpecification does not define new cables or new connectors.  Current HighSpeed cables (category 2 cables) are capable of carrying the increasedbandwidth.

The HDMI 2.0 ComplianceTest Specification (CTS) is expected to be released before the end of 2013.

For more informationabout Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification please visithttp://www.hdmi.org.

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

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

About HDMILicensing, LLC
HDMI Licensing, LLC is the agent appointed by the HDMI Forum to license Version2.0 of the HDMI Specification and is the agent appointed by the HDMI Foundersto license all earlier HDMI Specifications.  The HDMI Specificationcombines uncompressed high-definition video, multi-channel audio, and data in asingle digital interface to provide crystal-clear digital quality over a singlecable.  HDMI Licensing, LLC provides marketing, promotional, licensing andadministrative services, as well as education on the benefits of the HDMISpecification to adopters, retailers, and consumers.  HDMI Licensing, LLCis a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG).  Formore information about the HDMI Specification, please visitwww.hdmi.org.

 
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