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Adopters Span a Broad Ecosystem of CE, Mobile, Semiconductor and Cable Manufacturers

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 29, 2012MHL, LLC, the entity responsible for administering the MHL Consortium and the adoption, licensing and promotion of the MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link) specification, today announced that since the release of the first specification in June 2010, there are now more than 100 adopters (licensees) implementing the MHL standard worldwide, including a significant number of Global 500 companies. Products developed by these companies include adapters, automotive accessories, AV receivers, Blu-ray Disc™ players, cables, DTVs, monitors, projectors, smartphones, tablets, TV accessories and more. Since the retail introduction of the first MHL-enabled devices less than a year ago, the MHL ecosystem continues to grow with a steady stream of product announcements.

“In addition to more traditional use cases such as gaming, media entertainment and desktop productivity, it’s been exciting to see companies finding unique ways to implement MHL technology, such as in-dash receivers,”said Tim Wong, president of MHL, LLC. “Hitting the 100 adopter milestone within two years of inception is a remarkable achievement. This is another great validation of the many benefits of MHL technology, such as charging the device while connected and experiencing mobile content on a large screen without lag.”

Using only five wires, MHL technology delivers 1080p uncompressed video with up to eight channels of digital audio while providing charge to the mobile device. Consumers can connect their MHL-enabled devices to the big screen to watch HD videos, play video games or work on business presentations.Consumers are also able to control MHL-enabled mobile devices using the existing DTV remote.

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About MHL, LLC

MHL, LLC is the Agent for overseeing and administering the adoption, licensing, and promotion of the MHL Specification.  The MHL Specification was developed by Nokia Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Silicon Image, Inc., Sony Corporation, and Toshiba Corporation as a standard for mobile wired video/audio connectivity, which will enable the development of standard-compliant mobile and display products across a broad connectivity ecosystem.  MHL, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc.  For more information please visit

Forward-looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the features, functionality, performance, advantages and benefits of the MHL Specification, MHL technology and MHL-enabled mobile and display devices as well as the future of mobile entertainment and productivity.  These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risks and uncertainties described from time to time in Silicon Image’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  These risks and uncertainties could cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release.  Silicon Image assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

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