MHL CONSORTIUM HONORED AT 7th ANNUAL MOBILE EXCELLENCE AWARDS
MHL 3 Wins “Best 2nd Screen Experience for TV on Mobile or Tablet”
SUNNYVALE, Calif., — Jan. 21, 2015 — MHL Consortium today announced its MHL® 3 specification has won “Best 2nd Screen Experience for TV on Mobile or Tablet” at the 7th Annual Mobile Excellence Awards, which took place on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 at the YouTube Studios in Los Angeles. The MHL 3 specification delivers 4K (Ultra HD) resolution and enhanced audio from smartphones and tablets to TVs and monitors, while simultaneously charging the device.
“MHL is extremely honored to see our technology recognized for bringing innovative connectivity experiences to consumers globally,” said Rob Tobias, president, MHL, LLC. “Now, for the first time, consumers can capture 4K content with their smartphones and tablets and output it to 4K displays.”
Now in its 7th year, the Mobile Excellence Awards is the only awards program in the industry of this caliber that recognizes and honors the companies that have truly set the bar of excellence in mobile industry. From leading brands to studios, carriers and startups, Mobile Excellence Award finalists and winners were celebrated by the industry’s leading executives, influencers at an exclusive awards ceremony. The awards are produced by Axis PR & Entertainment and Little Monster Media.
More than 750 million MHL products have shipped worldwide from leading consumer electronics and mobile device companies. The global MHL ecosystem includes adapters, automotive accessories, A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc™ players, cables, DTVs, monitors, projectors, smartphones, streaming media sticks, tablets and more.
“We’re very proud that our 7th annual event was a stellar success,” said Sarah Miller, CEO or Axis PR & Entertainment and founder of the Mobile Excellence Awards. “This year’s Mobile Excellence Awards hit very high benchmarks, not just for the MEA organization, but also in the level of innovation and achievement demonstrated by the finalists and winners. All of our partners and sponsors are leaders and innovators, and we congratulate all the winners who showed creativity and determination to better the future of the industry as a whole. We look forward to continuing to offer a place of recognition and leadership for our 8th Annual event soon.”
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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 http://www.mhltech.org.
About Mobile Excellence Awards
The Mobile Excellence Awards bestows the highest level of industry honor to best of breed companies who excel in mobile entertainment, lifestyle and technology. The MEAs are an established annual awards program that recognizes execution of corporate approach, consumer services, consumer experiences, content creation, and marketing devices or revenue generators for the mobile entertainment industry. For more information, please visit www.mobileXawards.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 market size, adoption, features, functionality, performance, advantages and benefits of the MHL 3 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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