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  SUNNYVALE, Calif., — Sept. 15, 2015 — MHL Consortium today announced the appointment of Gordon Hands as president.  Mr. Hands will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Consortium, focusing on the continued promotion and adoption of the superMHL™ and MHL® specifications worldwide.

Mr. Hands is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of engineering and marketing experience in the semiconductor industry. Most recently, he served as the director of marketing at Lattice Semiconductor where he successfully launched several important product families.  In addition, he led Lattice’s USB Type-C initiative to establish Lattice as a strategic enabler of this emerging, smart connectivity standard. He also managed the definition and execution of Lattice’s strategy to enter the mobile consumer space.

The MHL Consortium would like to thank Rob Tobias for his dedication and contribution in advancing the MHL standard. During his tenure, Rob played an instrumental role in taking the MHL specification to the next level with the release of superMHL—the first A/V specification to support up to 8K 120 fps video resolution.  He also continued to grow MHL’s adopter base to further expand the product ecosystem.  

To date, more than 750 million MHL products have shipped worldwide from leading consumer electronics and mobile device companies. This includes adapters, automotive accessories, A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc™ players, cables, DTVs, monitors, projectors, smartphones, streaming media sticks, tablets and more.

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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., Lattice Semiconductor Corp., 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 Lattice Semiconductor Corporation.  For more information please visit


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