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Simplay Labs to be First Authorized Test Center to Ensure MHL Specification Compliance

SUNNYVALE, Calif., December 21, 2010 - MHL, LLC, the entity responsible for administering the MHL Consortium reached another major milestone today with the release of its Compliance Test Specification (CTS), with Simplay Labs, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MHL Promoter, Silicon Image, Inc., as the first Authorized Test Center (ATC). The CTS outlines the testing procedures that MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) Adopters must follow in order to establish that their products satisfy the compliance criteria for the MHL specification. The goal of the CTS is to encourage interoperability and to bring products to market faster with increased performance and greater reliability. The first MHL products are expected to be released in early 2011 and include smartphones, HDTVs, tablets, cables and accessories.

"The release of the MHL CTS and partnership with Simplay Labs are important steps in supporting the broad industry adoption of this new mobile interface," said Tim Wong, president of MHL, LLC. "As MHL technology enters the mainstream, consumers want to be sure the devices they buy will deliver the performance and interoperability they desire everything should work together effortlessly."

MHL, LLC will be demonstrating the technology at CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 2, in Meeting Place #25349, January 6-9, 2011. The demo will highlight the following technology features:

  • HD Video and Audio: High-definition video can be displayed on an HDTV with high-quality digital audio streaming from the mobile device
  • Mobile Device Charging by DTV: MHL technology provides power from the HDTV to operate the mobile device and continuously charge the battery
  • Command and Control Interoperability: MHL technology enables consumers to use their HDTV remote to control the mobile device
  • Low Pin Count Interface: A reliable 5-pin interface keeps form factors small and cables thin
  • Utilization of Existing Connectors: No additional connectors are required as MHL technology utilizes the most common connectors found on HDTVs and portable devices

MHL, LLC is also one of the premier sponsors of the "It Won't Stay in Vegas" CES blogger party at the Atomic Testing Museum on January 7th. Guests can preview MHL technology prior to first products being released in Q1 2011. To learn more about this invitation-only event and to request an invitation, visit:

To set up a briefing at the show, please contact For more information about the MHL Consortium, 1.0 specification, CTS, or how to become an MHL Adopter, visit

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, benefits and market adoption in 2011 of the MHL Specification and technology. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risk that the MHL Specification and technology will not experience wide-spread market adoption in the anticipated time frame or at all and the other 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.

MHL and the MHL logo are a trademark, registered trademark or service mark of MHL, LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries. 

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