MHL Consortium Reaches 200 Adopter Milestone

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MHL Consortium Reaches 200 Adopter Milestone

SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MHL, LLC today announced that the leading mobile connectivity solution - MHL® technology - now has 200 adopters. Since the introduction of the first MHL-enabled devices in 2011, the MHL ecosystem has continued to grow with an installed base of more than 260 million products from many of the world's leading consumer and mobile device companies.

MHL enables mobile devices to output home theatre quality video and digital audio to HD displays while simultaneously charging the device. With MHL, consumers' phones can be transformed into a gaming console, a fully functional portable office, or a home theater system. MHL-enabled products include smartphones, tablets, DTVs, TV accessories, Blu-ray Disc™ players, audio / video (AV) receivers, monitors, projectors, adapters, automotive accessories, cables, and more.

Key features of the current MHL 2 standard include:

  • Greater than 900mA power to charge your mobile device
  • 1080p/60 full HD content protected video
  • Up to 8 channel surround sound
  • Fully interoperable remote control features
  • No lag when playing games or other interactive uses

"Reaching 200 adopters is a testament to the strength of the MHL standard and its commitment to enhancing the mobile experience," said Dr. Judy Chen, president, MHL, LLC. "We continue to innovate to stay ahead of the fast changing mobile and CE marketplace, bringing new and compelling technologies to consumers."

The MHL Consortium is hosting its 2nd annual PlugFest, May 28-29, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. This MHL adopter event provides manufacturers an opportunity to test the interoperability of their products within the large ecosystem of MHL-enabled devices. Manufacturers use the MHL Compliance Test Specification (CTS), a series of tests defined by the MHL Consortium, to help assess their compliance to the MHL Specification.

To see a full list of MHL licensees and MHL-enabled products, or learn more about how to become a part of the growing MHL community, please visit

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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 growth in the number of MHL adopters and the demand for MHL technology and MHL-enabled products and 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.

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.

Kristin Uchiyama, 408-962-4280
Racepoint Group
Allison DeLeo, 415-694-6711

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