SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced that its 60GHz WirelessHD® technology was selected as a conceptual IVI demonstrator by Kia Motors Corporation to showcase future connected car trends during the 2014 International CES. Kia’s concept vehicle infotainment system will show how drivers and rear seat passengers can easily access features such as navigation and streaming media from WirelessHD-enabled mobile devices incorporating Silicon Image’s UltraGig™ 6400 chipset.
“Kia selected WirelessHD for this particular concept technology demonstrator because of its strength in the wireless connectivity arena,” said Henry Bzeih, Head of Telematics & Infotainment at Kia Motors. “WirelessHD solutions are one of the enablers for the connected car by allowing drivers and passengers to benefit from an enhanced Infotainment experience connecting their device and the in-dash or rear-seat display.”
Key features of Silicon Image’s WirelessHD Technology
- World’s first 60GHz connectivity standard supporting Full HD video up to 1080p60 with near-zero latency (less than 5ms) for real-time content sharing between devices
- Highly integrated solution with embedded smart antennas that ensure robust connections free from 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi interference
- Low power solutions optimized for mobile devices to enable real-time, dual-screen interactivity with external displays
“We continue to see an increase in mobile device connectivity, and we forecast that in excess of 35 million new vehicles sold worldwide will be equipped with one or more smartphone connectivity technologies by 2018.” ABI Research VP Dominique Bonte.
“Silicon Image’s WirelessHD solution enhances the in-vehicle infotainment experience by connecting mobile devices to automotive displays with cable-like quality and reliability,” said Tim Vehling, senior vice president and general manager, connectivity products group at Silicon Image. “We’re extremely pleased that Kia has selected WirelessHD to showcase a seamless way for drivers and passengers to access all their mobile content on the road.”
Check out the WirelessHD vehicle infotainment demonstration in action. Please visit Kia Motors Corporation’s booth #914 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) during the 2014 International CES from Tuesday, January 7, 2014 to Friday, January 10, 2014.
In addition, Silicon Image will be showcasing its HD connectivity solutions by invitation only in the Meeting Place #MP25975, South Hall, LVCC. For editors interested in meeting with Silicon Image during International CES, please contact Press_relations@siliconimage.com to schedule a briefing.
About Silicon Image, Inc.
Silicon Image is a leading provider of connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition content for mobile, consumer electronics, and PC markets. The company delivers its technology via semiconductor and intellectual property products that are compliant with global industry standards and feature market leading Silicon Image innovations such as InstaPort™ and InstaPrevue™. Silicon Image’s products are deployed by the world’s leading electronics manufacturers in devices such as mobile phones, tablets, DTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, audio-video receivers, digital cameras, as well as desktop and notebook PCs. Silicon Image has driven the creation of the highly successful HDMI® and DVI™ industry standards, the latest standard for mobile devices – MHL®, and the leading 60GHz wireless HD video standard – WirelessHD®. Via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplay Labs, Silicon Image offers manufacturers comprehensive standards interoperability and compliance testing services. For more information, visit us at http://www.siliconimage.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 performance, functionality, features and benefits of the Silicon Image UltraGig 6400 mobile transmitter and WirelessHD technologies. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the risk that these technologies and products will not perform as anticipated or provide the functionality, features and benefits described in this news release, as well as the risks and uncertainties described from time to time in Silicon Image's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. Silicon Image assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.
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