SUNNYVALE, Calif., December 27, 2005 - HDMI Licensing LLC, the agent responsible for licensing the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (™) (HDMI (™)) specification, today announced the availability of the latest revision of the HDMI specification, version 1.2a.
With the release of HDMI 1.2a, CEC features and command sets and CEC compliance tests are now fully specified. In addition, the Founders have created version 1.2a of the HDMI Compliance Test Specification (CTS), which includes a CEC Supplement. HDMI CTS 1.2a has been updated for technical consistency with HDMI Specification 1.2a as well as to the recently released HDMI Specification 1.2.

Significantly, CTS 1.2a contains additional cable and connector testing and Authorized Testing Center (ATC) submission requirements. Specifically, under CTS 1.2a, the Adopter shall submit for testing to the ATC any new HDMI cable whose length exceeds previously tested cables.

Additionally, HDMI Licensing, LLC will maintain a list of approved connectors. For a device to pass CTS 1.2a testing at an ATC, all connectors on such device must appear on the approved connector list. To add a connector to this list, the vendor must submit to the ATC or HDMI Licensing, LLC full and passing testing results.

“HDMI 1.2a will help enable Adopters to build devices incorporating CEC functionality such as single button remote-control” said Leslie Chard, President of HDMI Licensing, LLC. “Additionally, the updated Compliance Test Specification shows the Founder’s commitment to ensuring that HDMI devices will correctly interoperate with one another.”

The HDMI 1.2a specification can be downloaded at no cost by visiting

About HDMI Licensing, LLC
HDMI Licensing, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc., is the agent responsible for licensing the HDMI Specification, promoting the HDMI standard and providing education on the benefits of HDMI to retailers and consumers. The HDMI Specification was developed by Sony, Hitachi, Thomson (RCA), Philips, Matsushita (Panasonic), Toshiba and Silicon Image as the digital interface standard for the consumer electronics market. The HDMI specification combines uncompressed high-definition video and multi-channel audio in a single digital interface to provide crystal-clear digital quality over a single cable. For more information about HDMI, please visit

Forward-looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of federal securities regulations. These forward-looking statements include statements related to the benefits of the cabling and connectors used for HDMI, HDMI's and other standard’s adoption in the consumer electronics and PC markets, and the benefits of several changes incorporated in HDMI 1.2a. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including those described from time to time in Silicon Image's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. In particular, the benefits of the cabling and connectors used for HDMI, HDMI's and other standard’s adoption in the consumer electronics and PC markets, and the benefits of several changes incorporated in HDMI 1.2a, may differ materially from what is currently anticipated. In addition, see "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations-Factors Affecting Future Results" in the most recent Annual Report, Form 10-K or 10-Q filed by Silicon Image with the SEC. Silicon Image assumes no obligation to update this forward-looking information.


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