• Fact Sheet

  • January 1995

    Founded

    SIMG

    Publicly held - NASDAQ

    Camillo Martino

    CEO

    $276.4 million

    Revenue 2013

    630

    Employees

    499*

    Patents

    *499 patents, 614 pending as of December 2013
  • Mission

    To be the leader in advanced HD connectivity solutions.


    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.


    Business Model

    Silicon Image develops leading-edge connectivity technologies which we strive to establish as industry standards for use in consumer electronics, mobile and PC applications. We partner with the world’s leading consumer electronics and mobile manufacturers to bring these technologies to market via “standards plus” products that are both compliant with industry standards and incorporate our latest technology innovations.


    Wholly Owned Subsidiaries

    HDMIMHLSimplay Labs


    • In 2010, Nokia, Samsung, Silicon Image, Sony, and Toshiba formed the MHL consortium to create an industry standard for an audio/video interface optimized for  mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.  MHL technology is a low pin-count HD audio and video serial link specifically defined for connecting mobile devices to HD displays. MHL technology is based on the same TMDS technology used in the DVI and HDMI specifications while only requiring a single TMDS data pair to transmit video to MHL-enabled DTVs at resolutions up to 1080p.  As a result, MHL technology requires only 5 pins, making it compatible with existing low pin-count connectors in mobile devices. Reduced pin-count connectors are critical in mobile devices given the greatly limited connector space compared to standard consumer electronic devices such as Blu-Ray players and set top boxes. The MHL specification also enables the provision of power to the mobile device when connected to a DTV thus preserving battery life.  Silicon Image estimates that over 200 million MHL-enabled products shipped worldwide in 2012. In addition, there over 200 members around the world and over 300 unique products.
    • The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) specification was developed by Hitachi, Ltd.; Panasonic Corporation; Philips Consumer Electronics International, B.V.; Silicon Image, Inc.; Sony Corporation; Technicolor S.A. (formerly Thomson S.A.) and Toshiba Corporation as the all-digital interface standard for the consumer electronics and personal computer markets.  The HDMI specification combines uncompressed high-definition video, multi-channel audio, and data in a single digital interface to provide crystal-clear digital quality over a single cable.  HDMI has become the de facto standard digital interface for HD and the consumer electronics market with estimates (by In-Stat) that over 684 million HDMI-enabled products shipped worldwide in 2011, contributing to an installed base of over 2.2 billion HDMI enabled products.  In addition, 1166 companies around the world are HDMI adopters.
    • Simplay Labs is the leading solutions provider of technologies, testing programs, development tools, and interoperability and performance design standards for the high-definition consumer electronics and mobile industries. The Simplay HD™ Testing Program is comprised of leading consumer electronics manufacturers and technology providers focused on delivering fully compatible products for consumers. Simplay Labs and its Authorized Testing Centers provide compliance and interoperability testing services for HDMI, MHL, WirelessHD standards-based technologies as well as for WiSA-certified products.