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Silicon Image's logo. Click here to visit the Silicon Image website! PRESS RELEASE: Silicon Image Expands Its Low-Power Camera Processor IP Core Family to Support 3D Video and Resolutions Up to 64MP

camerIC™-3D/64MP Image Signal Processor Targeted for Mobile 3D and High Resolution Still Picture and Video Applications

Mobile World Congress 2011 -- SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Silicon Image (NASDAQ:SIMG), a leader in advanced, interoperable HD connectivity solutions for consumer electronics, today introduced the camerIC™-3D/64MP, the newest member of its camerIC family of camera processor IP cores capable of supporting 3D and up to 8Kx8K (64 megapixel) still images and video. camerIC-3D/64MP is optimized for integration into low-power video system-on-chip (SoC) application processors for mobile devices such as cell phones, tablets, netbooks, digital still cameras (DSCs) and camcorders as well as video surveillance systems.

In addition to its DSC capabilities supporting up to 64MP resolution, the camerIC camera pipeline has the imaging bandwidth to support 3D 1080p resolution at up to 120 frames per second. 8MP resolution at 30 frames per second to implement in hardware, while consuming as little as 125mW of power and needing only 30MIPS of CPU bandwidth, makes the camerIC-3D/64MP one of the industry’s highest performing, lowest cost and lowest power camera processors.

The camerIC family of IP technology supports resolutions ranging from 3MP up to 64MP. It offers a design that can be customized to meet customers’ requirements and is capable of performing 3D image processing.

“Silicon Image continues to enhance its production-proven camera processor technology to deliver very high-bandwidth, low-power pixel processing capabilities for use in mobile SoCs,” said Ron Richter, director of worldwide IP core licensing at Silicon Image, Inc. “Higher resolution and multi-sensor 3D imaging applications are expected to enter the marketplace in just a few years, and our latest camerIC IP will enable our customers to meet and exceed those requirements.”

Silicon Image’s camerIC IP cores continue to deliver high quality images with sophisticated features, offering IC manufacturers a comprehensive SoC solution. These features include:

  • Bad pixel detection/correction

  • Noise reduction techniques

  • Wide dynamic range processing

  • Digital image stabilization

  • Lens shade correction

  • Auto focus measurement

  • Auto white balance

  • Auto exposure support by brightness measurement

See Product Demonstrations at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011
Silicon Image will be exhibiting at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011 from Monday, February 14 – Thursday, February 17, 2011 at the Fira de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain. Silicon Image’s booth will be located in Hall 2, #B109, where you can see demonstrations of the Company’s IP and semiconductor products:

  • New camerIC-3D/64MP image signal processor IP core for mobile devices

  • Low-power scalable 3D-4K multi-channel video decoder IP cores supporting H.264

  • MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link) products for connecting mobile devices to DTVs

Additional Information About Silicon Image IP Core Product Portfolio
Silicon Image’s family of IP cores includes a broad range of HDMI® technology solutions, Serial ATA (SATA) storage, RAID controller, image signal processor (ISP) camera IP and H.264, MPEG-1/2 and VC-1 video decoders. For more information about Silicon Image’s complete IP core product offering, visit our website at http://www.siliconimage.com/iplicensing/index.aspx.

About Silicon Image, Inc.
Silicon Image is a leading provider of advanced, interoperable connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition (HD) content for consumer electronics, mobile, and PC markets. The company delivers its technology via semiconductor and intellectual property (IP) products that are compliant with global industry standards and also feature industry leading Silicon Image innovations such as InstaPort™. Silicon Image’s products are deployed by the world’s leading electronics manufacturers in devices such as desktop and notebook PCs, DTVs, Blu-Ray Disc™ players, audio-video receivers, as well as mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras. Silicon Image has driven the creation of the highly successful HDMI® and DVI™ industry standards, as well as the latest standards for mobile devices - SPMT™ (Serial Port Memory Technology) and MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link). 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/.

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 performance, functionality, features, and benefits of the camerIC IP cores. 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), 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.

Silicon Image and the Silicon Image logo are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Silicon Image, Inc. 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.

(First posted on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 12:36 EST)

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