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Silicon Image™ Wins Emmy Award for HDMI™ Technology


Silicon Image, a leader in semiconductors and intellectual property for the secure distribution, presentation and storage of high-definition content, announced that it has been honored with the Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) for its contribution to the development and implementation of the High-Definition Multimedia Interface™ (HDMI™) technology standard.  Silicon Image was presented with the award at the 60th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Award ceremony at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7, 2009.

Joining Silicon Image in receiving the award are fellow HDMI technology developers and HDMI Licensing, LLC founding members Hitachi Ltd., Panasonic Corporation, Philips Consumer Electronics International B.V., Sony Corporation, Thomson, Inc. and Toshiba Corporation.  Intel Corporation, Japan Aviation Electronics (JAE), and Molex Incorporated were also honored with this award for their contribution to the proliferation of the HDMI standard.

"We are honored to receive this prestigious award together with our fellow HDMI technology founders and partners," said Steve Tirado, president and chief executive officer at Silicon Image, Inc.  "The HDMI technology standard has been a tremendous success having been adopted by over 850 consumer electronics and PC products manufacturers worldwide and Silicon Image is proud to support the standard with one of the most comprehensive HDMI technology product portfolios in the industry."

Introduced in December 2002, the High-Definition Multimedia Interface 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.  The HDMI standard is supported by numerous device and display manufacturers, major motion picture studios and cable and satellite operators.  According to market research firm In-Stat nearly 394 million HDMI-enabled devices are expected to ship in 2009, and by the end of 2009 100% of digital televisions will have at least one HDMI input.  For more information on the HDMI standard please visit  For information on Silicon Image’s HDMI product offering, please visit

About The Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards

Launched in 1948, Technology and Engineering Awards honor development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering.  For more information on 60th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards including a list of the honorees please visit