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Silicon Image Launches Dual Screen Android App Development Contest

Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced that it is sponsoring a contest for Android application developers to enable dual screen experiences. The “Dual Screen App Challenge” promotes the creation of games, entertainment and productivity applications that leverage leading mobile-to-display connectivity technologies including MHL® and WirelessHD®. Submissions are now being accepted, and winners will be announced at GDC Europe (Aug. 11-12, 2014 in Cologne, Germany). The total contest prize pool is $100,000.

With an ecosystem of over half a billion MHL-enabled devices and a growing number of WirelessHD products, this contest provides a great opportunity for mobile game developers to showcase their creativity by introducing unique games and other applications for mobile devices when connected to external HD displays.

How to Participate:

  • Contest Dates – Submissions are open from Monday, March 17, 2014 until Monday, July 21, 2014.
  • Category – Submissions will be accepted in the following three categories:
    • Games
    • Productivity
    • Entertainment/Other
  • Technology – Submissions must showcase MHL or WirelessHD technology use cases between mobile devices and displays.
  • Other Criteria – Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
    • Best use and display of different content and information on dual separate screens
    • Best use of Silicon Image technologies and features
    • Innovation & creativity

In addition, the public will be able to vote on all submissions starting on July 21st, at the conclusion of the submission period. The five submissions that get the most public votes will also win prizes. To enter your game/app or for more details about the contest, please visit the contest website at http://siliconimage.challengepost.com. Be sure to follow #mobile2screen for the latest updates on the contest.

“We are very excited to sponsor this contest for Android application developers,” said Jim Chase, chief evangelist and senior director of business development at Silicon Image, Inc. “With the advanced processing and graphics power of the latest generation of mobile processors, smartphones and tablets with MHL and WirelessHD connectivity can enhance traditional mobile applications to enable a truly immersive dual screen, real-time, high quality video experience. These applications will establish a new category of compelling interactive gaming, productivity and home entertainment content for consumers.”

Judging Panel

All games and apps will be reviewed by a team of mobile industry visionaries, including:

  • Michael Bergen, Senior Business Development Manager, Silicon Image, Inc.
  • Magnus Ekenheim, Head of Developer Technical Services, Sony Mobile
  • Mark Murphy, Owner, CommonsWare
  • Mike Schwartz, Membership Manager, Application Developers Alliance
  • Neil Trevett, Vice President Mobile Ecosystem, Nvidia
  • Kristan Uccello, Developer Advocate, Google
  • Mike Yuen, Senior Director, Snapdragon Gaming, Qualcomm

Silicon Image at the Game Developers Conference from March 17-21, 2014 in San Francisco, CA

At GDC, Silicon Image will be showcasing MHL technology and 60GHz WirelessHD demonstrations at its booth #2023 from March 19-21, 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For editors interested in meeting with Silicon Image during GDC, please contact [email protected].

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About MHL Technology

The MHL technology standard was developed by promoters Nokia, Samsung, Silicon Image, Sony, and Toshiba. The MHL Consortium now has approximately 200 adopters and members supporting the MHL standard, including some of the largest mobile device and consumer electronics companies in the world. MHL-enabled products include smartphones, tablets, DTVs, monitors, projectors, A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc™ players, cables, TV accessories, adapters, automotive accessories and more. Since the retail introduction of the first MHL-enabled devices in 2011, the MHL ecosystem has grown to an installed base of over half a billion products and greater than 300 unique products in the marketplace today.

About WirelessHD Technology

The WirelessHD standard is the first global 60GHz RF standard for multi-gigabit data rate wireless connectivity. WirelessHD solutions deliver Full HD video, audio and data, with near zero latency—enabling cost-effective, high-quality, end-to-end wireless interactive video solutions for mobile devices, consumer electronics, personal computing and display applications.

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/.

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 growth in the market for MHL- or WirelessHD-enabled products and the availability, performance, functionality, features, benefits and applications of Silicon Image’s MHL- or WirelessHD-enabled semiconductor products. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the risk that the market for MHL- or WirelessHD-enabled products will not grow as anticipated, the risk that Silicon Image’s MHL- or WirelessHD-enabled 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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