|[October 29, 2013]
Mobile China Alliance and MHL Consortium Conclude Successful Technology Forum on Mobile Connectivity in China
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
LLC today announced that it recently co-hosted the "Technology Forum
on HD Video and Digital Audio Interfaces for Mobile Devices" with the
Mobile China Alliance (MCA), an association representing leading
companies in China's mobile industry. As the leading HD
mobile-to-display connectivity standard, MHL technology is poised to
enable consumers in China, a region that represents the world's largest
smartphone market, with simple "plug and play" solutions to transform a
smartphone into a gaming console, a fully functional portable office, an
automotive infotainment or home theater system.
Zhijun Zhao, Dept. of Operations Support Director for China Mobile (News - Alert) Game Service Center, demonstrates how MHL technology can transform your mobile device into a game console. The MHL-enabled smartphone is connected directly to the TV, while a game controller is paired with the mobile device for a truly immersive gaming experience. (Photo: Business Wire)
"In China, the market for mobile gaming has doubled from 2012 to 2013.
The MHL Consortium and China Mobile agree that mobile is the future of
entertainment centers, and connecting mobile devices to a television or
monitor enables a variety of multi-screen applications," said Zhijun
Zhao, Dept. of Operations Support Director for China Mobile Game Service
In a recent press
release, market research firm IDC (News - Alert) shared its forecasts on the China
smartphone market. IDC forecasts that China's smartphone shipments will
reach 360 million in 2013 and expects China's smartphone shipments to
potentially exceed 450 million in 2014.
"We were very pleased to work with the Mobile China Alliance to showcase
MHL technology and the new features of the MHL 3.0 specification to an
audience of industry experts," said Judy Chen, Ph.D., president of MHL,
LLC and a featured speaker at the technology forum. "Endorsement from
China Mobile, the world's largest mobile phone operator, is strong
validation of the value that MHL technology brings to the China market.
This was a very successful event that allowed us to demonstrate
multiple, interactive applications such as mobile gaming to the big
With its "plug and play"features, MHL has been adopted in the
automotive sector, allowing consumers to connect MHL-enabled smartphones
to the in-vehicle infotainment system where the mobile phone apps can be
accessed through the touch screen while simultaneously charging the
mobile device. MHL can also be used in the rear seat monitor so that
passengers can enjoy portable entertainment at any time. According to
Dr. Judy Chen, both applications provide seamless transmission of
content from the mobile phone to the vehicle's display.
MHL, LLC recently released the MHL 3.0 specification, which addresses
the latest consumer requirements for connecting a mobile device to
displays, while simultaneously charging the device. With double the
bandwidth compared to the previous specification, MHL 3.0 delivers 4K
(Ultra HD) resolution and a wider color gamut to create a more brilliant
visual experience. By using a bi-directional channel that is
significantly faster than MHL 2, the new specification enables
concurrent 4K video and high-speed peripheral support of mass storage
and input devices such as a touch screen, keyboard and mouse.
Today, there is an installed base of more than 400 million MHL-enabled
products worldwide. MHL-enabled products include smartphones, tablets,
DTVs, TV accessories, Blu-ray Disc™ players, audio / video (AV)
receivers, monitors, projectors, adapters, automotive accessories,
cables, and more. For a list of MHL-enabled products or to learn more
about how to become a part of the growing MHL community, please visit http://www.mhltech.org/.
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About Mobile China Alliance (MCA)
Established in April 2011, Mobile China Alliance (MCA) is a mobile phone
industry alliance under the China Communications Industry Association.
It is run by the alliance entity, Shanghai Lulian Information Technology
Co., Ltd., and its Secretary-General is Lao Yao. Its membership includes
more than 30 mobile phone, semiconductor and internet companies in
China. MCA is committed to promoting the sharing of information among
enterprises within the alliance, promoting the relevant government
departments' support for the industry, accelerating the branding and
globalization of Chinese mobile phones, promoting technological upgrade
in the industry, and enhancing the global competitiveness of Chinese
mobile phones. It is committed to fully playing its role as a bridge and
link between enterprises and the government in the areas of legislation,
policies and planning, as well as fully playing its role as a bridge and
link between enterprises and consumers, among enterprises, and between
enterprises and scientific research, education and supporting
institutions in the communication, exchange, cooperation and promotion
of areas such as R&D, production, testing, accreditation,
standardization, policies, laws and applications.
About MHL, LLC
MHL, LLC is the Agent for overseeing and administering the adoption,
licensing, and promotion of the MHL Specification. The MHL Specification
was developed by Nokia Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.,
Silicon Image, Inc., Sony Corporation, and Toshiba (News - Alert) Corporation as a
standard for mobile wired video/audio connectivity that enables the
development of interoperable mobile and display products across a broad
connectivity ecosystem. MHL, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon
Image, Inc. For more information, please visit http://www.mhltech.org.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of federal securities laws and regulations, including, but not limited
to, statements regarding the market size, adoption, features,
functionality, performance, advantages and benefits of the MHL 3.0
specification, MHL technology and MHL-enabled mobile and display devices
as well as the future of mobile entertainment and productivity. These
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including,
but not limited to, the risks and uncertainties described from time to
time in Silicon Image's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC (News - Alert)). These risks and uncertainties could cause the actual
results to differ materially from those anticipated by the
forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Silicon Image (News - Alert)
assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.
MHL and the MHL logo are a trademark, registered trademark or service
mark of MHL, LLC 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.
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