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Simplay Labs Releases Latest UTS 800 With MHL Test Suite

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 7, 2012Simplay™ Labs, LLC, the leading solutions provider of high-definition testing programs and development tools for interoperability and performance design standards today announced the availability of the MHL™ Test Suite module for the Simplay Universal Test System (UTS) 800. The Simplay UTS 800 is an all-in-one system that enables comprehensive and enhanced testing by adding testing modules within the system as they are needed. The latest addition of the MHL Test Suite incorporates key components of MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) protocol testing into the UTS platform, so product developers can easily incorporate MHL technology into their future designs to speed time to market, ensure quality control and avoid extra design cycles.

An increasing number of smartphones, tablets, HDTVs, and other products around the globe support MHL technology. Along with the ability to deliver 1080p high-definition video and 7.1 digital audio from an MHL-enabled mobile device to a larger display, MHL technology also provides power back to the mobile device so its battery is constantly charged.

The UTS MHL Test Suite is made up of two plug-in system modules along with associated software. Both modules are official test tools and adhere to the MHL Compliance Test Specification (CTS).

  1. The SL-860 MHL Rx/Tx Analyzer module ensures compliance with the MHL standard and interoperability between two compatible devices by testing the MHL stream, determining the A/V formatting and timing and sending/receiving remote control protocol (RCP) commands.
  2. The SL-850 MHL CBUS Explorer module enables companies to incorporate remote control capabilities of consumer electronics (CE) devices through an MHL connection by testing the control and management signaling and messaging between MHL-enabled devices.

“MHL technology is rapidly becoming a mainstream CE requirement and the latest version of Simplay’s UTS 800 makes adding MHL capabilities to mobile devices and displays easier and more cost-effective,” said Joseph Lias, president, Simplay Labs. “The modular, expandable UTS-800 test platform is designed to grow and stay current for years to come making it the ideal test platform solution for companies of all sizes.

More information on Simplay Labs can be found at www.simplaylabs.com.

About Simplay Labs, LLC
Simplay Labs, LLC, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is the leading solutions provider of technologies, testing programs, development tools, and interoperability and performance design standards for the high-definition (HD) 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. As a result, consumers making home theater component purchases can be confident that Simplay HD verified systems exhibit the highest levels of interoperability performance and are ready to receive and play premium digital content, regardless of manufacturer. Simplay Labs is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG).

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 features and benefits of the Simplay Universal Test System solution. 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) that 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.

Simplay, Simplay HD and the Simplay HD logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Silicon Image, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. 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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Kristin Uchiyama
Simplay Labs, LLC
Phone: 408.962.4280