Leading Companies Form Mobile HD Interface Working Group to Drive Industry Standard for Mobile Wired Connectivity

Nokia Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Silicon Image, Inc., Sony
Corporation and Toshiba Corporation today
announced the formation of a Mobile High-Definition Interface Working
Group that intends to create an industry standard for an audio/video
interface to connect mobile phones or portable consumer electronics
(CE) devices directly to high-definition televisions (HDTVs) and
displays.  This new mobile connectivity standard, based on Silicon
Image’s Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) technology, will be defined,
promoted and marketed by the Working Group as an industry standard open
to anyone desiring to be an adopter and enable the development of
mobile products that adhere to this new standard across a broad
connectivity ecosystem.

The Working Group’s vision for the next generation of mobile
connectivity is to provide an easy and cost-effective implementation
for manufacturers while offering consumers a simple and reliable mobile
connectivity experience.  A single-cable with a low pin count interface
will be able to support up to 1080p high-definition (HD) digital video
and HD audio in addition to delivering power to a portable device.

The Working Group is expected to organize a Consortium of founding
members who will develop a mobile connectivity technology standard
specification that governs transmission and reception of
high-definition content between portable devices and display devices,
to support connectivity in accordance with the new specification.

About Nokia Corporation:
Nokia is a pioneer in mobile telecommunications and the world’s leading
maker of mobile devices.  Today, we are connecting people in new and
different ways – fusing advanced mobile technology with personalized
services to enable people to stay close to what matters to them.  We
also provide comprehensive digital map information through NAVTEQ; and
equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through
Nokia Siemens Networks.

About Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.:
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor,
telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies
with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion.  Employing approximately
164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists
of two business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device
Solutions.  Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands,
Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips,
mobile phones and TFT-LCDs.

About Silicon Image, Inc.:
Silicon Image, Inc. is a leading provider of semiconductor and
intellectual property products for the secure distribution,
presentation and storage of high-definition content.  With a rich
history of technology innovation that includes creating industry
standards such as DVI and HDMI, the company’s solutions facilitate the
use of digital content amongst consumer electronics, personal computer
(PC) and storage devices, with the goal to securely deliver digital
content anytime, anywhere and on any device.  Founded in 1995, the
company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with regional
engineering and sales offices in China, Germany, Japan, Korea and

About Sony
Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game,
communications, key device and information technology products for the
consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer
entertainment and on-line businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be
the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world.  Sony
recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $79 billion for the
fiscal year ended March 31, 2009.

About Toshiba Corporation:
Toshiba is a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology,
a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and
electrical products spanning information & communications systems;
digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power
systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure
systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today
operates a global network of more than 730 companies, with 199,000
employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$67 billion.


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