SUNNYVALE, California – November 25, 2014 – HDMI Licensing, LLC, the agent that licenses the HDMI Specification, announced last week that the HDMI interface has been honored with a Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award for engineering excellence in the television community by the Television Academy. The Engineering Emmy Award is given for developments and/or standardization in engineering technologies which either represent so extensive an improvement on existing methods or are so innovative in nature that they have materially affected the transmission, recording, or reception of television. The award will be presented on January 8, 2015 at the 66th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, during the 2015 International CES conference.
“To be recognized as one of the technology breakthroughs that has had a significant effect on television engineering is an immense honor for the HDMI organization,” said Steve Venuti, president of HDMI Licensing, LLC. “What started out as a vision to improve the consumer experience has become the de-facto worldwide HD connectivity standard and a household name for exceptional digital audio and video quality over a single cable.”
Supporting the world of digital content, the HDMI interface has become the universally-implemented, standardized, digital connection for consumer electronics devices. By combining uncompressed high-definition video, multi-channel audio, and data in a single digital interface, HDMI technology delivers crystal-clear digital quality over a single cable. This development dramatically simplified the consumer experience and has led to the worldwide adoption of HDMI technology by consumers and manufacturers alike.
Today, over 1,500 HDMI adopters have created over 4 billion HDMI-enabled products that provide consumers with a superior viewing experience, pixel-for-pixel video accuracy, and audiophile-quality sound.
“The success of the HDMI Specification is based on its ability to constantly evolve to meet the changing needs of the market place with added functionality and new features,” said Arnold Brown, chairman of the board of HDMI Forum, Inc. “Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification nearly doubled the bandwidth to 18Gbps to support new features such as 4K@50/60 (2160p) and up to 32 audio channels, and our technical working group is working to deliver additional key technological advancements to further expand the ecosystem of interoperable, HDMI-enabled products.”
For more information about the HDMI Specification please visit http://www.hdmi.org.
About the Television Academy
The Television Academy seeks to expand the horizons of television excellence. It strives to empower the storytellers who shape the evolving television space through the programs, publications and events of the Academy and its Foundation. And it celebrates those who have led excellence by recording their stories and recognizing their achievements through accolades and awards, including television’s most coveted prize, the Primetime Emmy Award. For more information, please visit TelevisionAcademy.com.
About HDMI Licensing, LLC
HDMI Licensing, LLC is the agent appointed by the HDMI Forum to license Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification and is the agent appointed by the HDMI Founders to license all earlier HDMI Specifications. The HDMI Specification combines uncompressed high-definition video, multi-channel audio, and data in a single digital interface to provide crystal-clear digital quality over a single cable. HDMI Licensing, LLC provides marketing, promotional, licensing and administrative services, as well as education on the benefits of the HDMI Specification to adopters, retailers, and consumers. The HDMI Consortium was founded by Hitachi Maxell, Ltd; Panasonic Corporation; Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.; Silicon Image, Inc.; Sony Corporation; Technicolor S.A. and Toshiba Corporation. HDMI Licensing, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG). For more information about the HDMI Specification, please visit www.hdmi.org.
About HDMI Forum, Inc.
HDMI Forum, Inc. is comprised of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics, personal computers, mobile devices, cables and components. An open trade association, The HDMI Forum’s mission is to foster broader industry participation in the development of future versions of the HDMI Specification and to further expand the ecosystem of interoperable, HDMI-enabled products. For more information, please visit www.hdmiforum.org.
HDMI, the HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, 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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