Silicon Image’s 60GHz Gen3 WirelessHD® Solution Featured in Epson’s New PowerLite Home Cinema Projectors

Silicon Image’s 60GHz Gen3 WirelessHD® Solution Featured in Epson’s New PowerLite Home Cinema Projectors

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 26, 2013 — Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced that its 60GHz WirelessHD® technology is designed into Epson’s newly introduced line of PowerLite Home Cinema 3D 1080p 3LCD projectors—the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030Ube. These new projectors support the highest quality wireless video connectivity from mobile devices to the display with near-zero latency and are ideal for gaming and other interactive video applications.

Each PowerLite projector has an embedded WirelessHD 1.1 receiver and ships with a WirelessHD transmitter adapter, which allows any HDMI®- or MHL®-enabled source device to seamlessly display content over the projector. WirelessHD 1.1 is ideal for connecting Full HD source devices to the projector wirelessly—enabling a robust, cable-like experience that is free from Wi-Fi interference. These PowerLite Home Cinema projectors offer bright, high contrast ratio, high-quality scaling engine for 3D content, and MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) support, making it easy for consumers to connect their MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets for display applications.

“Epson has extended their leadership in embedded 60GHz WirelessHD technology with their new family of PowerLite Home Cinema projectors,” said Jim Chase, senior director of marketing for wireless products at Silicon Image. “Our Gen3 WirelessHD chipsets meet the size, cost and power requirements of next-generation, feature-rich consumer A/V products, making them ideal for low latency, interactive HD applications. We are pleased to see continued growth of the WirelessHD 1.1 product ecosystem and look forward to our ongoing collaboration with Epson.”

Silicon Image’s Gen3 WirelessHD chipset consists of the SiI6320 HRTX Network Processor, SiI6321 HRRX Network Processor and SiI6310 HRTR RF Transceiver, which provide all of the functionality needed to enable a complete WirelessHD solution. These chipsets are WirelessHD 1.1 compliant and are compatible with future mobile devices that embed Silicon Image’s UltraGig™ 6400 WirelessHD mobile transmitter.

Key features of the WirelessHD chipset

  • Full HD support up to 1080p60 with support for 3D video
  • Ultra-low latency (less than 5ms)
  • Interference free from 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi
  • Low power operating modes including sleep and power throttling
  • Industry standard compliant (WirelessHD 1.1, HDMI 1.4b)

The new Epson PowerLite Home Cinema projectors are showcased at the Epson America booth at the CEDIA Expo in Denver, CO, September 26-28, 2013. For more information about Epson’s Home Cinema projectors, visit http://www.epson.com/.

For more information about Silicon Image’s WirelessHD products, visit http://www.siliconimage.com.

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/.

About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 68,000 employees in 96 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter ( http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and ( http://twitter.com/EpsonEducation) and YouTube ( http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

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 performance, functionality, features, and benefits of WirelessHD technology and Silicon Image’s WirelessHD chipset consisting of the SiI6320 HRTX Network Processor, SiI6321 HRRX Network Processor and SiI6310 HRTR RF Transceiver. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the risk that Silicon Image’s WirelessHD chipset will not perform as anticipated or provide the functionality, features and benefits described in this news release, as well as those 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.

Silicon Image and the Silicon Image logo are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Silicon Image, Inc. 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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NEC Announces First Generally Available SDN Controller with OpenFlow 1.3 Standard

NEC Announces First Generally Available SDN Controller with OpenFlow 1.3 Standard

Johns Hopkins automates cloud services using Version 5 of ProgrammableFlow® networking suite

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT and communications solutions, and a pioneer in OpenFlow-based Software Defined Networking (SDN), today announced the general availability of Version 5 of its award-winning ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite, including the ProgrammableFlow PF6800 Controller, which is the first generally available SDN controller supporting the OpenFlow 1.3 standard.

The OpenFlow 1.3 specification provides broader interoperability and features that give customers more choice when they are designing networks. Added flexibility helps customers avoid vendor lock-in and lets them take advantage of simple, scalable, secure application-aware networking.

“OpenFlow 1.3 is a vendor-neutral, production-quality standard that includes input from a wide range of vendors to define a clean interface between switch and controller functions. This process encourages a single API to drive commercialization,” said Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation.

Working with its service provider and enterprise customers, NEC designed Version 5 of the ProgrammableFlow networking suite to:

  • Support more interoperability with other OpenFlow devices, even when both OpenFlow 1.0 and 1.3 versions are present in a network
  • Double the scalability of the previous controller, now supporting up to 10,000 ports or 200 physical switches per controller (compared to 100 switches previously)
  • Use IP Multicast, for the first time in an OpenFlow environment, to deliver a single stream of information simultaneously to multiple users. This capability reduces network congestion by streamlining traffic and maximizing resource usage.
  • Interoperate with the new networking functions in OpenStack’s Grizzly release. The updated ProgrammableFlow OpenStack API brings a scalable, high performance, multi-tenant SDN infrastructure to OpenStack cloud deployments.

Johns Hopkins’ Applied Physics Lab needed a cloud infrastructure that enables internal clients to work within an isolated and secure virtual network. The combination of NEC’s ProgrammableFlow Version 5 networking suite, integrated with OpenStack Grizzly, provided the performance, network isolation and user-driven service model needed.

“NEC has been involved with OpenFlow-based software-defined networking (SDN) practically from the technology’s inception at Stanford. Since then, NEC has played a prominent role in advancing both OpenFlow-based networking and its own ProgrammableFlow technology. With its increased sophistication and maturity, NEC’s ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite is making OpenFlow more valuable in customer networks where it already has a presence, and it also is making OpenFlow increasingly attractive and relevant to growing numbers of prospective customers,” said Brad Casemore, analyst with IDC.

The ProgrammableFlow networking suite supports the policy-driven data center by directing network traffic based on business priorities, such as distributing traffic across a variety of switches to use network resources more efficiently. The ProgrammableFlow Controller PF6800 leverages OpenFlow 1.3 to determine the capacity of each link in a network with connection speeds up to 1 terabyte.

“OpenFlow 1.3 provides investment protection for customers looking for interoperable, programmable networks. NEC continues to offer best-in-class SDN, aligning Version 5 with the 1.3 open standard,” said Don Clark, director of Business Development for NEC. “Equally important, new functionality providing greater performance, availability and resiliency reduces risk and adds to the business imperative to move legacy networks to SDN.”

Granular, network-wide visibility and control from a central point

The ProgrammableFlow Controller PF6800 has an integrated network monitoring capability that has been well received by customers currently using the software in production. Version 5 extends the end-to-end network visualization capability with new physical and virtual topology mapping for more granular monitoring of critical activities – all from a central point that provides new levels of control and accelerates troubleshooting for higher network availability.

Availability is further enhanced in this latest version with a millisecond link fault detection, which dramatically decreases the time for failure recovery. This capability contributes to “Carrier-Class SDN” and provides new levels of resiliency to both service providers and large enterprise customers.

Initially launched in 2011, the ProgrammableFlow networking suite was the first commercially available SDN solution to leverage the OpenFlow protocol enabling complete network virtualization, allowing customers to easily deploy, control, monitor, and manage multi-tenant network infrastructure. Endorsed by customers, the ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite provides the first comprehensive suite that includes both physical and virtual switches as well as an SDN controller and applications. Ideally suited for corporate and service provider data centers, the ProgrammableFlow Controller PF6800 provides a cost-effective, high-performance, highly scalable SDN platform.

More information on NEC’s ProgrammableFlow networking suite can be found at www.necam.com/sdn.

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Linda Graham, 214-262-3766
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IXYS Announces the CPC5001, Dual, One-Channel Each Direction Digital Optical Isolator

IXYS Announces the CPC5001, Dual, One-Channel Each Direction Digital Optical Isolator

Operational from 2.7 to 5.5 volts with logic-level inputs and open-drain outputs

BEVERLY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation (IXYS), announced the immediate availability of a new device for its family of high speed communication ICs, the CPC5001 Dual, One-Channel Each Direction Digital Optical Isolator.

The CPC5001 is a non-inverting logic-signal isolator with buffered-logic inputs and open-drain outputs. Channel 1 propagates a signal from Side A to Side B, while Channel 2 sends a signal from Side B to Side A. The CPC5001 supports 5M baud data rates for digital communications over an optical barrier while providing 3750 Vrms of galvanic isolation.

Available in an 8-pin DIP or 8-pin surface mount package, it functionally replaces two logic buffers and two single-channel optical isolators. Internal band gap references regulate the input LED drive currents to 3 mA to reduce peak power requirements.

While competitive devices work with a minimum supply of 3.0V, the CPC5001 offers a higher degree of design flexibility with guaranteed operation as low as 2.7V. The wide operational power supply range specification of 2.7V to 5.5V enables logic-level translation applications. This device is compatible with the IXYS-Zilog line of MCUs for ‘isolated’ digital control in a wide range of applications in power management, process control, LED lighting control, battery power management, industrial and motor control.

Unlike magnetically isolated digital isolator ICs, transformers, or capacitive isolators, the CPC5001 optical solution requires no internal clocking (a primary source of EMI/RFI interference in designs) and supports direct coupled logic-level isolation without refresh clocks. Input noise rejection (hysteresis) makes the CPC5001 ideal for the industrial power distribution market. The CPC5001 utilizes slew limited output stages to reduce radiated emissions. In addition, the unique design of the CPC5001 optical isolator offers excellent reliability and long operational life.

The CPC5001 Dual High-Speed Digital Optical Isolator is ideal for clock, data, interrupt and reset signals in isolated line receiver and bus receiver applications. The device may be used in Power-over-Ethernet (POE) applications, providing buffering and isolation of signals between the host controller and the Power Supply Equipment (PSE) controller. Additional applications include SPI bus interface, power supply high side interface and isolated signal monitoring and control. The CPC5001 is certified to UL 1577 and EN/IEC 60950.

For additional information, please contact your local sales representative: http://www.ixysic.com/home/pages.nsf/locate.rep or visit http://www.ixysic.com/home/pdfs.nsf/www/CPC5001.pdf/$file/CPC5001.pdf

About IXYS Integrated Circuits Division and IXYS Corporation

IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (formerly Clare, Inc.), a leader in the design and manufacture of solid state relays and high voltage integrated circuits, is a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation. IXYS Corporation develops and markets primarily high performance power semiconductor devices that are used in controlling and converting electrical power efficiently in power systems for the telecommunication and internet infrastructure, motor drives, medical systems and transportation. IXYS also serves its markets with a combination of digital and analog integrated circuits. Additional information about IXYS Integrated Circuits Division and IXYS may be found at www.ixysic.com and www.ixys.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including the performance, rating, availability, reliability, operation and suitability of products for various applications, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause the results of IXYS to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including, among others, risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s SEC reports, including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2013. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.

Contact:
IXYS Corporation
Catherine Austin, 978-524-6823
Fax: 978-524-4900

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Good Technology Delivers Simple Secure Migration Path for BlackBerry Users

Good Technology Delivers Simple Secure Migration Path for BlackBerry Users

New Services Reinforce Good is the Only Mobile Messaging Solution that Supports Common Criteria EAL4+ and FIPS 140-2 Certified Encryption for iOS and Android

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Good TechnologyTM, the leader in secure mobility, today announced a set of products and new Platform Transition Services to ensure continuity of mission-critical secure messaging services inside enterprise and government organizations that are transitioning from BlackBerry to iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms. The solution includes new Platform Transition Services and the recently announced Good for Enterprise® app now starting at US$5 per user per month.

Used in more than half of the FORTUNE 100, Good Technology employs a similar architecture to BlackBerry that is trusted by IT professionals, without having to compromise on existing security policies. Further, unlike other alternatives, Good’s approach does not require additional investment in costly VPN hardware and related support. Long considered the industry leader in mobile app containerization, Good offers BlackBerry customers a secure alternative to protect critical apps and data on CL, BYOD and COPE devices across multiple platforms. No other device management or virtualization solution has been as broadly deployed, tested and trusted, nor do they offer the combination of both productivity and security that these customers demand.

“With rapidly changing IT market conditions, there are many enterprise customers that are exploring the options to secure enterprise mobility deployments. We’d recommend those customers look for vendors that offer solutions that deliver visibility and management of data across devices, platforms and applications,” said Stacy Crook, Program Manager, Mobile Enterprise Research, IDC, lead author on the IDC MEM 2013 report. “As a pure-play secure mobility provider with a proven containerization and NOC infrastructure, as well as FIPS 140-2 encryption and Common Criteria EAL4+ certification for Good for Enterprise for iOS and Android, Good Technology has made the appropriate investments to satisfy the stringent security requirements that many organizations require, as well as those that are looking to safely manage BYOD environments.”

Enterprises can leverage Good for Enterprise, the industry-leading containerized productivity app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, offering end-users enterprise-grade email, calendar, contacts and tasks, along with secure intranet access. GFE uniquely provides enterprise-class features that streamline common tasks for users on the go and are not included in native mobile apps. The capabilities include intelligent conference call dialing, Free/Busy lookup for meeting invites and on-demand mapping of meeting addresses, and rich sorting, filtering, and classification of email.

“Good is the easy choice for BlackBerry customers looking for an alternative, and we’ve already helped many customers successfully navigate this transition,” said Lynn Lucas, Chief Marketing Officer of Good Technology. “As the only mobile productivity app with Common Criteria EAL4+ certifications on both iOS and Android (the highest certification often used for sensitive government data) in addition to FIPS 140-2 encryption, we’re the natural solution that doesn’t require a customer to reevaluate their security posture.”

To learn more about transitioning from BlackBerry to a cross-platform mobile environment, join Allen Spence, Vice President of Worldwide Professional Services at Good Technology, for a webinar on October 15, 2013. Click here to register.

About Good Technology
Good Technology is the innovation leader in secure mobility solutions; enabling business to move freely and engage at the edge. Good’s comprehensive solution consists of a secure mobility platform, a suite of collaboration applications, and a broad third-party application and partner ecosystem that unlocks your mobile potential. More than 5,000 organizations in 130 countries use Good Technology solutions, including FORTUNE 100™ leaders in commercial banking, insurance, healthcare, retail, government, and aerospace and defense. Learn more at www.good.com.

©2013 Good Technology Corporation and its related entities. All use is subject to license terms posted at www.good.com/legal. All rights reserved. GOOD, GOOD TECHNOLOGY, the GOOD logo, GOOD FOR ENTERPRISE, GOOD FOR GOVERNMENT, GOOD FOR YOU, GOOD DYNAMICS, SECURED BY GOOD, GOOD MOBILE MANAGER, GOOD CONNECT, GOOD SHARE, GOOD TRUST, GOOD VAULT, and GOOD DYNAMICS APPKINETICS are trademarks of Good Technology Corporation and its related entities. All third-party trademarks, trade names, or service marks may be claimed as the property of their respective owners. Good’s technology and products are protected by issued and pending U.S. and foreign patents. BlackBerry is a trademark of Research In Motion Limited. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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Broadcom Targets In-Car Connectivity with First 5G WiFi + Bluetooth Smart Combo

Broadcom Targets In-Car Connectivity with First 5G WiFi + Bluetooth Smart Combo

Paves the Way to In-vehicle High-speed Connectivity and Content Streaming

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

News Highlights:

  • Enables on-the-road access to the latest in mobile innovation
  • Allows drivers and passengers to easily sync and stream mobile device content
  • Expands Broadcom footprint in fast-growing connected car market

Broadcom Corporation (BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced a new line of wireless chips, targeted for use in automotive infotainment applications. Featuring the latest in 5G WiFi and Bluetooth Smart Ready technology, Broadcom’s wireless automotive chips will allow drivers and passengers to easily sync and stream content from mobile devices to the car’s infotainment system and rear-seat displays. The new chips also enable high-speed connectivity beyond the vehicle, serving Internet and cloud content via LTE telematics or directly from a Hot Spot connection. For more news, visit Broadcom’s Newsroom.

Based on the latest generation IEEE 802.11ac standard, the integrated 5G WiFi technology provides the bandwidth required for multiple in-car displays and resolution of up to 1080p, allowing uncongested 5GHz video to coexist concurrently with 2.4GHz Bluetooth hands-free operation. Bluetooth Smart Ready technology, which allows products to sip power at an incremental rate, will play a vital role in enabling connectivity between the car and wearable tech and body sensors, such as the ability to monitor biometric indicators including driver fatigue, blood alcohol content and glucose levels.

Car connectivity is the new battleground for product differentiation and the next frontier for Broadcom,” said Rahul Patel, Broadcom Vice President of Wireless Connectivity. “Broadcom is delivering our proven expertise and leadership in wireless connectivity to the automotive market. By providing the same technology and roadmap associated with the fast-moving mobile ecosystem, the possibilities enabled by our new wireless automotive chips are endless.”

Analysts predict the use of in-car Wi-Fi-enabled applications to grow eightfold by 20191 as car makers leverage the latest technologies to differentiate in an increasingly competitive market. One of the most immediate applications enabled by Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Smart is the smart remote, allowing drivers to use their smartphone to remotely adjust seat, temperature and infotainment settings while providing vital data on automotive performance and diagnostics.

V2X Communications
Not only will Bluetooth Smart technology seamlessly sync mobile devices to the vehicle audio and display system, the technology offers great promise for new innovations in vehicle to person, vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure communications (V2X). Designed to improve both driver and traffic safety, V2X communications will allow drivers to anticipate upcoming road hazards, traffic incidents and monitor speed limits. For example, when the V2X system reports a blocked road or traf?c jam on the route, future vehicles will have the ability to automatically adjust speed or calculate an alternative route. Infrastructure development and smart highway initiatives are already underway throughout Europe and the United States.2

Market Drivers

  • Every car is expected to be connected by 20253
  • 30 billion devices are expected to be wirelessly connected by 20204
  • Automotive wireless market projected to reach $1.6B by 20185
  • 41 percent increase in demand for wireless technology in automotive expected 2012 – 20175
  • Bluetooth Smart ICs expected to grow >10x by 20186
  • Automotive Bluetooth expected to remain the standard connection with mobile devices6

Key Features

  • Complete 5G WiFi system including MAC, PHY, RF and Bluetooth Smart Ready on a single chip
  • Integrated Wi-Fi Direct™, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast™ and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint™ support
  • Resolves interference challenges in systems with both 4G LTE cellular radios and wireless connectivity
  • Advanced beamforming, Low-Density Parity Check and Space-Time Block support for better coverage

Availability
Broadcom’s wireless automotive portfolio consists of two devices. Both the BCM89335 5G WiFi/ Bluetooth Smart Ready combo chip and the BCM89071 Bluetooth + Bluetooth Smart Ready chip are now sampling.

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Resources
1 IMS 2012
2 its.gov 2013 The Smart Highway
3 GSMA 2012
4 ABI Research 2013
5 IHS 2013
6 Bluetooth SIG

About Broadcom
Broadcom Corporation (BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry’s broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.

Broadcom®, the pulse logo, Connecting everything® and the Connecting everything logo are among the trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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