HDMI FORUM RELEASES VERSION 2.0 OF THE HDMI SPECIFICATION

HDMI FORUM RELEASES VERSION 2.0 OF THE HDMI SPECIFICATION

Increased band짯width pro짯vi짯des the infra짯struc짯tu짯re for new fea짯tures that will dri짯ve the next gene짯ra짯ti짯on of con짯su짯mer entertainment

BERLIN, Ger짯ma짯ny Sep짯tem짯ber 4, 2013 IFA 2013 HDMI Forum, Inc., a non-pro짯fit, mutu짯al bene짯fit cor짯po짯ra짯ti짯on, today announ짯ced the release of Ver짯si짯on 2.0 of the HDMI Spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on.  This latest HDMI Spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on, the first to be deve짯lo짯ped by the HDMI Forum, offers a signi짯fi짯cant increase in band짯width (up to 18Gbps) to sup짯port new fea짯tures such as 4K@50/60 (2160p), which is 4 times the cla짯ri짯ty of 1080p/60 video reso짯lu짯ti짯on; 32 audio chan짯nels; as well as dyna짯mic auto lip-sync and exten짯si짯ons to CEC.  The com짯ple짯te Ver짯si짯on 2.0 of the HDMI Spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on is available to Adop짯ters on the HDMI Adop짯ter Extra짯net.  HDMI Licen짯sing, LLC will host a press con짯fe짯rence to dis짯cuss the new fea짯tures of the HDMI 2.0 Spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on at IFA 2013 in Ber짯lin on Fri짯day, Sep짯tem짯ber 6 at 12:00pm in the Tec짯Watch Forum area of Hall 11.1.

Ver짯si짯on 2.0 of the HDMI Spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on, which is back짯ward com짯pa짯ti짯ble with ear짯lier ver짯si짯ons of the Spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on, was deve짯lo짯ped by the HDMI Forum셲 Tech짯ni짯cal Working Group who짯se mem짯bers repre짯sent some of the world셲 lea짯ding manu짯fac짯tu짯r짯ers of con짯su짯mer elec짯tro짯nics, per짯so짯nal com짯pu짯ters, mobi짯le devices, cables and com짯pon짯ents.  The HDMI Forum curr짯ent짯ly has a mem짯ber짯ship of 88 companies.

The intro짯duc짯tion of the HDMI 2.0 Spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on repres짯ents a major mile짯stone for the HDMI Forum, said Robert Blan짯chard of Sony Cor짯po짯ra짯ti짯on, pre짯si짯dent of the HDMI Forum.  쏰ur mem짯bers col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ted clo짯se짯ly to take the high짯ly suc짯cessful HDMI Spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on to the next level by expan짯ding audio and video fea짯tures for con짯su짯mer elec짯tro짯nics applications.

The HDMI Forum has cho짯sen HDMI Licen짯sing, LLC to be the Agent to licen짯se Ver짯si짯on 2.0 of the HDMI Spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on.  In this role, HDMI Licen짯sing, LLC will pro짯vi짯de mar짯ke짯ting, pro짯mo짯tio짯nal, licen짯sing and admi짯nis짯tra짯ti짯ve ser짯vices, as well as edu짯ca짯ti짯on on the bene짯fits of the HDMI Spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on to adop짯ters, retail짯ers, and consumers.

We are plea짯sed to con짯ti짯nue our work in sup짯port짯ing the HDMI Adop짯ter base as well as the enti짯re HDMI eco짯sys짯tem, said Ste짯ve Venuti, pre짯si짯dent of HDMI Licen짯sing, LLC.  쏛dop짯ters can now con짯ti짯nue to deve짯lop new pro짯duct func짯tion짯a짯li짯ty over the HDMI inter짯face as well as look to HDMI Licen짯sing, LLC as their sin짯gle cont짯act for all their licen짯sing and admi짯nis짯tra짯ti짯ve needs.

Ver짯si짯on 2.0 of the HDMI Spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on does not defi짯ne new cables or new con짯nec짯tors.  Cur짯rent High Speed cables (cate짯go짯ry 2 cables) are capa짯ble of car짯ry짯ing the increased bandwidth.

The HDMI 2.0 Com짯pli짯ance Test Spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on (CTS) is expec짯ted to be released befo짯re the end of 2013.

For more infor짯ma짯ti짯on about Ver짯si짯on 2.0 of the HDMI Spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on plea짯se visit http://www.hdmi.org.

About HDMI Forum, Inc. 
The HDMI Forum, Inc. is com짯pri짯sed of the world셲 lea짯ding manu짯fac짯tu짯r짯ers of con짯su짯mer elec짯tro짯nics, per짯so짯nal com짯pu짯ters, mobi짯le devices, cables and com짯pon짯ents.  An open trade asso짯cia짯ti짯on, The HDMI Forum셲 mis짯si짯on is to fos짯ter broa짯der indus짯try par짯ti짯ci짯pa짯ti짯on in the deve짯lo짯p짯ment of future ver짯si짯ons of the HDMI Spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on and to fur짯ther expand the eco짯sys짯tem of inter짯ope짯ra짯ble, HDMI-enab짯led pro짯ducts.    For more infor짯ma짯ti짯on, plea짯se visit www.hdmiforum.org.

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About HDMI Licen짯sing, LLC
HDMI Licen짯sing, LLC is the agent appoin짯ted by the HDMI Forum to licen짯se Ver짯si짯on 2.0 of the HDMI Spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on and is the agent appoin짯ted by the HDMI Foun짯ders to licen짯se all ear짯lier HDMI Spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯ons.  The HDMI Spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on com짯bi짯nes uncom짯pres짯sed high-defi짯ni짯ti짯on video, mul짯ti-chan짯nel audio, and data in a sin짯gle digi짯tal inter짯face to pro짯vi짯de crys짯tal-clear digi짯tal qua짯li짯ty over a sin짯gle cable.  HDMI Licen짯sing, LLC pro짯vi짯des mar짯ke짯ting, pro짯mo짯tio짯nal, licen짯sing and admi짯nis짯tra짯ti짯ve ser짯vices, as well as edu짯ca짯ti짯on on the bene짯fits of the HDMI Spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on to adop짯ters, retail짯ers, and con짯su짯mers.  HDMI Licen짯sing, LLC is a whol짯ly owned sub짯si짯dia짯ry of Sili짯con Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG).  For more infor짯ma짯ti짯on about the HDMI Spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on, plea짯se visit www.hdmi.org.