Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIMG), the parent company of HDMI Licensing, LLC has announced the HDMI version 2.0 specification. HDMI Licensing is the agency listed by the HDMI Forum to license Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification along with earlier versions of the HDMI Specifications. The HDMI Specification is known for combining uncompressed high-definition video, multi-channel audio, and data into a single digital interface.
HDMI Licensing, LLC is also known for providing the marketing, promotional, licensing and administrative services for the HDMI Specification to adopters, retailers, and consumers. The HDMI specification version 2.0 “bandwidth (up to 18Gbps) to support new features such as 4K@50/60 (2160p), which is 4 times the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution.” HDMI 2.0 can also support up to 32 audio channels. The cable connectors will not change, which ensures backwards compatibility.
“The introduction of the HDMI 2.0 Specification represents a major milestone for the HDMI Forum,” stated HDMI Forum president and Sony Corporation executive Robert Blanchard. “Our members collaborated closely to take the highly successful HDMI Specification to the next level by expanding audio and video features for consumer electronics applications.” The HDMI Forum has around 88 companies in their membership group.
[Source: HDMI Forum Press Release]
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