Silicon Image's PanelLink Technology Featured in Compaq's New DVI-Compliant Flat Panel Displays.Business Editors/High Tech Writers
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 22, 2000
Silicon Image, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIMG SIMG Societa' Italiana Di Medicina Generale ), a leading provider of high-bandwidth semiconductor solutions, today announced that Compaq, the world's leading PC manufacturer, has selected its SiI 151 PanelLink(R) receiver chip for use in Compaq's first Digital Visual Interface “DVI” redirects here. For other uses, see DVI (disambiguation).
The Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video interface standard designed to maximize the visual quality of digital display devices such as flat panel LCD computer displays and digital (DVI (1) (Digital Video Interactive) An earlier compression technique that provided up to 72 minutes of full-screen video on a CD-ROM. Acquired by Intel in 1988 from RCA's Sarnoff Research labs, Princeton, NJ, DVI never caught on. )-compliant flat panel displays (FPDs). The PanelLink receivers, which enable transmission of high-quality, crystal-clear images to displays, will be incorporated in both Compaq's 18-inch TFT (Thin Film Transistor) The term typically refers to active matrix screens on laptop computers. Active matrix LCD provides a sharper screen display and broader viewing angle than does passive matrix. See LCD and thin film.
TFT - Thin Film transistor 8020 and 15-inch TFT5010 dual-mode displays, recently debuted by Compaq's Commercial PC Group.
"Compaq has consistently been recognized for its industry-leading flat panel displays. With PanelLink's technology, we incorporated the latest digital interface technology to further increase display performance with superior image quality and striking contrast," noted John Morriss, Compaq's vice president of commercial displays.
"This announcement has major significance for the industry as it clearly indicates that the PC market is moving to DVI," stated Steve Tirado, executive vice president of marketing and business development at Silicon Image. "As the market leader and an original founder of the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG (Digital Display Working Group) An organization devoted to standardizing a digital interface to flat panel displays. Formed in 1998 by Intel, Compaq, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, NEC and Silicon Image, it introduced its Digital Visual Interface (DVI) in early 1999. )--promoters of the DVI specification--Compaq has demonstrated its commitment to the standard by ensuring its flagship product A primary product of a company, which is typically why the company was founded and/or what made it well known. For example, MS-DOS, Windows and the Microsoft Office suite have been flagship products of Microsoft. CorelDRAW is a flagship product of Corel Corporation. , the 18-inch FPD (1) (Flat Panel Display) See LCD, plasma display, EL display, FED and flat panel display.
(2) (Field Programmable Device) An umbrella term for all chips that can be programmed by the customer including SPLDs, CPLDs and FPGAs. See PLD. , is DVI-compliant. Compaq is now offering its commercial customers DVI capability and is using our PanelLink technology. This is noteworthy because it opens new business and financial display applications to the benefits of digital displays--a market Silicon Image pioneered and continues to lead."
The TFT8020 and the TFT5010 FPDs are designed to offer unparalleled image quality and advanced flexibility. The TFT8020 is the industry's most technologically advanced large screen FPD, incorporating the latest digital technology designed to increase display performance and ease of use. It offers a superior screen size, thinner borders, wide-angle viewing, vibrant flicker-free images, a front-panel automatic adjustment button and true color (1) Specifically, refers to 16,777,216 colors (24-bit color). See high color.
(2) Generically, refers to photo-realistic color (typically requires 24-bit color as a minimum). support. The 15-inch TFT5010 offers wide viewing angles and optional touch screen technology. Its tilt adjustment and swivel function make it ideally suited for a constrained workspace.
Silicon Image's PanelLink technology was designed specifically to provide a high-bandwidth, low-cost digital display solution. PanelLink is the industry's first and most widely adopted implementation of the DVI specification, which is based on Silicon Image's technology. PanelLink operates at full speed over inexpensive copper wire, and it is this combination of high-bandwidth at low-cost that makes it so attractive to both commercial and consumer markets.
Compaq and Silicon Image have a long-standing partnership, dating back nearly four years. Compaq teamed up with Silicon Image, along with IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , Hewlett-Packard, NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).
NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. and Fujitsu when they formed the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG) to define a worldwide open specification for an all-digital display solution based on Silicon Image's technology. Compaq was Silicon Image's first customer in 1997, and has since purchased both transmitters and receivers for their PCs, projectors and flat panel displays, for both commercial and consumer product lines.
About Silicon Image, Inc.
Silicon Image designs, develops and markets semiconductor solutions for applications that require cost-effective, high-bandwidth, integrated solutions for high-speed data communications data communications, application of telecommunications technology to the problem of transmitting data, especially to, from, or between computers. In popular usage, it is said that data communications make it possible for one computer to "talk" with another. . The company's PanelLink technology provides scalable, end-to-end, all-digital connectivity between computers, controllers or other sources of video and digital video display devices such as flat-panel monitors or digital CRTs. Silicon Image's products have been incorporated in host systems and displays sold by leading manufacturers such as Apple, ATI (ATI Technologies Inc., Markham Ontario, http://ati.amd.com) A leading manufacturer of graphics chips and display adapters. Founded in 1985 by K. Y. Ho, Benny Lau and Lee Lau, ATI chips and boards are widely used by OEMs. , Compaq, Fujitsu, Gateway, Hitachi, IBM, LG, Matrox, NEC, Princeton Graphics, Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba and ViewSonic. The PanelLink protocol has been adopted by the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG) in the now established Digital Visual Interface (DVI) specification. Silicon Image, Inc. is based in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information on Silicon Image, Inc. and its solutions, visit www.siimage.com
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