SOURCE: AMIMON

May 10, 2010 08:04 ET

AMIMON Surpasses Half a Million Units in Chipset Sales and Orders

AMIMON's WHDI Technology Dominates Wireless HDTV Market

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2010) -   AMIMON, the market leader in wireless HDTV semiconductor solutions, announced today that it has surpassed half a million units in chipset sales and orders. AMIMON has been experiencing very strong and rapidly growing demand for its wireless 1080p WHDI™ (Wireless Home Digital Interface™) chipset. With a very strong first quarter and multiple new WHDI products to be launched in the next few months, AMIMON is on track to crossing the one million chipset sales milestone by the holiday season of this year. AMIMON's chipsets have been shipping in volume to leading CE manufacturers selling AMIMON-based products in the US, Europe, China and Japan.

CE manufacturers have developed numerous and various wireless products based on AMIMON's technology: wireless HDTVs, PC-to-TV wireless adapters, video accessories (dongles, HD video switches), medical device equipment, Pro-AV video cameras, etc. Some of AMIMON's customers include: ASUS, Brite-View, Gefen, Haier, Hisense, IDX, LG, Mitsubishi, Philips, Sharp, SONY, Stryker and Zinwell.

"AMIMON is the clear market leader in the wireless HDTV space; 9 out of 10 wireless HDTV systems in the market use AMIMON's chipsets," said Dr. Yoav Nissan-Cohen, AMIMON's Chairman and CEO. "In addition to continued success in the wireless HDTV market, a plethora of AMIMON-based wireless PC-to-TV products are hitting the market. AMIMON will continue to dominate the market and this is reinforced by our current backlog and new design wins."

The bulk of AMIMON's sales have been of its 2nd generation chipset. AMIMON's 2nd generation chipset is built to the WHDI standard; key features of the WHDI standard are:

  • Full 1080p/60Hz HD video & high quality computer graphics
  • Range: multi-room -- beyond 100 feet (30 meters) through walls
  • Less than 1 millisecond latency
  • Hollywood approved HDCP 2.0 copy protection 
  • Low power consumption modes for portable devices
  • Low cost -- mass adoption price points
  • 5GHz unlicensed band with support for Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
  • Over-the-Air switching

The AMIMON WHDI chipsets can be embedded into CE devices such as LCD and plasma HDTVs, multimedia projectors, A/V receivers, Blu-ray DVD players, set-top boxes (STBs), game consoles, computers, DVRs, PC-to-TV adapters and HD video switches, allowing wireless streaming of uncompressed HD video and audio.

About AMIMON
AMIMON is a leading provider of wireless high-definition video semiconductor solutions for universal connectivity among CE video devices. AMIMON is a founding member of the Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) consortium formed by leading CE companies to define a new industry standard for multi-room wireless HDTV connectivity.

AMIMON is headquartered in Herzlia, Israel, with offices in Santa Clara, Calif., USA; Tokyo, Japan; Shenzhen, China; Taipei, Taiwan and Seoul, South Korea. More information is available at www.amimon.com and www.whdi.org.

Wireless Home Digital Interface and WHDI are trademarks of WHDI LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are those of their respective holders.

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