Silicon Image and UMC today announced an agreement to port to UMC's 90nm process technology a High-Definition Multimedia Interface receiver intellectual property (IP) core from Silicon Image.
The agreement will enable UMC's and Silicon Image's mutual customers to license from Silicon Image an HDMI 1.1 receiver core that is silicon-proven on UMC's most advanced mainstream production technology.
HDMI has quickly emerged as the standard interface for connecting high-definition (HD) components such as HDTVs, DVD players, set-top boxes, digital cameras and A/V receivers. HDMI enables the transmission of digital content over an uncompressed, secure digital video and audio interface via a single cable with a connector.
Silicon Image offers a broad portfolio of HDMI solutions, including HDMI transmitters and receivers, video processors with HDMI, HDMI transmitter and receiver IP cores integrating both the digital logic and analog PHY IP, and HDMI transmitter and receiver digital IP cores with a companion discrete PHY chip.
UMC's 90nm process technology is in volume production for a wide range of products that span the computer, consumer, and communications sectors. These include RF/baseband products, high-speed graphics applications, and low power SoCs for portable electronics.