Silicon Image Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Genesis Microchip

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Silicon Image

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Silicon Image (Nasdaq:   SIMG), a price/performance leader in high-bandwidth
 semiconductor solutions for mass markets, announced today that it has filed a
 patent infringement lawsuit against Genesis Microchip in the United States
 District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia as well as filed a
 complaint before the International Trade Commission of the United States
 Government.
     The complaint and suit allege that select Genesis products, which are sold
 into the monitor market as Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
 specification-compliant chips infringe various claims of Silicon Image's
 U.S. Patent No. 5,905,769 (issued on May 18, 1999) entitled "System and Method
 for High-Speed Skew-Insensitive Multi-Channel Data Transmission."  The
 products in dispute include Genesis' gm5010, gm5020, gm5060, gm5115, gm7010,
 gm7020, gm3020 and GMZRX1.  As part of these filings, Silicon Image is seeking
 injunctions and an exclusion order barring Genesis from infringing the
 Company's intellectual property rights by making, using, selling or importing
 the aforementioned chips in the United States.  In addition, the Company is
 seeking monetary damages.
     Commenting on the action, Silicon Image's President and CEO Dr. David Lee
 explained, "As the primary developer of DVI and one of the promoters of the
 DVI specification, we are obligated to vigorously protect our own intellectual
 property (IP) as well as the investments and innovation of DVI adopters who
 have legitimately implemented this standard while respecting existing patents.
 The standard is open-implementations are proprietary."
     Lee added, "Silicon Image has always been at the forefront of innovation
 in both developing and implementing new digital solutions.  We have invested
 substantial engineering effort and millions of dollars in R&D to develop our
 strong IP portfolio.  We can't allow the fruits of this investment to be
 misappropriated through unfair competition and will therefore aggressively
 enforce our intellectual property rights."
 
     About Silicon Image
     Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Silicon Image, Inc. designs, develops
 and markets high-speed semiconductor solutions for a variety of communications
 applications that require cost-effective, high-bandwidth capabilities.
 Leveraging Silicon Image's circuit innovation at the physical layer, the
 company's proprietary, reduced overhead Multi-layer Serial Link (MSL(TM))
 architecture is well suited to address a number of mass markets with
 aggressive bandwidth price/performance requirements-including the display,
 storage and networking sectors.  Evidencing its success, Silicon Image has
 shipped more than 15 million high-bandwidth, low-cost semiconductor solutions
 to the PC market alone.  For more information on Silicon Image and its proven
 multi-layered, high-speed interconnect technology, visit www.siimage.com .
     This news release contains forward-looking information within the meaning
 of federal securities regulations.  These forward-looking statements include
 future events in the litigation announced.  These forward-looking statements
 involve risks and uncertainties, including those described from time to time
 in Silicon Image's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),
 that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those
 anticipated by these forward-looking statements.  In particular, litigation
 involves risks and uncertainties of duration, cost, and outcome.  Also see
 "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
 Operations-Factors Affecting Future Results" in the most recent Annual Report,
 Form 10-K or 10-Q filed by Silicon Image with the SEC.  Silicon Image assumes
 no obligation to update this forward-looking information.
 
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    SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Silicon Image (Nasdaq:   SIMG), a price/performance leader in high-bandwidth
 semiconductor solutions for mass markets, announced today that it has filed a
 patent infringement lawsuit against Genesis Microchip in the United States
 District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia as well as filed a
 complaint before the International Trade Commission of the United States
 Government.
     The complaint and suit allege that select Genesis products, which are sold
 into the monitor market as Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
 specification-compliant chips infringe various claims of Silicon Image's
 U.S. Patent No. 5,905,769 (issued on May 18, 1999) entitled "System and Method
 for High-Speed Skew-Insensitive Multi-Channel Data Transmission."  The
 products in dispute include Genesis' gm5010, gm5020, gm5060, gm5115, gm7010,
 gm7020, gm3020 and GMZRX1.  As part of these filings, Silicon Image is seeking
 injunctions and an exclusion order barring Genesis from infringing the
 Company's intellectual property rights by making, using, selling or importing
 the aforementioned chips in the United States.  In addition, the Company is
 seeking monetary damages.
     Commenting on the action, Silicon Image's President and CEO Dr. David Lee
 explained, "As the primary developer of DVI and one of the promoters of the
 DVI specification, we are obligated to vigorously protect our own intellectual
 property (IP) as well as the investments and innovation of DVI adopters who
 have legitimately implemented this standard while respecting existing patents.
 The standard is open-implementations are proprietary."
     Lee added, "Silicon Image has always been at the forefront of innovation
 in both developing and implementing new digital solutions.  We have invested
 substantial engineering effort and millions of dollars in R&D to develop our
 strong IP portfolio.  We can't allow the fruits of this investment to be
 misappropriated through unfair competition and will therefore aggressively
 enforce our intellectual property rights."
 
     About Silicon Image
     Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Silicon Image, Inc. designs, develops
 and markets high-speed semiconductor solutions for a variety of communications
 applications that require cost-effective, high-bandwidth capabilities.
 Leveraging Silicon Image's circuit innovation at the physical layer, the
 company's proprietary, reduced overhead Multi-layer Serial Link (MSL(TM))
 architecture is well suited to address a number of mass markets with
 aggressive bandwidth price/performance requirements-including the display,
 storage and networking sectors.  Evidencing its success, Silicon Image has
 shipped more than 15 million high-bandwidth, low-cost semiconductor solutions
 to the PC market alone.  For more information on Silicon Image and its proven
 multi-layered, high-speed interconnect technology, visit www.siimage.com .
     This news release contains forward-looking information within the meaning
 of federal securities regulations.  These forward-looking statements include
 future events in the litigation announced.  These forward-looking statements
 involve risks and uncertainties, including those described from time to time
 in Silicon Image's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),
 that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those
 anticipated by these forward-looking statements.  In particular, litigation
 involves risks and uncertainties of duration, cost, and outcome.  Also see
 "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
 Operations-Factors Affecting Future Results" in the most recent Annual Report,
 Form 10-K or 10-Q filed by Silicon Image with the SEC.  Silicon Image assumes
 no obligation to update this forward-looking information.
 
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