Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) Association Establishes Technical Advisory Committee and Special Interest Groups to Define Advancements in High Definition Audio Technology

New Special Interest Groups Focus on DTV Connectivity and Multi-Room Technology

Sunnyvale, CA, November 5, 2012 - The Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA™) Association, today announced the creation of a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and associated Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to advance the development of wireless audio solutions for home theater, consumer electronics and professional A/V markets. Participation in both groups is open to members of the WiSA Association and the activities pursued by each group may influence the WiSA Compliance Test Specification (CTS) as well as the technology roadmap.


The Technical Advisory Committee will work with other standards bodies such as the IEEE, AES, HDMI®, MHL® to advance wireless HD audio in their respective specifications. Special Interest Groups will address various challenges facing the audio industry today, such as DTV applications, 802.1 A/V bridging, interoperability with other radio technologies, and many other topics. The focus of the first two Special Interest Groups is on addressing DTV connectivity and multi-room wireless HD audio technology.

"We are at a pivotal point in time for providing leadership and new direction for the wireless speaker and audio industry and we welcome the participation of Technical Advisory Committee and Special Interest Groups members in charting the course for wireless HD audio in the home theater," said Jim Venable, president of the WiSA Association. "The WiSA Association has gained significant momentum with the recent release of the industry's first Compliance Test Specification for interoperability and I expect our engagement with the Technical Advisory Committee and Special Interest Groups to be equally ground-breaking in driving additional areas of application for high-performance wireless audio."

The WiSA Association is dedicated to the delivery of high-definition audio content in the home theater environment. Opportunities to participate in the Association exist for Members and Associate Members. Companies and organizations interested in joining a SIG are welcome to contact the Association. The application to join and information about membership fees can be found at www.wisaassociation.org.

About the WiSA Association
Established in 2011 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, the Wireless Speaker & Audio (WiSA) Association is an industry group dedicated to bringing reliable, high- performance interoperable wireless audio products to the consumer. The Association is responsible for developing specifications and performing testing and interoperability certification of WiSA-certified products, Association administrative management, and outbound marketing campaigns to promote the broad adoption of WiSA interoperability. WiSA, LLC, the agent for the WiSA Association, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG). For more information about the WiSA Association, visit www.wisaassociation.org.

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