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【Tech News】iST Enters Into Strategic Alliance With Simplay Labs to Offer HDMI 2.0/MHL 3.0/HDCP 2.2 Testing

Issued date: 2014/6/3
Issued by: iST

HSINCHU, Taiwan, June 3, 2014 – iST, a leader in certification services of electronic products, today announced it entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Simplay Labs, the leading provider of standards compliance and interoperability testing services for consumer electronics (CE) and mobile devices, to give its customers access to the full suite of testing capabilities for HDMI® 2.0 (High-Definition Multimedia Interface), MHL® 3.0 (Mobile High-Definition Link), and HDCP 2.2 (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) enabled devices.  Effective immediately, with support from Simplay Labs, iST customers are able to submit their products to iST for standards compliance and interoperability testing.

“Our alliance with iST gives Taiwan customers local access to the latest industry standards testing services, accelerating the process of delivering HDMI, MHL and HDCP standards compliant products into the marketplace,” said Solomon Langley, general manager of Simplay Labs.

“Our strategic alliance with Simplay Labs not only positively represents the cooperation between two companies in the testing operation, it also signifies the synergy which combines iST’s testing expertise including failure analysis, electrical tests and reliability analysis with Simplay Lab’s experience in compliance testing,” said William Cheng, vice president of sales at iST.  “This will assist customers in designing an integral test solution for HDMI, MHL and HDCP, therefore expediting the obtainment of certification emblems after passing the relevant tests.”

HDMI 2.0 Specification
Released in September 2013, the HDMI 2.0 Specification expands audio and video features for consumer electronics applications by offering a significant increase in bandwidth (up to 18 Gbps) to support 4K Ultra HD resolution, 32 audio channels, as well as dynamic auto lip-sync and extensions to CEC.  For more information, visit

MHL 3.0 Specification
Released in August 2013, the MHL 3.0 Specification addresses the latest consumer requirements for connecting a mobile device to displays, featuring major advancement in the areas of audio and video transmission over an MHL link.  Key advancements include 4K Ultra HD resolution, simultaneous high-speed data, 10W power charging, support for simultaneous multiple displays, enhanced audio, and touch screen support.  For more information, visit

HDCP Specification
The HDCP specification provides a robust, cost-effective and transparent method for transmitting and receiving digital entertainment content to compliant digital displays.  HDCP technologies protect high-value digital motion pictures, television programs and audio against unauthorized interception and copying between a digital set top box or digital video recorder and a digital TV or PC.  For more information, visit

For immediate inquiries concerning test solutions in HDMI2.0/ MHL3.0 / HDCP2.2 and downward compatibility, please contact Mr. Wang at│+886-3-579-9909#2682│

About Simplay Labs
Simplay Labs, LLC is the leading provider of standards compliance and interoperability testing services for consumer electronics and mobile devices that incorporate HDMI, MHL, HDCP and WiSA-based technologies.  Simplay Labs and its worldwide Authorized Testing Centers (ATCs) offer device manufacturers a full suite of testing programs, test equipment, development and performance tools designed to ensure the highest level of performance and interoperability amongst devices transmitting and receiving premium digital audio/video content.  Simplay Labs is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG).  For more information, visit

About Integrated Service Technology
Founded in 1994, iST began its business from IC circuit debugging and modification and gradually expanded its scope of operations to include failure analysis, reliability verification, material analysis, and quality assurance. Through the years, iST has constructed a comprehensive verification and analysis engineering platform, offering full-scope services to the IC engineering industry. iST customers cover the whole spectrum of the electronics industry from IC design to end products.

In response to rising environmental awareness, iST not only focuses on its core services but is also expanding its service offerings based on international trends. iST's lead-free and halogen-free verification testing, chemical quantitative testing and signal integrity services have all been accredited by multiple international independent third-party organizations including TUV NORD Germany and BSI UK. With increased outsourcing by major international brands, iST now also plays the role of independent quality testing laboratory for OBM outsourcing products and is certified by Dell, Cisco, Delphi, Continental Automotive and Lenovo.

Headquartered in Hsinchu, iST's pursuit of precision, perfection and efficiency has led it to expand its operations around the world. The iST Group now includes iST Kunshan, iST Shanghai, iST Beijing and iST Shenzhen in China, IC Service in Japan, and an iST laboratory in the US. These are all dedicated to providing customers with prompt, reliable and high-quality technical services in order to grow with the leaders of the world. For more information, please visit the iST website at:

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