High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
Comprised of Hitachi, Panasonic Corporation, Royal Philips Electronics, Silicon Image, Sony Corporation, Technicolor S.A. (formerly known as Thomson) and Toshiba Corporation, the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) Founders have joined together to define a next-generation digital interface specification for consumer electronics products. The HDMI Specification is also supported by major motion picture producers, as well as satellite and cable companies.
Adopted by over 1,200 of the largest and most innovative consumer electronics and PC manufacturers worldwide, the HDMI Specification combines uncompressed high-definition video, multi-channel audio, and data in a single digital interface to provide crystal-clear digital quality over a single cable. With over 2B HDMI-enabled devices having shipped since 2003, HDMI technology has extended into an increasingly wide array of devices, applications, and industries, including cell phones, tablets, automobiles and commercial applications such digital signage and airport installations.