MHL ecosystem surpasses 650 million products worldwide

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 
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Rapid Growth Continues with Release of MHL 3.0 Products, and Increased Adoption of MHL Technology in China and India

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — MHL, LLC today announced that more than 650 million MHL® products have shipped worldwide since the first MHL-enabled products were released in 2011. The world’s leading consumer electronics and mobile device companies continue to release exciting new MHL-enabled products that showcase the power of MHL technology, which brings HD multimedia content from a mobile device to a larger screen. The global MHL ecosystem includes adapters, automotive accessories, A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc™ players, cables, DTVs, monitors, projectors, smartphones, streaming media sticks, tablets and more.

A steady stream of MHL 3.0 mobile devices that output 4K Ultra HD video have been released this year, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3, and ZTE nubia Z7, along with MHL 3.0 4K Ultra HD displays from Samsung and Sony. 4K is rapidly growing in popularity and, with these MHL 3.0 smartphones, consumers can capture brilliant photos and videos and then enjoy them in full 4K Ultra HD beauty on their big screen TV.

MHL has also achieved broader adoption in emerging markets such as India and China where smartphone shipments are rapidly accelerating. In these areas, consumers want more out of their smartphones – taking them beyond communication devices and transforming them into gaming consoles, powerful PCs and entertainment systems. The ability to connect a smartphone or tablet to the big screen to display photos and videos, play games or use productivity applications is a compelling value proposition, which continues to expand the adoption of MHL in emerging markets.

“When we released the first MHL specification, we started with a simple idea of connecting a phone to a TV. This has now evolved into an advanced world of connectivity,” said Rob Tobias, president, MHL, LLC. “Our product ecosystem has rapidly grown and the use cases continue to expand, making MHL the world’s most widely adopted mobile TV-out standard and the de-facto connectivity between mobile, consumer electronics and automotive products.”