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AMIMON and FIC Showcase WHDI Tablet PC at CES
Date: 2011/1/6
WHDI Provides a High Quality HD Wireless Connection from the Tablet to the HDTV Consumers Can Now Access all Content and Interactive Applications on their HDTV
Taipei, Taiwan, January 6, 2011 – First International Computer, Inc. (FIC), a world leader in the design and production of electronic devices and AMIMON, the market leader in wireless HDTV semiconductor solutions, announced today the Jacob tablet PC featuring the WHDI™ (Wireless Home Digital Interface™) technology. The WHDI Jacob tablet PC showcases the ability to embed and integrate the WHDI technology into sleek and small consumer electronic devices.

 FIC’s tablet is embedded with AMIMON’s WHDI Chipset and will be compliant with the WHDI standard. Additionally, the WHDI technology can be designed in compact form-factors and for low power consumption enabling long battery life.  With WHDI, consumers can connect sources and displays throughout the home to access all of their video and interactive content.  Consumers just need to look for the WHDI logo to ensure that all of their devices will be able to work together. 

The FIC tablet embedded with WHDI enables users to wirelessly view all of the tablet’s content on their TVs without the limitations of other solutions.  With virtually no latency (less than one millisecond) users can now leverage a tablet’s interactive capabilities, view internet and stored content and play their PC games on the “big screen.” Also, with WHDI users can surf the web and watch internet video from their tablet on their TVs. In addition to all other content, WHDI security and HDCP 2.0 copy protection allow users to bring Blu-ray movies and other copy-protected content to the HDTV.  

AMIMON and FIC will showcase the WHDI Jacob tablet PC at the 2011 International CES show, which runs January 6-9 in Las Vegas in AMIMON’s suite, No. 23121, at the Las Vegas Hilton and in the FIC’s suite, No. 2430.


In addition to the WHDI Jacob tablet PC AMIMON will be demonstrating a wide variety of products based on AMIMON’s WHDI technology including mobile phones and AMIMON’s WHDI Stick, which has been selected as a CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Award honoree in the “Video Components” category.


“WHDI’s ability to deliver robust high quality HD video in small form factor and low power consumption make it ideal for portable and mobile devices,” said David Shefler, vice president of sales and business development for AMIMON. “Consumers want to access all the cool interactive content and applications on tablets on their big screen TV anywhere in the home.”


“The WHDI technology is the only solution that provides low latency and seamless wireless connection so consumers can take advantage of all interactive content and applications on tablets,” said Alex Dee, vice president of sales division from FIC.  “Consumers expect a wireless connection from a tablet to a TV to be lag free and reliable; WHDI is the only wireless technology that delivers this performance.”   

AMIMON’s wireless technology is the basis of the WHDI™ (Wireless Home Digital Interface™) standard. The WHDI standard delivers the highest image quality for in-room and multi-room HD wireless connections, including uncompressed 1080p/60Hz HD video. WHDI utilizes a 40MHz channel in the 5GHz unlicensed band.  WHDI includes support for all 3D formats required by the HDMI™ 1.4a specification and range of over 100 feet (30 meters) through obstacles and walls. WHDI supports HDCP revision 2.0, providing superior security and digital content protection, and full compatibility with HDMI.



AMIMON is a leading provider of wireless high-definition video semiconductor solutions for universal connectivity among CE video devices. AMIMON is a founding member of the Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) consortium formed by leading CE companies to define a new industry standard for in-room and multi-room wireless HDTV connectivity.  

AMIMON is headquartered in Herzlia, Israel, with offices in Santa Clara, Calif., USA; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, Korea; Taipei, Taiwan and Shenzhen, China. More information is available at www.amimon.com and www.whdi.org. 

Wireless Home Digital Interface and WHDI are trademarks of WHDI LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are those of their respective holders.

About FIC:

Founded in 1980, First International Computer, Inc (FIC) is a world leader in the design and production of electronic devices now is focusing its core business on building automation system and versatile ARM platform enablement solutions.

FIC has a workforce of over 8,100 employees spread amongst 2 manufacturing/assembly sites and 4 branch offices.

As an OEM/ODM supplier to many of the leading brands in North America, Asia and Europe, FIC has established itself as a pioneer of innovative products, supplying engineering expertise, advanced R&D and logistical services throughout the world.

For the latest information on FIC products and services visit www.fic.com.tw
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