HDMI: How a Nerdy Serial Link Became a Household Name

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HDMI: How a Nerdy Serial Link Became a Household Name

This event will be available live at SEMI, as well as over Zoom. Get to SEMI by 6:30pm to network – and enjoy great pizza and refreshments!

With the advent of HDTV in 1998, an all-digital TV interface became a necessity. This led to upstart Silicon Image partnering with six Consumer Electronics behemoths, and the introduction of HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) in 2002. It is now ubiquitous, with over 10 billion HDMI-capable devices sold worldwide. Like USB, it has simplified users’ lives, and is one of the most successful electronics standards in the history of Consumer Electronics and computers. You are quite possibly only inches away from both an HDMI and a USB connector as you read these words.

In this talk, Jano Banks will tell the story of how a small company that had first made its mark with a high-speed Serial Link for laptops created an interface that the likes of Sony, Panasonic, Hitachi, Toshiba, Thomson, and Philips would trust to be foundational for the future of television – and it wasn’t without some Hollywood drama.

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  • Date: 12 Sep 2023
  • Time: 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-07:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
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  • 567 Yosemite Dr
  • Milpitas, California
  • United States 95035

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Jano Banks Jano Banks of Shasta Angels


Jano Banks is a tech professional known for his pivotal role in co-inventing HDMI while working at Silicon Image from 2000-2005. He went on to found his own company, Radiient Technologies, and then held senior leadership and executive roles at Apple, Amazon Lab126, and Google. Jano is currently an angel investor with Shasta Angels. His bachelor’s and master’s degrees in EE are from Stanford University, and he holds over 25 granted US patents.

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