Amimon has raised $15 million in its latest round of funding. The funding comes from a blend of new and strategic investors, together with existing investors.
According to the company, the funding will accelerate the development of follow-on generations of Amimon’s WHDI chipset, enabling further integration, cost reduction, and facilitating the growth in the wireless home video market. Amimon is ramping up production to deliver WHDI chipsets to multiple OEMs and CE manufacturers.
Amimon’s WHDI technology can be designed in a compact form-factor that embeds into mobile devices. WHDI technology has low power consumption, and mobile devices, smartphones, and tablets embedded with WHDI technology will enable users to wirelessly view all of the device content on their TVs. Additionally, WHDI has less than one millisecond of latency. WHDI enhances the user experience by delivering true real-time interactivity — enabling applications like “flick to scroll” where users can use a tablet to control the action while seamlessly viewing it on the TV with no delay.
“Notebook PCs, handsets and tablets have emerged as primary sources of HD content and consumers are eager to connect these devices to the TV; WHDI offers the only viable option for connecting these devices to a TV,” said Dr. Yoav Nissan-Cohen, chairman and CEO of Amimon. “We will use this round of funding to solidify Amimon’s WHDI technology as the connection method of choice for all mobile devices and tablets to the TV.”