Silicon Image introduces mobile-device cable tech that can transfer 4K Ultra HD video to TVs | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) |

Support for transferring the highest-resolution videos from a smartphone to a TV just got a lot stronger.

Silicon Image announced today it has created chips that support MHL 3.0 cables, which can transfer 4K Ultra HD video from a mobile device to a living room television or other high-resolution displays.

This sort of infrastructure may not seem that sexy, but it is a vital part the refresh cycle for the next generation of televisions.

If we can’t show 4K video on a screen, nobody will want a 4K screen.