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Magnachip starts mass production of AMOLED Driver with TITC Compression IP for smart phones display frame buffer reduction


Hsin Chu, Taiwan –  May 11th, 2015


Taiwan ImagingTek (TITC) today announced that MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd., (Magnachip) a global leader and technology innovator in display panel ICs starts shipping AMOLED Driver chips with an on-chip Full HD resolution frame buffer with TITC lossless image compression IPs.

Taking advantage of sharp quality enhancement of the display panels, smart phone and TV system developers are migrating to higher resolution for higher image-video quality. Higher resolution in display device adds higher cost of frame buffer memory and related peripheral devices, limits the I/O bandwidth availability, increases level of EMI problem due to higher data rate and enlarged PCB size and signal routing.

 “Our world top Smart phone partners have demanded solution of reducing memory cost, smaller PCB size, low power consumption and easing EMI issues in advanced AMOLED Display panels ”, says Mr. D.S. Mok, the VP in charge of the Magnachip IP division. “TITC’s unique compression technology (IP) dissipates very lower power consumption, provides us flexibility of reducing memory cost with higher bandwidth availability and eases EMI issues. With the very efficient support team from TITC, we quickly finished design processes, and already entered mass production of the AMOLED driver chips for our world brand Smart phone partners with less expensive memory chip, lower power and less EMI issues”.

 “We are excited to see mass production of Magnachip’s multiple AMOLED drivers shipping to world top smart phone panel manufacturers. TITC provides not only top quality compression IP with small gate count, lower memory cost, but also system know-how in reducing data rate of the image signal traveling among devices.” Says Mr. Star Sung, the CEO of TITC. “TITC’s lossless compression IPs have entered mass production in imaging/video systems since year 2006 through German Micronas (Trident, USA), the world top TV decoder supplier then, Kawasaki Micron (Megachips) in TCON for TV, Renesas in TV processor & FRC, Novatek Himax, FocalTech in smart phone LCD Driver, Sunplus in DVD/STB chip and Italian Olivetti in MFP machines. We’ll keep investing in lossless compression IPs, providing the best solutions and customer design for our world top partners.”

Some global system and IC suppliers in TV, Display panel, mobile phone, image sensor, DSC/DV, DVD/STB, 3D/Gaming are adopting TITC IPs and solutions for cutting the power consumption, reducing the memory cost and easing the EMI issues. This exciting news of mass production from Magnachip further demonstrates the prevailing advantage of TITC compression technology in the consumer markets.

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