|By Business Wire||
|August 26, 2013 03:00 PM EDT||
Anapass, Inc, a leading display SoC solution provider listed on the KOSDAQ, today announced that it has successfully completed development of a leading-edge panel controller system on chip “SoC” for UHD TV applications and has recently started mass production. As a result of the successful commercialization of a competitive panel controller SoC for UHD TV, Anapass will be well positioned as a leading panel controller provider for the rapidly growing next generation world-wide TV market, UHD TV.
Anapass is a leading display SoC solution provider that developed and commercialized its proprietary intra-panel interface technology for flat panel TV displays known as AiPi (Advanced Intra Panel Interface). By leveraging its competitive technology, Anapass has been a major panel controller supplier for Samsung’s flat panel TV display business and has been listed on the KOSDAQ since 2010. The company has made great progress in developing innovative technology and IP necessary for highly integrated, high performance and feature-rich panel controller SoC products. This has resulted in the successful commercialization of a leading-edge panel controller SoC dedicated for the UHD TV application.
According to a market research report produced by SNE Research in May 2013, the number of worldwide TV shipments forecasted for this year is 235.1M, 2.6M units of which are expected to be UHD TVs. This year is the first to show significant emergence of UHD TVs as the next generation TV. According to the report, between this year and 2016, the UHD TV market is expected to rapidly grow with 191% of Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR), therefore nearly doubling every year.
The rapid growth of the UHD TV market is reflecting the recent market situation in which the world’s leading flat panel TV makers are aggressively expanding their UHD TV line up from premium high-end TVs down to high volume, smaller panel size TVs ranging from 50 to 60 inch. As such, the UHD TV market is expected to have very aggressive growth. In addition, the swift evolution of the UHD (3840 x 2160) video content eco-system, which provides four times higher resolution than FHD (1920x1080) is strongly supporting the emergence of the UHD TV market era.
Anapass intends to leverage its technical know-how and experience in developing and launching panel controller products for flat panel TVs for leading the commercialization of next generation panel controller products optimized for the rapidly growing UHD TV market. Anapass is expecting that this will significantly contribute to continuous growth of its core panel controller business.
Anapass, listed on KOSDAQ, is a leading SoC semiconductor solution provider for the worldwide display panel market. Since its start-up in 2002, the company has focused on research and development for innovating display SoC technology.
Anapass' proprietary technology in high speed signal transmission for flat panel display known as AiPi (Advanced Intra Panel Interface) has been awarded as the most distinguished technology in the display community followed by mass production of display SoC solutions incorporating AiPi for Samsung’s flat panel TVs.
Anapass is currently developing mobile application processors for mid-low end 4G smart phones by collaborating with its partner company, GCT Semiconductor, Inc which is a leading 4G LTE mobile communication SoC solution provider.