TOKYO (December 25, 2017) – THine Electronics, Inc. (JASDAQ: 6769), the global leader in high-speed serial interface and provider of mixed-signal LSI, has been collaborating with several partners in development of transmission lines for the next-generation high-speed interface specification for 4K and 8K video images, V-by-One® US, and announces that flexible flat cable incorporating insulating film developed by DU PONT-TORAY CO., LTD. (*1) as inner wiring material has become compliant with V-by-One® US specification.
THine has established V-by-One® US specification as a next-generation high-speed interface technology that follows THine’s high-speed interface technology V-by-One® HS, which is now used as interface in most of 4K televisions in the world as de facto standard. V-by-One® US specification defines high-speed transmission rate of 16Gbps per lane at the maximum (16,000,000,000 bits per second), and high-speed transmission as quadruple as V-by-One® HS will be possible according to the specification. In order to accomplish transmission lines for 8K video images by V-by-One® US while maintaining the number of transmission lines for transmission of 4K video images by V-by-One® HS, THine has been collaborating in development of transmission lines with several harness, connector, and material manufacturers who agree to standardization of V-by-One® US technology.
DU PONT-TORAY has provided new insulating film for flexible flat cable “Kapton RR” and compliance with V-by-One® US specification of flexible flat cable “HSDT-FFC” designed by Office ECW Co., Ltd. (*2) that employs “Kapton RR” has been evaluated. As a result, “HSDC-FCC” has been confirmed to be compliant with V-by-One® US specification. “Kapton RR” is already produced to the market from DU PONT-TORAY.
“THine plans to release ASSP products incorporating V-by-One® US technology in 2018, and would like to provide several solutions of transmission lines that can be used for V-by-One® US technology. THine expects that “Kapton RR” reduces entry and technical barriers for development of flexible flat cables by new cable manufacturers and that flexible flat cables compliant with V-by-One® US specification will become popular. THine will continue to expand collaboration with harness, connector, and material manufacturers who agree to standardization of V-by-One® US technology, and will propose low-cost 4K and 8K video image transmission systems by V-by-One® US,” says Yasuhiro Takada, CEO of THine Electronics.
* “V-by-One” is a registered trademark of THine Electronics, Inc.
* “Kapton” is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.
* “HSDT” is a registered trademark of Office ECW Co., Ltd.
*1 DU PONT-TORAY CO., LTD. (President: Michiyuki Nakase, Headquarters: 1-1-1, Nihombashi-Honcho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo), a joint company by Toray Industries Inc. and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, is a world’s leading advanced material provider that provides high-function materials such as polyimide film.
*2 Office ECW Co., Ltd. (President: Nobuhito Akutsu) is engaged in development of wiring materials for electronic devices and technical design consultant.
About THine Electronics
THine Electronics Incorporated is a fabless maker that provides innovative mixed signal LSI and analog technologies such as V-by-One® HS, LVDS, other high-speed data signaling, timing controller, analog-to-digital converter, ISP, power management and drivers for LEDs and motors in growing niche markets for our customers’ solutions, targeting its strategic markets in flat screen TVs, smart phones, document processing, amusement, industrial application, and automotive markets. THine is headquartered in Tokyo, and has subsidiaries in Taipei, Seoul, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Shanghai. THine Electronics is listed on JASDAQ of Tokyo Stock Exchange under the security code of 6769. For more information, please visit https://www.thine.co.jp/en/.
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