News THine Announces Hirose Electric’s Development of Connector for THine’s Next-Generation High-Speed Interface Specification, V-by-One® US

2017.11.27 Release

TOKYO (November 27, 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 THine’s next-generation high-speed interface specification for 4K and 8K video images, V-by-One® US, and Hirose Electric Co., Ltd. *1, one of THine’s partners, will deliver connectors that provide potential compliance 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.

While Hirose has already mass-produced and delivered FX16 Series connectors for V-by-One® HS, Hirose has now confirmed that its 51-core connector of FX16 Series M2 Type provides potential compliance with V-by-One® US specification.  In addition, Hirose also plans to evaluate 41-core connector of FX16 Series M2 Type.  FX16 Series M2 Type has high reliability adapted for flexible flat cables that have advantages in reduction in EMI (reduction in noise).

“While THine plans to release ASSP products incorporating V-by-One® US technology in 2018, THine would like to welcome provision of connector that provides potential compliance with V-by-One® US specification at this timing.  Moreover, since FX16 Series has been widely adopted as one of connectors for V-by-One® HS, customers will be able to easily consider transmission lines inside a television while technology transition is made from V-by-One® HS to V-by-One® US.
As 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games and 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games are approaching, 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.  THine aims to contribute to customers and innovation of video image market as a leading company of high-speed interface technology,” says Yasuhiro Takada, CEO of THine Electronics.

* “V-by-One” is a registered trademark of THine Electronics, Inc.

*1 Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
Headquarters: 5-5-23, Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
President: Kazunori Ishii
Established in 1937, Hirose is a world’s leading company in production and sales of connectors.

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

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