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THine Announces Yamaichi Electronics’ Development of Flexible Printed Circuit Cable for THine’s Next-Generation High-Speed Interface Specification, V-by-One® US


2017/12/05

TOKYO (December 5, 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 Yamaichi Electronics Co., Ltd. *1, one of THine’s partners, will deliver sample products of flexible printed circuit cable that provides 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 Yamaichi has commercialized high-speed-transmission FPC (Flexible Printed Circuit) cable “YFLEX” based on its technology for designing and manufacturing FPC board, it has developed a high-speed-transmission FPC cable “YFCS Series” that provides potential compliance with V-by-One® US specification.  Delivery of samples of “YFCS Series” will be started and Yamaichi plans to commercialize the series in 2018.

“While THine plans to release ASSP products incorporating V-by-One® US technology in 2018, THine would like to welcome new type of cable adapted for V-by-One® US specification.  Since “YFCS Series” is based on flexible printed circuit board technology, it has amount of loss and frequency characteristics different from those of flexible flat cables, and choices of cables for customers using V-by-One® US may increase.  For example, it becomes possible for customers to use appropriate cables according to their usage environment.

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.
*"YFLEX"is a registered trademark of Yamaichi Electronics Co., Ltd.

*1 Yamaichi Electronics Co., Ltd.
Headquarters: 11F, Techno-Port Mitsui-Seimei Building, 2-16-2, Minami-Kamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan
President: Yoshitaka Ota
Established in 1956, Yamaichi is a leading manufacturer of sockets for semiconductor inspection.  Under the corporate slogan “Better Connection,” Yamaichi’s main products cover IC sockets for semiconductor inspection, connectors, YFLEX (flexible printed circuit board), and optical multi-layer thin film filters.
 

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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