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THine Announces Totoku Electric’s Development of Flexible Flat Cable for THine’s Next-Generation High-Speed Interface Specification, V-by-One® US

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2018/02/13

TOKYO (February 13, 2018) – 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 Totoku Electric Co., Ltd. (*1) has developed flexible flat 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 transmission 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 Totoku has already commercialized flexible flat cable “LEAFCONN” for applications such as TV, printer, and automobile, Totoku has succeeded in development of high-speed transmission flexible flat cable “LEAFCONN H” that provides potential compliance with V-by-One® US specification.

“THine plans to release ASSP product incorporating V-by-One® US technology in 2018, and would like to welcome new flexible flat cable that provides potential compliance with V-by-One® US specification.  This helps customers select flexible flat cable for V-by-One® US from several cable manufacturers.

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.
* “LEAFCONN” is a registered trademark of Totoku Electric, Co., Ltd.

*1: Totoku Electric Co., Ltd. (President: Yoshihiro Suzuki, Headquarters: 8-3, Nishi-Shinbashi 3-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003 Japan, Foundation: 1940) is a manufacturer and provider of information/communication cables, heater wires, coaxial cables, contact probes, and suspension wires under “TOTOKU” brand based on wire-related technology, committed to uniqueness.

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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