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THine Announces Dai-Ichi Seiko’s Delivery of Connector for THine’s Next-Generation High-Speed Interface Specification, V-by-One® US


2018/06/18

TOKYO (June 18, 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 THine’s next-generation high-speed interface specification for 4K and 8K video images, V-by-One® US, and Dai-Ichi Seiko Co., Ltd. *1, one of THine’s partners, will start delivery of connector that complies 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 Dai-Ichi Seiko has already mass-produced connector for I-PEX *2 shielded flexible flat cable (FFC) adapted for V-by-One® HS “EVAFLEX 5,” Dai-Ichi Seiko has confirmed that its EVAFLEX 5 41-cores and 51-cores connectors comply with V-by-One® US specification.  EVAFLEX 5 is a one-piece connector which can be fitted only by inserting shielded FFC.  Also, it has a metal cover with connecting terminal with FFC shield, which provides excellent EMI/EMC characteristics.
 

“While it seems that customers in such areas as Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan are accelerating development of 8K video equipment, THine plans to release ASSP product incorporating V-by-One® US technology in 2018, and would like to welcome new one-piece connector that complies with V-by-One® US specification.  This helps customers select connector for V-by-One® US from several connector 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.
* “EVAFLEX” is a registered trademark of Dai-Ichi Seiko Co., Ltd.

*1 Dai-Ichi Seiko Co., Ltd.
Headquarters: 12-4 Negoro, Momoyama-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan
President: Hideki Konishi
Established in 1963 as a company producing precision metal mold, Dai-Ichi Seiko produces precision components such as connectors and automotive components and production equipment.  It provides integrated process from product development to equipment production and production line installation and offers optimum location production for meeting customers’ needs.


*2 I-PEX
Brand name of connector of Dai-Ichi Seiko Co., Ltd.

About THine Electronics
THine Electronics Incorporated is a fabless Semiconductor manufacturer that provides innovative mixed signal LSI and analog technologies. The technologies provided include V-by-One® HS, LVDS, other high-speed data signaling, ISP, timing controller, analog-to-digital converter, power management, and drivers for LEDs and motors.
THine is headquartered in Tokyo, and has subsidiaries in Taipei, Seoul, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Santa Clara. THine is listed on JASDAQ of Tokyo Stock Exchange under the security code of 6769.  For more information, visit https://www.thine.co.jp/en/.

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