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THine Announces P-TWO INDUSTRIES’ Development of Flexible Flat Cable and Delivery of Connector for THine’s Next-Generation High-Speed Interface Specification, V-by-One® US


2018/07/09

TOKYO (July 9, 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 P-TWO INDUSTRIES, INC.*1, one of THine’s partners, has completed development of flexible flat cable that complies with V-by-One® US specification.  P-TWO will also 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.

P-TWO has been developing harnesses and connectors for TVs for a long time.  Its products have been widely adopted for LVDS and V-by-One® HS interface, and the company is providing integrated solutions of harness and connector, meeting customers’ needs.  Now, P-TWO has confirmed that 0.5mm pitch 41-cores product (412221-3) and 51-cores product (512221-3) of Falcon-Link 187147 Series connector, which have been already in mass-production, comply with V-by-One® US specification that requires high-speed transmission rate of 16Gbps.  P-TWO has also developed flexible flat cable Falcon-Link FFC that can be connected to Falcon-Link 187147, and confirmed that the flexible flat cable complies with V-by-One® US specification.  P-TWO will start sale of mass-production sample of Falcon-Link FFC from July this year, and connectivity with THine’s ASSP *2 will be tested as soon as THine’s ASSP is prepared.

“While THine plans to release ASSP incorporating V-by-One® US technology in 2018, THine would like to welcome provision of connector that complies with V-by-One® US specification at this timing.  Since Falcon-Link 187147 Series connector 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 P-TWO INDUSTRIES, INC. (禾昌興業股份有限公司 in Chinese)
Headquarters: 9, Xinghua Road, Taoyuan Park, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
President: Randall Chen
Established in 1986, P-TWO is a specialist of connector and flexible flat cable manufacture.  Its products, especially connectors and flexible flat cables for TV, are widely adopted for various applications.

*2 ASSP
ASSP refers to LSI product with specific functions and purposes for predetermined applications.

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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