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Etron & Analogix announce TCON development plans using Etron's innovative RPC DRAM™
[January 07, 2019]

Etron & Analogix announce TCON development plans using Etron's innovative RPC DRAM™


Etron Technology, Inc. (Taiwan GTSM: 5351) and Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. have today announced development plans to integrate Etron's innovative RPC DRAM™ for a low-cost Panel Self Refresh (PSR) timing controller (TCON) multi-chip form-factor package for tablet and notebook PC applications.

Etron's 256 Mbit RPC DRAM architecture is optimized for stairstep die stacking configuration using the DRAM as the lower die which decouples the TCON die size from the DRAM's, avoiding a traditional limitation of the process node scaling and creating new options for cost and performance optimization.

"The RPC DRAM plays an important role in the Analogix timing controller roadmap by allowing a path for TCON die shrinks via technology node scaling," said Ning Zhu, CTO of Analogix Semiconductor. "Not only is cost reduced by shrinking the TCON die, power is scaled as well, ompounding the power saving benefits of the PSR architecture. The RPC™ enables a better performing TCON system at a lower cost vs standard DRAM."



"There is little opportunity for major cost reduction of a mature DRAM" said Chung W. Lam, President of Etron Technology America. "Etron instead focused on reducing the cost associated with interfacing the ASIC to external DRAM, especially in buffer memory applications such as TCON frame buffers". "Etron has long been a supplier to Analogix and we are happy to be reaching this next phase of our relationship with a strategic new product family like the RPC" added Lam.

Etron's booth is No. 21615, South Hall 1, Las Vegas Convention Center. For further information please visit www.etron.com.


About Etron Technology, Inc
Etron Technology, Inc. (Taiwan GTSM: 5351) is a world-class fabless IC design and product company specializing in application-driven memories, smart ICs and 3D heterogeneous integration multi-die solutions offering product differentiation for its system customers. The key products include CE & IOT-DRAMs, Known-Good-Die (Fully Tested Bare Die) DRAM, High-Speed USB Type-C Controller Chipsets, 3D Natural-Light Depth-Map Video Endpoint Processing ICs / Platforms and the smallest & lightest Spherical 360° video capture controller ICs and subsystems.

About Analogix Semiconductor
Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. designs and manufactures semiconductors for the digital multimedia market, from portable devices such as smartphones, notebooks, and VR head mounted displays, to large, high-definition TVs and high-end graphics cards.


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