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Matrox adopts UMC process technology for graphics chip

Posted: 29 May 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Parhelia-512? graphics chip? RAMDAC? TV receiver encoder? TMDS transmitter?

Matrox Graphics Inc. and UMC have collaborated on the development of Matrox's latest graphics chip, Parhelia-512.

The Parhelia-512 uses UMC's 8-layer 150nm process technology. According to Matrox, this technology allows for reasonable power dissipation and a manageable die size. In addition, this AGP 4X device supports frame buffers of up to 256Mb in size and integrates two 400MHz RAMDACs, a TV receiver encoder and support for dual TMDS transmitters.

"We chose to base Parhelia-512 on an 8-layer 150nm process technology in order to achieve high-routing density," said Ed Dwyer, EVP of Matrox. "We are pleased to be working with UMC because of its ability to quickly ramp up production and reach a high yield for our extremely complex design."

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