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THine acquires Winbond's ISP business

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:CMOS sensor? smart phone? camera system?

THine Electronics Inc. and Winbond Electronics Corp. have announced the transfer Winbond's Image Signal Processor (ISP) Business to THine.

Winbond's ISP products are specially designed to meet the increasing needs of high-end camera and mobile phones. Incorporated with a high-quality ISP engine, it works with advanced CMOS sensors of mainly 3MP to 5MP and auto focus actuators to deliver 3G-capable performance for smart phones or high-end feature phones. Its revenue of ISP business in fiscal year 2007 was NT$323 million. Winbond will transfer ISP Business and accelerate to reinforce its operating efficiency, following to the strategic carve-out of Nuvoton Technology Corp. on July 1, 2008.

THine will acquire the ISP team with technological advantages and achieve synergy effects with THine's competitive edge of advanced interface technologies such as V-by-One HS in the growing markets of security cameras, automotive camera systems, amusement machines as well as cell phone handsets and mobile gadgets with camera system in order to deliver new value added for image processing solution.

Winbond will transfer assets including Winbond's intellectual property rights and ISP related assets in fiscal year 2008, establishing a new company to transfer to THine.

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