Himax Technologies has launched its flexible OLED automotive display driver and timing controller for BOE Technology, according to the Taiwan-based fabless chipmaker.
Using chip-on-film (COF) packaging, Himax’s flexible OLED display driver technology is featured in BOE’s 12.3-inch three-unit curved flexible OLED automotive displays for cockpit areas with only 0.99 mm bezels. In addition to its OLED driver, Himax has also developed a customized timing controller for BOE to manufacture its curved flexible OLED automotive displays thinner and lighter.
“Himax’s automotive display driver IC grew 44% year-over-year in 2018, and we now command more than 30% of the global automotive display driver IC market,” said Jordan Wu, president and CEO of Himax. “The collaboration with BOE on flexible OLED automotive displays not only represents a new growth opportunity, but also a clear conviction of our technology leadership. We expect shipment to start 2H 2019 for customers’ new product launches in 2020.”―Digitimes