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TMCNet:  THine Announces Sumitomo Electric Industries' Development of Flexible Flat Cable for THine's Next-Generation High-Speed Interface Specification, V-by-One® US

[July 13, 2017]

THine Announces Sumitomo Electric Industries' Development of Flexible Flat Cable for THine's Next-Generation High-Speed Interface Specification, V-by-One® US

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 the next-generation high-speed interface specification for 4K and 8K video images, V-by-One® US, and Sumitomo Electric (News - Alert) Industries, Ltd.*1, one of THine's partners, will deliver samples of flexible flat cable that provides potential compliance 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.

While Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (News - Alert) has already mass-produced and delivered flexible flat cables for high-speed transmission for 4K video image devices, Sumitomo has been successful in development of flexible flat cable "Type-III WS" that provides potential compliance with V-by-One® US specification and will deliver working samples of "Type-III WS." Sumitomo also plans to commercialize "Type-III WS" in 2018.

"THine plans to release ASSP products incorporating V-by-One® US technology in 2018. THine would like to welcome timely provision of several transmission line solutions for V-by-One® US technology accompanying release of next-generation technology in the market. Flexible flat cable is a transmission line most commonly adopted as harness for interface in 4K televisions by V-by-One® HS. Proposal of solution of flexible flat cable as a transmission line for V-by-One® US technology is expected to accelerate transition from V-by-One® HS to V-by-One® US since components similar to those used in televisions in current V-by-One® HS can be used in the future V-by-One® US. As 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games is 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 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
Headquarters: 4-5-33, Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan
President: Osamu Inoue
Since its establishment in 1897, its business is expanding based on technology for manufacturing electric wires and cables. It has developed business globally in five segments of automotive, information and communication, electronics, environmental energy, and industrial material and has many products with dominant share in the world.

About THine Electronics

THine Electronics Incorporated is a fabless maker that provides innovative mixed signal LSI and analog technologies such as V-by-One® HS, LVDS, other high-speed data signaling, timing controller, analog-to-digital converter, ISP, power management and drivers for LEDs and motors in growing niche markets for our customers' solutions, targeting its strategic markets in flat screen TVs, smart phones, document processing, amusement, industrial application, and automotive markets. THine is headquartered in Tokyo, and has subsidiaries in Taipei, Seoul, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Shanghai. THine Electronics is listed on JASDAQ of Tokyo Stock Exchange under the security code of 6769. For more information, please visit http://www.thine.co.jp/en/.

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