Solomon Systech’s Full-screen AMOLED Touch Controller IC Witnessing Strong Growth
New Flexible/Foldable AMOLED Touch Controller IC to debut by end 2018
(Hong Kong – 8 Aug, 2018) Solomon Systech Limited (“Solomon Systech”), a leading provider of display and touch ICs and system solutions, is pleased to announce that its advanced AMOLED touch controller ICs, which have successfully garnered design-wins and design-in projects with panel manufacturers in Taiwan, Japan and PRC for top global handset brands, are expecting strong growth this year.
Market research1 reported that the total AMOLED sales were US$27.1 billion in 2017, up 62.3% year-on-year, and will grow to US$80.5 billion in 2022 (CAGR of 22%); while flexible AMOLED shipments which increased 2.1 times to 140 million units in 2017 will reach 230 million units by 2018.
“With the rapid expansion in AMOLED capacity and smartphone makers’ increasing adoption of flexible AMOLED panels, we see strong growth potential in this sector,” said Iqbal Sharif, Vice President & General Manager, Mobile Touch, Solomon Systech Group.
Solomon Systech’s AMOLED touch controller ICs bring industry-leading performance to customer applications. The mXT640U series platform delivers best-in class performance for rigid, curved, and full display AMOLED smartphone handsets with industry leading power consumption, with advanced algorithms supporting bezel-less round & notch shaped sensors across all screen sizes & aspect ratios.
Richard Kerslake-Smith, Product Line Director, Mobile Touch, Solomon Systech Group confirmed, “We are particularly excited to see new handsets that will leverage our new side key algorithms to bring new exciting consumer level interaction with their device & content. We’re building on this success to fulfill customer requirements to bring force and proximity detection enabling true full screen displays, replacing IR sensor and supporting in-display fingerprint authentication.”
“In view of the growing trend of thinner display screens, and to pave for future development, we have also been working on the next generation touch controller IC that’s built on our proven solution for high capacitive loading. This is a significant advancement in architecture design and process technology which will deliver a step change in power and noise immunity, enabling our customers to innovate with ultra-thin displays and new foldable design concepts. We expect the first sample to be available by end of 2018,” said Iqbal Sharif.
1. AMOLED Display Market Track, UBI Research (Feb 2018)