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Parade Technologies Samples First Integrated Capacitive Touchscreen Controller and Display Driver Solution for Smartphone FHD In-Cell Displays

Posted October 25th, 2016

SANTA CLARA, California, October 25, 2016 — Parade Technologies, Ltd. (Taiwan OTC: 4966.TWO), today introduced the TrueTouch® TC3300 device, its first integrated touchscreen controller and display driver solution. The TC3300 combines Parade’s broad portfolio of patented touchscreen technology, as well as proven display processing and high-speed signal interface technology, to provide best-in-class performance for smartphone FHD (1080 RGB x 1920) LTPS in-cell displays.

The TC3300 leverages Parade’s TrueTouch™ patented technology portfolio and design experience gained from shipping over 1 billion touch devices. It provides superior noise immunity, wet finger tracking and robust system ESD for in-cell displays. The TC3300 also provides accurate touch response for a wide range of finger sizes and gloved touches across various materials and thicknesses. Using Active Shielding technology, Parade is able to offer best-in-class water rejection and wet finger tracking, perfect for touchscreen usage in the rain, at the beach or even answering a call while washing dishes.

In addition, the TC3300 supports passive stylus with palm rejection. TC3300 will detect a stylus tip as small as 1.5 mm, enabling robust character recognition for the most demanding of script, ex: Chinese, Korean and Japanese. The TC3300 also offers configurable Easy-Wake gestures for low-power and convenient screen wake-up. Multi-finger Force-sensing and Side-Touch features are natively supported to offer customers additional user-interface design flexibility.

The TC3300 supports the most common mobile resolution, 1080RGB x 1920, at 24-bit color. It integrates Parade’s Smart-Backlight™ with Content Adaptive Backlight Control (CABC), Sunlight Readability Enhancement (SRE) to optimize power consumption. Advanced display features such as Smart Contrast, Edge Enhancement, Skin Color Reservation and White Point Adjustment enable display makers to provide life-like display quality.

TC3300 supports MIPI-DSI v1.1 D-PHY interface with 4 lanes and is available through a Chip-On-Glass (COG) interface that is compatible with various LTPS LCD panel topologies.

 “With the addition of the TC3300 device to our TrueTouch® family, Parade extends our ability to serve the rapidly growing display and touch integrated mobile market,” said Jimmy Chiu, Executive Vice-President of Marketing at Parade. “Our goal is to provide outstanding touch performance and solve the system problems of existing suppliers while providing attractive price points for the ultra-competitive display market. Water rejection, wet finger tracking and system ESD robustness are key barriers to expanding the in-cell market and with our system expertise, we are confident in overcoming these barriers.”

Availability

The TC3300 is sampling now.

About Parade Technologies, Ltd. and Parade Technologies, Inc.

Parade Technologies, Ltd. (Taiwan OTC: 4966.TWO) is a leading fabless supplier of mixed-signal ICs for a variety of popular display, touch controller, and high-speed interface standards used in computers, consumer electronics and display panels. Parade’s portfolio of IC products serves the growing demand for DisplayPort™, eDP™ (Embedded DisplayPort), HDMI®, SATA, PCI Express and USB ICs for display, touch, storage and interface applications.

Parade leverages its close relationships with market-leading Tier-1 OEMs to develop ICs that provide unique system capabilities. Many of the company’s devices integrate proprietary technologies that offer superior system signal integrity, advanced system integration and enhanced power efficiency. As a result of the company’s “standards-plus” design philosophy, Parade ICs have been designed into products offered by nearly every leading computer and display vendor worldwide.

Parade Technologies, Inc., is a wholly owned US-based subsidiary of Parade Technologies, Ltd.  Parade Technologies, Inc. can be reached at (408) 329-5540, or on the Internet at http://www.paradetech.com.