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Sanyo Selects Techwell's Highly Integrated LCD Controller Enabling Automotive Infotainment Systems in Production With Multiple Tier 1 Japanese Car Manufacturers

Category: Automotive
Posted Jun 4, 2009 09:00 (GMT +7)

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SAN JOSE, Calif.--(GLOBE NEWSWIRE)-- May 14, 2009
Techwell's High-Performance TW8816 IC Makes It Much Easier for OEMs to Implement Infotainment Architectures Enabling New Market Designs for High-End Automotive Infotainment Display Systems
Techwell, Inc. (Nasdaq:TWLL), a leading designer of mixed signal video semiconductor solutions for the security surveillance, automotive, and consumer electronics markets, today announced Sanyo Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. has cooperated with Techwell to help develop its next generation automotive infotainment systems. Featured in both OEM and aftermarket tier 1 Japanese car manufacturers, Techwell's TW8816 is a highly integrated LCD controller with on-chip MCU & CCFL controller for automotive display applications. Techwell began mass production shipping to Sanyo in Q1 2008 and will commence mass production for 2009 models in April 2009.
Automotive consumers continue to demand enhanced infotainment platforms that integrate data communications, location services, and video entertainment into rear-seat entertainment, navigation, and car TV displays. The TW8816 is a highly integrated multi-purpose LCD display solution with a high quality NTSC/PAL/SECAM 2D video decoder and a 2D De-interlacer/Scaler supporting digital and analog panels which addresses high-performance processing requirements of automotive entertainment systems. To reduce BOM cost, TW8816 integrates an 8-bit MCU and a CCFL controller. Through multiple input ports, TW8816 can directly display video and graphic content from a variety of devices including TV tuners, DVD players, back-up cameras, DTV/DMB receivers and navigation/GPS receivers.
""Sanyo Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in the manufacturing of the highest quality mobile electronic products for both OEM and aftermarket applications. We are very pleased to have been selected by Sanyo, for their automotive infotainment applications installed in the top Japanese car manufacturers,"" said David Nam, VP Sales and Marketing for Techwell. ""The selection of our platform for Sanyo's in-car LCD displays reflects growing industry support for our solution and for the adoption of high-performance, scalable LCD IC products to the growing in-car entertainment market. We look forward to continue our close collaboration with Sanyo as we begin mass production into the new 2009 automotive lines.""
About SANYO
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a global, multi-billion dollar leading company for energy and environment, providing solutions for environment, energy and lifestyle applications based on its brand vision 'Think GAIA.' SANYO Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd. (a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.).
About Techwell, Inc.
Techwell is a semiconductor company that designs, markets and sells mixed signal integrated circuits for multiple video applications in the security surveillance, automotive and consumer electronics markets. Techwell designs both general purpose and application specific products that enable the conversion of analog video signals to digital form and perform advanced digital video processing to facilitate the display, storage and transport of video content. Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Techwell currently has over 160 employees in the U.S., Korea, Taiwan, China and Japan. Please visit http://www.techwellinc.com for more information.
CONTACT: Morphoses for Techwell
Public Relations & Marketing Firm
Media Contact:
Sabrina Joseph
+1-408-726-1577
techwellpr@morphoses.com"

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