Synaptics Announces New ClearView OLED Display Driver IC

SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 13, 2016 – Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced the new R66452 display driver IC (DDIC) solution for enabling brilliant displays on OLED-based smartphones. The feature-rich Synaptics® ClearView R66452 DDIC includes the company’s best-in-class imaging processing and adds new state-of-the-art display technologies specifically designed to enhance OLED displays.

The R66452 OLED DDIC includes Synaptics’ latest OLED image processing technology, including flexible digital gamma control for smooth dimming, local-area ACL for high-contrast text, high-accuracy color enhancement, and support for high-dynamic range (HDR). With its included 90Hz refresh-rate and HDR support, R66452 is designed to offer a superior virtual reality (VR) experience on OLED smartphones. The R66452 solution integrates RAM for low-power operation and supports Full HD+ OLED panels at up to 1080x2160 (18:9) for next-generation ‘infinity display’ smartphones. The solution is available in either COF packaging for flexible displays or COG packaging for rigid displays.

“As a leader in touch and display solutions for LCD, and a leader in touch controllers for OLED, the development of this new OLED DDIC was a natural progression for Synaptics,” said Kevin Barber, senior vice president and general manager, Smart Displays Division, Synaptics. “Our longtime relationship with LCMs is a distinct advantage in that Synaptics is a trusted technology leader and providing OEMs with powerful and dependable solutions, including our new DDIC developed for next-generation OLED smartphones.”

Synaptics ClearView R66452 DDIC will be sampling to leading LCM’s in the coming weeks. Full production is expected in the second-half of 2017 to meet the introduction of next-generation OLED smartphones. 

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