Anapass, Inc, a display SoC solution provider, today announced that it has successfully completed development of a leading-edge panel controller system on chip “SoC” for UHD TV applications and has recently started mass production. As a result of the successful commercialization of a competitive panel controller SoC for UHD TV, Anapass will be well positioned as a leading panel controller provider for the rapidly growing next generation world-wide TV market, UHD TV.
According to a market research report produced by SNE Research in May 2013, the number of worldwide TV shipments forecasted for this year is 235.1M, 2.6M units of which are expected to be UHD TVs. This year is the first to show significant emergence of UHD TVs as the next generation TV. According to the report, between this year and 2016, the UHD TV market is expected to rapidly grow with 191 percent of CAGR, therefore nearly doubling every year.
The rapid growth of the UHD TV market is reflecting the recent market situation in which the world’s leading flat panel TV makers are aggressively expanding their UHD TV line up from premium high-end TVs down to high volume, smaller panel size TVs ranging from 50 to 60 inch. As such, the UHD TV market is expected to have very aggressive growth. In addition, the swift evolution of the UHD (3840 x 2160) video content eco-system, which provides four times higher resolution than FHD (1920×1080) is strongly supporting the emergence of the UHD TV market era.
Anapass said it intends to leverage its technical know-how and experience in developing and launching panel controller products for flat panel TVs for leading the commercialization of next generation panel controller products optimized for the rapidly growing UHD TV market. Anapass said it is expecting that this will significantly contribute to continuous growth of its core panel controller business.