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hynix Develops Field Emission Display Column and Row Driver

By June 26, 2001 December 7th, 2020 No Comments
– hynix recently announced that it had developed a Field Emission Display (FED) Column Driver and Row Driver.

Seoul, Korea, June 26, 2001

hynix Semiconductor Inc. (hynix, recently announced that it had developed a Field Emission Display (FED) Column Driver and Row Driver.

hynix said it will launch volume production from the second half of this year to supply the new non-memory chips to Candescent, a leading FED technology firm. FED, a type of thin Cathode Ray Tube(CRT) is an advanced technology replacing not only existing CRT products but also Liquid Crystal Display(LCD) products. The new FED is projected to position itself as the next generation display which will feature thin, high resolution, wide viewing angles and high speed operational advantages. Candescent introduced the FED Panel, equipped with the driver of hynix, at the Society for Information Display (SID) 2001 exhibition in San Jose, California, U.S.A. in June. The FED Panel drew attention for its high-luminance(800cd/m2) and high-contrast (1,000:0).

hynix has developed the FED driver upon the request of Candescent Technologies Corporation since 1999 and also completed the development of three types of IC drivers. Within in this year hynix is also planning to develop a 384 channels Column Driver, a 480 channels Column Driver and a 240/256 channels Row Driver as follow-up products of the new drivers. Expansion of this product line up for FED Panel drivers will place hynix in a crucial role in participating in early FED market development.

About hynix Semiconductor Inc.

hynix Semiconductor Inc., with its principal place of business in Ichon, Korea, is an industry leader in the development, sales, marketing and distribution of high-quality semiconductors including DRAM, SRAM, Flash memory and System IC products. It is the world’s largest DRAM supplier with twelve semiconductor manufacturing facilities worldwide. In addition, hynix is aggressively expanding its System IC business. hynix plans to derive 30% of it’s revenue from System IC products in 2003 by focusing on foundry services and standard products including LCD Driver IC, MCU and CMOS Image Sensor. More information on hynix Semiconductor Inc. and its products is available from the company’s web site at

About Candescent

Candescent Technologies Corporation is a privately held company that develops flat panel displays. Candescent, derived from the Latin word candere (“to shine”), refers to two of the distinctive features of the company’s FPD technology: brightness and vibrancy. Candescent’s products are significantly superior to existing display products, offering better visual performance, lower power consumption, greater scalability and long-term cost advantages. Founded in 1991, the company is headquartered in San Jose, California. More information about Candescent is available on the World Wide Web at