Himax second generation TDDI automobile widely adopted by


TAINAN, Taiwan, December 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Himax Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: HIMX) (“Himax” or “Company”), a leading supplier and factory-less manufacturer of display drivers and other products semiconductor, today announced that its second generation automotive cell display (Touch and Display Integration) TDDI HX83192 series entered mass production in the third quarter and continues to be widely adopted by automakers. automobiles, Tier 1 suppliers and panel manufacturers in all major automotive markets, including the United States, Europe, China, Japan and Korea, for new car models to be released between 2022 and 2024. In the third quarter of 2021 alone, the one-quarter shipment of the second-generation automotive TDDI reached over one million units, far surpassing others in the industry. Himax expects sales of its second-generation automotive TDDI to grow exponentially.

Dedicated to cutting-edge automotive display innovation with over 15 years of automotive driver integrated circuit development and production experience, Himax is the world leader with over 40% market share in integrated circuit traditional car driver (DDIC). In addition, Himax is the first in the industry to launch the automotive TDDI which went into mass production as early as 2019. The HX83192 series, the newly launched second generation automotive TDDI, is already widely adopted by the automotive industry and has once again demonstrated Himax’s great leadership in the growing automotive display battlefield.

The design of automotive products has more stringent quality and reliability requirements than consumer products such as smart phones or tablets, and Himax’s automotive pilot ICs have passed these stringent automotive testing standards, including CISPR 25 class 5 EMI, ISO 11452 EMS, AEC-Q100 automotive Integrated circuit reliability and development functional safety certification ISO 26262.

Himax’s TDDI HX83192 are designed to meet the emerging needs of a new vehicle interior design that includes information integration, interactive entertainment, as well as the pursuit of a sleek, large and stylish display design. curved. In addition to the specific in-cell touch design for automotive panels, the HX83192 also improves chip performance and reduces power consumption. The HX83192 offers the industry’s first cascade topology connection technique, allowing up to 3 TDDIs to connect seamlessly for larger displays, say, 20 inches. Taken together, users experience the ultimate in visual and tactile pleasure. In addition, Himax led the industry in the launch of its proprietary automotive display solution LTDI (Large Touch and Display Driver Integration) which adopts a multi-chip connection architecture, specially designed for the next generation of extra-large automotive panels such as than the fashionable Pillar. -To-pillar display. Himax has worked with major panel makers and automakers to develop the super-large automotive display products and plans to introduce them in 2022.

Joachim Knerr, Purchasing Director of Continental Automotive GmbH, a leading global automotive supplier, said: “Himax has worked with Continental Automotive for many years on automotive integrated circuit solutions, from traditional DDIC to leading automotive TDDI. The specifications, quality and reliability of Himax Automotive Display Drivers have impressed unwavering customers and Himax has always been a trusted partner for us. On the demand side, more automotive center consoles and rear seat entertainment systems are expected to require more automotive TDDIs. to complement the new designs, and we look forward to working more closely with Himax in the future.

“The auto industry continues to face issues of component shortages and port congestion, which negatively affect auto manufacturing and sales,” said Jordan Wu, president and CEO of Himax Technologies. but the size and complexity of functionality is also increasing rapidly. In view of the sustainable capacity constraint, we have entered into long-term agreements with our foundry partners and customers to streamline the sales and supply of automotive integrated circuits among all parties. instead, we are confident in the growth prospects of our automotive business.

In the third quarter, Himax’s overall automotive driver integrated circuit revenue was $ 71.6 million, an increase of 34.3% from the previous quarter and more than 150% from the previous quarter. in the same period last year, representing 17% of the overall turnover. In 2022, Himax expects the automotive related integrated circuit business to become the largest source of revenue, with automotive TDDI becoming a further contributor to the long-term growth of the Himax business.

About Himax Technologies, Inc.

Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) is a factoryless semiconductor solutions provider dedicated to display imaging processing technologies. Himax is a global market leader in display driver integrated circuits and timing controllers used in televisions, laptops, monitors, cell phones, tablets, automotive, digital cameras, navigation automotive, virtual reality (VR) devices and many other consumer electronics. In addition, Himax designs and supplies controllers for touch sensor displays, touch screen driver integration and display (TDDI) single chip solutions, LED driver ICs, power management ICs. power supply and LCoS micro-screens for augmented reality (AR) devices and heads. automotive top displays (HUD). The Company also offers CMOS image sensors, wafer-level optics for AR devices, 3D sensing and ultra-low power intelligent sensing, which are used in a wide variety of applications such as mobile phone, tablet, laptop, TV, PC camera, automobile, security, medical device, home appliance, AIoT, etc. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Tainan, Taiwan, Himax currently employs approximately 2,000 people in three Taiwanese offices in Tainan, Hsinchu, and Taipei and country offices in China, Korea, Japan, Israel, and the United States. Himax has 3,021 issued patents and 498 patents pending approval worldwide as of September 30, 2021. Himax has maintained its position as the leading provider of semiconductor solutions for display imaging processing for brands of consumer electronics around the world.

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Forward-looking statements

Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those described in this conference call include, without limitation, the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Company’s business; general business and economic conditions and the state of the semiconductor industry; market acceptance and competitiveness of conductive and non-conductive products developed by the Company; demand for end-application products; dependence on a small group of primary clients; the uncertainty of the continued success of technological innovations; our ability to develop and protect our intellectual property; price pressures, including declines in average selling prices; changes in customer ordering patterns; the change in the estimated effective tax rate for a full year; shortage of supply of key components; changes in environmental laws and regulations; changes to the export license governed by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR); fluctuations in exchange rates; regulatory approvals for other investments in our subsidiaries; our ability to collect accounts receivable and to manage inventory and other risks described from time to time in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including the risks identified in the section titled “Risk Factors” in its form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 filed with the SEC, as may be amended.

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Eric Li, Director of Public Relations / Public Relations
Himax Technologies, Inc.
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Email: [email protected]
www.himax.com.tw

Karen Tiao, Investor Relations
Himax Technologies, Inc.
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Mark Schwalenberg, Director
Investor Relations – US Representative
MZ North America
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