The partnership seeks to build upon the Recent market penetration of OLED displays in smartphones, mobile devices, tablets and automotive applications.
OLED technology enables screens to display rich and highly saturated colors while emitting low power consumption.
Flexible OLED display driver ICs (DDIC) enable curved screens for smartphones, tablets and other devices.
Further, customer demand for stylus input on screens continues to grow and MagnaChip will collaborate in seeking to bring ELAN’s stylus technologies to both rigid and flexible OLED Displays through this partnership.
Currently, ELAN supports pen protocols defined by Microsoft, Wacom, and Huawei and has enabled stylus features on smartphones, tablets, and Notebook PCs for Out-Cell, On-Cell and In-Cell LCDs.
MagnaChip and ELAN will co-develop new protocols with advanced features.
Specifically, MagnaChip expects the collaboration with ELAN to improve its OLEDDDIC technologies for next-generation applications by supporting ELAN’s development of de facto industry standard stylus solutions optimized for its OLED display drivers.