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Macroblock may start volume shipments for miniLED backlight driver ICs in 2H21

Macroblock has developed miniLED backlighting driver ICs and is likely to begin volume shipments for such driver ICs for use in tablets, notebooks, gaming monitors and TVs in second-half 2021, according to company chairman Yang Li-chang.

Macroblock has developed full-array local dimming (FALD) miniLED driver ICs for use in direct-type backlighting, Yang said. FALD miniLED backlighting driver ICs suppot specifications of VESA DisplayHDR 1000/1400 and HDR10, Yang noted.

Six 48-channel 8-scan FALD mini LED backlighting driver ICs can drive 2,304 local dimming zones, compared to using 144 16-channel static LED backlighting driver ICs for the same purpose, Yang indicated. Besides, 2-layer PCBs with layout of 1,154 driver circuits are used for the former, while the latter entails 4-layer PCBs with layout of at least 2,305 driver circuits, Yang said, adding adopting Macroblock's driver ICs can lower production cost.

Macroblock has reported consolidated revenues of NT$191.8 million (US$6.8 million) for January, decreasing 6.71% sequentially but rising 0.35% on year.