Irish fabless firm to provide known good die to Fairchild
June 28, 2007 //
In a departure from normal practice a fabless chip company has cut a deal to supply known good die to an IDM. This might be less strange than it appears if the IDM was the original foundry supplier to the fabless company, which is RedMere Technology Ltd. (Balbriggan, Ireland).
LONDON In a departure from normal practice a fabless chip company has cut a deal to supply known good die to an IDM. This might be less strange than it appears if the IDM was the original foundry supplier to the fabless company, which is RedMere Technology Ltd. (Balbriggan, Ireland).
RedMere, founded in 2004, is already supplying high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) receiver chips to customers. It has now signed a supply agreement with Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (South Portland, Maine) to provide known good die (KGD) for the HDTV and consumer multimedia markets.
Fairchild is set to release it's a line of products starting with HDMI switch and repeater devices incorporating RedMere's MagnifEye die, targeting HDMI repeaters and multiport connectors for HDTVs.
RedMere claimed that the MagnifEye technology eliminates cable-induced skew, cross-talk and electromagnetic interference and improves system reliability, particularly with cable lengths of 2 to 5 meters. Fairchild's products are expected to be released in the fall of 2007.
RedMere did not say whether these products would compete with its own.
"This strategic relationship with Fairchild provides RedMere with a top-tier manufacturing and marketing partner and will provide HDTV manufacturers with a broader portfolio of world-class interconnect products from a world-leader in high-volume interface solutions," said Peter Smyth, chief executive officer of RedMere, in a statement.
"HDMI connectivity is expected to be as pervasive as USB connectors, and home theaters are driving this demand. With multiple HDMI inputs, consumers are able to connect more than one application at a time, such as a digital set-top box and a game station, connected to their high-definition TV," said Jerry Johnston, Fairchild's product line director for analog switches, in the same statement.
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