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HKSTP Partner Company Solomon Systech Launches Innovative Integrated Chip Technology Set to Transform PMOLED Display Technology
Revolutionary technology will make PMOLED touch and display screens for smart devices thinner, lighter, cheaper and more efficient to manufacture
11 Dec 2018

Hong Kong, 11 December 2018 – Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is proud to witness another world’s first invention emerging from Hong Kong Science Park. Long-standing partner company Solomon Systech Limited has launched a Touch and Display Driver Integration (TDDI) IC that is set to transform the touch and display technology for Passive Matrix OLED (PMOLED) panels.

Solomon Systech’s patent-filed SSD7317 PMOLED TDDI IC integrates touch and display micro-electronics into a single chip, the first time this is achieved for use on PMOLED display panels. It delivers high-quality display and touch performance, and enables a thinner and lighter PMOLED touch and display module form factor, in addition to lowering costs and reducing manufacturing time and processes.

Peter Yeung, Head of Electronics & ICT Clusters, Smart City Platform, HKSTP, applauded the latest achievement of the listed Park company. “Solomon Systech’s success in developing a revolutionary IC is yet another example that Hong Kong’s innovation and technology ecosystem has the talent and knowhow to develop world-leading innovations. Solomon Systech has been based at Science Park since 2003, and is amongst the first batch of companies to move into Science Park. Its success reflects HKSTP’s commitment to providing the right support for Park companies at different stages of their development, and creating the ideal environment for Park companies to translate R&D results into real-life applications.”

Extensive applications for innovative devices in the IoT era

Solomon Systech’s new integrated IC enables in-cell touch detection on traditional PMOLED display modules with no modification required. It also supports four-zone touch detection, gesture identification and operation with gloves or wet fingers. It is anticipated to have wide applications for wearables, smart home appliances and healthcare devices, extending the applications of PMOLED technology to power the Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

“This ground-breaking innovation has set an important milestone in the PMOLED industry worldwide,” said Raymond Wang, Solomon Systech Limited’s Corporate Vice President and Head of Advanced Display Business Unit. “As a pioneer and a market leader of PMOLED display driver ICs, we are ready to leverage this world’s first PMOLED TDDI IC to cater to surging market needs and push for further growth.”

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About Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Comprising Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region.

Established in May 2001, HKSTP has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including Electronics, Information & Communications Technology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Materials and Precision Engineering. We enable science and technology companies to nurture ideas, innovate and grow, supported by our R&D facilities, infrastructure, and market-led laboratories and technical centres with professional support services. We also offer value added services and comprehensive incubation programmes for technology start-ups to accelerate their growth.

Technology businesses benefit from our specialised services and infrastructure at Science Park for applied research and product development; enterprises can find creative design support at InnoCentre; while skill-intensive businesses are served by our three industrial estates at Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long. More information about HKSTP is available at www.hkstp.org.

About Solomon Systech Limited

Founded in 1999, Solomon Systech Limited is a leading semiconductor company providing display and touch IC products and system solutions on an international basis under its own global brand. Adopting a “fabless” business model, the Group specializes in the design, development and sales of IC products and system solutions that enable a wide range of display and touch applications for smartphones, tablets, TVs/monitors, notebooks and other smart devices, including wearables, healthcare devices, smart home devices, as well as industrial appliances, etc.

Solomon Systech (International) Limited’s shares are listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 2878) on 8 April 2004. More information about the Group, its products and services may be obtained at www.solomon-systech.com.

Media Contact:

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Sam Yan
Email: sam.yan@hkstp.org
Tel: +852 2629 6743

Solomon Systech Limited
Jessica Lee
Email: jessicalee@solomon-systech.com
Tel: +852 2207 1672

 

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Key Competitive Advantages of PMOLED TDDI IC SSD7317’s In-cell Touch Technology:   

  • Enables better display quality given higher light transmittance
  • Enhances touch performance with the proprietary time multiplexing approach reducing display and touch crosstalk
  • Decreases total module costs by reducing the total number of components
  • Improves yield rate of final product assembly
  • Shortens development cycle
  • Enables ultra-slim form factor
  • With 7 patents filed globally

Key Product Features:

 

Item

 

Specifications

Resolution

128 x 96 Mono Color

 

Number of Touch Key Supported

 

1 – 4 Keys

 

Gestures Supported

  • Single tap
  • Double tap
  • Long tap
  • Slide gestures (up/down and left/right )
 

Segment Maximum Source Current

 

600uA

OLED Display High Voltage Supply (VCC)

8.0V - 18.0V

 

Touch Driving Voltage Supply (VCI)

 

3.0V - 3.5V

MCU host to D7317 interface

 

8-bit Parallel Interface (display only)

SPI (display/touch)

I2C (display/touch)

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