R&D

MegaChips Creates Unique Products
through the Fusion of Analog, Digital, and MEMS Technologies

MegaChips satisfies customers' needs on the basis of its proprietary technologies, researching and developing applied technologies to differentiate its products from competitors' products.
To ensure our superiority and uniqueness through research and development, we are promoting to secure our own intellectual property rights.

Development and solution capabilities built on a foundation of core technologies

R&D Policy:

Provide system LSIs and solutions with our original analog, digital, and MEMS technologies.

Business Expansion Based on Technology Platform

The major strength of MegaChips lies in "technology platform" business development, which is based on proprietary technologies.

On the basis of the unique algorithms*1 and architectures*2 we have developed and accumulated over many years in these areas, we are researching and developing basic and applied technologies to achieve differentiation and respond to the medium and long-term needs of customers. Thus, we can implement cutting-edge functions that are out of the reach of other companies and can quickly and efficiently provide our corporate customers with ultra-small system LSIs featuring low power consumption.

  • *1An algorithm is a set of steps, procedures or methods to process data.
  • *2A structure refers to a hardware or software configuration for the implementation of an algorithm.

Leading the trend towards more compact sized LSIs

Leading the trend towards more compact sized LSIs

Smaller circuits offer many advantages for our customers, including energy savings and broader applications.

Major R&D themes

Development of LSI products

  • LSI for storing game software for game consoles
  • Timing controller LSI for liquid crystal panels
  • Intellectual property core and LSI for optical communications
  • Analog front-end LSI
  • LSI for wired (coaxial and power line) multi-hop communications
  • Smart Connectivity LSI (DisplayPort)
  • MEMS timing devices

Development of other products

  • Expansion of the functionality of and custom development of full digital video recording and transmission systems
  • Development of an additional product lineup for surveillance camera systems

Intellectual Property Strategy

Since MegaChips is a fabless manufacturer, our unique ideas, expertise, and other intellectual properties derived from R&D activities constitute the foundation of our competitive advantage. Accordingly, protecting our intellectual property rights will lead to greater competitiveness and growth potential.

In FY2017, we filed patent applications such as image processing and data transfer for a liquid crystal panel controller, security for game consoles, memory control technology, gesture detector, and image recognition. A patent application was also submitted for basic and applied technologies used for status estimation.

Patent Applications and Registrations by Region *1

Patent Applications and Registrations by Region

  • *1The number of cases shown are the cumulative total as of the end of March 2017.
  • *2"Others" denotes the number of applications for patents that are valid under international patent treaties in multiple countries where MegaChips may begin operations in the future.

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