R&D

Creating Unique Products by Fusing Analog, Digital, and MEMS Technologies

MegaChips meets customers’ needs based on its proprietary technologies and the research and development of applied technologies to distinguish its products from those of competitors.
To ensure our superiority and uniqueness through research and development, we promote the protection of 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 unique analog, digital, and MEMS technologies.

Business Development based on our Unique Technology

The major strength of MegaChips lies in business development 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

  • High-speed communication technology for automotive and industrial equipment
  • MEMS timing devices
  • LSI for wired (coaxial and power line) multi-hop communications
  • Analog front-end LSI
  • Smart Connectivity LSI (DisplayPort)
  • Timing controller LSI for liquid crystal panels
  • LSI for storing game software for game consoles

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.

We have filed patent applications such as high-speed wired communication, MEMS oscillator, data transfer and control for Smart Connectivity (DisplayPort), security for game consoles and image recognition.

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 2018.
  • *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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