Research and Development
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.
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
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
- *1The number of cases shown are the cumulative total as of the end of March 2019.
- *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.
MegaChips provides innovative products utilizing our advanced technology and algorithms
MegaChips is a fabless manufacturer with an edge in its product planning and design capabilities. Out own technologies are significant assets and a source of its competitiveness.
We provide solutions to solve customer problems by our core technologies based on original algorithms developed over many years. Our technology-based system LSIs as well as the modules, software and system products contribute to the development of unique products and to the differentiation of customers' products.
Lineup of our technologies
The following shows some of our key technologies for solutions to issues sought by customers.
|Image processing technology||MPEG-4, H.264, H.263||Cell phones, TV sets, DVD recorder|
|JPEG XR, JPEG 2000, JPEG||Digital camera, security|
|Image sensor signal processing||Digital camera, Camcorder|
|Audio processing technology||G.723.1 compression and decompression||Cell phones|
|AAC, MP3 compression and decompression||Cell phones, Digital TV sets|
|Communications technology||Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)||Digital terrestrial TV broadcasting|
|Spread Spectrum Communication (SSC)||Wireless communication, wireless local area network (WLAN)|
|Wireless/power-line hybrid communications CMOS analog circuit technology Broadband/narrowband analog front end||Sensor network|
|Ultra high speed serial data communications (SerDes; Serializer/Deserializer)||Network equipment|
|Ultra high speed analog data communications (AFE: Analog Front-End)||Home network|
|Liquid crystal panel technology||Image compression||TV sets, computers, tablets|
|High speed image transmission||TV sets, computers, tablets|
|Others||Error correction||Memory control|
|Analog signal processing||Acoustic emission (AE) sensors and other sensors|