Following the company’s Nov. 8, third quarter 2018 conference call, Himax has secured several, additional design wins for leading smartphone OEMs, automotive displays and other applications, most of which the company expects to ship in 2019.
“We are very pleased to have secured another marquee design win and multiple others over the past two months,” said Jordan Wu, president and CEO Himax Technologies. “Smartphones are refreshing their designs and capabilities beginning with widespread TDDI adoption. TDDI is cost-effective, saves space needed to add new technologies such as 3D sensing technologies for smartphones. We have developed applications across many of our business segments. Our TDDI sales to an expanding list of customers will be one of our strongest growth drivers this year and into next.”
According to a 2018 report published by IHS Market, TDDI sales are expected to increase from 380 million units in 2018 to 510 million units in 2019, representing 34.2% growth year-over-year.
Himax’s TDDI ASPs are higher than traditional display drivers. TDDI sales are expected to significantly contribute to Himax’s year-over-year revenue and profitability growth.
This design win is one of many additional design wins secured with tier-1 smartphone OEMs and several other customers. Himax expects to more than double its TDDI sales and market share year-over-year.