Inova says its technology is in use at ten leading automotive manufacturers, and more than 30 OEMs and tier 1 suppliers, and features in 34 different car models. Originally launched in 2008, the APIX platform had shipped 30 million devices by August 2015; and has now added a further 20 million units.
APIX (Automotive Pixel Link) is a multi-channel SerDes (serialiser/deserialiser) Technology which was designed by Inova for high-resolution in-car video applications such as infotainment and safety. The latest generation, the APIX3, can establish multiple display links with a bandwidth of up to 12 Gbps and supports HD and Ultra HD displays.
The 50 million figure represents the combined sales of this (Inova claims) industry standard device by all of Inova’s licensed partners, including Toshiba, Socionext, Analog Devices and Cypress Semiconductor. The company adds that the bus is, “the best, most robust solution for in-car video transmission, enabling OEMs to reduce system costs by sending video, audio and data over a single cable – uncompressed and in real time, supporting 100 Mbit Ethernet and other popular data protocols.... available as a multi-sourced technology from several leading semiconductor vendors.”
Inova Semiconductors; www.inova-semiconductors.com