Press ReleaseSilicon Mitus and Pico Semiconductor Partner to Develop Ultra-Small High-Frequency Silicon Capacitors
SEOUL, South Korea--Silicon Mitus (CEO Huh Youm), a company specializing in power management and analog semiconductors, announced that it has signed a contract to develop ultra-small silicon capacitors for high frequency with a major electronics manufacturer in Korea, and has supplied trial samples. Silicon Mitus worked in collaboration with Pico Semiconductor, Inc. (CEO Kim Yong-guk), a capacitor development company.
A capacitor is an electrical component that stores a large amount of charge in a conductor for a period of time to maintain a steady flow of current to other electronic components.
Silicon Mitus's ultra-small silicon capacitor is the result of its collaboration with Pico Semiconductor on analog semiconductor and cell manufacturing technology. With its excellent high-frequency characteristics and low resistance (ESR/ESL), the capacitor is ideal for SoC packaging modules.
This invention allows one or two silicon capacitors to replace multiple multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC). As a result, its scope of use is expanding beyond small electronic products to include IoT and high-frequency communications applications.
Except for one Japanese company, Silicon Mitus is the only company that has successfully developed and supplied samples of such an ultra-thin, high-capacity capacitor.
According to Transparency Market Research Inc., a market research firm, the global silicon-based capacitor market is valued at around KRW 2 trillion (USD 1.48 billion) and is considered a high-potential market with an annual growth rate of 6% to 8%.
Silicon Mitus is expanding its customized products business to meet the growing demand in relevant markets.
A Silicon Mitus official said, "In silicon-based capacitors, it is difficult to process wafers because they are sensitive to the dynamics of the materials and structures used. The key to the successful commercialization of this product was the development of materials and processes that meet the required performance level."
CorporateSilicon Mitus Develops Ultra Small High Frequency Silicon Capacitor
PANGYO TECHNO VALLEY, South Korea & SEOUL, South Korea--Silicon Mitus (CEO Youm Huh), an advanced specialist in Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) and analog semiconductors, announced on 31st that it has developed an ultra-small silicon capacitor for high frequency and delivered samples for evaluation to its customers.
A capacitor is an electrical component that temporarily stores a large amount of charge in a conductor and contributes to the stable supply of current to electronic components.
Silicon capacitors, which are produced using semiconductor manufacturing technology, are ultra-small and thin (only a dozen micrometers high). As a result, they are commonly used for high-performance SoC package modules. Furthermore, as one or two units of silicon capacitors can replace several units of existing Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCC), its usage in IoT and SoC products is expected to rise.
In addition, thanks to the excellent high-frequency characteristics of silicon capacitors, its application range is expanding to 5G and 6G communication areas.
Silicon Mitus expects to expand its customer base with the introduction of its new silicon capacitors, based on its long experience of designing and manufacturing highly integrated analog ICs.
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CorporateSilicon Mitus Unveils ‘SM581x’ Series Buck-boost Converter
PANGYO TECHNO VALLEY, South Korea--Silicon Mitus, Inc. (Silicon Mitus), an advanced specialist in Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC), announced its latest Buck-boost converter, the SM581x series. Buck-boost converters execute functions of elevating or lowering wide-ranging input voltages to a necessary output voltage.
As a synchronous rectification converter, SM581x is equipped with four internal power switcPANGYO TECHNO VALLEY, South Korea--Silicon Mitus, Inc. (Silicon Mitus), an advanced specialist in Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC), announced its latest Buck-boost converter, the SM581x series. Buck-boost converters execute functions of elevating or lowering wide-ranging input voltages to a necessary output voltage.hes that achieve power conversion at a high efficiency. This translates to maximized battery life, making SM581x largely ideal for mobile applications. The series delivers a higher efficiency in Buck-boost mode compared to its competing product and is characterized by both a higher output voltage accuracy and wider output voltage range (1.8V-5.5V) than competitors.
SM581x accounts for battery life through its low quiescent current value of 10µA. In light load conditions, SM581x products optimize power consumption by employing Power Saving Mode (PSM) and Dynamic Voltage Scaling (DVS) functions. Respectively, these mechanisms are responsible for minimizing switching losses and tailoring output voltage to the needs of the application in a responsive manner.
The new SM581x adjusts output voltage through its I2C interface, eliminating the need for output voltage setting via external resistors. Combining this with a 1.4mm x 2.3mm WLCSP package size, SM581x offers a strongly competitive solution size. Design-wise, a small solution size minimizes both board space and additional expenses on external components.
The SM581x series features 1.5A and 3A SM5812 converters, in addition to derivative product lines such as SM581xA and SM581xB that expand default output voltage options for customers. Dave Kim, Head of Mobile BU, expressed that in response to the expanding mobile market, “We aims to promptly develop and offer power management chip products that reflect customer needs”.
CorporateSilicon Mitus Starts Mass-Producing Automotive OLED PMIC
PANGYO TECHNO VALLEY, South Korea--Silicon Mitus, Inc. (Silicon Mitus), an advanced specialist in Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC), announced that it has completed the development of automotive OLED PMIC and starts supplying the new products in the global automotive market.
Silicon Mitus develops and supplies OLED PMIC with a Korean OLED display manufacturer, which are applied to OLED displays, smartphones, tablets, and laptop computers. Through the addition of the new automotive OLED PMIC, the company is expanding the scope of its business.
The automotive OLED PMIC, which Silicon Mitus has started mass-production, is certified with AEC Q100, a standard for automotive semiconductor reliability assessment. Silicon Mitus supplies the OLED PMIC for Virtual Mirror that consists of a camera and an OLED screen to German automakers through global module manufacturers. It also supplies the product for Center Information Display (CID), a screen showing vehicle information inside an automobile, to Japanese automakers.
OLED can be manufactured in various forms and has a number of strengths including the high contrast ratio. Therefore, the use of OLED in the automotive display is increasing. Silicon Mitus is expanding the applications of PMIC for automotive OLED display.
The automotive OLED PMIC plays a role to convert power supplied to an automotive battery to be suitable for the device and to distribute and control the power in an automobile.
Dongchun Kim, Silicon Mitus Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, said, “OLED is growing at a fast rate in the expanding automotive display market. Based on the technological power built in the mobile, audio and display fields, Silicon Mitus will strengthen its position in the automotive PMIC market.”
CorporateSilicon Mitus Launches SM58IP04, a Single-Chip Buck-Boost USB Type-C Charger for Computing and Power Bank Applications
SM58IP04 brings power efficiency and saves PCB space for 2S/3S and 4S battery system designs
SEOUL-PANKYO, South Korea – Silicon Mitus, Inc. (Silicon Mitus), an advanced specialist in Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) and Audio Semiconductor Solution, announced the launch of SM58IP04, a single-chip buck-boost USB Type-C Narrow VDC (NVDC) charger targeting 2S/3S and 4S battery applications that take full advantage of the new USB Type-C features embedded in the latest PD3.0 specifications such as PPS and Fast Role Swap.
With integrated FETs and a high level of logic on-chip, the SM58IP04 is specifically designed for high efficiency and integration to deliver up to 65 W of power in the smallest form factor as follows:
Reduces the PCB surface area by more than 50% and the Z-height profile to less than 1.2 mm;
Achieves up to 95% efficiency while in both buck- or boost-mode charging the battery up to 6 A due to
advanced thermal management;
Supports both Direct and Parallel Charging, Intel IMVP8 and Cell Balancing while integrating multiple currents
and voltages sensing and OVP features.
“We are extremely satisfied with the traction of SM58IP04 in computing and power bank applications where the product has been proven to be very effective in delivering great performance and cost saving,” said Gianfranco Scherini, VP of Business Development of Silicon Mitus based in Cupertino, California. “Leveraging our experience in integrating complex analog and digital functions in a single IC, typical of the mobile industry, we deliver the first product that combines the features of a multi-cell battery charger with the full support of the USB Type-C and PD specification.”
To receive more information, please contact email@example.com. The device is offered in a 77 Pin WLCSP package, and samples are available.
CorporateSilicon Mitus: Industry’s First General-purpose UHD TV LCD Panel Power Management IC Offers High Integration and Output Power
Silicon Mitus SM4805 integrates high efficiency switching regulators and low noise op-amps, which effectively support UHD TV LCD Panels
SEOUL-PANGYO, South Korea-- Silicon Mitus, Inc. (Silicon Mitus), an advanced specialist in Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) and Audio Semiconductor Solution, launched the SM4805, a highly integrated multi-output PMIC which successfully meets UHD TV LCD panel application requirements. The device has an input voltage range of 10.2 V to 14.7 V, and it is the first single chip available on the market capable of powering large UHD TV LCD panels.
The AVDD boost controller drives the external switches to deliver high power at voltages required by the application. Three buck converters regulate output voltages in the range of 0.8 V to 3.5 V with an output current of up to 2.5 A, and the output voltages and power up sequence are programmable through the digital interface. The SM4805 also includes 4-channel gamma buffers and two VCOM op-amps that feature low noise output. Despite accomplishing a high degree of integration, the device runs at a lower temperature due to highly efficient DC-DC converters based on specialized IPs.
“With heightened levels of power consumption and power rails in UHD TV LCD panels, LCD panel PMICs require higher output power and integration with higher efficiency at lower IC temperatures. We are proud to offer the SM4805 that makes this possible as part of the Silicon Mitus TV LCD PMIC exhaustive portfolio,” said Henry Jung, Head of Display Marketing.
To receive more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The device is offered in a 56 QFN package, and samples are available.
CorporateSilicon Mitus to Demonstrate Innovation on the Mobile Platform at MWC Barcelona 2019
World-leading display sound, display panel and power IC total solution to revolutionize the mobile consumer experience
SEOUL-PANGYO, South Korea & BARCELONA, Spain – Silicon Mitus, Inc. (Silicon Mitus), an advanced specialist in Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) and Audio Semiconductor Solution, will cater to design engineers seeking high efficiency and performance ICs for mobile consumer electronics at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Meeting Room 2C27MR at Barcelona, Spain from February 25 to 28.
As mobile devices shift to the bezel-less in-screen sound systems, Silicon Mitus will demonstrate SMA6101, an audiophile grade display sound boosting a maximum output voltage of 40 Vpp, to visitors and reveal efforts underway to develop SMA6101’s next-generation products, SMA6301 and SMA6302, HiFi DAC and display sound integrated chips. To couple the display sound technology, Silicon Mitus will showcase its OLED solution optimized to suit the high brightness and full display trend for both bezel-less smartphones and laptops.
With this, the Silicon Mitus audio product lineup will also feature a “HiFi DAC Plus PA” with up to 384 kHz PCM, DSD512 and DoP256 and the SMA150X series with 192 kHz input for Hi-Res stereo for AI speakers. Guests can also see the latest IF-PMICs integrating developments made in battery management systems such as the SM5248, a switched capacitor 8 A charger, and I/O interface functions (including Type-C) to save device space and lower chip costs for smartphones, mobile phones and wearables.
“It is with great readiness that we are responding to the bezel-less wave taking over mobile technology with our unique display sound audio IC. It is also with great pride in our OLED and multi-function integrated power solutions applicable for portable equipment that Silicon Mitus is attending the world’s largest mobile industry event,” said Dongchun Kim, EVP Worldwide Sales & Marketing.
CorporateSilicon Mitus to Showcase HiFi Audio ICs at CES 2019
Advances made in piezo speaker driver for display sound of bezel-less design, HiFi DACs, smart PAs and stereo speaker amplifiers demonstrate superior quality
SEOUL-PANGYO, South Korea & LAS VEGAS – Silicon Mitus, Inc. (Silicon Mitus), an advanced specialist in Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) technology, will demonstrate its latest developments in audio solutions at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Suite 30F-322 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas from January 9 to 12. With the incorporation of high-performance technology in smartphones and consumer electronics, end users will be able to experience an upgrade in auditory experience.
In response to the current world-wide trend of bezel-less smartphones, Silicon Mitus is centering the demo around its key product, SMA6101, which is a unique display sound for bezel-less design made applicable not only for smartphones but also for tablets and notebook computers. In addition to this, the demo will also feature premium class HiFi DACs, SMA3101 and SMA3102, for smartphones and consumer electronics. The SMA3101, in particular, achieves 135 dB SNR, 128 dB DNR and
-114 dB THD+N. Invited guests will have the opportunity to individually sample these solutions to affirm their audiophile-grade quality. Other products in the lineup are audio Power Amplifiers (PA) for AI speakers, soundbars and smartphones.
“The purpose of the demo is to prove Silicon Mitus’ capability to meet, even exceed, current standard expectations of audio ICs for the makers of smartphones and consumer electronics and end users. I am confident in our ability to deliver HiFi quality products to the audio market,” said HS Son, VP of Audio Products. “Moreover, our expertise in custom-made solutions will further equip customers with a specific yet comprehensive technological plan to suit their unique audio product needs.”