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Aptina receives video DAC license from S3 Group

30 Aug 2012

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Irish IP service provider S3 Group has licensed its video digital-to-analog converter (DAC) to CMOS image sensor firm Aptina.

The customized, low area, single video DAC comes from a family of video DACs that have been silicon proven on many different geometries while supporting composite video, RGB video and HDTV.

S3's mixed-signal IPs enable customers to differentiate end products, reduce design risk and accelerate time-to-revenue. Aptina deploys leading-edge technology for use in a wide range of products from smartphones to cameras to cars.

Aptina is a global CMOS image sensor provider providing imaging solutions to Tier-1 OEMs. It also supplies digital cameras for mobile, automotive, camera, surveillance and gaming applications.

S3 Group has over 25 years of semiconductor design experience in the development of its video DACs. The company specializes in high-performance, low-power ADC and DAC IPs, low jitter PLL IP, flexible Power Management IPs and comprehensive RF, Analog Sub-Systems and AFE IPs targeting a wide range of applications including wireless, wireline, consumer, green and industrial applications.

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