Asia Express - Display
Himax Partners with Google in LCoS
July 26, 2013

Taiwan-based display driver maker Himax Technology announced that it has reached a deal with Google to sell a 6.3% stake in its US subsidiary Himax Display, with Google's option to raise the procurement to 14.8% at most within one year, according to the report of Taiwan's Commercial Times on July 23. The investment will fund the expansion of Himax Display's production facilities for LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) chips and modules, from the current level of 300,000 units to 2 million units per month. Himax Display has been ramping up production capacity since 2Q 2013, with products including head-mounted displays, head-up displays, and pico projectors. The total investment amount, however, is yet to be disclosed.