Profile: Pixelworks Inc (PXLW.A)
14 Jun 2019
Pixelworks, Inc., incorporated on January 16, 1997, designs, develops and markets video and pixel processing semiconductors, intellectual property cores, software and custom application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) solutions for digital video applications. The Company is engaged in the design and development of integrated circuits (ICs) for use in electronic display devices. The Company's products enable manufacturers and developers of digital display and projection devices to manufacture screens of all sizes. The Company provides its customers with software development tools and with software that provides basic functionality for its integrated circuits and enables connectivity of its customers' products. Its primary target markets include digital projection systems, Ultrabook devices, tablets and smartphones. It has a portfolio of video algorithms and Internet protocol (IP) to address a range of challenges in digital video. The Company's technologies are implemented across multiple products, in combinations within single products and applied to a range of applications, including smartphones, tablets, Ultrabook devices, televisions, monitors and projectors. The Company's products include one or more technologies to provide video display processing solutions to its customers.
The Company's video display processing technologies include Halo Free Motion Estimation and Motion Compensation (MEMC), Advanced Scaling, Mobile Video Display Processing, and Vuemagic and Networked Displays. Its Halo Free MEMC technology addresses problems, such as judder and motion blur. The Company's primary video display processor product categories include ImageProcessor ICs, Video Co-Processor ICs and Networked Display ICs. Its ImageProcessor ICs include embedded microprocessors, digital signal processing technology and software that control the operations and signal processing within display systems, such as projectors and high-resolution flat panels. The Company also provides a software development environment and operating system that enables its customers to develop and customize their products. Video Co-Processor ICs work with an image processor to post-process video signals for the performance or feature set of the overall video solution. Its Video Co-Processor ICs is used with its ImageProcessor ICs or with image processing solutions from other manufacturers, and can be incorporated by a display manufacturer without assistance from the supplier of the base image processor. Its Networked Display ICs allow the same video stream to be networked across multiple displays. Its Networked Display IC combines video sharing capabilities with video image processing, wireless connectivity and Internet connection.
The Company competes with Actions Microelectronics Co., Ltd., i-Chips Technologies Inc., Intersil Corporation, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, MediaTek Inc., Novatech Co., Ltd. Inc., NVIDIA Corporation, QUALCOMM Incorporated, Realtek Semiconductor Corp., Renesas Electronics America, Sigma Designs, Inc., Solomon Systech (International) Ltd., STMicroelectronics N.V., Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd., Texas Instruments Incorporated, LG Electronics, Inc., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc., NEC Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., ON Semiconductor Corporation, Seiko Epson Corporation, Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sony Corporation and Toshiba America, Inc.
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