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ADI acquires HDMI business from INVECAS

Analog Devices (ADI) has acquired the High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) business of INVECAS, a US company specialising in embedded software and system level solutions.

The acquisition will provide ADI with a complete range of audio and video solutions that will meet the growing demand seen from the enterprise and consumer markets. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

“HDMI technology is in high demand for business, professional, consumer and automotive video applications,” said John Hassett, Senior Vice President, Industrial and Consumer at Analog Devices. “The acquisition of INVECAS’ HDMI business positions ADI to deliver more complete solutions throughout the entire customer journey – from chip, to certification, to end product.”

ADI will also increase the company’s role in the standards body representing HDMI – which helps shape the future of all HDMI connected technologies, such as HDMI 2.1 feature sets and lower power consumption. In addition, ADI will incorporate certification and compliance capabilities, ensuring support for customers throughout their HDMI development cycles, from concept to pre-compliance and release. As the industry continues to grow and HDMI 2.1 is rolled out, applications such as 8K and 10K video, enhanced audio return, variable refresh rate are expected to become more commonplace - so this will allow for greater adoption of these technologies, with ADI expanding offerings to a wider audience with broader feature sets and lower power consumption.

The INVECAS HDMI technology group has a long history in the space, stemming from Silicon Image, a semiconductor company founded in 1995, where the HDMI technology was first created. This team’s leadership will continue to play a critical role in the combination of ADI’s audio and visual business units.

“As we march toward HDMI 2.1 and help usher in additional, ground-breaking technologies, the requirements and demand to power these next-generation applications has never been higher,” said Laxman Vemury, Vice President and General Manager, INVECAS. “By bringing together these two great teams, we can provide expanded offerings that will allow our customers greater adoption of these technologies with even broader feature sets and lower power consumption.”

Neil Tyler

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