Himax to Debut Next Generation AI and Optics Technology Suites at CES 2023

Himax Technologies, Inc.

Himax Technologies, Inc.

The exhibition will showcase Himax WiseEye™ Smart Image Sensing, 3D Sensing and WLO technology

TAINAN, Taiwan, Dec. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Himax Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: HIMX) (“Himax” or the “Company”), a leading supplier and legendary manufacturer of display drivers and other semiconductor products, announced today that the Company will exhibit at CES 2023, the largest consumer electronics trade show in the US, from May 5-8. January 2023 in Las Vegas. Himax will introduce its own AI and optics product lines, including WiseEye™ Intelligent Image Sensing (“WiseEye”), 3D Sensing and Wafer Level Optics (“WLO”) technologies, in a range of applications.

WiseEye’s presentation will feature a live demonstration with leading ecosystem partners and customers, including Novatek Microelectronics Corp., Useful Sensors Inc., Seeed Studio and Wentai Technology Corp., to jointly showcase tinyML’s cutting-edge ultra-low-power smart home solutions. agriculture, smart offices and surveillance applications. Adoption of WiseEye is rapidly expanding across a diverse range of applications with new AI use cases in areas such as human presence, motion sensing, people counting, face detection and speech recognition, with superior energy efficiency and inference performance. Currently, WiseEye is already in series production with Dell in a range of premium laptops and many other AI applications, including automatic meter reading (AMR), shared bike parking and smart office/home.

Building on the success of its flagship WE1 AI processor, Himax will introduce its next-generation WE2 AI processor at CES 2023. WE2 features an Arm-based Cortex processor and Ethos NPU, a rich set of sensor control interfaces, industrial security and cryptographic engines, and a multi-layer power management architecture that achieves 40% maximum power savings and 30x inference speed, which means more than 50x energy efficiency per based on inference compared to WE1, which is already the industry leader in power consumption and inference speed in the ultra-low power AI processor category.

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“We are extremely excited about the prospects for WE2, which further demonstrates our commitment to strengthening our WiseEye product roadmap,” said Jordan Wu, CEO of Himax. “Our expertise in developing innovative ultra-low power AI technologies has allowed us to partner with innovative AI companies such as Useful Sensors led by Pete Warden, as well as other leading technology experts in the AIoT industry to accelerate the adoption of our top solutions. “

Himax will also present a range of next-generation 3D vision processors at the event. The company’s next-generation 3D vision processor offers ISP 3D Time of Flight (“ToF”) depth decoding capability, 60Hz VGA output, and a low-latency motion depth map that are key to the next generation of AR/VR applications. In addition, the company will showcase structured light vision AI processors that can enable 3D eye tracking with 210 FPS output, as well as 3D hand tracking, providing an immersive and advanced user experience for low-friction eye-only 3D imaging applications.

For WLO, Himax is a pioneer in high-precision diffraction optics technology with more than 15 years of experience. At CES, the company will showcase its exceptional WLO optics components, including a 2/3P refusible WLO lens, a diffractive optical element (“DOE”), a Micro Lens Array (“MLA”) and a waveguide. While some of these optical components have already begun production with the world’s biggest technology names in areas such as 3D sensing, AR/VR, holographic displays and biomedical inspection devices, other new design engagements and collaborations in meta-focused applications are in development and set up. launching in late 2023. In addition, Himax will be exhibiting a range of state-of-the-art spot projector modules and EVK (Evaluation Kits) designed to significantly lower the barriers to entry in design for optics developers.

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Himax invites all interested parties to stop by our booth at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel (3400 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) Suite 1230 to experience the company’s exciting new technologies in the AI ​​and optics product lines. To schedule a meeting or visit the booth, please contact Himax at: [email protected]

About Himax Technologies, Inc.
Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX ) is an obscure semiconductor solutions provider dedicated to image processing technologies. Himax is the world leader in display driver ICs and timers used in televisions, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, automobiles, digital cameras, car navigation systems, virtual reality (VR) devices and many other consumer electronics devices . In addition, Himax designs and supplies touch sensor display drivers, single-chip touch and display driver integration (TDDI) solutions, AMOLED ICs, LED driver ICs, power management ICs, and LCoS microdisplays for augmented reality (AR) devices. and head-up displays (HUD) for the automotive industry. The company also offers CMOS image sensors, wafer-level optics for AR devices, 3D sensing and ultra-low power WiseEye™ intelligent image sensing, which are used in a wide range of applications such as mobile phone, tablet, laptop, TV, PC camera, automotive . , security, medical devices, home appliances, AIoT, etc. Founded in 2001, Himax is based in Tainan, Taiwan and currently employs approximately 2,100 people from three offices in Taiwan in Tainan, Hsinchu and Taipei, and branches in China, Korea and Japan, Germany and the USA. Himax has 2,980 patents granted and 417 patents pending worldwide as of September 30, 2022. Himax has maintained its position as a leading provider of display display processing semiconductor solutions for consumer electronics brands worldwide.

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Forward-looking statements
Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those described in this conference call include, but are not limited to, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Company’s business; general business and economic conditions and the state of the semiconductor industry; market acceptance and competitiveness of driver and non-driver products developed by the Company; demand for end-use products; reliance on a small group of core customers; uncertainty of continued success in technological innovation; our ability to develop and protect our intellectual property; price pressures including a decline in average selling prices; changes in customer order patterns; changes in the estimated full-year effective tax rate; lack of supply of key components; changes in environmental laws and regulations; changes to the export license regulated by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR); exchange rate fluctuations; regulatory approvals for further investments in our subsidiaries; our ability to collect receivables and manage inventory and other risks described from time to time in filings with the SEC, including the risks set forth in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2021 filed with the SEC, as amended.

Company contacts:

Eric Li, Director of IR/PR
Himax Technologies, Inc.
Phone: +886-6-505-0880
Fax: +886-2-2314-0877
By email: [email protected]

Karen Tiao, Investor Relations
Himax Technologies, Inc.
Phone: +886-2-2370-3999
Fax: +886-2-2314-0877
By email: [email protected]

Mark Schwalenberg, Director
Investor Relations – US Representative
MZ North America
Phone: +1-312-261-6430
By email: [email protected]


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