Magnachip Begins Mass Production of 120HZ HFR OLDEN DDIC

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

February 19, 2021


(Image courtesy of Magnachip)

Magnachip Semiconductor announced it has begun full-scale mass production of its first 120Hz High Frame Rate (HFR) OLED display driver IC (DDIC) for QHD flexible displays.

The frame rate, meaning the number of images/frames displayed on a screen per second, results in enhanced image quality. The OLDEN DDIC, which supports 120Hz HFR for QHD display, is optimized for 5G smartphones.

Further, it’s designed for 1440 x 3360 resolution screens.

In addition to the HFR feature, it utilizes what the company calls the most advanced 28nm process technology in the pure-play foundry industry.

According to Omdia, a market research firm, global 5G smartphone shipments reached 220 million units in 2020 and would grow five-fold to 1.15 million units by 2023, a factor as to why Magnachip is diving into this sector.

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Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including (Phoenix), (Phoenix),, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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