SOURCE: Leadis Technology, Inc.

July 15, 2008 12:00 ET

Leadis Technology Announces Production Shipments of QVGA LTPS TFT LCD Display Driver for Mobile Phones

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - Leadis Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: LDIS), an analog and mixed-signal semiconductor developer of LCD display drivers, power management ICs, white/RGB LED drivers, audio ICs, and touch controllers for mobile consumer electronic devices, today announced it has shipped its first one million units of the LDS342, a QVGA LTPS LCD display driver for the Nokia E71 mobile phone. The LDS342 was developed in a close working relationship with Sharp Corporation, one of the leading display suppliers in the world.

The LDS342 is a landscape QVGA LTPS LCD driver targeted at mobile consumer applications. It has integrated full frame memory to support up to 16M colors thereby reducing power consumption dramatically over RAMless designs. The device also supports 128 gray levels, 6:1 Mux, 4 Gamma sets, and external EEPROM.

"The LDS342 is a perfect single chip LCD driver for LTPS landscape QVGA applications," said Keeho Kim, General Manager of the Display Driver Business at Leadis. "We are also quite pleased to be working with Sharp and Nokia to introduce a higher quality display." For more information, visit

About Leadis Technology, Inc.

Leadis Technology, Inc., headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, designs, develops and markets analog and mixed-signal semiconductors that enable and enhance the features and capabilities of portable and consumer electronics devices. Leadis' product offerings include color display drivers, which are critical components of displays used in mobile consumer electronic devices; LED drivers, which provide controlled levels of current required to drive light emitting diodes in diverse applications including mobile backlight units; power management ICs including LDOs, LDO controllers, shunt references, thermal switches, current regulators, and battery charger controllers; audio CODEC and FM transmitter ICs, which are integral components in portable media players and their associated aftermarket accessories; and touch controller ICs, which enable highly reliable touch-based input controls and attractive industrial design options for both mobile and non-mobile applications.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to the anticipated benefits of Leadis' new LDS342 display driver, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, delays in ramping new products into production, lack of market acceptance of our new LDS342 display driver or Nokia's E71 mobile phone, our reliance on third-party manufacturers, general mobile handset and semiconductor industry trends, and other risks detailed from time to time in Leadis' reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2008. Leadis disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    Tracy Lam
    World-Wide Marketing Communications
    Leadis International Ltd.
    Tel: 852-21528880

    Valerie Beaudett
    George Cohen Communications, Inc.
    Email: Email Contact
    Tel: 650.400.7833