Epson, QUALCOMM Ships LCD Controller Chip

San Diego-based Qualcomm has teamed with Seiko Epson to ship a high performance MDDI display interface LCD controller chip for CDMA2000 and WCDMA phones. According to the companies, Epson has developed a LCD controller chip which integrates Qualcomm's Mobile Display Digital Interface (MDDI) technology, which allows for high speed direct connection to LCD panels and camera modules in Qualcomm's chipsets. The combination allows for highly integrated wireless phone design, and reduces design requirements from 90 wires to 4 wires plus power for interconnects between the chips. The benefit to manufacturers is an expected reduction in development and manufacturing costs.