Press Release
Sunplus Unveils Two TFT LCD Mobile Communications Drivers
SoCs Targeted To QQVGA And QVGA Applications
Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, R.O.C. February 16th, 2006 - Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd. (TAIEX: 2401, LSE: SUPD) today announced the availability of two system-on-a-chip TFT LCD drivers. The SPFD54124 TFT driver targets 262K-color QQVGA amorphous resolution applications while the SPFD54221 LTPS TFT targets 16.7M-true-color QVGA resolution applications.

Both devices are the first chips in production with TSMC's 0.18-micron 32V high voltage process technology.

The SPFD54124 is a QQVGA (132x162) amorphous TFT LCD driver with low power consumption and highly integrated functions of display RAM, DC-DC converter, oscillator and adjustable VCOM generator. It is the best cost-performance device for TFT LCM to replace Color STN at the same resolution.
The SPFD54221 is also a highly integrated low power QVGA (240x320) LTPS TFT LCD driver. Its functions also include display RAM, DC-DC converter, oscillator and adjustable VCOM generator. It is designed for mobile phone, smart phone, PDA and multi-media products.

"The SPFD54124 and SPFD54221 both apply the most advanced 0.18-micron 32V high voltage process technology" said Dr. Da-Chun Juang, vice president, LCD Business of Sunplus. "These two highly integrated SoCs are the ideal solutions for mobile display because of the high C/P ratios, enhanced add-on values, and minimal size of LCM to fit them into limited spaces. The active matrix LCD technology has achieved faster response time, higher resolution, increased color depth, and is becoming the trend for the next generation of multi-media and mobile phone display applications."

"TSMC's 0.18-micron high voltage process is highly reliable," said Dr. Ken Chen, director, Mainstream Technology Platform Marketing of TSMC. "The process features competitive high voltage design rules, supports very small low-power SRAM bit cell at the 0.18-micron node and has demonstrated extremely low leakage performance for handset displays."

For more information, please contact Sunplus at +886-3-5786005 or email to

About TSMC
TSMC is the world's largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, providing the industry's leading process technology and the foundry industry's largest portfolio of process-proven library, IP, design tools and reference flows. The company operates two advanced twelve-inch wafer fabs, five eight-inch fabs and one six-inch wafer fab. TSMC also has substantial capacity commitments at its wholly owned subsidiaries, WaferTech and TSMC (Shanghai), and its joint venture fab, SSMC. TSMC is the first foundry to run 65nm customer design prototype wafers. Its corporate headquarters are in Hsinchu, Taiwan. For more information about TSMC please see