OnChip ESD2100 Press Release

OnChip Devices introduces Ultra Low-Capacitance integrated ESD protection chip for HDMITM 1.3 Port Protection

Superior electrostatic discharge protection with ultra-low capacitance now available

Santa Clara, CA, November 21, 2007 – OnChip Devices, Inc. today announced the industry’s lowest capacitance ESD protection chip to support the HDMITM 1.3 specification. The High-Definition Multimedia InterfaceTM is the standard digital interface for high-definition consumer electronics, adopted by more than 700 companies worldwide. Available immediately, OnChip’s highly integrated solution provides a high-level of ESD protection, and is designed to support the latest HDMI 1.3 specification, as well as previous standards such as HDMI 1.2. The OnChip ESD2100 offers ultra-low line capacitance to ensure high signal integrity for video formats such as 1080p.

“OnChip’s ESD2100 family is ideally suited for all high speed I/O Port ESD/TVS protection including the HDMI 1.3 and USB2.0,” said Sona Joe, product marketing manager. “OnChip’s new ESD protection chip delivers superior performance while offering very aggressive pricing, ultra-low line capacitance, and HDMI 1.3 compliance in very small IC package.” The ESD2100 chip delivers up to 8 kV of ESD protection in contact discharge per IEC61000-4-2 standards for up to 8 channels. Total line capacitance for the chip is as low as 0.6 pF, with excellent capacitance matching of less than 0.05 pF for TMDS pairs.

The ESD2100 is offered in various industry standard IC packages to help PCB designers flexibility in routing. Furthermore, the chip design and it’s ultra-low line capacitance enable customers to improve time-to-market of their consumer products.

Availability and Pricing
The OnChip ESD2100-08MR ESD protection chip offers 8-channels of ESD protection and is available immediately worldwide at $0.24 USD in quantities of 10,000. Developed at OnChip Devices in the Santa Clara facility, the OnChip ESD protection chip is produced to the highest quality standards.

About OnChip Devices, Inc.
OnChip Devices head-quartered in Santa Clara, CA is a global leader in Integrated Passive Devices. With it’s own silicon fabrication facility and strong partnerships with full turn-keys assembly houses in Asia, OnChip is offering state-of-the-art silicon and ceramic solutions for High-brightness LED, Computing and Consumer Electronics.

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