Novatek driver ICs adopted in new Kindle Fire, says report [Global Data Point]
(Global Data Point Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Taiwan-based IC design house Novatek Microelectronics has secured orders for panel driver ICs for use in Amazon's new Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch tablet, according to a report from Taiwan's state-run Central News Agency (CNA).
Citing iFixIt's teardown analysis, the report indicated the Kindle Fire HDX employs two Novatek solutions dubbed NT50169B and NT71392QG. Amazon continues to use an LG Display panel for its new Kindle Fire model, the report said.
In other news, Novatek has announced September consolidated revenues of NT$3.65 billion (US$124 million), up 1.4% on month and 0.9% on year. Consolidated sales for the first nine months of 2013 totaled NT$30.84 billion, rising 17.1% from a year earlier.
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