ADI boosts video offering with HDMI purchase

August 03, 2020 //By Nick Flaherty
Analog Devices has bought the HDMI business of Invecas to boost its consumer interface chip lines with HDMI2.1
Analog Devices has bought the HDMI business of Invecas to boost its consumer interface chip lines with HDMI2.1 technology

Analog Devices Inc (ADI) has acquired the High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) business of US embedded softwas and systems house Invecas.

The deal for the team, which has its roots in Silicon Image, is part of a move away from ASIC design and EDA for Invecas. The addition of HDMI2.1 particularly will provide ADI with complete audio and video capabilities for both enterprise and consumer markets. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“HDMI technology is in high demand for business, professional, consumer and automotive video applications,” said John Hassett, Senior Vice President, Industrial and Consumer at Analog Devices. “The acquisition of Invecas’ HDMI business positions ADI to deliver more complete solutions throughout the entire customer journey – from chip, to certification, to end product. We are thrilled to enhance ADI’s capabilities with the addition of this group’s expertise.”

Through this acquisition, ADI will also increase the company’s role in the standards body for HDMI 2.1 feature sets and lower power consumption. In addition, ADI will incorporate certification and compliance capabilities, ensuring support for customers throughout the development cycles, from concept to pre-compliance and release. As the industry continues to grow and HDMI 2.1 is rolled out, applications such as 8K and 10K video, enhanced audio return, variable refresh rate and more will become commonplace. 

“As we march toward HDMI 2.1 and help usher in additional, groundbreaking technologies, the requirements and demand to power these next-generation applications has never been higher,” said Laxman Vemury, Vice President and General Manager, INVECAS. “By bringing together these two great teams, we can provide expanded offerings that will allow our customers greater adoption of these technologies with even broader feature sets and lower power consumption.”

The deal expands ADI's HDMI product range for applications including HDTV, set-top boxes, A/V receivers, projectors, and other multiple input displays.

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