Himax demonstrates the benefits of endpoint AI at Embedded World 2023

TAINAN, Taiwan, March 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Himax Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: HIMX) (“Himax” or the “Company”), a leading supplier and fabless manufacturer of display drivers and other semiconductor products, announced today The company will attend Embedded World 2023, March 14-16, 2023 at NürnbergMesse, Germany, to showcase its next-generation WiseEye™ Smart Image Sensing in a range of endpoint AI devices along with high-precision 3D sensing for spatial present real-world applications.

During the event, Himax will showcase its next-generation WE2 AI processor, targeting computer vision in battery-powered IoT devices, delivering AI capabilities with a 30x increase in local inference performance and 40% power savings in a resource-constrained edge device configuration Compared to the WE1 processor of the first generation. The WE2 is an ultra-low power AI processor with Himax proprietary hardware accelerators and Arm Cortex M55 MCU and Ethos U55 microNPU. The processor also includes a hardware voice activity detector that can detect user-configured voice events without turning on the MCU and NPU, making it perfect for ultra-low power, always-sight, and voice fusion use cases. A compelling demonstration of facial features, powered by the WE2 processor, will be presented at the booth on a laptop that offers meticulous facial expression recognition such as head pose estimation and gaze direction identification, as well as an advanced level of human- Machine interaction provides the current presence detection.

The company will also showcase its latest series of 3D vision AI processors embedded in the Arm Cortex processor and Ethos NPU, which offer 3D structured light sensing to support various spatial reality applications. With outstanding 3D perception capability, users can enable 3D eye-tracking with a high frame rate of up to 180 FPS and/or low-latency 3D hand gesture recognition, all critical features for next-gen AR/VR applications in immersive and advanced user experiences Improvement.

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“Himax’s expertise in ultra-low-power AI is another example of our unwavering commitment to exploring business opportunities with AI ecosystem partners in the massive and fast-growing AIoT market,” said Mr. Mark Chen, Vice President of Smart Business Unit Sensing at Himax. “We look forward to showcasing our industry-leading technology at Embedded 2023 and doing our part to accelerate the delivery of machine AI capabilities by fostering innovation across a broad spectrum of endpoint AI applications.”

Interested parties are invited to stop by the Himax booth at The Arm Hub, Hall 4, Stand 4 – 504 to experience the company’s exciting new technologies in its WiseEye and 3D sensing product lines. To arrange a meeting or booth tour, please contact Himax at [email protected]

About Himax Technologies, Inc.

Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) is a fabless semiconductor solutions provider specializing in display imaging technologies. Himax is a global leader in display driver ICs and timing controllers used in televisions, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, automobiles, digital cameras, car navigation, virtual reality (VR) devices and many other consumer electronics devices. In addition, Himax develops and supplies controllers for touch sensor displays, in-cell touch and display driver integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions, AMOLED ICs, LED driver ICs, power management ICs and LCoS microdisplays for Augmented Reality (AR) devices and heads-up displays (HUD) for the automotive industry. The company also provides ultra-low power CMOS image sensors, wafer-level optics for AR devices, 3D sensing and intelligent WiseEye™ image recognition used in a variety of applications such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops, TVs, PC cameras and automobiles , security, medical equipment, home appliances, AIoT, etc. Himax was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Tainan, Taiwan. Himax currently employs around 2,200 people in three Taiwanese offices in Tainan, Hsinchu and Taipei and in country offices in China, Korea and Japan, Germany and the USA. As of December 31, 2022, Himax had 2,932 issued patents and 398 patents pending approval worldwide. Himax has maintained its position as a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for display processing for consumer electronics brands worldwide.

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Forward-Looking Statements

Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those described in this conference call include, among others, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Company’s business; general business, economic and semiconductor industry conditions; market acceptance and competitiveness of the driver and non-driver products developed by the company; demand for end-use products; dependence on a small group of key customers; the uncertainty of continued success in technological innovation; our ability to develop and protect our intellectual property; pricing pressures including decreases in average selling prices; changes in customer ordering behavior; changes in the estimated effective tax rate for the full year; lack of supplies of key components; changes in environmental laws and regulations; Export license changes governed by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR); exchange rate fluctuations; regulatory approvals for further investments in our subsidiaries; our ability to collect accounts receivable and manage inventories and other risks described from time to time in the Company’s SEC filings, including those risks discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of its Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2008. Year ended December 2021 can be identified with the SEC as amended.

Himax contacts:

Eric Li, Chief IR/PR Officer
Himax Technologies, Inc.
Phone: +886-6-505-0880
Fax: +886-2-2314-0877
Email: [email protected]

Karen Tiao, Investor Relations
Himax Technologies, Inc.
Phone: +886-2-2370-3999
Fax: +886-2-2314-0877
Email: [email protected]

Mark Schwalenberg, Director
Investor Relations – US Representative
MZ North America

Tel: +1-312-261-6430
Email: [email protected]

Source: Himax Technologies, Inc.

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