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MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (“MagnaChip”) (Cupertino, CA) has announced a new e-Compass sensor product, the MXG1300, based on MagnaChip’s low noise 0.18 micron technology. The MXG1300 targets the growing market for smartphones, tablets and other handheld devices. The e-Compass is an important sensor for smartphones and tablets as it maintains alignment of the display with the user’s orientation. As smartphones and tablets increasingly utilize navigation and augmented reality features, the e-Compass market is expected to grow in measure with the growth of smartphone and tablet production. A recent report from Gartner Group shows this smartphones production having grown by a CAGR of 61.6% from 2009 to 2012. By introducing the MXG1300, MagnaChip enters this emerging and growing market equipped with its own high-volume 8-inch wafer manufacturing capability combined with a Korea-based ”end-to-end” ecosystem. Features include:

  • Enhanced navigation and augmented reality applications for smartphones and tablets.
  • New 0.18 micron e-Compass provides high performance and industry-standard heading accuracy.
  • Broad range of software, hardware and OEM partner support.

For more information, visit www.magnachip.com.

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