Another area of opportunities for Intersil – and again independently from Renesas - is rear-view vision systems including display drivers, LED drivers and video decoding (where Intersil claims a market share of more than 50%). The market for such systems has received a major growth impulse from the US legislation: By 2018, all new vehicles sold in the US must be equipped with a rear-view camera system; the rear view’s camera must appear on the center display in less than 2 seconds after the driver engaged the reverse gear. All in all, the company saw a double-digit growth in this field, almost twice the growth speed of the market average.
For both areas, Intersil’s product pipeline is well-filled; within the weeks and months to come, automotive electronics designers can expect several product roll-outs, said Jandu. However, he declined to provide any details – for the time being.