Kandou announced it has secured foundry capacity and backend IC packaging and testing services to meet all 2022 customer requirements for its Matterhorn™ USB-C® multiprotocol retimer with USB4™ support.
The leader in high-speed, energy-efficient chip-to-chip links began shipping volume production of Matterhorn in December 2021.
"We correctly anticipated strong demand for Matterhorn more than a year ago,” notes Frank Lavety, Kandou’s general manager. “By engaging with our tier 1 supply chain early, we worked hard to secure capacity commitments needed to support our customers’ volume requirements through 2022.”
The Matterhorn family of USB-C multiprotocol retimer solutions support USB4, USB3.2, DisplayPort™ and Thunderbolt™ for host and device applications. Matterhorn provides excellent signal integrity that enables long channels across inexpensive PCB materials with low active power consumption of only 820 milliwatts, giving system designers the flexibility to optimize their USB4-enabled systems for improved battery life, reduced system costs, and maximum data transfer.