Genesis Microchip

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Genesis Microchip Inc.
Industry Semiconductor, Electronics[1]
Founded 1987 [2]
Headquarters Santa Clara, California, US, Neihu District, Taipei City, Taiwan R.O.C., Markham, Ontario, Bangalore, India[3]
Key people
CEO: Elie Antoun,[1] OOO: Michael Lin & Tommy Lin
Products Semiconductor components, integrated circuits [1]
Revenue 236.98 million USD (2006) [1]
Owner ST Microelectronics (since Dec 11, 2007)
Number of employees
563 (2006) [1]

Genesis Microchip Inc. was a supplier of integrated circuits (ICs) for video processors in flat panel LCD TVs and Monitors. It was founded in 1987 by Paul Russo [2] in Markham, Ontario, Canada and it became a public company in 1998 [2] and employed over 500 people (2006)[1] worldwide. In 2002, Genesis acquired Sage Inc., a leading supplier of digital display technology. Two years earlier, Sage had acquired Faroudja[4] which was known for its Emmy Award [5] winning video processing technology. Key video processing technology includes:[5] DCDi, MADi, image scaling (key industry patent), color management, LCD response time compensation, and founders of DisplayPort[6] interconnect technology now a VESA[7] standard.

On December 11, 2007, ST Microelectronics announced the acquisition of Genesis Microchip.


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