SAN DIEGO, September 22 /PRNewswire/ --

- High Speed Serial Display Controllers and Low Capacitance ESD Protection Devices to be Highlighted

CMD Booth # 1 -- California Micro Devices (Nasdaq: CAMD) will be showcasing its display controller solutions based on the Mobile Digital Display Interface (MDDI) and Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI(TM)) high speed serial interface display standards and its PicoGuard(TM) ultra-low capacitance ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection devices for mobile handset applications at SID Mobile Displays 2008 in San Diego on September 23rd and 24th. Kyle Baker, CMD's vice president of marketing, will deliver a presentation entitled "Serial Interface Display Design Challenges for Handsets with Multiple Displays" on Wednesday, September 24th at 11:25 AM.

Display Controllers for High Speed Serial Interfaces

CMD will be presenting a portfolio of serial interface display controllers designed for the MIPI and MDDI display interface standards. The CM5100 features a fully compliant, MDDI based serial client, an integrated display controller with embedded memory that supports primary thin film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal displays (LCDs) with resolutions up to QVGA (320x240) and secondary displays.

CMD will be demonstrating a hardware platform that showcases its unique, new serial interface conversion solution. The new architecture, developed in collaboration with major handset and device manufacturers, will permit advanced handsets that utilize CPUs and application processors with on-chip MDDI compatible hosts to interface with LCD modules that feature either MDDI or MIPI based clients. CMD's architecture will allow handset makers that produce models utilizing both MDDI and MIPI based CPUs to satisfy all of their display requirements with modules based on the MIPI standard, resulting in higher volumes and lower module prices.

CMD will be featuring a hardware platform implementation of its new MIPI based client architecture. This innovative new serial interface display controller architecture utilizes a RAM-less MIPI Type 4 video mode interface and can support MIPI display module applications up to WXGA. CMD's upcoming display controllers will be used in advanced mobile handsets and in next generation Intel-based Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs).

PicoGuard ESD Protection Arrays

The company will also be showing its ultra low capacitance, PicoGuard ESD protection arrays. PicoGuard solutions provide robust ESD protection with very low capacitance levels that are ideal for sensitive high speed serial interfaces in wireless handsets such as MDDI, MIPI or USB2.0 High-Speed.

About California Micro Devices Corporation

California Micro Devices Corporation is a leading supplier of application specific analog and mixed signal semiconductor products for the mobile handset, digital consumer electronics and personal computer markets. Key products include protection devices for mobile handsets, digital consumer electronics products such as digital TVs, and personal computers as well as analog and mixed signal ICs for mobile handset displays. Detailed corporate and product information may be accessed at

PicoGuard is a trademark of California Micro Devices Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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