About Us

History

2016

- Lead activities in the HDMI Forum to include optical technology in the HDMI standard
- Grand opening of Optical Sub-Assembly (OSA) factory in Hasselt, Belgium
- Next generation 90 Gbps 5 channel VCSEL Driver / TIA technology developed
- Released new VR / AR optical cable concept
- Silicon Line office opened in the US

2015

- Closure of investment round
- Joined USB IF
- First patented Optical Sub-assembly (OSA) technology developed

2014

- HDMI (18 Gbps) products introduced
- USB 3.1 products introduced
- HDMI (10.2 Gbps) module developed
- Four channel 12.5 Gbps products released

2013

- Silicon Line joined the VESA organisation
- Ruud van der Linden appointed as CEO
- 4 Gbps MIPI D-PHY products released
- Silicon Line Distributor for Korea appointed (WPG)
- Silicon Line Distributor for Taiwan and China appointed (WPI)

2012

- eDP products released
- 12.5 Gbps products released
- LVDS SerDes released
- 10 Gbps transceiver released
- Silicon Line Representative appointed in the US

2011

- 2 Gbps MIPI D-PHY SerDes released
- Silicon Line Japan office opened
- 6 Gbps products released
- MIPI M-PHY Gear 2 products released

2010

- Silicon Line joins MIPI as a Contributing Member
- HDMI (10.2 Gbps) chipset released

2009

- 3 Gbps products released
- Four channel 3.5 Gbps products released
- RGB SerDes released

2008

- 2.5 Gbps products released
- Juergen Ruprecht appointed as CEO

2007

- 2 Gbps products released
- Series A funding secured from investors Capital E and Munich Venture Partners

2006

- Received “Partner Performance Excellence Award” from Infineon for custom ASIC design
- The ASIC has since went on to sell over 1.4 billion pieces

2005

- Silicon Line founded in Munich, Germany by Holger Hoeltke and Martin Groepl
- First 1.5 Gbps products released