about us

History

2020
  • Silicon Line’s HDMI 2.1 module powers the world’s first active cable certified under the HDMI Forum’s Ultra High Speed HDMI® Cable Certification Program
  • Introduced the world’s first module enabling the high volume manufacture of USB 3.2 Gen 2 active optical cables (AOC’s) at mass market prices
  • Opened lab office in Taiwan
2020
2019
  • Production capacity for optical engines doubled at Hasselt factory
  • Demonstrated world’s first HDMI 2.1 Active Optical Cable at CES
  • Exhibited latest optical products for VirtualLink at Computex Taipei
  • Released world’s first DisplayPort 2.0 optical products
2019
2018
  • Opened office in Korea
  • Top tier TV manufacturer starts high volume AOC production using Silicon Line optical technology
  • $8.2M Series B funding round successfully completed
2018
2017
  • Developed next generation 18 Gbps products
  • Developed innovative optical cable concept with leading VR manufacturer
  • Silicon Line IC qualified for automotive networking
2017
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
  • Opened factory in Hasselt, Belgium for production of Silicon Line patented optical engines
2016
2015
  • Closure of investment round
  • Joined USB IF
  • First patented Optical Sub-assembly (OSA) technology developed
2015
2014
  • HDMI (18 Gbps) products introduced
  • USB 3.1 products introduced
  • HDMI (10.2 Gbps) module developed
  • Four channel 12.5 Gbps products released
2014
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)
2013
2012
  • eDP products released
  • 12.5 Gbps products released
  • LVDS SerDes released
  • 10 Gbps transceiver released
  • Silicon Line Representative appointed in the US
2012
2011
  • 2 Gbps MIPI D-PHY SerDes released
  • Silicon Line Japan office opened
  • 6 Gbps products released
  • MIPI M-PHY Gear 2 products released
2011
2010
  • Silicon Line joins MIPI as a Contributing Member
  • HDMI (10.2 Gbps) chipset released
2010
2009
  • 3 Gbps products released
  • Four channel 3.5 Gbps products released
  • RGB SerDes released
2009
2008
  • 2.5 Gbps products released
  • Juergen Ruprecht appointed as CEO
2008
2007
  • 2 Gbps products released
  • Series A funding secured from investors Capital E and Munich Venture Partners
2007
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
2006
2005
  • Silicon Line founded in Munich, Germany by Holger Hoeltke and Martin Groepl
  • First 1.5 Gbps products released
2005