Himax Technologies


About: Himax Technologies Inc is a semiconductor solution provider dedicated to display imaging processing technologies. It operates through the Driver Integrated Circuit and Non-Driver Products segments. The majority of the firm's revenue gets derived from the Driver Integrated Circuit segment. It offers display driver ICs and timing controllers used in TVs, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, virtual reality (VR) devices, and many other consumer electronics devices. It also designs and provides controllers for touch sensor displays, in-cell Touch and Display Driver Integration single-chip solutions, LED driver ICs, power management ICs, and scaler products for monitors and projectors. Geographically, it generates the majority of its revenue from China.

Employees: 2,164

Funds holding %
of 6,689 funds
Analysts bullish %
News positive %
of 7 articles

Fund manager confidence

Based on 2024 Q1 SEC filings by fund managers ($100M+ AUM)

0.03% more ownership

Funds ownership: 6.31% [Q4 2023] → 6.34% (+0.03%) [Q1 2024]

3% less funds holding

Funds holding: 130 [Q4 2023] → 126 (-4) [Q1 2024]

10% less capital invested

Capital invested by funds: $134M [Q4 2023] → $121M (-$12.9M) [Q1 2024]

17% less first-time investments, than exits

New positions opened: 19 | Existing positions closed: 23

20% less repeat investments, than reductions

Existing positions increased: 41 | Existing positions reduced: 51

38% less call options, than puts

Call options by funds: $1.79M | Put options by funds: $2.88M

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Financial journalist opinion

Based on 7 articles about HIMX published over the past 30 days

2 weeks ago
Himax Announces Strategic Investment in Obsidian Sensors to Revolutionize Next-Gen Thermal Imagers
TAINAN, Taiwan and SAN DIEGO, May 29, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Himax Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: HIMX) (“Himax” or “Company”), a leading supplier and fabless manufacturer of display drivers and other semiconductor products, today announced its strategic investment in Obsidian Sensors, Inc. ("Obsidian"), a San Diego-based thermal imaging sensor solution manufacturer. Himax's strategic investment in Obsidian Sensors, as the lead investor in Obsidian's convertible note financing, was motivated by the potential of their proprietary and revolutionary high-resolution thermal sensors to dominate the market through low-cost, high-volume production capabilities. The investment amount was not disclosed. In addition to an ongoing engineering collaboration where Obsidian leverages Himax's IC design resources and know-how, the two companies also aim to combine the advantages of Himax's WiseEye ultralow power AI processors with Obsidian's high-resolution thermal imaging to create an advanced thermal vision solution. This would complement Himax's existing AI capabilities and ecosystem support, improving detection in challenging environments and boosting accuracy and reliability, thereby opening doors to a wide array of applications, including industrial, automotive safety and autonomy, and security systems. Obsidian's proprietary thermal imaging camera solutions have already garnered attention in the industry, with notable existing investors including Qualcomm Ventures, Hyundai, Hyundai Mobis, SK Walden and Innolux.
Himax Announces Strategic Investment in Obsidian Sensors to Revolutionize Next-Gen Thermal Imagers