Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced that sales of its Capricorn family of intelligent display controllers have exceeded 5 million units since they began shipping in 2005. The Capricorn family, comprising Capricorn-2, -M, -A and –F variants, has been widely adopted by automotive manufacturers in a broad variety of models. Toshiba estimates that Capricorn has captured more than 50% of the global market share for automotive primary instrument clusters incorporating TFT graphics.
Capricorn, named for the zodiac sign shared by the two original inventors, is a family of RISC-based system-on-chip (SoC) processors for automotive displays that offers an extremely high level of system integration. Capricorn graphic processors provide solutions for driving and managing the colour TFT displays increasingly found in instrument clusters in medium to high-end vehicles.