Profile and History

MegaChips at a Glance (as of January 5, 2021)

Company Name MegaChips Corporation
Date Founded April 4, 1990
President & CEO Tetsuo Hikawa
Date of Settlement of Accounts March 31 of each year
Capital 4,840 million yen
Number of Employees 389 (as of the end of September 2020 on a consolidated basis)
Business Activities Provide total solution from design and development to manufacturing for State-of-the-art LSIs by full use of our unique analog and digital technologies.
Office Head Office

Shin-Osaka Hankyu Building 1-1-1 Miyahara, Yodogawa-ku Osaka 532-0003



Tokyo Office

17-6 Ichibancho, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-0082



Makuhari Office

1-3 Nakase, Mihama-ku Chiba 261-8501



Global Network Please see Global Network
Notable Milestones
  • 1990: Founded as a division of Kawasaki Steel
  • 1997: Decided to adopt the fabless ASIC supplier business model; established relationship with Chartered
  • 1999: Added UMC as a foundry
  • 2001: K-micro spun-off from Kawasaki Steel, becoming an independent company
  • 2002: Added TSMC as a foundry
  • 2003: Added Chinese foundry He Jian
  • 2004: Adopted consistent worldwide name and brand and expanded into Europe
  • 2005: Released the Topaz Development system
  • 2006: India Branch opened
  • 2008 Released the CatsEye Development system
  • 2009 10G SERDES for EPON OLT released
  • 2011 sample world’s first IEEE 1901 fully compliant power line communication LSI chip set
  • 2012 MegaChips acquires K-micro
  • 2013
    • K-micro changes name to MegaChips Technology America Corporation
    • MegaChips Taiwan Corporation is established as regional headquarters in Asia.
  • 2014
    • MegaChips Taiwan makes Modiotek Co., Ltd. a subsidiary.
    • MegaChips Technology America Corporation acquires DisplayPort business from STMicroelectronics.
    • MegaChips acquires SiTime Corporation and enters into timing device market.
  • 2019
    • MegaChips transfers its System Product Division to Sense Things Japan INC., a consolidated subsidiary of Mamezou Holdings
      Co., LTD.
    • SiTime Corporation was listed on the NASDAQ Global Market
  • 2020: MegaChips LSI USA Corporation started a business activity as a sales base of North America.