May 28, 2019
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BizLink VirtualLink™ Products Simplify Next-Gen VR and Mixed-Reality Devices

May 28, 2019 Taipei, Taiwan – BizLink, a global leader in interconnect solutions, is proud to announce at the Computex Taipei 2019 its new VirtualLink interface adapter and cable with the cooperation and partnership of Diodes Incorporated. VirtualLink has been developed as a new open industry standard by a consortium of VR vendors led by Nvidia, AMD, Microsoft, Oculus, Valve, and HTC that has selected BizLink as its partner. 

VirtualLink seeing early adoption
VirtualLink removes the need for multiple cables and simplifies setting up VR in any situation. Next-gen graphics cards and VR headsets will all feature the new VirtualLink connection. Older setups can use the VirtualLink Interface Adapter that converts all required cables from a PC to a single VirtualLink cable. Rapid adoption of VirtualLink by graphics card manufacturers is expected as newly launched products will feature VirtualLink ports. Additionally, VirtualLink cables have been designed to have longer cable lengths and to allow higher resolutions with future specifications without the need to change cables and hardware. BizLink has worked on defining the design for the VirtualLink cable as a 5-meter (16 feet) cable that features USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) and 4-lane DisplayPort™ HBR3 (8.1 Gbps per lane) simultaneously for 4K@120Hz or 8K@30Hz resolutions, and 27-Watt USB Type-C™ Power Delivery.  
VirtualLink™ Interface Adapter VirtualLink™ Cable

BizLink partnership with Diodes 
“VirtualLink is a future proof interface for VR/AR applications which are hungry for bandwidth of data and video links. BizLink is glad to have Diodes as a partner to provide solutions on serving the high-speed links of VirtualLink,” said KY Tsai, Vice President of Technical Marketing, BizLink Technology, Inc. “We do believe that more and more companies will adopt VirtualLink on their upcoming products to allow for single and simple connection for end users.” 

BizLink has been working with Diodes to develop the VirtualLink Interface Adapter. VirtualLink Interface Adapter enables a legacy system to work with the VirtualLink cable by combining DisplayPort 1.4 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 from the legacy system to generate a VirtualLink host port over a USB Type-C port. It will default to the regular USB Type-C mode if VirtualLink is not required. Diodes Incorporated has been a pioneer in high speed connectivity and is the first in the market to offer PI3USB3200 USB 3.1 Gen 2/USB 2.0 Mux for supporting the VirtualLink/USB Type-C. PI3USB3200 from Diodes enables one bi-directional USB 3.1 Gen 2 lane in the VirtualLink mode and USB 2.0 in the USB Type-C mode. “Diodes Incorporated is proud to work closely with BizLink to enable VirtualLink with our expertise in high speed connectivity,” commented Kay Annamalai, Senior Marketing Director, Diodes Incorporated. VirtualLink will enable the growth of Virtual Reality applications in entertainment, computer generated modeling, medicine, construction, education and training.”

*USB Type-C™ and USB-C™ are trademarks of USB Implementers Forum.

About BizLink
BizLink, founded in 1996, is headquartered in Silicon Valley, USA. Our mission is to make interconnection easier and to become the leading global interconnect solution supplier. We support industries that are environmentally conscious and improve quality of life through providing essential components, wire harnesses, and cables to a wide variety of industries such as IT and CE, Motor Vehicle, Electrical Appliances, Medical Equipment, Industrial, Optical Fiber Communication, and Solar. Our fully vertically integrated business model includes manufacturing sites in the United States, Mexico, Slovakia, Serbia, China, and Malaysia. BizLink incorporates state-of-the-art facilities, advanced manufacturing processes, and professional research and development capabilities. Our global R&D and service teams in America, Europe, and Asia strive to keep collaborating closely with customers to turn their innovative designs into reality. 

About Diodes Incorporated
Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a Standard and Poor’s SmallCap 600 and Russell 3000 Index company, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of highquality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor markets. Diodes serves the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets. Diodes’ products include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices, function-specific arrays, single gate logic, amplifiers and comparators, Hall-effect and temperature sensors, power management devices, including LED drivers, AC-DC converters and controllers, DC-DC switching and linear voltage regulators, and voltage references along with special function devices, such as USB power switches, load switches, voltage supervisors, and motor controllers. Diodes also has timing, connectivity, switching, and signal integrity solutions for high-speed signals. Diodes’ corporate headquarters and Americas’ sales office are located in Plano, Texas and Milpitas, California. Design, marketing, and engineering centers are located in Plano; Milpitas; Taipei, Taiwan; Taoyuan City, Taiwan; Zhubei City, Taiwan; Manchester, England; and Neuhaus, Germany. Diodes’ wafer fabrication facilities are located in Manchester and Greenock, UK, and Shanghai, China. Diodes has assembly and test facilities located in Shanghai, Jinan, Chengdu, and Yangzhou, China, as well as in Hong Kong, Neuhaus and Taipei. Additional engineering, sales, warehouse, and logistics offices are located in Taipei; Hong Kong; Manchester; Shanghai; Shenzhen, China; Seongnam-si, South Korea; and Munich, Germany, with support offices throughout the world.
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