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Novatek is Russia's largest independent natural gas producer, and the country's second largest gas producer after state-controlled Gazprom. The US government imposed sanctions on the firm in July 2014 as Washington sought to increase pressure on the Kremlin for its perceived support of for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. The company was originally known as OAO FIK Novafininvest. Novatek is based in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region in West Siberia, and maintains a sales office in Moscow. The major shareholders of Novatek are Leonid Michelson, the CEO, with around 28% of the shares, Volga Group, the Luxembourg-based fund controlled by oil trader Gennady Timchenko, with 23% of shares and Gazprom with 10%. A 9.4% stake is owned by Gazprombank, while Novatek's CEO Leonid Mikhelson and Gennady Timchenko have an option to buy this stake. In 2013 Total SA increased its stake in Novatek to 16%. Wikipedia.


A source driver, a control method thereof and a display device are provided. The source driver includes a plurality of first channels, a plurality of second channels, a first conductor, a second conductor, a plurality of first switches and a plurality of second switches. During a driving period, the outputs of the first channels belong to a first polarity, and the outputs of the second channels belong to a second polarity different from the first polarity. The first terminals of the first switches are coupled to the first conductor. The second terminals of the first switches are coupled to the output terminals of the first channels, respectively. The first terminals of the second switches are coupled to the second conductor. The second terminals of the second switches are coupled to the output terminals of the second channels, respectively.


Patent
Novatek | Date: 2015-05-04

The present disclosure provides a driving device for driving a display device. The driving device includes a first charge sharing switch, a second charge sharing switch and one or more third charge sharing switches. The first charge sharing switch is coupled between two adjacent odd data channels of a plurality of data channels. The second charge sharing switch is coupled between two adjacent even data channels of the plurality of data channels. Each of the one or more third charge sharing switches is coupled between two adjacent ones of the plurality of data channels. A first charge sharing is performed when the first charge sharing switch is turned on.


Patent
Novatek | Date: 2015-10-29

A method for transporting data to a display device includes: receiving image data having a first part data and a second part data; determining a coding information of a header according to a bit number of the image data with consecutively same bit value, wherein the coding information indicates whether the second part data in bits is to be inverted or not; coding the image data according to the coding information; and packing the header and the coded image data to a packet for transporting to the display device.


A discharging-control method, for a display system drove by a power and comprising a panel with a plurality of pixels and a gate driving module, wherein the gate driving module generates a plurality of gate driving signals according to gate-high voltage and gate-low voltage and the plurality of gate driving signals is switched between the gate-high voltage and the gate-low voltage for switching the conducting statuses of a plurality of transistor switches of the plurality of pixels, includes switching the plurality of gate driving signals to the gate-low voltage in a power-off period, wherein the power is turned off in the power-off period; and generating at least one raising voltage at a receiving path of the gate-low voltage or a plurality of output paths of the plurality of gate driving signals, for raising the voltage level of the plurality of gate driving signals and conducting the plurality of transistor switches.


Patent
Novatek | Date: 2015-05-18

An integrated circuit is provided. The integrated circuit includes a pad, a core circuit, an impedance matching component, a first switch and a second switch. The pad is configured to transmit a communication signal. A communication terminal of the core circuit is coupled to the pad, and a power terminal of the core circuit is coupled to a system voltage rail. A first terminal of the impedance matching component is coupled to the pad. A first terminal of the first switch is coupled to the system voltage rail, and a second terminal of the first switch is coupled to a second terminal of the impedance matching component. A first terminal of the second switch is coupled to a control terminal of the first switch, and a second terminal of the second switch is coupled to the second terminal of the impedance matching component.

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