Author: Charbax

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Gigabyte shows Cavium ThunderX2 ARM Server with AMD/Nvidia GPGPU for HPC

Posted by Charbax – June 19, 2017

Gigabyte shows a prototype of their upcoming 2U dual socket Cavium ThunderX2 ARM Powered Server optimized form factor with customization options like using AMD or Nvidia GPGPU Cards support, very high IO bandwidth expansions, storage, a lot of RAM, among many other optimizations and features, discusses all the considerations that they are having with their customers for the design, how Gigabyte can be creative about enabling higher value to their customers who many are now looking forward to launch ARM Servers as the ThunderX2 might have a fast enough performance, and they are aiming to provide a value proposition to be the system of choice for large cloud companies and for small companies also. Also working with Redhat, Suse and Linaro, bringing up the ecosystem to enable the cloud server and high performance computing market.

TechNexion Factory Tour

Posted by Charbax – June 16, 2017

TechNexion is a design and manufacturing company showing in this video its engineering team, that designs IoT smart devices, development boards for the needs of projects like the ARM powered Android Things ecosystem by Google or Amazon Alexa Voice-Recognition development platform and its advanced manufacturing capabilities. In the video, we get a direct glimpse of how ARM modules and systems are designed and how much automation is being utilized in a smart SMT factory. The video tour takes you through all production stages from the module design to SMT manufacturing to post production functional testing. The factory churns out up to 250K PCBA per month. Filmed on location at the TechNexion factory in Taipei, Taiwan in June 2017.

IDTechEx tours SID Display Week 2017

Posted by Charbax – June 15, 2017

IDTechEx Analyst Dr Guillaume Chansin walks us around the SID Display Week 2017 exhibition floor at the Los Angeles Convention Center, featuring Samsung, LG, JDI, BOE, CLEARink, E Ink and more. Talking about the state of flexible displays, OLED, Micro LCD, Plastic displays, E Ink, CLEARink, LG's Wallpaper OLED, Samsung's Quantum Dot LCD, and more. Check back for many more videos from the SID Display Week, and I am also posting many videos from the latest IDTechEx show over the coming weeks at http://armdevices.net/category/tradeshows/idtechex/

I-Zone startups and prototypes at SID Display Week 2017

Posted by Charbax – June 13, 2017

Sriram Peruvemba, Chair of Marketing at SID and Harit Doshi, Chair of I-Zone at SID show around the I-Zone at SID Display Week 2017, where more than 50 start-up companies, universities and incubators are demonstrating cutting-edge demos and prototypes that can lead to revolutionary display products of tomorrow. They showcase the newest thinking, latest products, some of which haven’t even hit the marketplace yet, and could be the next Big Thing. Check back in the days ahead, as I will be posting many more videos from the SID Display Week and from many of the startups at the I-Zone at SID Display Week.

QuirkLogic CTO shows Quilla at SID Display Week 2017

Posted by Charbax – June 12, 2017

QuirkLogic Quilla is a 42" E Ink Smart Whiteboard solution. At SID’s DisplayWeek 2017, here's a video with Mike Mabey, CTO and co-founder of QuirkLogic. He explains the whole concept of real time ideation, basically he says all major companies and even start ups begin their strategy by drawing up the vision on a white board, this information is not editable, not safe, usually found on someone’s phone. With Quilla, this sharing can happen in real time, it is secure, can be edited and improved upon at any time. The is E Ink display is the largest in the world, the Quilla has 5 point multi-touch for navigation, has both pen and finger touch input ability, weighs 22lbs, can carried outside to work outdoors on battery for 16 hours, 16GB memory with 64GB expansion capable, 2 USB 2.0 ports, RJ45, wifi, NFC and bluetooth. The Quilla is aimed at replacing whiteboards in all conference rooms, they already have customers signing up to be early adopter.

QuirkLogic CEO talks Quilla 42″ E Ink Whiteboard

Posted by Charbax – June 12, 2017

Interview with QuirkLogic co-founder and CEO Nashir Samanani (see my previous video of the QuirkLogic Quilla), talking about the company and the team that he leads to create the QuirkLogic Quilla 42" E Ink collaborative whiteboard system that is about to get released.

Foldable 10.2″ E Ink e-reader, Fashion, Flexible Plastic Logic, Smartwatch, Smart Card and more

Posted by Charbax – June 12, 2017

E Ink shows some of their latest awesome demos including a 10.2" Flexible Carta Mobius plastic flexible based e-reader device with 220ppi high resolution, an impressive color changing 2-pigment E Ink Prism dress, 42" active matrix E Ink for digital signage, Plastic Logic shows some of their plastics based flexible E Ink displays such as 10.7" with organic material flexible backplane, color E Ink, shelf labels, Visionect Joan conference room displays, Sony FES Watch U, Amazon Oasis, E Ink Smart Card updating through NFC. And the QuirkLogic Quilla 42" interactive whiteboard. Filmed at the SID Display Week.

Corning Precision Glass TGV semiconductor packaging to enable revolutionary PCB designs, more compact, cheaper

Posted by Charbax – June 11, 2017

Corning Precision Glass Solutions shows high precision wafer and panel format glass-based-solutions, enabling higher speeds, lower form factors and enhanced optical performance in a variety of applications. Corning suggests that their Glass can provide many opportunities for advanced packaging. The most obvious advantage is given by the material properties. As an insulator, glass has low electrical loss, particularly at high frequencies. The relatively high stiffness and ability to adjust the coefficient of thermal expansion gives advantages to manage warp in glass core substrates and bonded stacks for both through glass vias (TGV) and carrier applications. Glass also gives advantages for developing cost effective solutions. Glass forming processes allow the potential to form both in panel format as well as at thicknesses as low as 100 um, giving opportunities to optimize or eliminate current manufacturing methods.

At their SID Display Week 2017 booth, Corning also showcases some of their other technologies related to their Corning Glass for the display industry, including Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for improved drop performance for phones, Vibrant Corning Gorilla Glass for printing vibrate images on glass for decorative use, Corning Gorilla Glass for the Automotive market, that they claim is tougher than plastic, enabling high touch sensitivity and that can be cold formed into complex 3D shapes to enable the upcoming comformed display for automotive market. Corning Lotus NXT Glass enables conformed Smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ with edge conformed displays, higher resolutions, more brithness, better energy efficiency, and more innovative designs for smartphones with high performance backplane LTPS-LCD and LTPS-OLED.

BOE Flexible OLED, 27″ 8K, Bezel-less, foldable phone, AMQLED, 4K and more

Posted by Charbax – June 11, 2017

BOE from Beijing China shows their flexible OLED, plastic displays, which will be used for the foldable and flexible bezel-less smart phones of the future. BOE also shows their 5" AMQLED Active Quantum-dot Light Emitting Diode display. 3.5" 4320x4800 ultra high pixel density VR/AR display. BOE iGallery 37" 8K LCD with 325dpi 100% high color gamut. MLOC and metal-mesh active pen touch technology also with force touch. 5.7" 4K lower power display. Eye-care display with less blue light. 5.5" QHD 3D with eye tracking. 13.3" FHD privacy display. 18.4" 4K display with 110% Adobe color gamut. 9.6" HD automotive dual view. 15.6" Curved plastic display for automotive. 27" 8K display. Filmed at the SID Display Week.

Google Keynote at SID Display Week 2017, Clay Bavor, VP of Google VR/AR

Posted by Charbax – June 9, 2017

Google is Enabling rich and immersive experiences in virtual and augmented reality, presented by Clay Bavor (at Google since 2005), Google Vice President of Virtual Reality where Google works to create an efficient and scalable software platform for rich VR and AR services to be powered by high performance, power-efficient ARM CPUs, GPUs, sensors, and where Google is also working with the Display insutry to bring amazing new ultra high resolution VR and AR displays to the market. As you can see in this video of the keynote, at the SID Display Week, Google announced they are working with Sharp to create ultra-high resolution LCD displays for VR optimized for very low lag time. Google also works to create 20megapixel per eye prototype VR and AR displays, amounting to 2.5x 4K resolution per eye. And Google is working with ARM and other companies to bring foveated rendering technology to not require the 100-150Gbit/s bandwith for VR and AR content once the microdisplays have such high resolution, this method involves using a camera to track where the eye is focusing and render a very high resolution of exactly what you’re looking at while keeping the resolution and detail lower for where you are not looking at directly, and doing all that accurately with minimal lag time.