One of the revolutionary new touch screen technologies is created by Cambrios, it’s their ClearOhm® Silver Nanowires, that is now the leading candidate for replacing ITO in touch applications and making strides also in OLED lighting, Organic Photo Voltaic cells, electronic displays and others. At IFA, I interviewed Sri Peruvemba who was very excited about the prospects for the technology. Cambrios ClearOhm technology is replacing ITO not only in applications where ITO cannot play (large monitors, All-In-One computers and upcoming flexible/unbreakable tablets, phones and other devices) but also in applications like tablets and laptops and mobile phones where ITO is dominant. They already have many products in the field (see my video with Cambrios from Computex in Taiwan) and are expecting more tier one design wins to be announced in the near future. Already it’s public that companies like Samsung, Nissha are investors in Cambrios ClearOhm, that the worlds biggest touch screen maker TPK is building a new factory to build Cambrios ClearOhm based touch screens and that Hitachi is also a customer. The ClearOhm product has better transmission than ITO on film, has better conductivity (since silver conducts 100 times better than Indium), is made on flexible plastic material that is 40% thinner and 40% lighter than traditional touch screens, can enable flexible touch screens that ITO cannot since it is brittle, and it is very rugged. The Silver Nanowires from Cambrios is almost invisible in the touch screen, I could not see any pattern or moire that you would see with other technologies like metal mesh and ITO. Also the Cambrios CMO says that they are price competitive even with inferior technologies, that is amazing. During my interview I examined the touch sensors and could not see any pattern visibility. This is why they are winning new business. How fast Cambrios ClearOhm is going to take over the whole worldwide touch panel market is unsure, Cambrios says that they can produce enough silver nanowire material to be in all 1 Billion smartphones to be sold in 2014 if the markets and if the touch screen device producers demand it. I would definitely like to see hundreds of millions of cheaper, lighter, flexible/unbreakable plastics based Cambrios ClearOhm based Smartphone and Tablet designs invade the whole worldwide market as soon as next year!
Henry is my cousin from Denmark, he likes technology a lot and has started his own video-blog at http://youtube.com/techtothepeoplevideo. Here’s his first time attending any consumer electronics show, he took an Easyjet from Copenhagen to hang around the IFA trade show with me. In the next days, I will post a few more of his booth tours, seeing IFA 2013 from his perspective. Henry watches a lot of the tech news on the web every day and I think he knows pretty much everything about all devices being released. I’ll use him as my assistant here at IFA when I don’t know a product name, screen resolution, special feature or maybe even the processor.
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AMD shows off some of the latest best value Laptops based on their A-series APUs, such as a 15.4″ AMD A10 laptop from Acer selling at $480 with additional ATI discreet graphics inside, also featuring examples by Lenovo, Toshiba, HP and other.
Kobo is probably the second biggest seller of E Ink e-readers in the world, focusing on many of the markets where Amazon isn’t wanting to have a big presence. The new Kobo Aura HD e-reader is awesome, features the thinnest and lightest 6″ touch and front-lit E Ink e-reader yet on the market. The Kobo Arc 10 HD is a new Tegra4 tablet with a 2560×1600 screen retailing at 379 Euro in Europe. Kobo also talks about a 1920×1080 7″ Tablet to retail at 199 Euros. What do you think about Kobo? I think Kobo is being very aggressive and coming out with very interesting mass market devices selling more and more.
Samsung releases their latest Galaxy Note 10.1 with a Qualcomm S800 or an Exynos 5 processor inside.
Samsung releases latest Galaxy Note 3.
Samsung’s new Smartwatch at its launch event.
Luckystar shows a 7″ 1280×800 Android tablet with Allwinner A31s processor. The Allwinner model has a metal chassis. The A31s model has optional 3g. The battery capacity of the Allwinner model 3000mah. The price is of the A31s model is 72 for non 3g in bulk and 95 USD for 3g in bulk. The 3g modem used is made by Huawei. Luckstar targets places like the United States, United Kingdom, and Poland. More information about Luckstar can be found at http://www.luckystar.com.cn/en
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