Sharp LCD IGZO cut into all kinds of shapes, and every pixel seems to work. They suggest an an all-round shaped Smartphone will be possible next year, in-car dashboards also with circular and curved designs, space for buttons, all using Sharp's IGZO technology, could also be round displays for Nest type of smart thermometers, on Hi-Fi systems, all runs Android, customized for all these special LCD shapes!
Canatu is a manufacturer of transparent conductive films for touch applications. Canatu's CNB™ films are based on a new type of carbon nanomaterial (Carbon NanoBud®), and a new Roll-to-Roll manufacturing process (Direct Dry Printing®), which combines the synthesis of the Carbon NanoBuds directly from carbon gases and direct deposition to the substrate in one single process. Canatu has customers in the consumer electronics and automotive industry. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com
Allwinner V3 is based on a single-core ARM Cortex-A7 with Allwinner's video encode acceleration engines to encode 2x1080p@30fps, 1080@60fps or 720p@120fps in the SoC. For the in-car DVR configuration it is featuring Car Advanced driver assistance systems while recording of two 1080p video streams at 30 frames per second at the same time with a camera pointing to the front and another camera on a long cable pointing back behind the car. The Allwinner V3 also is for sports action cameras to record 1080p at 60 frames per second or 720p at 120 frames per second. Allwinner also uses their V3 SoC for IP security cameras, to stream the IP camera feeds remotely over the Internet.
Allwinner has been optimizing some solutions for In-Car infotainment following on the work being done by Allwinner with companies like Jeavox who are using Allwinner in the car.
Atmel's Automotive Group showcases their cutting edge automotive infotainment user interface demo using Atmel QTouch and Atmel MaxTouch metal mesh curved display technologies, with up to a hundred million lines of code, at least 30 MCU-controlled devices, and some with as many as 100, the vehicle is the ideal application to bring smart, connected devices in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT). Automotive technology is quickly becoming an integral part of the digital lifestyle as consumers want to bring their mobile devices seamlessly into their vehicles. The next-generation AvantCar 2.0 showcases connectivity to the vehicle through an advanced HMI console connected to a concept car highlighting car access, car networking, MCUs, audio-over-Ethernet, MHL support and security technologies. The 2.5D (two-and-a-half dimensional) car showcases several of Atmel's automotive technologies in a car access simulation for the Passive EntryGo, LIN communication in a car network and Car Area Network (CAN) communications—all systems that use Atmel MCUs, LIN transceivers and SBCs. Additionally, AvantCar 2.0 demonstrates audio streaming over Ethernet-AVB.
The MHL Consortium has outdone itself with their latest technology mega specification, now perhaps setting the spec at a very future proof level (shall we say at least until 2020?), supporting up to 8K at 120fps, with up to 40W for power charge, delivering higher resolution, faster frame rates, support for the upcoming USB Type-C (dual side reversible) connector for up to 8K 60fps output from a phone (wow wow!). For the first time, MHL also introduces a new superMHL connector for 8K TVs (as in the first 8K TV from Samsung shown at CES). The SuperMHL spec is for mobile devices, set-top boxes (STBs), Blu-ray players, Audio/video recorders, HDMI sticks and other source devices to TVs and monitors, as SuperMHL should be included in most future FHD/4K/8K TVs, PC Monitors, MHL has shipped in over 750 Million devices thus far. The new SuperMHL spec is also offering wider color gamut, deeper colors (to reduce color banding), high dynamic range (HDR) supported through signaling and through higher bandwidth.
Easydy is a Shenzhen based manufacturer of consumer electronics. Easydy makes the E81 which a 8 inch (1280x800) tablet with a MTK 8382 processor, 1gb of ram, 8gb of storage (plus microsd), and Android 4.4 for $110 for 100 pieces. Easydy also makes the E103 a 10" tablet with unique design featuring a position for typing on and and kickstand. The E103 features an unspecified MTK processor and 3g dual sim for $150 in bulk. The 79-l features a 7" (800x480) screen, micro sd, dual sim card slots, a dual core MTK6572 processor, and 512mb of ram for an unspecified price. Easydy also has the E15 which features an Allwinner A33, 8gb storage (plus microsd), 7" (800x480) screen, 1350mah or 3000mah battery, and 512 mb of ram for $29 for 1,000 pieces or $30 for a version with an upgraded battery. Easydy also makes a line up of allwinner Car DVRS running on Android. Alongside that Easydy's line up of tablet Easydy also makes a line up of smartwatches and has already sold 50,000 pieces.
Company Website: http://www.easydy.com/