Category: Displays

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Highlights from SID Display Week 2017 (watch 70 full videos in playlist, link in description)

Posted by Charbax – November 11, 2017

70 videos were filmed at SID Display Week 2017. Interviews, Booth tours, Keynotes, watch all the videos in this playlist

watch all videos in the YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7xXqJFxvYviknIF-WV_YjdJR1czAVnKR

Qeexo FingerSense and TouchTools uses Machine Learning for Touch screens

Posted by Charbax – November 11, 2017

Qeexo shows their FingerSense which elevates the user experience of touch-enabled devices by understanding how a user is touching the screen, making them more intelligent, more powerful, and easier to use. Powered by Qeexo’s lightweight, high-speed machine learning technology, FingerSense is the world’s only software solution to provide touch-enabled devices the intelligence to know what is touching the screen. FingerSense allows devices to distinguish between a fingerpad, knuckle, nail, or passive stylus tip and eraser, revolutionizing the way we interact with touch surfaces. Filmed at the SID Display Week.

NTL Technologies narrow viewing angle privacy Smartphone display

Posted by Charbax – November 11, 2017

NTL shows their narrow viewing angle display which controls the light beam not using the narrow film but controlling the viewing angle by an electrical switch within the smartphone. So when you want to do something privately you can switch on the narrow viewing angle mode on your smartphone. NTL is a spin-off from NEC now part of Chinese Tianma which I have also filmed here. Filmed at the izone at SID Display Week.

HoIst Center for Innovation: A shared R&D space for cutting edge technology

Posted by Charbax – November 11, 2017

HoIst Center for Innovation is working on a model of shared knowledge and R&D for various industrial partners, where they work on cutting edge technology like flexible OLED displays, In-mold electronics like capacitive touch sensors, OLED lighting, NFC and switch and gates. They are also showing the stretchable printed electronics PCB which can be use in the textile and sports industry. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

CLEARink Video and Color enabled ePaper technology at DisplayWeek 2017

Posted by Charbax – November 10, 2017

Filmed at SID’s Displayweek 2017, we got to see CLEARink’s monochrome, color and video displays. This was the first public demo of this technology which originated at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Company is aiming for applications which require all the benefits of ePaper along with mass producible color and full motion video. They have commenced trial manufacturing at a LCD fab and hope to derive benefits of a fully depreciated factory. I interviewed their vp of marketing, Sri who has been in the display industry for decades. I also posted my interview with CLEARink's CEO here.

ARM shows HDR-to-SDR Conversion

Posted by Charbax – November 10, 2017

ARM shows their HDR to SDR conversion processed with their adaptive local tone mapping engine to achieve a dynamic range compression to show HDR content at the highest quality on a regular SDR display. Filmed at the SID Display Week.

C3Nano silver nanowires Headquarters interview

Posted by Charbax – October 31, 2017

C3Nano makes silver nanowire (AgNW) transparent conductors using their Nanoglue technology. These are used in flexible touch screens for phones, wearables etc. C3Nano is a spinoff from Stanford University. This interview was conducted by Sri Peruvemba at their Headquarters in the Silicon Valley, with Dr Ajay Virkar, Co-founder of C3Nano, they got into the details of what they are claiming as the best transparent in the market. Andrew Moon, Product Manager and Yadong Cao, Applications Engineer demonstrated the various products featuring C3Nano. Their newly released Onyx product is aiming to replace ITO in touch screens, in OLED displays, in solar panels as well as biotech applications. The company’s investors and customers include Nissha, Hitachi Chemicals, Nagase and many others.

Atomos CEO Jeromy Young, and Dan Chung (formerly of Newsshooter) at IBC 2017

Posted by Charbax – September 21, 2017

Atomos is an Australian company specializing in camera monitor-recorders, devices that can take the HDMI 4:2:2 output off of cameras such as the Panasonic GH5 or EVA1 and record the output as 10bit ProRes 4:2:2 and some other codecs useful for smooth post production and for recording at the maximum quality. For example with the Panasonic GH5 the $995 Atomos Shogun Inferno can record 4K 10bit 4:2:2 at 60 frames per second as an editing-ready ProRes codec recording. At IBC 2017, Atomos launches the Sumo19M, an $1995 high-brightness production monitor with HDR capabilities, 3D LUTs and controling through touch. Atomos also has their 19” Sumo Monitor-recorder at $2495 with 4K60p HDR to use on the film set or at the studio with 1200nit 10+ stop panel with 4K 12bit Raw or 10bit 422 ProRes/DNxHR recording and HD recording up to 240p or live switching and recording of four 1080p60 channels at the same time. Dan Chung who previously was running newsshooter.com now works at Atomos and is showing off some of these Atomos devices in this video including a rig with the Sony RX0.

$3699 SmallHD 1703 P3X, 900nits 17″ Field Monitor

Posted by Charbax – September 20, 2017

SmallHD 1703 P3X ($3699 at Amazon.com) is a bright 900nits 17″ Full HD (133ppi) IPS LCD display monitor with a wide colour gamut with 100% DCI-P3 10 bit reference grade colour accuracy (with a Delta E average of 0.8), 1,400:1 contrast, with 178 degrees vertical and horizontal viewing angle useful for Focus Pullers, Directors, and DITs on set. Users can install own 3D LUT calibration with advanced colour management solutions, it has 2x SDI and HDMI inputs, 2x SDI and HDMI outputs, VESA mountable. This video also features the 5" 720p SmallHD Focus ($499 at Amazon.com) Sony Bundle that improves Sony A6500/A6300/A7Smark2/etc by increasing battery life and removing battery overheating issues from the current Sony camera.

DNP Nanoimprint Lithography and hardcoating film for flexible displays

Posted by Charbax – September 17, 2017

DNP (Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.), established in 1876, is a Japanese printing company. The company operates its printing in three areas; Information Communications, Lifestyle and Industrial Supplies, and Electronics. It is involved in a wide variety of printing processes, ranging from magazines through to shadow masks for the production of displays, as well as out-coupling enhancement structures for LCD displays and scattering for display backlights. The company has more than 35,000 employees.