Huawei unveiled their Huawei Mate X flexible foldable phone, the best such flexible phone demonstration yet, though they launch it way way too expensive at €2299. On the other hand they were able to position the flexible display based phone as the ultimate phone one would be able to get, pushing the industry towards making this form factor popular sooner rather than later. This might be a flexible display provided to Huawei by BOE, I filmed BOE's flexible displays for phones here and here you can also see all my other flexible display videos that I have been filming for the past several years here
Nanosys shows Vizio P Quantum, with 2,400 nits of peak luminance and full DCI-P3 coverage compared with LG's latest OLED display for using with UltraHD 4K HDR content. Nanosys uses AJA Video Systems’ HDR Analyzer tool that uses color science from Color Front to analyze the luminance and color chromaticity of every pixel in a piece of content real time. Looking at BT.2020 HDR10 content graded at 4,000 nits they are able to observe how the two different TV technologies respond.
Quantum Dots deliver the widest color gamut and highest peak luminance for a lifelike HDR content experience, they are also the fastest wide gamut technology. Nanosys shows a wide color gamut speed shootout comparing the response time of Quantum Dots to KSF phosphor, a competing wide color gamut technology. Quantum dots can be switched on and off in a matter of nanoseconds while KSF phosphor takes milliseconds to respond. While milliseconds sounds pretty fast, it isn’t fast enough for Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) displays when it comes to high frame rate content. Quantum Dots respond in perfect synch with the signal for clear motion and near-perfect black levels. In KSF displays, the red component needs time to warm up and cool down over several milliseconds. In the soccer ball example below this slow response time causes a cyan leading edge and a red trailing edge as the ball moves across LED zones on the display.
INVECAS shows World’s First HDMI 2.1 with HDCP 2.3 Chip & IP Solutions for TV, AVR, Soundbar and STB
INVECAS Showcases its Chip & IP Solutions for HDMI 2.1 with HDCP 2.3 at the 2019 International CES in Las Vegas, Demonstrating the 8K 60Hz Home Theater Experience in Conjunction with Samsung QLED 8K. The three new ICs from INVECAS each support 8K Ultra High Definition video at 60Hz, as well as 4K UHD video at 120Hz, each as outlined in the latest HDMI 2.1 specification. The INV4789 Port Processor IC is ideal for TV designs, the INV4788 Transmitter IC is targeted for set top box and media player applications, and the INV4781 Switching IC is configured for AVR and soundbar designs. The ICs are now sampling to customers. Key Features include:
- 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz as outlined in the HDMI 2.1 specification
- Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
- Support for Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) modes
- Support for static & dynamic HDR allowing for extended dynamic range and wide color gamut support
- HDCP 2.3 premium content protection
SL-HDR1 is a HDR standard that was jointly developed by STMicroelectronics, Philips International B.V., and Technicolor R&D France. It was standardised as ETSI TS 103 433 in August 2016. SL-HDR1 provides direct backwards compatibility by using static (SMPTE ST 2086) and dynamic metadata (using SMPTE ST 2094-20 Philips and 2094-30 Technicolor formats) to reconstruct a HDR signal from a SDR video stream that can be delivered using SDR distribution networks and services already in place. SL-HDR1 allows for HDR rendering on HDR devices and SDR rendering on SDR devices using a single layer video stream. The HDR reconstruction metadata can be added either to HEVC or AVC using a supplemental enhancement information (SEI) message.
The Targus USB C (3.1) dock has 4 hdmi outputs. The Dock also includees ethernet and three 3 usb ports, 1 USB C Power and USB A power. The price is 275 dollars.
The Targus IOT dock includes USB A ports, 100w laptop charging, ethernet, 2x hdmi and 2x Displayport. The IOT enables the dock to be used with a smart power supply enabling it to be managed from the cloud. Price is TBD.
Michél Haese shows LAPSCREEN manufactured by faytech. This video also features Arne Weber, the managing founder of faytech. Here demonstrating Lapscreen with a Huawei P20, using the Smartphone's CPU/Memory?Connectivity and Battery to power the LAPSCREEN with its 12.5” FHD display, available both non-touch for around $200 and touch version for about $300, shipping in January. The concept is for Lapscreen to be so thin and lightweight it can fit inside an A4-envelope. LAPSCREEN displays the Huawei P20 either in work station mode with all the office tools or one can play any mobile games on a large 12.5” screen instead of the display of a tiny mobile phone. With just around 5W power consumption, the mobile phone's battery is enough to also run the LAPSCREEN for several hours on a charge, there is also a PD Power Delivery port on the Lapscreen to power the Lapscreen and charge the mobile phone at the same time.
Michél also presents the set up of using LAPSCREEN on different macbooks, showing how one can connect up to 4 LAPSCREENS to just one macbook. There is also an HDMI input on every LAPSCREEN, to connect any HDMI source, any media player, notebook, WiFi/Miracast-dongle, even game consoles like the Nintendo Switch or the iPhone via a lightning to HDMI-cable are perfectly presented on the LAPSCREEN too.
Nanosys CEO Jason Hartlove talks at Nanosys Silicon Valley headquarters, talks about how his company helped make Quantum Dots a success in the market, where it's going next. Topics include the story behind the development of the first quantum dot products, the quantum mechanics of how a quantum dot actually works, as well as a look at the long term roadmap for the technology from QDEF and QDOG to QDCC to QDEL displays of the future.
Nanosys has been at the center of the Quantum Dot universe from the beginning. Founded in 2001 by scientists from UC Berkeley and MIT who helped discover the technology in the early 1980’s, Nanosys finally solved the product/market fit for Quantum Dots by developing a simple component called QDEF.
Ten years ago Quantum Dots were a relative unknown. Mostly a research curiosity, the nanotechnology’s unique ability to convert energy into light captivated the imaginations of scientists who envisioned amazing applications in dozens of industries from solar to printing, to displays and to defense. But commercial success remained out of reach, even decades after its initial discovery. Fast forward to today, “Quantum Dot” is a household name and can be found plastered on the packaging for millions of TVs, monitors and tablets around the world.
Filmed at the I-Zone demo and prototype area at SID Display Week, the world's largest and best exhibition for electronic information display technology.
Visionect deploys digital signs using e-paper in environments where they could not have been used before, like medical offices. Their electronic paper technology uses ultra-low power consumption and is deployed without wires, changing the way information is delivered. It utilizes a “place & play” approach that makes it easy to use and easy to install with leading-edge design. Shown here is the “Joan,”, their popular line of room-scheduling products.
Display Week’s I-Zone, sponsored by E Ink, is a unique exhibition-within-the-exhibition filled with demos and prototypes from around the world. Every year, dozens of applicants submit their pre-market and emerging products to compete for a free booth where they can share their inventions with buyers, manufacturers, potential partners, industry leaders and thousands of attendees.
John Kymissis, founder & board member of Lumiode, discusses their high-brightness micro-displays for augmented reality and other display applications that pertain to augmented and virtual reality; OLED, micro-LEDS, the evolution of LCD, and a host of leading edge technologies that are moving at the speed of light.
Mr. Kysmiss was chosen as a 2018 SID Fellow during the show for his contributions to the field. Lumiode participated in Display Week’s first Student Job Fair, hoping to attract bright young minds for its organization.
Display Week is the where the world’s display tech industry meets to see and be seen from attendees at each stage of the supply chain. Display Week 2019 will be held in San Jose, California, May 12-17.