nTact provides coating machines to create Flat Panel Display technology for television screens, computer monitors, mobile devices, cameras, GPS systems, portable media players, etc. nTact claims to be pioneering slot die coating (extrusion coating) technology and equipment, nTact with their developments within the Flat Panel Display industry. This includes patented methods and devices to precisely deposit solution based chemistries for a variety of display manufacturing processes. nTact’s slot die coating (extrusion coating) technology provides the means to deposit various materials for applications such as LCD, OLED, and Flexible Substrates within the display industry, giving rise to large area processing and lowered manufacturing costs for these devices and products.
LG Booth Tour at IFA 2017 featuring the latest LG OLED and LCD TVs, with HDR10, HLG and DolbyVision support, the LG Signature OLED TV W Wallpaper OLED, the OLED TVs for Art Gallery. LG Nano Cell Display featuring LCD Advanced Color Super UHD technology, which LG claims is capable of delivering better results than Samsung's Quantum Dot technology. LG claims that Nano Cell LCD displays employ uniform particles just one nanometer in diameter to create more subtle, accurate colors that retain their integrity from wider viewing angles (up to 60 degrees) than you typically get with Quantum Dot enhanced LCD TV.
Kino-mo Hypervsn is a visual solution for creating, managing and displaying 3D video content with holographic effect.
Mitsubishi Electric shows transflective displays, high brightness displays, projected capacitive displays and other advanced industrial displays at SID Display Week.
Silvaco is an EDA company focused on TCAD-to-sign off solutions with a highly-specialized emphasis on enabling the designing of the next-generation TFT, LCD, LED & OLED products.
Silvaco was at Display Week 2017 highlighting new products for Display Design:
- Enhanced versions of the popular Victory Process and Victory Device TCAD products for pixel design.
- Clever LCD: A physically based 3D simulator calculating liquid crystal (LC) director by a finite element field solver.
- Expert FPD: Full-panel layout of the largest displays, with high performance input and output, and high performance editing.
- SmartSpice Pro: FastSPICE applications that can run with parallel cores and huge capacity to handle the largest display simulations.
- Perform quick IR drop and EM analysis for OLED pixel, interconnects with InVar Prime.
- All that in addition to the existing suite of products that Silvaco offers to cover any portion of Display Design enablement.
Nazar Bilous, CEO and Founder of http://lametric.com presents their prototype for their next generation LaMetric smart clock/dashboard, their current version is a very nice looking Smart Clock, notification dashboard with a very readable and colorful LED display, hackable with APIs, IFFT behaviors, to receive and to act on notifications, tasks, workout timers, business metrics, emails, news and more. You can have your LaMetric clock always on in the back of your room and it can activate, make a sound, each time for example that your YouTube channel gets a new subscriber, each time that you pass a certain YouTube views amount, each time Donald Trump tweets, or any other notification that you would like to be always aware of in your home or in your office.
Tianma shows their latest displays and technologies, including their 5.49" FHD Flexible AMOLED display for the Flexible Smartphones of the future, 8K Tablet display, in-cell retina tablet display, in-cell force touch display, 27" Transparent display, industrial display, bezel-less displays for Smartphones, new outdoor viewable transflective displays, high-end displays with wide viewing angle technology "Super Fine TFT(SFT)", prototype of new 3D demo system with high density auto-stereoscopic technology "HxDP", PCAP wet & glove displays, and new LCD modules designed and optimized for a variety of industrial applications. Tianma (also known as NLT Technologies) is also showing Professional 10bit displays for medical use, Ultra-high luminance displays, 11.3-inch super wide display with high color gamut, thin and narrow frame and more.
UICO is a touch screen technology company that makes all-weather touch screens and touch surfaces for wearables, durables, and IoT smart devices. This video highlights many of their innovative touch screen and touch surface solutions that they demonstrated at SID's DisplayWeek 2017. They show some of the great retail and B2B products that feature their touch screens including an off-the-shelf retail boat GPS fishfinder with a 7" touch screen that they put under a running shower to show touch working with water pouring on the screen and without false touching. They show another device with a 10.1" touchscreen that works with super thick winter gloves. They show that their touch screens work with regular gloves and require no special capacitive tips. UICO shows an array of fitness bands and smart watches in production like Garmin HR+ that use their touch screens so you can swim, shower, and use the device with sweaty fingers. They explain that their patented IP is a combination of software, firmware, algorithms and other aspects of touch screen technology making it possible for touch to work with tons of water, thick gloves, sweat and saline, and through very thick cover lens materials for "industrial-grade" applications. When showing their wearable device solutions including AMOLED and PMOLED on-cell solutions, they boast achieving the lowest power consumption industry-wide.
Binay Bajaj, UICO's Vice President of Marketing, demonstrats a highly-unique implementation of their touch technology in a joystick. The joystick is able to sense the user's hand around it and thus preventing mistakes if the user is not properly engaged. They explain that duraTOUCH surface provides a new level of safety and control. Their touch surfaces work with leather, wood, fabric, plastic and other dielectric materials, and many automobile companies are looking at this solution for touch on car interiors, car doors and trunks, touch on steering wheels and more. Some of UICO's customers are implementing touch on fabric to enable touch controls in various types of clothing worn outdoors for both consumers and the commercial safety and security markets. UICO's touch surfaces, like their touch screens, work with thick gloves, water, sweat, and solve other problems inherent to capacitive touch.
UICO is a full-service, technology and manufacturing company and offers customers complete touch screen solutions and broad customization options. They also showed a 15.6" screen and discussed other larger screens sizes being launched in 2017 and 2018 along with new PMOLED and on-cell solutions. They are located in Silicon Valley and Chicago.
Sharp is back. Sharp had a press conference at IFA 2018 announcing that they are back, together with their new investor Foxconn Group, Sharp has so many awesome technologies that they are planning to bring in a strong way to the European market in the months to come. The 8K display is 70" and will be available in October in China, Japan, Taiwan and in Europe it will be available in March 2018. Sharp will also introduce 8K cameras providing end-to-end solutions for 8K. Also providing solutions for 8K video editing. By Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Sharp expects that by 2020 more than 50% of people buying larger than 60" TVs will buy 8K. They are considering if maybe they might release Sharp Robohon pocket robot phone in Europe, they would need to implement Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
TCL is the third largest TV manufacturer in the world, aiming to be third most popular TV brand in Europe/USA by 2020. At IFA 2017, TCL presents the U65X9026 (65") and U55X9026 (55") Xess X2 65" and 55" TCL QLED Android TV, the only Android QLED TV in the world with JBL sound. With very small bezels, Quantum Dot technology, TCL QLED enables their TVs to display richer colours, contrast optimised with Ultra Micro Dimming, 10bit, HDR Pro, 3-channel acoustics on the front from JBL provide high quality sound immersion, with Android TV voice control voice command support. With Android 6.0 support currently, with Android 7.0 support to be added through a firmware update.
In the first quarter of 2017, TCL ranked in top three for global TV shipments, with a market share of 7.3%, according to IHS. In the first half of 2017, TCL LCD TV total sales volume rose by 12.2% year-on-year to 9,603,392 sets (excluding commercial display). LCD TV overseas sales volume reached 5.74 million units, up 34.1% year-on-year, while sales value rose 51.0% year-on-year. TCL ranked the third in France and the Philippines, fourth in Thailand and fifth in Vietnam, Australia and the USA.