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.
Johanna, Peter and Anna of faytech give a tour of the faytech booth at Computex 2018. This will be the 5th time faytech is exhibiting at Computex to show some of their standard products, but special projects also.
The 55” IP65 Touch PC Kiosk is shown, which is perfect for outdoor usage. It is water- and dust proof and has 1000+ nits of brightness. Besides this, you can also see the 32” Open Frame (HDK) Touch Monitor, with 1000+ nits and is Optically Bonded. It is the perfect solution for integration into a machine or wall. After that, the special project for bus application is also introduced, which uses a 10.1” IP65 Capacitive Touch Monitor with high brightness, RFID scanner and special buttons on the front. Then, the 21.5” Docking station PC with new design is shown, which uses a 100-pin connector and magnets to attach the LCD Panel to the Industrial PC, which is revolutionary in its use! After that, Anna takes over and introduces the 15” IP65 High Brightness Touch Monitor, which uses an All-In-One Cable, perfect for outdoor usage. Then the 15” Capacitive Touch PC with Ubuntu OS is introduced. And at last, the 21.5” V40 Embedded PC is introduced by Peter, which uses Android OS.
Tour of the LG Display booth at SID Display Week 2018 featuring LG’s 77″ transparent and flexible OLED display showcasing LG’s expertise in manufacturing large OLED displays made on clear polyimide then separated from the glass plate using a laser process.
LG 65” Crystal Sound OLED generates sound on the surface of the OLED display (as used in the Sony OLED TVs). LG has sticked two small ‘exciters’ at the back to turn the OLED panel into a speaker
LG shows a high resolution 4.3-inch 5K VR display with a density of 1,443ppi developed in collaboration with Google, it is a white OLED with color filters. The brightness is only 150 nits which would not be high enough for a smartphone display but is sufficient for Virtual Reality headsets.
For the automotive displays demos, LG uses the same LTPS technology commonly found in mobile phones to make car displays, a new car dashboard concept that includes displays in the center of the dash as well as one each for the driver and passenger. This trend is intended to replace all the mechanical display modules with interactive touchscreens. The passenger display, which was much larger than the one for the driver, provides access to multiple functions, like movies, messaging and other kinds of media.
LG Nanocell TV technology to compete with the Quantum Dot. They have small nanoparticle which are 1nm in size inside the color filters.
This is a tour with Dr Guillaume Chansin, Technology Consultant at Irimitech.
Roger Stewart, President of Sourland Moutain Associates is an expert in technical knowledge of RFID, a designer in liquid crystal displays, semiconductors and a patent expert. He has executive level experience at three successful start-up companies and discusses his work with liquid crystal displays and various emerging technologies, at the SID Display Week 2018 event.
Levering his knowledge as a historian, Stewart goes on to discuss the evolution and history behind liquid crystal displays. Stewart developed the electronics that goes around the display. He was elected in 2010 as a Fellow of the Society of Information Display Week and the author of 93 papers published.
Professor Vladimir G. Chigrinov is a renowned specialist in liquid crystal optics and photonics. Professor Vladimir G. Chigrinov is an author and coauthor of 4 books, more than 20 reviews and book chapters, 180 journal papers, 420 conference presentations and 60 patents or patent applications in the field of liquid crystals. He is a Member of the International Liquid Crystal Society and the Society for International Display (SID), as well as a member of Editorial Board of “Liquid Crystals Today”, “Photonics Letters of Poland” and an Associate Editor of “Journal of the SID”.
He is the only SID Fellow in Russia and Eastern Europe. He won the Research Excellence Award of SENG, HKUST, that recognizes the efforts of an outstanding faculty member in May 2012. Prof Chigrinov served as Associate Editor of J. SID, Member of Editorial Board of three other International journals, Chair of three International Conferences in 2010, 2012 and 2014, and has attended more than 50 plenary, invited and tutorial talks in about 100 prestige International Conferences since 1974.
Martin Schadt (LCD TN inventor) 80th birthday cake at LCD’s 50th anniversary at SID DisplayWeek 2018
Martin Schadt and Wolfgang Helfrich invented the twisted nematic field effect (TN-effect) in the Central Research Laboratories of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, in Basel, Switzerland. The resulting patent CH532261 was licensed worldwide to electronics and watch industries and thus initiated a paradigm change towards flat panel field effect LCD.
In the early 1970s, Martin Schadt started to investigate correlations between liquid crystal molecular structures, material properties, electro-optical effects and display performance to obtain criteria for novel, effect-specific liquid crystal materials for TN- and subsequent field-effect applications. His interdisciplinary approach involving physics and chemistry became the basis for modern industrial Liquid Crystal LC-materials research and led to the discovery and production of numerous new functional molecules and new electro-optical effects. In 1970, shortly after the invention of the TN-effect, he developed the first commercial room temperature nematic liquid crystal mixture with positive dielectric anisotropy, used in the displays of the first Japanese digital TN-LCD watches. The pharmaceutical company Roche established itself as a major supplier of liquid crystal materials for the emerging LCD-industry.
Apart from his pioneering work on the TN-effect (i.e.e twisted nematic field effect), novel liquid crystal materials, organic semiconductors and biophysics, he invented or co-invented the following effects and technologies:
– first organic light-emitting diode (OLED) (1969 as post-doc at Canada’s NRC; US patent 3,621,321),
– Kerr effect in LCs (1972),
– field-induced guest-host color switching (1979),
– dual frequency addressing and materials (1982),
– optical mode interference (OMI)-effect (1987,)
– deformed helix ferroelectric (DHF)- and short pitch bi-stable ferroelectric (SBF)-effect (1989, 1990),
– linearly photo-polymerisation (LPP)-technology (1991).
As principal inventor and head of Roche LC research he promoted the development of LPP-Photo-alignment into manufacturing (1992–2002). As a key technology it enables contact free alignment and photo-patterning of monomeric and polymeric liquid crystals by optical means instead of mechanically. This has opened up novel display configurations as well as a wide range of new optical thin-film elements on single substrates, such as LC-interference color filters, optical retarders, cholesteric optical filters, wide-view films to enhance the field of view of LCDs, novel optical security elements for document and brand protection, stereo-polarizers as well as nano-and micro-corrugated optical polymer thin-film elements enabling polymeric antireflective and directional light scattering coatings.
The molecular design approach of Martin Schadt and his team has led to the discovery, patenting and production of the following commercially important liquid crystal classes: alkyl cyano Schiff’bases and esters (1971), phenyl-pyrimidines (1977), alkenyl liquid crystals which have become key for all state-of-the-art high-information content LCDs (1985–1995), numerous halogenated liquid crystals (1989–1995) as well as the first strongly non-linear optical (NLO)-ferroelectric liquid crystals (1992).
Until 1994 Martin Schadt was the head of the Liquid Crystal Research division of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. As a spin-off from Hoffmann-La Roche in 1994 he founded the interdisciplinary research and development company ROLIC Ltd. From 1994 until his retirement from the operating business in October 2002 Martin Schadt was CEO of ROLIC Ltd. and delegate of the board of directors. He retired from ROLIC in 2005 and is now active as a scientific advisor to various research groups and governmental agencies.
Martin Schadt has published 167 scientific papers, co-authored four books and holds 116 patents, and previously received the Roche Research and Development Prize and Karl Ferdinand Braun Prize of the American Society for Information Display (SID); highest recognition Award of SID.
Mokoto Omodani, Faculty Director of Tokai University presents a paper entitled, “Concept of e-Tile and its Prototyping” at the DisplayWeek event, the largest gathering of display professionals.
“e‐Tile” is a novel concept for large area displays, is introduced. A typical e‐Tile configuration, in which 100 pixels are mounted on a 100 mm square board, is designed and prototyped. One promising application is the unobtrusive information board, which is far less annoying than the conventional vivid LED/LCD in public spaces.
The expectations for Electronic Paper can be summarized as flexibility, readability, and multi‐functionality with the goal of readability. Paper‐like readability should be accepted as the most important target of Electronic Paper, when we consider that no existing electronic display is as comfortable to read as paper.
IRYStec provides perceptual display processing technology. They showcased the Perceptual Display Platform (PDP) embedded software solutions at SID Display Week 2018. IRYStec enables consumer device and automotive OEMs to optimize their display device viewing experience and performance. Based on the science of the human eye, proprietary image processing algorithms and physiological models, IRYStec replicates and emulates how the human eye sees. Adapting to viewer attributes (age, gender, ethnicity, color and contrast perception) dramatically improves readability across all ambient light conditions, while reducing eyestrain and reducing power consumption.
Sri Peruvemba Executive Board Member and Chair of Marketing for SID interviews Shirley Goode from CLEARInk and a sponsor of SID.
CLEARink demonstrates some new technology at SID Display Week 2018 which you can see in my other video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzEiAjeO2uE and the company primarily focuses on 1.32 inch displays for wearables and 9.7 inch screens for e-readers. The company has just managed to increase the resolution of their color screens from 106 DPI to 200 PPI due to a new color filter design.
Currently CLEARink is still experimenting and trying to finalize their product. The VP Marketing Sri Peruvemba says, “We have conducted a few different trials in the LCD mass production factory in Asia. They manufactured TFT arrays, helped us put together the display cells (front plane with our TIR film plus electrophoretic ink with black particles and backplane TFT layer), we built the modules, we have been testing them, tweaking some of the parameters and each trial is producing better output. I know this sounds a bit vague but we monitor lots of different parameters and have many permutations and combinations that are yielding acceptable results so we keep optimizing for the select few that we can deploy in Wearables and eSchoolbook applications.”
Lawrence E. Tannas, Jr. Consultant, educator, inventor and entrepreneur received his BS in 1959 and MS Electrical Engineering in 1961 from UCLA and worked on navigation and guidance systems early in the Apollo space program. At Autonetics, he invented the world’s first digital liquid crystal calculator display to get into production. For the past 15 years as an entrepreneur, Mr. Tannas has been CEO of Tannas Electronic Displays, Inc., resizing liquid crystal displays for the aerospace and digital signage industries, wherein he holds 20 patents and 20 patents applications. He founder TED, Inc. based on the IP for resizing LCDs in 1999. He has published extensively and written several books and articles on electronic displays. As an educator he taught Displays at UCLA Extention for over 20 years. As an avocation, he has been an airplane owner and pilot with commercial rating, and is a former flight instructor. Larry is Past President and Fellow of the international engineering Society for Information Display (SID) that in 2012 awarded him the Society’s top award with stipend as an Educator. He talks about the challenges in the microcrystal industry.
Filmed at the Society for Information Display (SID) Display Week 2018, the world’s largest exhibition for electronic information display technology. Lawrence E. Tannas, Jr. Consultant, educator, inventor and entrepreneur was at SID 2018 to discuss his knowledge and achievements in the display industry.
Pixel Scientific makes custom-sized, active-matrix, liquid-crystal display (AMLCD) from mass-produced donor panels – a process that involves excising a section out of a new, fully-functioning display and re-enabling its functions presenting here during SID Display Week 2018 in L.A., the world’s largest exhibition for electronic information display technology. The polarizers are trimmed away from the excised edge and the two glass substrates are precisely cut. The excised display is sealed along the fresh edge or edges with a proprietary sealing process that like the original, adheres between the plates and is robust enough for use in our military and commercial aircraft applications. They also re-enable circuit board functions in a more compact form. Their processes serve the aerospace markets, the industrial and medical markets and the digital signage industry.