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.
Shezhen Jinghua Displays shows lots of new technology and products at SID Display Week 2017 including bright high contrast Automotive displays, medical, industry, home appliances, they also show servo control mirror display, Kent University CH-LCD bi-stable displays using a dot matrix and segmented controls to trigger the CH-LCD display, they partner with many companies also including Sony, Toshiba, Sharp, Seiko, Omron, ABB, Casio, Siemens, for these companies they manufacture displays and touch panels in Shenzhen China.
Dr. Shunpei Yamazaki discovered the Indium–gallium–zinc oxide (IGZO) crystalline structure material for transistors to have a higher mobility than amorphous silicon transistors, and an extremely low off-state current. C-axis aligned crystalline (CAAC) IGZO enables aggressive down-scaling, high reliability, and process simplification of transistors in displays and LSI devices. Listed on over 4,000 US utility patents, Dr. Yamazaki was named in the Guinness Book of World Records as holding the most patents in the world; hailed the most prolific inventor in history by USA Today. His most notable work is on the thin-film transistor -- a significant discovery being a crystalline structure in Indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) material, which he discovered "by chance" in 2009. Today Dr. Yamazaki is President of the Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL), where he and his team pioneered the unique development of ultra-low-power devices using CAAC-IGZO technology. A joint venture with the Sharp Corporation manufacturing smartphones using crystalline oxide semiconductors (IGZO) is a global first. In 2015 Dr. Yamazaki received the SID (Society for Information Display) Special Recognition Award for "discovering CAAC-IGZO semiconductors, leading its practical application, and paving the way to next-generation displays." His paper on CAAC-IGZO ranked in the top 15 most downloaded papers of Wiley Electrical Engineering and Communications Technology journals, 2014. Dr. Yamazaki is also an IEEE Life Fellow.
3M is a leader in making displays brighter and more energy efficient, thinner and more durable here at the Society of Information Display’s Display Week tradeshow showing their AR/VR ‘Screen Door Effect’ filter, to provide the AR/VR user with an immersive experience without the cost of creating a visual artifact where you can see individual pixels, like looking through a screen door. 3M has developed a new film that is designed to vastly improve this issue. The Screen Door Effect is muted while the overall viewing experience is improved. 3M's Automotive Displays to prevent driver distraction and improve safety in automobiles, with solutions including a new louver-less film that shows content exclusively to the driver or just to the passenger. Also featured is a new solution for a head-up display that can be seen even in bright sunshine and with polarized sunglasses.
Winner of the Prize for Best exhibitor at the I-Zone startups and New Tech Demos area at the SID Display Week 2017, Hella together with students from the Institute for Large Area Microelectronics at the University of Stuttgart demonstrate their project to Develop an Active Matrix LCD for Use in High Resolution Adaptive Headlights also presented in detail in this paper.
Conventional adaptive driving beam headlamps are limited in achieving still higher quantities of switchable pixels by the number of LEDs and movable elements needed. In this paper, it is shown that by integrating an active matrix liquid crystal display module, it is possible to realize fully adaptive high-resolution headlights without mechanical elements and a finite number of LED with 30 k switchable pixels.
As adaptive driving beam headlamps (ADBs) are now established and already available in mass-production vehicles, the market is requesting headlight systems with increasing resolution.
State of the art are LED matrix modules such as the HD84 from Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. that realize low beam, ADB, and additional functionalities by using 84 switchable LEDs. But the number of pixels that can be realized using this approach is limited by the number of LEDs that can be integrated in the tight installation space of a headlamp.
Higher resolution is needed to be able to implement new lighting functions to further improve traffic safety when driving at night or dusk. To realize a significant increase in traffic safety, the ADB must be able to simultaneously fade out several drivers of traffic oncoming of the vehicle to avoid glaring and to highlight important areas like road markings and traffic signs. To accomplish this, the headlamp must be able to divide the illuminated area in front of the vehicle into a grid of small areas with individually controlled light intensity. The higher the resolution of the grid, the better are the realizable lighting functions.
Filmed at the I-Zone startups and New Tech Demos area at the SID Display Week.
Gamma Scientific Near Eye Display Measurement system is a machine for measuring displays that go into VR headsets, heads up displays, Augmented Reality devices, smart glasses and the like. The device can precisely measure the quality of any display. They claim this system to be the first to offer high spatial resolution color and contrast measurements for near eye displays, addressing the unique testing requirements to point in different directions to various areas in the virtual Image Field of view with the axis of rotation for the measurement optics in the eyebox area. Filmed at the I-Zone startups and New Tech Demos area at the SID Display Week.
At the second CMO Forum, a panel of global experts discuss the opportunities and challenges of taking sales and marketing to the next level in a highly correlated industry, from content creation to display. The panelists include:
- Justin Kalvitz, Senior Vice President, Kent Displays
- Mark Verrall, Senior Vice President, Merck
- Bahar Wadia, CEO, Visionox, USA
- Sri Subramanian, Senior Vice President, Technicolor
Here are in 2 parts the Women in Tech panel at SID Display Week 2017 featuring:
- Julie Brown, Senior Vice President and CTO, Universal Display Corporation
- Candice Brown Elliott, CEO, Nouvoyance, Inc
- Heidi Dohse, Vice President, Product Execution, DTI Holdings
- Laura Rea, Senior Technology Program Manager, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
- Niaz Abdolrahim, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Rochester
Chairman and CEO of AU Optronics Corp., Hsinchu, Taiwan, this is the Keynote by Mr. Paul Peng entitled "The Warring States Era of Display Technologies". Over the past two decades, TFT-LCD has been the most dominant flat panel display technology among other technologies such as PDP, FED and OLED displays. With strong competitive advantages and ongoing technology enhancements, TFT-LCD continues to make breakthroughs, providing timely solutions and affordable luxury performance for fast-emerging display applications. In the warring states era of display technologies, will TFT-LCD continue to evolve and sustain its continuing dominance in the next decade? Pau Peng's Current Positions is to be Chairman and CEO of AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), Chairman of Taiwan Display Union Association (TDUA), Chairman of Taiwan TFT LCD Association (TTLA), Executive Director of Taipei Computer Association (TCA). His Previous Experiences include President of AU Optronics Corp., President of AUO’s Display Business Operation, Executive VP of AUO’s Global Business Unit, General Manager of AUO’s IT Display Business Group, General Manager of AUO's Suzhou module plant, the Company's first overseas manufacturing facility, Vice President of AUO’s Supply Chain Management, Head of the Material and Production Department at BenQ's plant in Malaysia. You can also watch my video filmed at the AUO Booth at SID Display Week 2017 featuring foldable AMOLED, comformed displays, fast response time, small bezel displays and more.