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Vuzix Blade Developer Kit AR Smart Glasses about to ship

Posted by Charbax – June 11, 2018

Paul Travers, President and CEO at Vuzix talks about how Vuzix is about to ship the Vuzix Blade Developer Kit to developers, providing a wearable smart display with a see-through viewing experience utilizing Vuzix's proprietary waveguide optics and Cobra II display engine, to be able to see overlaid information, indoors or out, such as patient data, mapping directions, restaurant menus, weather information, alerts and more without picking up a smartphone. Vuzix Blade (see my previous videos about the Vuzix Blade here) can also synchronize and interact with a smartphone, allowing users to keep their phone in their pockets for almost everything where fashion meets technology in the wearable display arena. Vuzix also recently announced partnership to use the new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 Platform and also working with Plessey microLED Microdisplay Technology.

Ron Mertens, CEO at OLED-Info

Posted by Charbax – June 11, 2018

A video interview with Ron Mertens, CEO at OLED-Info, a knowledge hub launched in 2004 to focus on OLED technologies. Ron discusses his work at OLEDs, his views on the display market and various emerging technologies, and the DisplayWeek event, the largest gathering of display professionals. See more at https://www.oled-info.com

OLED-info talks Visionox PMOLED vs AMOLED

Posted by Charbax – June 11, 2018

At SID DisplayWeek 2018, China-based OLED maker Visionox demonstrated a wide range of AMOLED and PMOLED solutions. This video focuses on Visionox's Passive-Matrix OLEDs (PMOLEDs), which are relatively simple displays used in a wide arrange of devices - wearables, industrial, commercial and others. Joining us in this video is Ron Mertens, the OLED expert behind http://OLED-Info.com, a knowledge hub that focuses on the OLED market and industry. Ron explains the difference between PMOLEDs and AMOLEDs, the use cases of PMOLEDs and walks us through Visionox's PMOLED devices on display. See more at https://www.oled-info.com/pmoled

​Ross Young, Founder and CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), DisplaySearch

Posted by Charbax – June 10, 2018

Ross Young is the Founder and CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC). Prior to DSCC, Ross was SVP of Displays, LEDs, Lighting and PV at IMS Research after the firm acquired his market research business Young Market Research (YMR). Prior to YMR, Ross was VP of New Market Creation at Samsung LCD where he reported to the CEO.

From 1996 - 2008, Young started, ran and sold DisplaySearch, the leading source of market intelligence, events and consulting to the flat panel display supply chain. At DisplaySearch, Young launched most of the categories for the company including FPD equipment, FPD materials, TFT LCD shipments and technology, notebook PCs, desktop monitors, TVs, sell-through and more. Ross pioneered coverage in each layer of the display supply chain and was the only analyst to cover the entire display supply chain at DisplaySearch. He also launched their US events business, which included the broadcasting of their HDTV Conference on HDNet. In addition, he led DisplaySearch's global consulting business. With less than $500 in capital, he grew the company to over $10M in revenues during his tenure. Young sold DisplaySearch to The NPD Group in 2005 matching DisplaySearch's sell-in business with NPD's sell through and consumer data providing new insights to customers. While at NPD, Young received their prestigious John Byington Award for outstanding creativity and innovation. Young also received a Presidential Citation Award from the Society for Information Display (SID) in 2012 "for his sustained service in promoting the Market Focus Conference Series from concept to successful completion".

​Prior to DisplaySearch, Young served in senior marketing positions at OWL Displays, Brooks Automation, Fusion Semiconductor and GCA in the driver IC, flat panel automation, etch and strip and lithography markets. In his first job at GCA, Young was named to the VLSI Research Executive All Star team in his attempts to help save the company, which had received extensive support from SEMATECH. Ross graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a degree in Economics and completed their Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies where he conducted extensive research on the relationships between semiconductor manufacturers and semiconductor equipment suppliers which led to the publication of his book - Silicon Sumo: US-Japan Competition and Industrial Policy in the Semincoductor Equipment Industry published by the University of Texas.

QNAP TS-328, affordable 3-bay RAID5 NAS

Posted by Charbax – June 8, 2018

QNAP TS-328 ($249 at Amazon.com) is the World's first maybe most cost-effective 3-bay NAS with dual Gigabit LAN that can be used to do a RAID 5 array with the fewest disks for the lowest cost RAID 5 NAS system, powered by Realtek RTD1296 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53, with multimedia support such as H.264/H.265 hardware decoding and transcoding, cross-device file backup, synchronization, storage, backup, file management, sharing and more using the Linux based QNAP QTS 4.3.4 operating system with all sorts of apps that can be used on a NAS you can read more about QTS here Read more about QNAP TS-328 here.

JDI shows 17.3″ 8K Light Field holographic LCD, 13.3″ 4K industrial, curved LCD, 1001ppi VR and more

Posted by Charbax – June 6, 2018

Japan Display Inc (JDI) is an LCD technology joint venture by Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi since 2012. In this video they are showing their in-cell pixelize technology in a 16,7" automotive display with no eternal touch panel, local dimming back light, high contrast, curved conformed styles, 4x 12.3" bonded curved displays from pillar to pillar in the car, JDI has the top share of the automotive display market. JDI shows their industrial line of display products with long life support of 7, 10, 12 years of support, mostly built very rugged in their design, some outdoor viewable, zero bright dot deffect, touch screens, 6.4" XGA 1024x768 suitable for avionics, 7" 1280x720 700nits suitable for example for broadcast applications, 13.3" 4K with a small bezel in an industrial package. JDI also shows some of their future tech demos such as a 80% transparent display without a color filter or polarizer using sequential RGD LED lighting, 17.3" light field holographic 8K display allowing for an amazing holographic like effect for specially created holographic stills and even video where it appears that you are moving around the person in the video with wider viewing angles than other Light Field displays shown previously. JDI shows their 17,3" 8K display used for 8K broadcasting, they also have a new version of this 17.3" 8K display with BT2020 enhanced color support using red, green and blue lasers for backlighting. JDI does 11.45" E Ink shelf labels with some bright saturated red or yellow available. Ultra narrow bezel IPS-Nano LTPS LCD displays with wide viewing angles where the color uniformity is the same at any viewing angle for the medical market. JDI is the largest color LTPS LCD smartphone display provider. LTPS allows for the high pixel density. Full Active bezel-less LCD display like the 5.99" 18:9 with narrow borders on all 4 sides used in the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. Full active LCD with straight corners as used in the HTC U11+. JDI shows 15Hz to 60Hz variable refresh rate showing that even running UI animations at 15Hz there wouldn't be any image degradation which could save significant amount of power. JDI also works on Flexible OLED.

Qualcomm Press Conference at Computex 2018

Posted by Charbax – June 6, 2018

Qualcomm launches the Snapdragon 850 for Windows 10, with representatives of Microsoft and Samsung participating in the keynote too. You can see my extensive video interview about Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 for Windows 10 Laptops here.

Nvidia Press Conference at Computex 2018

Posted by Charbax – June 6, 2018

Jensen Huang, Founder and CEO of Nvidia, Announces Jetson Xavier which I have filmed a separate interview about here, he does not launch the rumored GTX2080 or GTX1180 next-gen graphics cards yet, provides update on Max-Q thinner full GPU gaming laptops, talks DGX-2 supercomputer "The World's Largest GPU" (an update on the DGX which I filmed here) with 2 petaflops of performance in one node, 512GB frame buffer which has set 5 world records: fastest single chip, fastest single node, fastest at scale, fastest inference, and highest inference throughput.

Cavium ThunderX2 benchmarks compared with Intel and AMD

Posted by Charbax – June 5, 2018

Patrick Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief at ServeTheHome.com talks about the independent benchmarks on ThunderX2 that he published at ServeTheHome.com as Cavium announced General Availability of the ThunderX2 ARM Server at their event in San Francisco last month.

The ThunderX2 family includes over 40 different SKUs for both scale up and scale out applications, ranging from top bin 32 core 2.5GHz parts to 16-core 1.6GHz parts, mapping directly across Intel's Xeon Skylake server CPUs from highest end Platinum to low end SKUs. With list prices for volume SKUs (32 core 2.2GHz and below) ranging from $1795 to $800, the ThunderX2 family offers 2-4X better performance per dollar compared to Xeon Skylake family of processors. The ThunderX2 family is fully compliant with Armv8-A architecture specifications as well as the Arm Server Base System Architecture and Arm Server Base Boot Requirements standards. The ThunderX2 SoC family is supported by a comprehensive software ecosystem, ranging from platform level systems management and firmware to commercial Operating Systems, Development Environments and Applications. Cavium has actively engaged in server industry standards groups such as UEFI and delivered numerous reference platforms to a broad array of community and corporate partners. Cavium has also demonstrated its leadership role in the Open Source software community driving upstream kernel enablement and toolchain optimization, actively contributing to Linaro's Enterprise and Networking Groups, investing in key Linux Foundation projects such as DPDK, OpenHPC, OPNFV and Xen and sponsoring the FreeBSD Foundation's Armv8 server implementation.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 for Windows 10 Laptops

Posted by Charbax – June 5, 2018

35% performance upgrade compared with Snapdragon 835 Windows 10 Laptops such as the Asus Novago which I filmed here features Qualcomm Kyro 385 which is their customized Octa-core quad ARM Cortex-A75 and quad ARM Cortex-A55, going up to 2.95GHz with less throttling. Samsung announces that they will be making Windows 10 on Snapdragon 850 device. Other manufacturing partners Asus, HP and Lenovo are also going to release new devices featuring this chipset. The Snapdragon 850 features 1.2Gbit/s LTE using the X20 modem on SoC (20% faster than 835), fast Wi-Fi, 3x faster AI performance than 835, up to 25 hours of continuous usage. Qualcomm Aqstic enables virtual surround sound, native DSD support, aptX HD as well as 4K capture (possibly up to 4K video-conferencing possible). Microsoft has published this session video from their recent Build conference explaining how developers can compile, build and optimize ARMv8 versions of any Windows app, on stage they showed how to compile the Windows VLC app for the ARM64 Windows 10 platform. Working with Gemalto, Qualcomm demonstrates Integrated SIM (iSIM) on their Snapdragon 850 trusted secure hardware element, to be able to select, load Telecom packages full securely, perhaps eventually also load and store any SIM card into the device and switch between each one.