BOE is one of the largest LCD manufacturers in the world, they show the world's largest 8K display at 110", and they also show the world's smallest 4K display at 5.5" and 6.8" for Smartphones and Phablets to come out, they also show a beautiful 4K display at 10.1" and their transparent display for fridge concept. BOE also is the first to show a 10K display, shown here horizhontally and vertically, it's like an 8K display but with a bit wider aspect ratio to add 2K more pixels on the side. Is it possible yet to get a 4K display at 65" for sub-$1000? Maybe!
Sharp LCD IGZO cut into all kinds of shapes, and every pixel seems to work. They suggest an an all-round shaped Smartphone will be possible next year, in-car dashboards also with circular and curved designs, space for buttons, all using Sharp's IGZO technology, could also be round displays for Nest type of smart thermometers, on Hi-Fi systems, all runs Android, customized for all these special LCD shapes!
E Ink shows their latest displays for Smartwatches, Smartphones and more. Here are some of the solutions that they show in this video:
1. UHF Tag with Information display (Reference product from Hitachi Maxell)
2. 1.54” 200x200 EPD evaluation kit
3. 5.83” Spectra B/W/Yellow EPD evaluation kit
4. 5.83” Spectra B/W/Red EPD evaluation kit
5. 1.43” E Ink Mobius EPD
6. 1.1” E Ink Mobius round EPD
7. 4.7” EPD dual screen solution
8. 2.9” NFC eBadge solution – Battery less
9. Visionect – Joan 6” Conference Room Assistant (Reference product from Visionect)
10. 31.2” Monochrome Signage
11. 31.2” Color Signage
12. 13.3” Color Signage
Indro Mukerjee of FlexEnable demonstrating their technology and products at Printed Electronics Europe, part of the IDTechEx Show! FlexEnable, based in Cambridge, UK, has developed the world's first flexible transistor technology platform; the key to truly flexible and cost effective electronics over large and small surfaces. With over a decade of experience, IP development and technology awards, FlexEnable works together with customers to drive innovation across flexible sensors, smart systems and video-rate displays. FlexEnable's technology platform enables new mobile and wearable products as well as sensor arrays and structural electronics that bring an extra dimension to the IoT (Internet of Things). Customers include OEMs, component manufacturers and materials suppliers. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com
Dr Georgios Liaptsis from CYNORA speaking to Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh at Printed Electronics Europe. CYNORA offers tailor-made solutions for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). CYNORA provides the display and lighting markets with emitter materials, which make use of Singlet-Harvesting technology. CYNORA’s research encompasses developing optoelectronic materials, including theoretic calculations, and material-testing in OLED-prototypes. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com
Peter Willaert from Agfa Materials being interviewed by Raghu Das at Printed Electronics Europe. AGFA develops materials for Printed Electronics and PCB technology. Agfa introduced ORGACON as a printable alternative to ITO in flexible backlights for mobile phones; and it is now integrated in many more items, like touch-sensitive buttons in home appliances and cars. Agfa has also newly introduced ORGACON nanosilver screen printing ink “SI-P1000x”, that features low silver deposition and ultra-high resolution printing, which in turn expands the possibilities in Printed Electronics. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com
Canatu is a manufacturer of transparent conductive films for touch applications. Canatu's CNB™ films are based on a new type of carbon nanomaterial (Carbon NanoBud®), and a new Roll-to-Roll manufacturing process (Direct Dry Printing®), which combines the synthesis of the Carbon NanoBuds directly from carbon gases and direct deposition to the substrate in one single process. Canatu has customers in the consumer electronics and automotive industry. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com
At the IDTechEx show, Sharp demonstrates Memory LCD technology that delivers high-contrast, high-resolution displays for outdoor use. They are already being used in the quite popular Pebble watch. These LCD modules embed 1-bit memory in every pixel to enable each pixel to hold state while requiring low power. This delivers an "always on" display that uses little power (only a single supply voltage is required), even when updating images. This helps designers create products with long battery life. It also eliminates sweeping images or "ghosting", because only the part of the image that requires updating needs to be changed. The response time of Sharp's Memory LCDs makes it fast enough to display motion video. Right now Memory LCD is thus a quite good contender for the Smartwatch market, with Android Wear being a possibility also, perhaps Smartphones could use Memory LCD also to design a smartphone with potentially weeks of battery life instead of a day or two.
GOCLEVER CHRONOS ECO vibrates and displays notifications from the Smartphone. Using the dedicated Android/iOS application, users can choose which notifications from which app to vibrate and display. The display is always on using the Sharp Memory LCD technology, provides pretty impressive contrast for indoor and outdoor use with backlight that can kick in on touch and on lifting the wrist. With an amazing 20-day battery life with the always-on display always active, thanks also to the Nordic Semiconductor ARM Cortex-M0 processor, GOCLEVER CHRONOS ECO is to be available in May for around $70 on Ebay and Amazon in most of the EU.
You can read more about it at http://www.goclever.com/uk/products,c1/smartwear,c114/chronos-eco,a455.html
Canatu Carbon NanoBud Flexible Touch with CNB In-Mold stretchable, formable, conductive capacitive touch
Canatu shows their latest transparent conductive films and touch sensors for flexible and 3D touch devices. At Printed Electronics USA, Canatu announced CNB In-Mold Film, a stretchable, formable, conductive film optimized for 3D formed capacitive touch displays and touch surfaces in automobile center consoles and dashboards, home appliance control panels, remote controls, smartwatches and portable electronic devices. Canatu’s transparent films and touch sensors are based on a new type of carbon nanomaterial: Carbon NanoBud. Carbon NanoBud is not limited by the brittleness or metal fatigue associated with more traditional indium tin oxide (ITO) and metal mesh structures, and therefore stretchability and 3D forms are now possible.
Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015