Netronix shows some of their latest E Ink devices, including color E Ink, ePaper Bus Stop that can be solar powered, electronic shelf labels and the 13.3" Flexible Mobius e-reader and the 6.8" E Ink device with digitizer.
Keynote at the Computex 2017 CPX Conference by Rene Haas, ARM President, Intellectual Property Group.
Here's the part of the Microsoft keynote at Computex 2017 where they talk about Windows 10 support on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, announcing that HP, Lenovo and Asus are going to build thin and light ARM Powered Windows 10 devices with built-in e-SIM LTE support.
Qualcomm demonstrates a full version of Windows 10 running every x86 application through emulation technology that Microsoft and Qualcomm have worked on very hardly to hopefully be able to show good performance running any x86 Windows app on ARM, as the Snapdragon 835 is the fastest ARM processor in the world, at least the fastest ever from Qualcomm. The marketing angle will also position every ARM Powered Windows 10 Laptop as being with built-in Gigabit LTE through an eSIM meaning you will be able to click and subscribe to any Data plan or with your telco agreeing add your Laptop simply to your existing LTE Smartphone package. Consumers will be able to expect amazingly fast LTE connectivity, very long battery life, always connected always standby functionality (checking emails etc in the background even while the Laptop is closed), compatibility with all x86 Windows apps (win32), it will be interesting to see if apps like GIMP, Adobe Photoshop, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere and other more demanding x86 Windows .exe apps if they can install and run with decent enough performance through this emulator. It will be interesting to see if Microsoft and Qualcomm are able to utilise all the hardware acceleration such as the GPU and all 8 cores of the Snapdragon 835 big.LITTLE "Built on Cortex Technology" platform to speed up the performance even of advanced apps and games to somehow magically perform well through the emulator. Possibly that Qualcomm even designed a specific area on the Snapdragon 835 SoC that is specifically designed to further accelerate the x86 Windows app emulation functionality? Windows 10 on ARM devices will hopefully start shipping at prices around $600-700 in extremely thin and light form factories to be made by Lenovo, HP and Asus and hopefully released worldwide before the end of the year.
CLEARink Displays Chairman and CEO, Frank Christiaens and VP of Engineering, Scott Ferguson, won "Best of Show" at SID DisplayWeek 2017 in Los Angeles. CLEARink Displays works on the principle of Total Internal Reflection (TIR) which occurs on the top plane of the display, when light is reflected back creating white state images. The top plane also encompasses an electrophoretic (ePaper) mechanism where an applied voltage causes black particles to rise to the top and cover the bottom surface of the film and absorb light, thus creating the black state. The bottom plane is a TFT substrate similar to what is used in the LCD industry, the backplane allows for pixel formation. This technology has all the benefits of electronic paper including low power, sunlight readability, extremely thin and light and flexible plus the added benefit of lower cost color and video. The CLEARink demos are running video at 30frames/second, some of the demos were hybrid static text and dynamic video on the same page. The company said that they are targeting eSchoolbooks, Wearables, Mobile Devices etc but they can also make products for Electronic Shelf Labels/IoT as well as Signage displays. CLEARink is in trial production in a LCD fab and will have samples ready for the customer in the next few months with mass production in Q1 2018.
AU Optronics R&D Manager JJ Lih presents some of AUO's latest displays such as their 5" 1280x720 Foldable Touch AMOLED, 1.4" and 1.2" High Resolution True Circular small bezel AMOLED 454x454 for the Smartwatch industry, 5.5" FHD Super Narrow Border 0.4mm LTPS LCD, 3.5" 480x320 Plastic Flexible Conformable LCD to be available on the market within one year. 12.3" FHD AMOLED for in-car Cluster, 12.3" Free-form LTPS LCD for in-car Cluster. 9" 1280x800 Curved LCD. 8.9" Free-form LCD for Rear-view Mirror. 15.6" QHD 120Hz LTPS LCD for Gaming. 13.3" 4K Ultra-low Power LTPS LCD using lower 15hz frequency. 13.3" 4K Ultra Narrow Border 1.5mm LTPS LCD. 15.6" 4K Ultra Narrow Border 2mm LTPS LCD. AUO also shows their 240Hz World's Highest Refresh Rate Gaming PC Monitor.
I am filming 75 videos at the SID Display Week conference in Los Angeles California. Check back for some awesome 4K videos, demonstrations of the latest most cutting edge displays that are to come in the future, and interviews with the people who invent them.
ARM Media Processing Group VP, GM and Fellow, Jem Davies announces the ARM Mali-G72 GPU for Machine Learning, VR & High Fidelity Mobile Gaming. 1 billion Mali-based chips were shipped in 2016, With 1.4x the performance of last year's ARM Mali-G71 GPU, 17% more performance in machine learning (ML) efficiency, for local offline GPU compute computer vision facilitated by ALU and data path improvements to reduce energy consumed by data movements with 25% higher energy efficiency and 20% better area efficiency, with multiple Bifrost optimizations including increased tile buffer memory, tiler scalability and L1 cache.
For faster ARM Powered laptops, smartphones, servers and more, Nandan Nayampally, GM & VP of ARM’s Compute Processing Group announces the ARM Cortex-A75 and ARM Cortex-A55, the new fastest performance, most power efficient ARM designs for high end performance and for mid-range to entry level processing, the first processors launched on ARM DynamIQ technology, designed from the ground up for AI improvements, low latency, acceleration connections, ARM Cortex-A75 delivers 50% improvement in raw integer performance, even greater gains for specialized workloads at given nanometer manufacturing, with these also working even better on newer smaller nanometer manufacturing making these all that faster. ARM Cortex-A75's new performance enables faster ARM Powered Laptops and Smartphones with faster performance and better power efficiency, also suitable for infrastructure (servers, networking, more) and self driving cars and other uses in the automotive industry. ARM Cortex-A55 provides the new LITTLE to Cortex-A75’s big, with 2.5x the power efficiency of its predecessor, bringing performance to the edge across a variety of applications and performance points from IOT edge gateways to mainstream. Combining the two new CPUs in a DynamIQ big.LITTLE cluster gives you multiple configurations, and specifically doubles performance in a 1+7 configuration for example.