Netronix shows 13.3″ flexible E Ink digitizer sub-400gr i.MX6 Solo Lite Android note taker

Posted by – January 8, 2015

The coolest product in the world is back, this time by Netronix, it's their ultimate E Ink device, it has better specs than last year's 13.3" Sony E-reader device as it runs a faster i.MX6 Solo Lite Android platform, and it can be sold significantly cheaper than the $1000 Sony device. Netronix is right now looking for distributors around the world and they are still optimizing the weight and performance just a little bit more before releasing this ultimate note taking and document collaboration device. Hopefully it won't be long and the ultimate Android APK for document notes real-time and deferred collaboration will be available, one that lets groups of lawyers collaborate on annotating a same court document, on that lets several students and teachers easily annotate and read large learning documents, one that easily enables note taking and stylus based creativity on top of text, in a connected way, as a side-kick to Laptop productivity. When this device is sold to mass markets below $500, even massively mass produced and sold below $300, things will change. For that E Ink also needs to drastically lower the price of the display, hopefully some big orders come in from Governments and from massively courageous brands who are ready to bring it to all people!

The Rising Tide of Wearable Tech with Alfred Poor and Dan Rosenbaum

Posted by – January 8, 2015

At the IDTechEx conferences in Santa Clara, California, I have a conversation with Alfred Poor (Editor of Health Tech Insider), Dan Rosenbaum (Editor of Wearable Tech Insider), and James Hayward (Technology Analyst with IDTechEx). The wide ranging discussion covered wearable technology, printable electronics, and the other new technology on display at the conference. The three experts shared their views on the future of personal technology, and what will drive the growth of these markets.

IDTechEx interview Xenon at Printed Electronics USA

Posted by – January 7, 2015

XENON has over 50 years of experience providing high energy pulsed light lamps and systems to industries as diverse as medical devices, optical storage media, displays and semiconductors. Xenon engineers have solved low-temperature curing problems for new process technologies, based on the extraordinary range of power and system flexibility of pulsed light. High peak energy lamp systems are used in emerging applications such as sintering nanoparticle inks on low-temperature substrates and low-temperature curing thin film materials such as organic photovoltaics, OLED displays and multi-layer flexible circuits. Learn more in this interview at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA show. For more see http://www.IDTechEx.com

Cambrios talks to IDTechEx at Printed Electronics USA on ITO replacement

Posted by – January 7, 2015

Silver nanowire company Cambrios talks to IDTechEx about the ramp up of this type of transparent conductive film versus the incumbent technology Indium Tin Oxide ITO which is brittle and resistive over large areas. Cambrios is a 12 year old company that is one of the first to market with an ITO replacement. For more information see www.IDTechEx.com.

Interview with Heraeus at Printed Electronics USA

Posted by – January 6, 2015

In this video we interview Dr Stephan Kirchmeyer, Global Technical Director, Display & Semiconductor from Heraeus. Dr Kirchmeyer is based at the Conductive Polymers Division of Heraeus and discusses their polymer and metal inks and their curing process technology. The interview was conducted at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA conference and tradeshow, the largest event on the topic in the World. For more information see www.IDTechEx.com.

IoT (Internet of Things) Panel Discussion hosted by IDTechEx

Posted by – January 6, 2015

Interactive panel discussion on the Internet of Things with panelists including Sony, Samsung, AT&T, Ericsson and the IPSO Alliance. Hosted by Dr Harry Zervos of IDTechEx, and given as part of the IDTechEx event Internet of Things Applications held in Santa Clara on November 20 2014.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Smartphone and Tablet Development Platform reference designs

Posted by – January 5, 2015

6" 2K OLED, Octa-core 64bit quad-A57 quad-A53, fingerprint, 13megapixel camera, it's a special development phone for developers to optimize their apps for 64bit big.LITTLE ARM by Qualcomm, with Snapdragon 810 devices to be available soon (check back for more on Snapdragon 810 soon), Qualcomm also has a reference Snapdragon 810 Tablet with a 4K display, with 4 speakers, 9 microphones, ultrasound, HDMI, USB3, dual-3D infrared gesture cam for 3D scanning, first mobile device with DDR4 ultra high speed RAM memory. This is the Snapdragon 810 Mobile Development Platform for $999. You can read more about the 810 Smartphone and Tablet development platform here: https://developer.qualcomm.com/mdp-810-tablet-mdp-810-smartphone

Qualcomm 805/600 Development Boards by Inforce Computing

Posted by – January 5, 2015

Inforce Computing is a Qualcomm partner who makes small form factor single board computers (SBCs) and system on modules (SoM) for the embedded space with Snapdragon 805 and Snapdragon 600 processors, here showing some of the boards that they do. You can read more about their $149 Snapragon 600 development board here: http://www.inforcecomputing.com/products/moreinfo/inforce6410.html and their $249 Snapdragon 805 development board here: http://www.inforcecomputing.com/products/moreinfo/inforce6540.html

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Development Board by Intrinsyc for $499

Posted by – January 5, 2015

Qualcomm launches their Snapdragon 810 64bit APQ8094 octa-core with Quad ARM Cortex-A57 and Quad ARM Cortex-A53 in big.LITTLE. This development board has USB 3, USB 2, HDMI, UFS, audio, bluetooth antennas, GPS antennas, seria ATA, PCI Express, etc. You can read more about it here: http://shop.intrinsyc.com/products/dragonboard-development-kit-based-on-the-qualcomm-snapdragon-810-apq8094-processor

AppliedMicro X-Gene ARM Server Software Status and Performance

Posted by – January 3, 2015

In this video, AppliedMicro’s Kumar Sankaran discusses the software of the X-Gene platform and provides a comparison of X-Gene 1 and 2 against the latest Intel server processors Xeon E5.

Also see Tour at AppliedMicro's X-Gene Testing Lab
How the AppliedMicro X-Gene ARM Server Processors are designed
and AppliedMicro launching X-C1 Dev Board for 64bit Android development

You can order AppliedMicro's 64bit ARMv8 development board here: https://www.apm.com/products/data-center/x-gene-family/x-c1-development-kits/