Atmel QTouch Surface Platform, Eirik Slettahjell

Posted by – March 9, 2015

World's lowest power capacitive touch, the new Atmel QTouch Surface platform builds on the market-proven QTouch capacitive touch button sensing technology supported by Atmel | SMART MCUs. The new solution includes an on-chip peripheral touch controller (PTC), the cornerstone technology that enables higher performance capacitive touch on Atmel MCUs. Consuming less than 4µA, the QTouch Surface technology is perfect for wearables and other battery-powered applications that require a capacitive touch user interface.

ULVAC nanoparticles using silver, gold and ITO

Posted by – March 8, 2015

ULVAC is a Japanese company that supplies manufacturing equipment to the display and photo-voltaic industry. They offer nanoparticle products using three materials in the main, namely silver, gold and ITO. They have the capability to offer both dispersed and formulated inks (IDTechEx: formulated refers to solutions suitable for printing). The ability to vertically integrate (form the particles, dispersions and inks) allows more value capture within the company. This interview was taken at the IDTechEx event Printed Electronics USA. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

M-SOLV interview with IDTechEx at Printed Electronics USA

Posted by – March 7, 2015

M-Solv is a global company formed to advance laser micromachining and micro deposition applications. M-Solv performs application specific process research, design, engineering and manufacture for micron scale ablative machining and other specialised functional materials processes. This interview with IDTechEx provides more insight into the company and the industries it serves in. The video was taken at Printed Electronics USA. http://www.idtechex.com

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

Posted by – March 6, 2015

Runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64bit ARM Cortex-A57/53 with the Adreno 430 GPU, with LTE support on a 10.1” 2K display, 3GB RAM, it's thinner and lighter than Sony has ever done a tablet, packs a 6000 mAh battery for up to 17 hours of Video playback. It also has a nice bluetooth Keyboard Dock option that fits well with it and folds into a laptop mode. I just wish Sony would sell it closer to sub-$300 with LTE and the Keyboard Dock than at probably $600+.

ZTE Blade S6 and ZTE Blade S6 Plus

Posted by – March 6, 2015

Runs on Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 which is an octa-core 64bit with quad 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 and quad 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53, runs Android 5 Lollipop and it is already now being sold for about $250. The ZTE Blade S6 Plus will be available in April at maybe something around $300.

LG Watch Urbane Android Wear

Posted by – March 6, 2015

LG's nicest yet Android Wear watch has a circular 1.3" P-OLED display with 410mAh and runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 400.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 custom Kryo ARMv8 architecture, and Qualcomm MWC2015 Booth Tour

Posted by – March 5, 2015

Qualcomm announced their upcoming Snapdragon 820 processor, introducing their newest Kryo custom ARM 64bit design, to be available in the second half of the year, built on FinFET technology. Qualcomm introduces their cognitive computing which is a sort of artificial intelligence making mobile computing easier. This video is also a 28-minute booth tour of the Qualcomm booth at Mobile World Congress 2015, where they are showing Cat9 450mbitps LTE and even Cat11 LTE at up to 600mbitps! Qualcomm shows their advanced 4K and Graphics on the Snapdragon 810 Octa-core 64bit ARM Cortex-A57/53. We also get to see some of Qualcomm's Allseen Internet of Things demos, augmented reality, mantis vision's MV4D world scanning, the Snapdragon 400 powering Android Wear and more.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Posted by – March 4, 2015

Possibly the fastest ARM Processor for smartphones yet, it runs Samsung's Exynos 7420 Octa-core quad ARM Cortex-A57 and quad ARM Cortex-A53 in big.LITTLE on Samsung's 14nm FinFET technology, with a 5.1" 1440x2560 display (at 577ppi), 138gr and a 2550mAh battery. Available for an undisclosed price (probably $600+) starting April 10th.

Here's the official Galaxy S6 launch keynote video:

ARM Cortex-A72 in MediaTek MT8173 shown in a real tablet!

Posted by – March 4, 2015

MediaTek shows the world's first ARM Cortex-A72 processor, in a big.LITTLE formation with dual ARM Cortex-A72 and dual ARM Cortex-A53 on a 28nm process design with the SGX6250 GPU, this processor is real, it is implemented in a tablet here showing working Lollipop Android 5.0 running on their tablet reference! MediaTek provides it to their partners to start working on the integration and for their partners hopefully to soon be able to release ARM Cortex-A72 based MT8173 based tablets! I hope they are also preparing Chrome OS for this amazingly powerful ARM Processor!

LTE WorldMode with MediaTek MT6735 and MT6753, now ready for the USA market and worldwide!

Posted by – March 4, 2015

MediaTek now supports worldwide LTE with the 64bit MT6735 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 and the 64bit MT6753 octa-core ARM Cortex-A53. This is LTE Cat4 for GSM and CDMA! They claim to be 10-15% faster in single SIM mode and 20-30% faster with dual-sim support compared to perhaps a Qualcomm LTE Worldmode. They also claim to use less power than competitor for standby, 3G and LTE mode. Many LTE Telcos around the world have already certified support for these new MediaTek LTE parts, with support on Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, Three, Deutche Telekom, China Unicom, China Mobile Telefonica, Verizon and AT&T. This LTE Worldmode processor is a big deal for MediaTek as it opens up the USA market for them, where MediaTek previously didn't have much support for American telecoms as MediaTek's previous 3G and LTE solutions mainly was working outside of the USA.