Here is my interview with Sir Robin Saxby, the founding CEO and Chairman of ARM (1990-2007). He talks as if he is lecturing to students answering unprepared questions straight off the cuff. He describes how from humble beginnings headquartered in Cambridge UK, ARM became the global standard for embedded RISC microprocessors used in many everyday devices, such as, phones, tablets, cars, printers, and TVs. Robin Saxby talks about the technology, people, culture, business model, failures and successes, partnership, strategy and global challenges, that helped make ARM successful. The total time is 1hr45min including an introductory review and a list of errors and corrections at the end. Robin hopes it will inspire other technologists and engineers to have as much fun and excitement as himself as well as to improve understanding of technology and business for all.
Samsung releases the nicest ARM Powered Chromebook in the world ($449 at Amazon.com), the Samsung Chromebook Plus is powered by the OP1 ARM Processor optimized for Chromebooks (Rockchip RK3399) dual ARM Cortex-A72 and quad ARM Cortex-A53 Hexacore 64bit with ARM Mali-T860 GPU. This Chromebook is ultra-thin at 14mm, ultra-light at 1.08kg yet runs 10 hours on the battery even with its amazingly nice and bright 3:2 aspect ratio 12.3" 2400x1600 Quad-HD ultra-bright 400nit LCD Display durable with Gorilla Glass 3.
Xiaomi is a 6-year old startup from China that has shipped hundreds of millions of Smartphones, but mostly in China. Xiaomi is trying to expand to Europe and the USA. Here presenting the Xiaomi Mi Mix that uses a bezel-less 6.4" 1080p Sharp IGZO display, on Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM, 16Megapixel back camera, 5Megapixel front camera, 128gb or 256gb of storage.
Huawei Honor President George Zhao presents Huawei Honor 6X, 5.5″ Kirin 655 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53
Huawei Honor 6X ($249 at Amazon.com) is based on the 16nm Hisilicon Kirin 655 octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 with ARM Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. Here it's presented by George Zhao, President of Honor, introducing the Honor marketing strategy, its prospects for growth in Europe and the USA.
California based Blue Microphones launched the Blue Raspberry Mobile USB Microphone ($199 at Amazon.com) for PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad. Blue Ella planar magnetic headphone with built-in 250-megawatt audiophile amp powering 50mm x 50mm drivers, which are self-tensioned for fast response and accurate sound. Blue Sadie headphones have 50mm dynamic drivers featuring a built-in amplifier. Blue Satellite Headphones use Bluetooth 4.1 with aptX with a built-in amplifier, with adaptive noise cancellation using separate, dedicated ANC drivers to deliver high-fidelity wireless sound.
The Panasonic GH5 is the highlight of CES 2017 according to many media. The Panasonic GH5 records 4K60p at 150mbit/s 4:2:0 8bit, 4K30p at 150mbit/s 4:2:2 10bit, 4K30p at 100mbit/s 4:2:0 8bit and a 400mbit/s firmware coming. In this video, I try to ask Matt Frazer of Panasonic what the GH5's 6K anamorphic H265 video is going to be like. Also watch my 45min Panasonic GH5 Interview with Sean Robinson Panasonic Marketing Specialist.
Now selling at $599 retail unlocked in the USA on Amazon.com, Huawei Mate 9 features the Hisilicon Kirin 960, the world's first ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Mali-G71 in a Smartphone. With a beautiful 6" 1080p display, runs Android 7 Nougat with Huawei EMUI 5 UI that features machine learning in the system to prevent any sort of lag, tracking behavior to provide a faster response on mostly used apps and not slowing down with long use. Huawei partnered with Leica to create a dual-lens camera giving a clear image and allowing bokeh effect using wide aperture effect and post-focusing on any point of interest in the image. 4000mAh battery and full day 20min fast charge. Available in 5 different colors, works on 1334 carriers in 217 countries & regions, Nano SIM+MicroSD slot or 2x SIM slots supporting GSM and WCDMA.
Hisense presents 4K HDR models: 65H8C 65" 4K HDR at $999, 86H8D at $5999, 65" H9D+ with ULED, 70" H8D. 8K. 70" $3499, 75" $5999. 75" 4K Roku TV at $1999, 65" 4K Roku TV at $799. Hisense has a 430 acres 4K TV factory in China and another TV factory in Mexico for the US which they bought from Sharp.
QuirkLogic Quilla is the world's largest Connected eWriter, on 42" E Ink electronic paper replicating the familiar feel of paper and pen, bringing a more natural and smart collaborative whiteboard for companies and schools that want to provide sunlight readable, bi-stable, paper-like eWriting, a display that enables a different athmosphere, a different interior design for the brainstorming and strategical collaborative space in companies, enabling colleagues to get inspired in the brightest room with most natural light, on a most comfortable for reading display. With Quilla, users can walk up, grab a pen, and easily scribble out ideas, actions, and plans without hitting setup hurdles and quickly pick up where they left off in an instant. The QuirkLogic digital writing system consists of portable, always-on inking devices that go beyond space and location boundaries. Teams are no longer tied to conference rooms that have equipment anchored to a wall and instead can make better use of spaces designed for informal, ad-hoc interaction. The eWriter's easy on/off mounts, light weight (22lbs/10kg), and battery operation enable workers to go wireless with the device and take it to any workspace. Also, remote participants can contribute and interact with content in real-time through centralized library and workbook sharing, enabled by an intelligent connected "inking" ecosystem that does the heavy lifting behind the scenes, keeping it simple for the users.
Sean Robinson, Marketing Specialist at Panasonic talks about everything about the upcoming Panasonic GH5 mirrorless camera. GH5 can do 4K@60p@150mbit/s 4:2:0 8bit, 4K@30p@100mbit/s 4:2:2 10bit, FHD@180fps, 6Kphoto@4:3, 400mbit/s free firmware update to come, Dual U3 SD card slots, $399 dual-XLR dock option, and a lot of features that film makers, photographers are very enthusiastic about. You can see in this video how other bloggers also are asking questions about the GH5, this Interview was filmed right after the Panasonic CES 2017 Keynote which you can watch the part about the GH5 here