TowerJazz offers a broad range of advanced analog process technologies enabling the most cost-effective and versatile IC manufacturing including SiGe BiCMOS and RF CMOS (SOI and bulk) for radio frequency (RF) and high performance analog (HPA) applications; CMOS image sensor (CIS); power management, including 700V BCD; CMOS; Mixed-Signal CMOS and MEMS capabilities, TowerJazz’s modular and customizable processes are available on either 150mm, 200mm or 300mm wafers in its seven fabrication facilities located in Israel, US and Japan, TowerJazz CMOS IMAGE SENSORS are advanced and proven CMOS image sensor technology for optical sensors used in high-end photography, industrial, medical, automotive and consumer applications, including high end camera phones and 3D cameras, TowerJazz claims leadership in CMOS image sensors and pixel technology available on 8” wafers, 180nm with aluminum backend, 8” wafers, 110nm with copper backend, 12” wafers, 65nm with copper backend.
JBD https://jb-display.com shows their active matrix inorganic microLED display chips and panels with wavelength ranging from UV to visible to IR. The pixel pitch ranges from 400 dpi to 10,000 dpi with a varity of resolutions, high brightness, high EQE, high reliability, these panels are ideal for AR, VR, HUD, projector, weapon sights, 3D printing, microscope and more. JBD's microLED uses wafer level technology, no phosphor, no pick and place, no mass transfer, no quantum dots, everything is made by Silicon and compound semiconductor on a wafer. At SID Display Week 2019, JBD shows 2 million nits brightness Micro LED, 600 DPI bi-color Micro LED display implementing JBD’s proprietary transferring technology to move red and green LEDs to silicon CMOS backplane. Also, JBD shows a mono-color microLED module with the same silicon CMOS backplane solution which achieves a pitch size of only 2.5µm and 10,000 DPI achieving a brightness of a million nits (on the 10K DPI display, 2 million nits is achieved on the 5K DPI display) at a resolution of 5000x4000. JBD is capable to minimize the pitch size to below 2.5µm, which surpasses DLP. Their next step is to increase brightness and to achieve full color.
Nanosys at SID Display Week 2019 showcases a wide range of Quantum Dot displays as Quantum Dots enter the mainstream TV market this year. Russell Kempt, Nanosys VP of Sales & Marketing along with Jim Ninesling, Head of Marketing at Hisense USA, walks through the booth explaining all the products and innovation for Quantum Dots this year.
Details from the demos around Nanosys’ booth:
HDR Content Analysis Demo
Vizio P Quantum X:
Peak Brightness: over 3,000 nits
DCI-P3 Coverage: above or equal to 98% u’v’
BT.2020 Coverage: above or equal to 85% u’v’
FALD Zones: 384
Peak Brightness: 649 nits
Peak Brightness Full Screen: 148 nits
DCI-P3 Coverage: 99.18%
BT.2020 Coverage: 76.34%
‘Spears & Munsil UHD HDR Benchmark Blu-ray’: https://www.colorgrade.com/products/spears-munsil-uhd-hdr-benchmark-uhd-blu-ray-disc
Full HDR10 content with 10,000 nit peak luminance and BT.2020 color gamut. Shot on RED VistaVision cameras and graded using ColorFront and DolbyVision
‘Quantum Flows’ Shot by Phil Holland on a RED Monstro 8K VV in 8K resolution with full BT.2020 color gamut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKFMgVfh2eM)
The AJA HDR Analyzer (https://www.aja.com/products/hdr-image-analyzer) provides real time analysis of the signal used in this demo. Every pixel is plotted in the CIE chart in real time.
Hisense ULED XD Demo
The Hisense ULED XD relies on Quantum Dots and a Dual-LC design to deliver a 100x improvement in contrast. The result is a set with blacks rivaling OLEDs with the high peak luminance and wide color gamut of a Quantum Dot LCD. Expected to launch in 2020, Hisense says these sets will cost less than comparably-sized OLEDs.
Peak Brightness: over 1,000 nits
DCI-P3 Coverage: 100%
FALD Zones: 132
The Hisense H9F is a great example of the value Nanosys Quantum Dot technology delivers today with full P3 color gamut and over 1,000 nits for under $1,000
Peak Brightness: over 1,000 nits
DCI-P3 Coverage: 98%
FALD Zones: 132
HP Omen Emperium X
Big Format Gaming with the full VESA HDR1000 spec thanks to Nanosys 100% Heavy metal free Quantum Dots
Peak Brightness: over 1,000 nits
DCI-P3 Coverage: 95%
FALD Zones: 384 zones
Refresh rate: up to 144hz refresh
Samsung Q900 82” 8K QLED TV
Peak Brightness: 2,000 nits
Color Volume: 100% P3 Color Volume
HP Pavilion 27
The world’s first Quantum Dot on Glass (QDOG) product also happens to be the world’s thinnest computer monitor at just 6.5mm thin.
Peak Brightness: over 400nits
DCI-P3 Coverage: 95%
More on Nanosys at SID Display Week 2019:
Monday Seminar by Charlie Hotz, Nanosys VP of R&D: https://youtu.be/oEgzGOpkXAY
Business Conference by Russell Kempt, Nanosys VP of Worldwide Sales & Makerting: https://youtu.be/2BoXrrkI-sE
Investor Conference by Jason Hartlove, Nanosys President & CEO: https://youtu.be/Rk3vsCREsB8
LG Display shows latest OLED displays at SID DisplayWeek 2019, this booth features the new 65" Rollable OLED that can fit inside the sound bar or furniture and be positionned in the middle of the room or in front of the window in the living room, the 88" 8K OLED display, the latest 8K Crystal Sound OLED, which implements exciters to the super-slim OLED panel to generate localized crystal-clear sound directly from the display itself and The Rose featuring 4 65" 4K OLED. Thanks to Conan for filming the second camera angle edited into this video filmed on Panasonic G85 on the DJI Ronin gimbal stabilizer. You can find out more information about OLED at https://en.oledspace.com an online community for OLED. Thanks to Conan for filming and providing the second camera angle giving an unprecedented view of how a Charbax Video is made. Here edited into this video, Conan filmed his camera angle using the Panasonic G85 on the DJI Ronin gimbal stabilizer.
BOE 12.3″ Rollable Phone, 7.7″ Foldable Phone, 65″ BD LCD, Printed OLED, 8K VR, Automotive, mini-LED
At SID Display Week 2019, BOE shows their latest 12.3" Rollable Phone, 7.7" Foldable Phone, many other flexible displays, UHD displays, micro-displays, other world-leading technologies and innovative applications such as their Smart driving experience brought by flexible display for the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) comprising a smart driver cabin and a spliced display screen of three units in three rows with only 0.99 mm bezels allowing visitors to experience a brand-new in-car display solution of the future. In addition to flexible display applications, BOE also displays the world-leading UHD display solution called the BD CELL UHD display which features an ultra-high static contrast ratio of up to 1,000,000:1, a bit depth of 12 bit, and a black field brightness of less than 0.003 nits, BOE also presents a host of 8K products, including 75" 8K 120Hz display, a 3.5" 8K VR display, and 0.39" 8K spliced VR display. Under the "8425 Strategy" (promote 8K, popularize 4K, replace 2K and make good use of 5G), BOE is now speeding up the application of 8K in many fields. Other leading-edge technologies and solutions that BOE shows at this show include the first ever HDR notebook featuring mini-LED, the 15.6" oxide display with an ultra-high refresh rate of 240Hz, the 55" inkjet-printed 4K OLED display, the 0.39" micro-OLED AR display that enjoys the world's largest pixel density of 5,644 PPI.
In the smart Automotive cabin, the information required for smart travel becomes part of the actual scene with the help of AR technology, the head-up display (HUD) can project useful information such as speed per hour and navigation onto the front windshield for the driver's reference. In addition, BOE replaces the conventional in-car LCD with flexible display. The 12.3" three-unit flexible display is backed by the OLED pixel compensation circuit technology developed by BOE, which can effectively improve the brightness uniformity of mid-sized OLED displays and provide better audiovisual experience for car users, BOE applies flexible AMOLED displays to transparent A-pillars, rearview mirrors to solve the problem of driver's blind spots in automotive design. The flexible display can perfectly match the shape of the A-pillar and show data with delay shorter than one millisecond. With the help of camera, the images blocked by the A-pillar can be shown on the flexible display, thus eliminating blind spots in the field of view. By applying flexible display, the rearview mirror can also be customized according to the interior shape of the car. BOE's smart cabin is equipped with a 6.39" flexible display as a built-in rearview mirror, which makes it safer to drive the car even on rainy and snowy days, BOE also exhibited some innovative applications of in-car display, such as center console solution that supports gesture-based interaction and V-shaped mini-LED for cars. BOE's high-end in-car display panels have been supplied to automakers in the United States, Germany, the UK, Japan and South Korea.
Sigma in L-Mount Alliance with Full Frame Foveon camera in 2019, new lenses 28mm, 40mm, 56mm at F1.4
Sigma talks about their Full Frame Foveon mirrorless camera to be released in 2019, their L Mount Plans they plan to begin producing L mount lenses in 2019, starting with adding L mount options to the the existing Art series lenses, introducing an EF-to-L mount adapter and an SA-to-L mount adapter in 2019, also offering L mount conversion to its lens conversion service. In this video, Sigma also shows their new Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art “thoroughly correct” for chromatic aberration and sagittal coma flare, minimizing distortion, water- and oil-repellent coating on the front lens element and is weather sealed. It features a Hyper Sonic Motor with an updated algorithm to drive autofocusing and will be sold in Sigma, Nikon, Canon and Sony E camera mounts, the Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art featuring three FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements and three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements to correct axial chromatic aberration and magnification chromatic aberration ideal for high-resolution filmmaking. Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary to be available for Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mounts, supports Sony’s Fast Hybrid AF, eye AF and facial recognition, Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports flagship telephoto in the sports line has a magnesium body and a dust-and splash-proof design, front lens element is coated to repel oil and water. The lens features an Intelligent Optical Stabilization system with an acceleration sensor and an algorithm to ensure stability when panning.
ChipRebel has provided this video of their teardown of the Galaxy S10 (also see their Exynos 9820 photos here: https://www.chiprebel.com/exynos-9820/) which has the 8nm LPP Exynos 9820 with Samsung's dual custom cores, dual ARM Cortex-A75 and quad ARM Cortex-A55 and Mali-G76 MP12 GPU and Samsung's most advanced NPU. With LTE Category 20 for up to 2.0Gbps download speed with 8x carrier aggregation (CA) and up to 316Mbps upload speed support. This phone amazingly can support encoding and decoding of of up to 8K30p.
Xiaomi Mi 9 is launched at €449, runs on the 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, with a 6.39" display, triple cameras including a 2x telephoto optical zoom lens, it can record 4K60 and comes with a 3300 mAh battery. The 5G version of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is also to be available at €599. This video includes my highlights filmed at the Xiaomi Mobile World Congress 2019 keynote which you can also watch the official full video of here.