Press Conference: ARM to be acquired by SoftBank

Posted by – July 18, 2016
Category: Exclusive videos, ARM

SoftBank CEO and Founder Masayoshi Son of Japan speaks at the SoftBank Press Conference to announce the acquisition of ARM Holdings for $31.4 Billion, SoftBank promises to keep the same business model of licencing for ARM, to increase the employee count in the UK by 2x within the next 5 years, to increase ARM’s employee count around the world. You can read the official presentation materials here

Brexit: ARM sells off to Japanese SoftBank, $31B acquisition reported on NYT/FT/TheRegister

Posted by – July 18, 2016

Japanese SoftBank Telecom company agreed to acquire ARM for $31.4 Billion, announced today. That’s what NYT, FT, Reuters, TheRegister have said.

The new UK Government of Theresa May seems to be happy about it.

This is Brexit (2)

UK’s best Technology company, Europe’s best Technology company, to be taken over by a Japanese Telecom company. What does this mean for the future of Processors? What does this mean for the future of R&D, innovation, what does it mean for the future of the Tech industry? This is huge. Who is SoftBank? What does SoftBank’s CEO and Founder Masayoshi Son want to do with the future of Technology?

SoftBank has previously acquired Alderaban Robotics, they want to have Humanoid Robots everywhere. Ex-Googler Nikesh Aurora was president of SoftBank (and upcomong CEO) until 3 weeks ago, because SoftBank CEO and founder Masayoshi Son decided to stay CEO for another 5-10 years after his upcoming 60th anniversary.

SoftBank got its money from being successful Japanese Telecom carrier, and also by investing $20 Million in Alibaba in 2000, now worth $61 Billion, and having recently sold a lot of its Alibaba shares, this means SoftBank has a lot of cash to spend.

Who is SoftBank CEO and founder Masayoshi Son? What is his plan for the future of Technology? What does he plan to do with ARM? Is this really happening?

EnLaps self-sufficient time lapse recording solution

Posted by – July 17, 2016

EnLaps is a perpetual time lapse recording device that features a solar panel built into it for unlimited recording. With streaming capabilities and a web portal for control, EnLaps uses two fish-eyed camera sensors and stiches the video together for 25MP pictures. It can be controlled via Bluetooth, WiFi or 3G, and the retail version is expected to cost EUR600. The KickStarter edition cost EUR400. It uses an ARM processor to record video. The housing is meant for outdoor use, being made waterproof and durable.

For more information visit : enlaps.io/?lang=en

Android Set-top boxes with WiFi and IR, Android LED projector by Richsat


Shenzhen Richsat Electronics. Co. Ltd. is a 3 year old Shenzhen-based firm specialising in Android set-top boxes. Their entire range is on display here and the newest model features an RK3128 processor, with a WiFi antenna, ability to be controlled through IR or WiFi, costing between US$20-26 depending on model. Another STB features an Amlogic S905 CPU. The LED projector uses RK3128 CPU, and costs US$60 for a resolution of 800x480px display with 1500 lumen brightness.

iPhone 5/5s and iPad mini game controller from Reflying

Posted by – July 17, 2016

Reflying International Electronic Co., Ltd is an Apple-certified manufacturer of battery cases, wireless chargers, and the accessories shown here such as gamepads. One is designed to fit an iPhone 5/5s between the controls, with the phone being removed in order to fold the gamepad. There is even a gamepad for the iPad mini on display, costing around US$100. The company currently supplies many general merchandise stores such as Target, Brookstone, Clas ohlson, Birgma etc.

Intel Cherry Trail laptops, tablets and projectors from HLS

Posted by – July 17, 2016

HLS manufactures tablets and laptops for consumers. Their cheapest Windows tablet demonstrated here comes with an Intel Atom Z3735G chipset with a 1024×600 display costing US$37.1. The laptops demonstrated come in 14”, with an HDMI port, microSD card reader and 2 USB ports for US$110. The 11” model comes with an Intel Atom (Cherry Trail) x5-Z8300 CPU with 2GB RAM and 8000mAh battery rated for 3-5 hours of usage. Also on display is a Bluetooth speaker with a detachable camera that can be used as a security device. Their projector tablet comes with a 50 lumen brightness DLP projector and either RK3288 or Intel CPUs costing US$210 and US$220 respectively.

for more information visit here : www.szhls.net

RoadSport fake hunting decoy birds, bluetooth speakers, cosplay swords

Posted by – July 17, 2016

RoadSport is a Shenzhen-based company showcasing a diverse range of products, including a few novel Bluetooth speakers shaped into balls, speakers integrated into pillows, a keyboard for the xBox 360 controller that can be attached to it, and even fake birds (ducks or geese) that can be used as a hunting decoy (bait). Also on display are swords used for cosplay. The birds cost US$5-6 per piece with an MoQ of 500.

DuPont PE410 ink for rapid prototyping of flexible OLED, solar, antennae and touch panels

Posted by – July 8, 2016

DuPont Advanced Materials (DuPont) launches a new electronic ink for inkjet printing that offers the high conductivity and strong adhesion required for rapid digital design, prototyping and full-scale manufacturing. The technology will enable digital printing for electronic components and circuits in applications where extremely fine lines are required, such as OLED panels, solar cells, printed antennae and touch panels.

DuPont’s newest conductive ink, PE410, enables rapid prototyping and a smooth transition from “lab to fab” with the versatility to scale up to industrial high-volume inkjet print heads and machines. This allows circuit designers to immediately test a new design, quickly make necessary edits, and, due to reduced silver laydown, save on material costs. The technology also can be adapted to non-planar printing, enabling a series of new and emerging applications.

Stretchable inks for wearable electronics that provide a manufacturing-ready alternative to traditional methods of embedding electronics in clothing and are used to create thin, form-fitting circuits that can be seamlessly bonded with many standard fabrics.

A suite of in-mold electronic inks which help create lighter, less expensive and more beautiful electronic devices by reducing the need for rigid circuit boards. These inks enable circuits to be printed directly onto plastic substrates and allow electronic features such as electronic controls, capacitive switches and LED lighting, to be readily integrated in applications such as home appliances and automobiles.

New low-temperature inks that cure quickly at temperatures as low as 60C, opening up the possibility for printed electronics designers to use a wide range of functional and low-cost plastic films.

Giveaway: 5x Babaali Smart Bicycle Helmets with Turn Signals

Posted by – July 4, 2016

Babaali is giving away 5 samples of Babaali ASP-011 smart cycle helmet!! (value of $159 each) With built-in LED Turn Signal Indicators which are controlled by a wireless remote mounted on the handlebar. Features 4 Turn Signal Functions: Double Flash, Turn Left, Turn Right and Stop which is activated by the built-in accelerometer in the helmet. The Wireless Remote attaches easily to handlebars which can be transferred between bikes. Also see our Interview with Babaali featuring their other Smart Bicycle helmets including one with Smart Glass and Bone Conducting audio.

Babaali Smart Bicycle Helmet with Turn Signals

Acer V9800 4K Projector on TI DLP 2000lumens, Acer 1080P Projector 6000lumens

Posted by – July 3, 2016

Acer shows their prototype of V9800 4K projector, the all-new UHD projectors support 4K resolution in 3840*2160, it is powered by TI DLP technology, delivering more than 8 million pixels, with a super-resolution video engine built-in, follow the Rec 709 protocol and wider range of colors with Acer ColorPurity Technology to bring you the cinematic color experiences. Acer V9800 4K Projector will be in mass production on the 2nd half of this year.

Realtek USB Type-C Dock with HDMI, DisplayPort, Gigabit Lan; Realtek USB Type-C Monitor

Posted by – July 3, 2016

Realtek shows the USB Type-C mini Dock reference design from USB type-C extend to VGA(also can replaced to HDMI), USB Type-C, USB3.0 host; the full function USB Type-C docking turnkey solution with Gigabit Ethernet, USB3.1 Hub, DisplayPort, HDMI etc. Realtek also shows the USB Type-C monitor cooperate with Philips.

Realtek RTD2999, 4K HDR Smart TV SoC with embedded universal DVB supported

Posted by – July 2, 2016

Realtek RTD2999 is the lastest 4K HDR Smart TV SoC based on 64bit Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 with high performance 3D GPU, runs Android 5.0, with HDMI2.0 and HDCP2.2, it support all most the video decoding include: VP9 4K@60fps, HEVC 10bits 4K@60fps, HDR10 Dolby vision. It also include DVB Soc with embedded universal demodulator for all the regions include DVB-T, ATSC, ISDB-T, DTMB.

Allwinner partner with Qualcomm to launch cost competitive 4G LTE Tablet on Snapdragon chips

Posted by – June 30, 2016
Category: Exclusive videos

Allwinner announced plans to launch three tablet designs based on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors geared to get new growth opportunities in the tablet ecosystem. Allwinner will introduce the reference designs based on three new chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, 430 and 435 processors.
These new tablets will deliver the key benefits of Snapdragon processors like 4G LTE CAT 6/7 Carrier Aggregation connectivity, support for FHD Display resolution,long battery life, and with affordable prices.

Prior to these new reference designs, Allwinner Technology had already developed a first round of designs and software SDK based on Snapdragon 210, 212 and 410 processors. Products by Chinese OEMs and ODMs like Cube and Emdoor are the result of that successful first round of designs. These products will be on display at MWC Shanghai 2016.

Allwinner aiming to reduce the total resources and time required for customized projects by providing manufacturers with these comprehensive reference designs. For example, It only takes 2-3 months for one Chinese educational tablet project powered by the Snapdragon 410 processor from initiated to mass production.

The target of this collaboration between Allwinner and Qualcomm Technologies is to provide a high quality and affordable device with global LTE coverage, 5GHz Wi-Fi connectivity and Wi-Fi display, built using a Snapdragon processor – the mobile brand that consumers trust for high quality and performance.

Check more information here:
https://www.qualcomm.com/
http://www.allwinnertech.com/

Vizmato 1080p real-time video editing app

Posted by – June 29, 2016
Category: Exclusive videos, MWC

Vizmato is a free video recording and editing app for the iOS platform (iPad and iPhone line) that includes the ability to add over 40 realtime special effects, filters, royalty-free background music, and split/join videos, supporting resolutions of up to 1080p at 60fps. The app includes paid cloud storage as an option. A running stream of videos is present in the app (under the “Popular” header) with crowdsourced videos, with the ability to upload videos to the same. Vizmato has over 4 million users and is soon coming to the Android platform.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with QHD display

Posted by – June 29, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 both feature Super AMOLED displays at QHD (2560x1440px) of 5.5” and 5.1” respectively, 4GB RAM, 32/64GB of onboard expandable storage, a 12MP camera with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and 4K video recording, and a 5MP front camera. Depending on markets, the phones come with either Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset (dual 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual 1.6 GHz Kryo cores) or Samsung LSI’s own Exynos 8890 (4x 2.3 GHz Mongoose + 4x 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 cores) and boot Android v6.0 Marshmallow. Both phones are IP68 water and dust proof certified.

Sony Xperia X Predictive Hybrid Autofocus in action

Posted by – June 29, 2016

Sony Xperia X is an upper-midrange device that comes with a 5” 1920x1080px LCD, Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset (Dual ARM Cortex-A72 at 1.8 GHz & quad ARM Cortex-A53 at 1.4 GHz), 3GB RAM, 32/64GB of internal storage and expandable storage (up to 256GB), optional Dual-SIM connectivity, and with Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. The 23MP rear camera features phase-detect autofocus for extremely fast focusing they’ve called it Hybrid Auto-focus as demonstrated. The front camera is a 13MP unit that can shoot 1080p video. The phone’s 2620mAh battery can be charged to 60% in half an hour of fast charging.

Heidi Dohse Interview, Google Senior Program Manager at Google Cloud Platform

Posted by – June 27, 2016

Heidi Dohse, Senior Program Manager at Google Cloud Platform, discusses the Internet of Me at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. Google is looking at ways to build platforms that enable technology developers to standardize data collection, particularly with healthcare, to allow personal self-monitoring through wearables to be translated to healthcare professionals. Google has built a comprehensive Cloud platform with a focus on best-of- breed performance, scale and flexibility. Their Cloud services are designed to allow developers large and small to create a wide range of amazing applications with easy to use tools that harness the immense global power of Google’s infrastructure.

Heidi Dohse Keynote, Google Senior Program Manager at Google Cloud Platform

Posted by – June 27, 2016

Heidi Dohse, Senior Program Manager at Google Cloud Platform, presents the real world impact wearable technologies provide to patients. Patients with data points are able to better communicate with their healthcare providers to receive the right care more quickly. For athletes, data empowers users to reach their goals and make healthy decisions
Read more at: http://www.idtechex.com/idtechex-wearable-europe/show/en/speakers/7912/the-internet-of-me-data-empowering-patients

Hitachi Chemical wearable stretchable electronics for textiles Smart Clothing


Khasha Ghaffarzadeh of IDTechEx interviews Tsuyoshi Matarai, Sales & Marketing Manager of Hitachi Chemical Co. on their wearable technologies on exhibit at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin. Matarai-san shows stretchable electronics for textiles, for which Hitachi supplies the stretchable, waterproof films. Hitachi Chemical co., ltd. is a chemical manufacturer engaged in a wide range of areas, including semiconductor and display-related materials, printed wiring boards, copper clad laminates, photosensitive dry films, functional polymeric materials, adhesive films, carbon products, ceramics and automotive related products.

Visionect electronic paper systems, Joan conference room display, bus stops and more

Posted by – June 27, 2016

Matej Zalar, CEO of Visionect, shows their electronic paper E Ink conference room systems to Sri Peruvemba at the IDTechExShow Show! in Berlin. Their product Joan won the CES Innovation Award and the Red Dot Design Award. Their displays will work for more than one year on a single charge. The company focuses on building platforms to allow companies to launch indoor and outdoor signage applications. Visionect helps companies build their own electronic paper display products. Their hardware and software is carefully designed for in- and outdoor digital signage and enables the fastest way from an application concept to the market. Filmed at the IDTechEx Berlin conference.