CES Promises Cables, OLEDs and Standards

By Bob Raikes
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A keynote dedicated to mobile technology will consist of a panel with executives from Electrolux, General Motors, Philips and Qualcomm. ‘How Mobile is Fundamentally Changing Our World’ will take place at 1pm on 6th January in the Westgate Theatre.

Hardent, at the VESA DisplayPort stand (South Hall 1, #20,624), will showcase what is said to be the world’s first public demo of VESA Display Stream Compression (DSC) encoder and decoder IPs. Hardent will show how use of these IPs can accelerate DSC adoption and simplify interoperability.

A single-lens display module, with a colour OLED microdisplay, will be presented by Sony (Central Hall, stand #14,200). For more coverage, see elsewhere in Market News.

A new UltraHD interconnect certification will be introduced by THX (Renaissance Hospitality Suites). The programme will be applicable for HDMI cables supporting the HDMI 2.0 bandwidth requirements. Two testing tracks, for passive and active cables, are included in the programme. While the majority of HDMI cables today perform “flawlessly” with HD content, “[A] significant portion…specifically in lengths of five metres and greater, can demonstrate faults when passing high bandwidth content such as 4k 60fps”, said THX testing manager Mike Del Santo. Australian brand Kordz will be the best company worldwide to offer THX Certified-HDMI cables, and will show them at CES.