Axiom Claims First Automotive & Industrial Touch Controller

by Bob Raikes

TouchNetix of the UK has released what it claims is the first touch controller chip series that is specifically designed for automotive and industrial applications. The aXiom series of chips is claimed to improve …

Tags:Chips| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Semiconductors| Touch Controllers| Vol 25 - Issue 41

Renesas Upgrades Auto SoCs

by Bob Raikes

Renesas has announced E3, the latest in its R-Car family of SoCs which are intended for use in automotive clusters, specifically, 12.3″ displays with 1920 x 720 resolution and featuring 3D graphics. The chip …

Tags:Automotive| Chips| Mobile Display Monitor| Renesas| Semiconductors| Vol 25 - Issue 41

Socionext Supports 8K With Video and Bridge Chips

by Bob Raikes

Japanese supplier, Socionext, has developed a new ‘HV5’ series of chips that it will show at Ceatec and which support HDMI V2.1, to allow the display of 8K video with low latency. The SC1H05AC01 …

Tags:Chips| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Semiconductors| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| Video Processors| Vol 25 - Issue 40

Parade Introduces USB Type-C Retimer for DP HBR3

by Bob Raikes

Parade Technologies has a new USB Type-C 10 Gigabits/sec retimer, the PS8818, that supports both USB 3.1 Gen 2 and DisplayPort 1.4a Alternate Mode. The PS8818 is designed to drive the USB Type-C receptacle …

Tags:Chips| DisplayPort| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Semiconductors| USB| Vol 25 - Issue 34

New GIS Under-Display Fingerprint Sensors to Ship in 2018 Q3

by Andrew Fenn

General Interface Solution’s chairman Chou Hsien-ying recently told Digitimes that the company will begin shipments of its third-generation ultrasonic under-display fingerprint sensor technology during the second half of 2018. The hardware will first appear …

Tags:Chips| Fingerprint Recognition| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 34

Synaptics Unveils New VR Display Driver and VR Bridge

by Andrew Fenn

Synaptics, a developer of human interface solutions, has announced sampling of its new ClearView R63455 display driver IC (DDIC), featuring dual-display 1000ppi 2K-per-eye resolution at 90Hz, combined with unique foveal transport support for VR …

Tags:Chips| Mobile Display Monitor| Synaptics| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 33

Qualcomm Plans a Wearable Chip for Kids and SD 1000?

by Bob Raikes

Qualcomm has a couple of new chips. The Snapdragon Wear 2500 SoC is for wearables with 4G LTE that is said to be optimised for smartwatches for children and will allow a special version …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Chips| Mobile Display Monitor| Qualcomm| Semiconductors| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 25

TDK Has Three New Haptic Actuators

by Damir Lokas

TDK has a new haptic actuator/sensor that can both offer haptic experiences and can also be used to get feedback from the touch. There three different sizes of actuator for different levels of force. …

Tags:Chips| Haptics| Mobile Display Monitor| Semiconductors| Vol 25 - Issue 26

Applied Materials Helps to Sustain Moores Law

by Bob Raikes

We don’t normally report on general technical developments in the semiconductor business, displays keep us more than fully occupied. (I mis-typed that as fooly which might be accurate!). However, we spotted that Applied Materials …

Tags:Applied Materials| Chips| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Semiconductor Market| Vol 25 - Issue 22

MediaTek Adds Chip for High Mid-Range

by Bob Raikes

Mediatek has a new chip, the Helio P22 application processor for ‘new premium’ high end mid-tier devices and uses a 12nm manufacturing process, also used on the P60 which was announced earlier this year. …

Tags:Application Processors| Chips| Mediatek| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 22