Itochu Alteric Note On Sale in Japan

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Trading company Itochu has developed an ‘e-note’ device based on a 13.3″ E Ink with 206 dpi and supporting pen input with 4096 pressure levels. It has 32GB of storage and …

Tags:E Ink| Japan| Notebooks

Earthquake Disrupts Chips and Components

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Wednesday saw a substantial earthquake off the Northeast Coast of Japan. The quake registered as magnitude 7.3, down below the level 9.0 of the disastrous one that caused the tsunami that …

Tags:Automotive| Japan| Semiconductors| Supply Chain| Ukraine

NHK Develops 8K Slo-mo Camera

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Advanced Television reported that NHK has developed an 8K camera that can capture and record at 240 fps making it suitable for slow motion sports coverage. BS4K and BS8K broadcast at …

Tags:Cameras| Japan| Super Hi-Vision (8K)

Links Week Starting 14th February 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are a few from the first part of this week. (Most of them monitors, it seems!) MSI: …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Desktop Monitors| Game Playing| Japan| Market Data| Piracy| Semiconductor Market| STBs| Streaming Video| Virtual Reality

Toray Research Center Plans OLED seminar

by Milos Pavlovic

What They Say Toray Research in Japan, which supplies technical analysis and support for R&D and manufacturing including reverse engineering of OLED devices, is running a free webinar (which will remain online for two …

Tags:Japan| OLEDs| Testing

7-Eleven Japan Tests Touchless Checkouts

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Nikkei reported that 7-Eleven Japan is experimenting in six stores in Tokyo with ‘holographic’ touch screens that feature a virtual touch screen but do not use physical touch. The terminals cannot …

Tags:Japan| Touchless Touch

Tasty TV: Japanese Professor Creates Flavourful Screen

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Reuters reported that a Japanese academic has developed a system to use a transparent rollable film over a display to create a ‘lickable display’. The system uses 10 flavour canisters that …

Tags:Japan| R&D (Research & Development)

Gizmodo Spots a Strange Shaped Desktop Monitor

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Gizmodo spotted an 8.8″ diagonal ‘stretch’ desktop LCD display that has a resolution of 420 x 1920 and connects via HDMI. It is powered by USB Type-C The Elsonic EK-MD088 will …

Tags:Desktop Monitors| Japan| USB

Japan PC, TV shipments continue to decline in October

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Digitimes reported that the ‘stay-at-home’ economy has slowed down in Japan with PC shipments in the country down 39.9% to 468K units in October and TVs down by 13% TO 369k …

Tags:Japan| Market Data| PC Market (Personal Computers - PCs)| TVs (TV Sets)

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TV Sales Boom in Japan

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Digitimes reported data from the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) that highlighted good growth in TV sales in 2021, with volumes of TVs at 2.79 million sets up …

Tags:Japan| TV Set Market

Blame COVID for a lack of AR and VR at the Tokyo Olympics

by Bob Raikes

What They Say The Protocol blog pointed to Covid as a prime reason for a lack of AR and VR content from the Olympics in Tokyo. USA Today had planned an AR experience around …

Tags:360 Degree Video| Augmented Reality| Japan| Olympics| Sports and Stadiums