Giant anamorphic ‘3D’ LED cat turns heads in Tokyo

by Bob Raikes

What They Say A giant “3D looking” cat, using a curved 154.7 m² 6mm pitch LED display with 4K resolution has been shown in Tokyo. A short test was shown on Twitter, but the …

Tags:Japan| Outdoor Displays| Small Pixel Pitch LED SPP

IMax to triple Japanese screens

by Bob Raikes

What They Say In an interview with Bloomberg, the CEO of IMax said that it expects a strong rebound after the pandemic in Japan and plans to almost triple (from 39 now to 100) …

Tags:Barco| Cinema going| IMAX| Japan| PLF (Premium Large Format) Cinema

Dr. Isamu Akasaki, 92, Dies

by Bob Raikes

Isamu Akasaki in 2014 (cropped from Image source)What They Say On the 1st April, Professor. Isamu Akasaki, the Nobel Prize winning developer of blue LEDs, died in Nagoya Japan. He was 92. He won …

Tags:Awards| Japan| LED

Renesas to resume full production next month

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Nikkei reports that Renesas said that it had now made a “cautious restart to output” at its factory in Naka, Japan, that had been damaged by a fire in March. Renesas …

Tags:Japan| Production| Renesas| Semiconductors

A New Headset is about to Debut from JVC

by Arthur Berman

JVC Kenwood has announced the upcoming availability of the company’s enterprise focused, extended reality headset, the HMD-VS1W. The headset is intended to be connected to and operate in conjunction with an external computer. A …

Tags:Augmented Reality| HMDs (Head Mounted Displays)| Japan| JVC| Mixed Reality

Sharp, TiVo Extend Deal in Japan

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Tivo announced that it has extended its deal with Sharp Corp in Japan to use Tivo’s G-Guide products, including G-Guide HTML, G-Guide xD and remote schedule recording service across compatible television …

Tags:Japan| sharp| Tivo

Renesas Factory Disturbed by Earthquake

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Nikkei reports that an earthquake in Fukushima, Japan, over the weekend has caused some disruption to a factory in Naka, Ibaraki, belonging to Renesas after power supplies were interrupted. The site …