Vol 23 - Issue 45


Technology Helps Basic Industries

by Bob Raikes

I had hoped to ‘get caught up’ this week having spent a couple of days in Germany at the Fujitsu Forum and seeing clients. I had managed to get the Electronica report written up, …

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Apachie Smartwatch on Groupon

by Bob Raikes

If you have any doubt about the unattractiveness of smartphones, you may be surprised by the fact that the Apachie Bluetooth (and 3G) smartwatch is available on Groupon in the UK for just £18.99 …

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Electronica 2016 Round-up

by Bob Raikes

AlphaDisplay of Korea was at the show to highlight, in particular, its developments in medical displays. To help promote that vertical segment, Alpha has recruited from fellow Korean company, Kostec, which is a specialist …

Tags:Cholesteric| Electronica 2016| Electrowetting| EPD (Electrophoretic)| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Vol 23 - Issue 45

Fraunhofers Have MEMs and OLED Microdisplays

by Bob Raikes

The various Fraunhofer institutes had a big stand that represented all of them. First we looked at an unusual MEMs-based scanning projection system that uses biaxial mirrors with Lissajous scanning rather than rows or …

Tags:Fraunhofer| Large Display Monitor| MEMs Displays| Microdisplays| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Vol 23 - Issue 45

BOE’s Varitronix Has Free Form Display for Automotive – Gets to 1600ppi!

by Bob Raikes

Chinese panel maker, BOE was at the show with its European business, Varitronix, which is long established in the European automotive business and was bought by BOE in May of this year to give …

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Kyocera Experiments with Haptics & Gesture for Autos

by Bob Raikes

Kyocera started by showing us a demonstration of an ASIC that it has developed to allow haptic feedback, using piezoelectric actuators. Especially in automotive and industrial applications, it is important that the user has …

Tags:Automotive| Gesture Recognition| Haptics| Kyocera| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 45

OrtusTech Moves to Low Power

by Bob Raikes

Ortustech, owned by Toppan and a company that has developed from the old Casio display business, usually shows some exotic high resolution displays at Electronica, but this year, as the market for the UltraHD …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Ortus| Pico Projectors| Reflective Display| Vol 23 - Issue 45

Zytronics Wins PCI Approval for Touch

by Bob Raikes

Zytronics is a UK-based maker of metal-mesh-based PCap solutions for large touch screens. The company has developed its own ASIC technology that allows it to be very flexible to meet customer requests, especially as …

Tags:Corning| Glass| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Pcap (Procap)| Touch| Vol 23 - Issue 45

Everlight LEDs for Small Pitch and Outdoor Applications

by Bob Raikes

Everlight is a packager of LEDs and had a number of areas covering automotive, lighting and infrared applications. There was also an area devoted to displays but, sadly, with nobody with expertise in the …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| LED| Mobile Display Monitor| Small Pixel Pitch LED SPP| Vol 23 - Issue 45

Stanley Pico Projector Uses Lasers

by Bob Raikes

Stanley Electric was showing a number of projection technologies based on MEMs technology (W-400 device) and also on its LCDs. The first we looked at was a MEMS-based laser scanning mirror device that is …

Tags:Head Up Displays HUDs| Large Display Monitor| MEMS| Mobile Display Monitor| Pico Projectors| Vol 23 - Issue 45

Osram Concentrates on Automotive and HUD LEDs

by Bob Raikes

Osram is a successful local supplier of LEDs that is doing well in the market at the moment. It had a big booth that was mostly about applications other than displays. The first application …

Tags:Automotive| Head Up Displays HUDs| Large Display Monitor| LED| Mobile Display Monitor| Osram| Vol 23 - Issue 45

Data Modul Highlights Industrial Displays

by Bob Raikes

Data Modul is headquartered in Munich, although the main activity of the display business is in Weikersheim, in Bavaria. We’re used to seeing the company’s Conrac-branded displays at a range of vertical market shows, …

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