Monday, September 22nd, 2014

July 2014 – At the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con the show floor shifted to pushing out video games to more TV and film projects. It is not that gaming left the show and is loosing its appeal, it is actually the opposite the games generated such a crowd, it disrupted the traffic movement on the [...]

July 2014 – At the Cosmoprof Expo there was a number of new technologies and uses of materials, not just new scientific formulations and manufacturing/distribution partners for the industry. The new tech and innovation spread over a pretty large area of content. Some of the highlights companies and products that caught our eye are overviewed [...]

July 2014 – Glimmer Cosmetics had a variety of products at the CosmoProf show in Las Vegas – ranging from retail for children to professional products to the first Augmented Reality (AR) products being shown on the show floor for the industry. Macky Samaco, President of firm and their four brands – Tattoo junkie, Tattoos [...]

July 2014 – At the CosmoProf Expo in Las Vegas, the usual spa, specialty and retail cosmetics and makeup products had a niche that was now focusing on the upper end of the professional makeup space. This upper end is the professional makeup products for film, TV and stage use. These products have had to [...]

 June 2014 – Blackmagic Design was showing their video processing and capture products in scaled down display of of accessories at the Infocomm2014 show compared to their presence at NAB 2014. The highlights were focused on their new cameras and their switching gear which is very affordable and easy to use for corporate AV applications [...]

June 2014 – At Infocomm, Westinghouse was showing off an 84” interactive display wall operates as a digital whiteboard with a single multi-touch panel. The high res 4K display uses an IR bezel to produce the multi-touch capability. The whiteboard is unique in that is runs full Windows 8 using an embedded PC that is [...]

June 2014 – At Infocomm 2014, Spinetix was showing their computer free operation, digital signage solution. Their solution is two different levels of stand alone hardware that is programmed by an offsite computer, even through a central office, and operates a series of displays. They offer two software packages with their hardware products. One is [...]

June 2014 – At Infocomm in Las Vegas this year one of the areas seeing new models and many improvements was the ultra-short throw projectors. These projectors are designed to produce a high brightness (over 2000 lumens) 60″-100″ image in under 1meter from the screen. These displays typically provide a WXGA (1200×800) resolution with some [...]

July 7, 2014, IMEC Technology Forum, San Francisco—A panel considered the likelihood of an inflection point in the semiconductor industry. Debra Vogler from Instant Insights moderated the panel. Panelists were: John Chen from nvidia, Richard Gottscho from LAM Research, Terry Brewer from Brewer Science, Christophe Fouquet from ASML, and Luc Van den Hove from IMEC. [...]

July 8, 2014, LETI Day, San Francisco—Various executives from the research consortium LETI talked about technology platforms to address future industrial challenges. Hughes Metras opened the event with comments on the facilities and research areas within the organization. Some key topics are in semiconductors and MEMS, which are supported by their 200 and 300mm wafer [...]