Sunday, March 26th, 2017

May 24, 2016, Society for Information Display symposium, San Francisco—Steven Bathiche from Microsoft talked about the ongoing changes in all facets of computing. The changes over time include processing power, form factors, and interactivity. The next generations of computing will continue the levels of changes. Computers have evolved from room-sized behemoths requiring many kilowatts of [...]

April 6, 2016, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—Erik Beaumont form Ventuz Technology talked about enhancing video feeds with better real-time graphics. Some of the functional areas where enhanced graphics capabilities can be used include broadcast, large events, showrooms, launch event, and video walls. The various venues can be improved through the use of dynamic [...]

August 11, 2015, Siggraph, Los Angeles– Sebastian Sylwan from Felix & Paul Studios moderated this panel with panelists including Michael Whipple from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Alex Fry, compositing and color pipeline supervisor (“The Lego Movie”, “The Great Gatsby”), Chris Davies, technical director, Skylab (“Chappie”, “Elysium”), Marie Fetiveau from Rodeo FX . The main issue is [...]

June 4, 2015, Society for Information Display Symposium, San Jose, CA—Karlheinz Blankenbach from Pforzheim University in Germany presented the results of studies comparing flat and curved TVs. The key parameter they measured was viewing-angle degradation and reflections. The ability to manufacture concave curved displays may provide advantages compared to flat and convex displays of the [...]

June 2, 2015, San Jose, CA—James Thielen from 3M described the latest products and technologies at the SID exhibition. The new releases include quantum dot enhancement film and lighter weight direct lit FHD TV, single backlight TV film, no film backlight TV, and thin profile TV solutions. They also introduced a new methodology and measurement [...]

June 3, 2015, SID, San Jose, E Ink, noted for their monochromatic electrophoretic e-paper products has added a yellow color to its Spectra line of products. Now they can produce displays that show black, white, and either red or yellow. The primary focus for the new technology is for retail shelf displays. The are a [...]

March 19, 2015, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—Thad Beier from Dolby talked about the coming changes in the video landscape to move towards higher dynamic range for the displays. The advent of 4k or ultra-high definition TV sets requires more than just increasing the number pixels, but needs more dynamic range and color gamut. [...]

August 5, 2014, Emerging Display Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—The last session at this conference considered interactivity. Calvin Hsieh from NPD Display Search opened the session, followed by Brian Daly from Synaptics, David Bordui from Cima NanoTech, and Russell Jordan from AMS. Hsieh noted that smart devices have different user interfaces that change with the [...]

August 5, 2014, Emerging Display Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—A trio of pundits and technologists talked about the drivers and markets for 4k TV sets. Paul Gagnon from NPD Displaysearch joined Graham Loveridge from Pixelworks and Mick Grover from Sharp in a set of presentations. Gagnon noted that the market is growing for all types [...]

May 28, 2914, Augmented World Expo, Santa Clara, CA—We talked with Anna Jen from Epson about their latest Moverio BT-200 head-mounted displays. These binocular eyeglass-style displays have a number of features to enable numerous AR and display functions. The glasses are clear and have stereo imagers for AR capabilities. The coaxial displays are mounted within [...]