Sunday, March 26th, 2017

March 2015 – In a briefing with the Samsung Semiconductor group, we received an update on its mobile memory and SSD products. Mueez Deen, Senior Director of Marketing for Mobile Memory was discussing the new capacities for LPDDR4 DRAM. The product is now available in 4GB in a single package which will enable new higher [...]

March 3, 2014, US Flat Panel Display Connected Devices Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Paul Gagnon from NPD DisplaySearch described the trends and drivers for the variety of flat panel displays. The market is going into a period of introspection with the top issue being good enough performance versus convenience and cost. The industry has always been [...]

August 2013 – The Sands convention center in Las Vegas was crowded with the 5000+ customers, VIPs and Gamestop employees who attended the 2013 Gamestop Expo. The retailer’s pre-holiday training event culminates in an open to the public, of all ages, expo that features open game play time with this year’s major holiday games. The [...]

August 6, 2013, Emerging Display Technologies Conference, San Jose, CA-Richard Shim from NPD DisplaySearch talked about changes in mobile devices and the trends that they are generating. The mobile spaces are constantly evolving, requiring new definitions, i.e. phones are any mobile device that can make an ordinary phone call. The changes in mobile devices are [...]

August 6, 2013, Emerging Display Technologies Conference, San Jose, CA-Paul Semenza from NPD DisplaySearch presented data about emerging touch and display technologies. The push and pull from mobile devices is changing the nature of user interfaces, allowing new technologies to enter the market. Mobile devices are driving portable computing and communicating, but need more spectrum [...]

 March 18, 2013, NPD Flat-Panel Display Conference, San Jose, CA—Paul Semenza from NPD DisplaySearch described how the supply chain is reacting to the rise of smart devices. The apparent conflict between big and cheap versus increasingly high-tech means that supply chain must evolve to meet both requirements. Smart devices are defined as connected, interactive, and [...]

February 20, 2013, Tablet Strategy Conference, Burlingame, CA—Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies looked at the state of tablets in the enterprise. The number of tablets appearing in the workplace is tracking the total sales of tablets. Some are company issued, and others are BYOD. Tablets are reshaping the face of computing in business, enterprises, and [...]

February 20, 2013, Tablet Strategy Conference, Burlingame, CA—A panel discussed the growing number of tablets in the workplace. David Needle from TabTimes moderated the panel, which included Tom Gonser from DocuSign, Sean Ginevan from Mobile Iron, and Jared Hansen from Breezy. Use cases for tablets? Gonser offered in-office fidelity in a split screen mode. The [...]

January 2013 – At CES 2013, we met with MasterImages and saw their first form-factor correct glasses free 3D system using the Master Images 3D display process. Prior displays of the technology were in engineering boxes that had the correct display, but did not properly show the use model. The new displays were shown in [...]

 June 2012 – ARM recently presented an update on their MALI GPU platform, which is targeting the estimated 4B devices utilizing graphics engines by 2016. The GPU is addressing the visual computing market with has been tasked at improving the QOE (quality of experience) of the user, while consuming digital content. The prevalence of graphics [...]