Saturday, August 31, 2013

IFA2013: LG impresses with superior audio video products. Unveiled its modern, spacesaving Sound Plate (Model LAP340)

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

IFA2013: LG impresses with superior audio video products.

LG’s Sound Plate Leads Audio Video Lineup to Deliver Phenomenal Sound and
Wireless Capabilities with Creative and Convenience-enhancing Designs.



LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled its modern, spacesaving Sound Plate (Model LAP340) at IFA 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The company is also showcasing a host of other premium audio visual products at the event, including the highly regarded NB4530A and NB5530A Sound Bars. Providing rich, deeply satisfying sound along with many convenient smart connectivity features, LG’s comprehensive lineup of audio visual devices deliver exceptional audio performance and convenience-enhancing functionality.

“Through extensive R&D, consumer insight and technological knowhow, LG is able to produce stellar audio visual products that are sure to impress visitors at Europe’s premier consumer electronics tradeshow,” said Seog-ho Ro, senior vice president of LG Electronics. “Our creative designs and industry leading audio visual solutions will enable consumers to enjoy the most phenomenal home entertainment experience available today.”

Exceptional Sound with Discreet Design
LG’s Sound Plate is a stunning new entry in the fast-growing TV sound system category. With a height of only 35mm, the slim, stylish device can be placed directly underneath any 32- to 55-inch TV to save space and goes well with a variety of interior decors. The new model is equipped with a robust 4.1 channel sound system complete with dual built-in subwoofers. Projecting full-bodied audio in multiple directions, the Sound Plate creates an incredibly immersive auditory experience. LG’s innovative Sound Plate also incorporates a neodymium magnet capable of producing powerful audio. Bluetooth support is also offered for easy wireless connectivity with smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices.

Rich, Compelling Audio with Stylish, Minimalist Design
The sleek NB4530A Sound Bar with its stunning minimalist design andblack and silver finish makes it the ideal complement to today’s thin-profile premium TVs. Featuring 2.1 channels, 310 watts of output, separate subwoofer and LG’s advanced 3D Surround Processor, the 35mm ultra-slim model produces rich, compelling audio.The NB4530A also supports HDMI with Audio Return Channel (ARC), enabling it to connect to a TV with a single cable. What’s more, the Bluetooth-enabled Sound Bar facilitates wireless audio streaming from smart devices — including Smart TVs. And to minimize unsightly cable clutter, the subwoofer unit is able to connect to the Sound Bar via Bluetooth.The versatile NB4530A can be wall-mounted or placed anywhere in the room, giving the consumer considerable installation flexibility.

LG’s NB4530A Sound Bar is the perfect match for 47-inch TV models while its nearly identical cousin, the NB5530A Sound Bar, is ideally suited to 55-inch sets. Earlier this year, the NB4530A received an iF design award and received five stars from What Hi-fi for its excellent features and ease-of-use while the NB5530A was honored by the Red Dot Design Award.

LG’s Audio Video Lineup at IFA 2013
LG’s audio video lineup at IFA 2013 includes a number of other exceptional devices such as the advanced BH9530TW home theater system, Smart Blu-ray players, and docking and portable speakers. Also on display will be LG’s Micro Audio System (Model CM3430), the recipient of an EISA2013 Award. All of LG’s excellent audio visual products offer wireless connectivity options for maximum mobility and convenience. All of LG’s award-winning range of Home Entertainment products will be on display at IFA 2013 in Hall 11.2 of Messe Berlin.

IFA2013: LG expands ips 21:9 ultrawide portfolio with all-in-one PC.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

IFA2013:LG expands ips 21:9 ultrawide portfolio with all-in-one PC.

Designed for Both Work and Play, LG’s 21:9 UltraWide Lineup
Stretches the Boundaries of Productivity and Entertainment


LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled the IPS 21:9 UltraWide All-In-One PC (Model V960) at IFA 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The new addition further expands the cinematically proportioned display range, claiming new territory in the PC market. At IFA, LG will also showcase its new 29EA73, 29EB73 and 29MA73 monitors. The comprehensive IPS 21:9 UltraWide lineup offers consumers an array of choices that increase multitasking and enhance entertainment experiences.

“Since LG’s launch of the world’s first 21:9 aspect ratio monitor nearly a year ago, consumer interest in this new class of displays has seen a huge increase,” said Hyoung-sei Park, head of the IT business division at LG Electronics. “The IPS 21:9 UltraWide All-In-One PC will further solidify LG’s reputation as a leader in this relatively new but growing UltraWide segment.”

The IPS 21:9 UltraWide All-In-One PC is an advanced desktop that delivers all the advantages of a 21:9 monitor. The V960 runs on Windows 8, offering a full-fledged PC experience and includes a NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M GPU for advanced graphics processing, making it the ideal setup for gamers and those in need of high quality graphics performance. The expansive 29-inch unit offers picture-in-picture (PIP) functionality, allowing users to browse the internet while watching TV. And LG’s AIO PC ships with a keyboard and mouse to provide an immediate out-of-box experience.

The29MA73 not only comes equipped with a TV tuner but also features Extra View, which allows a portion of the screen to be utilized to access a TV schedule or another application, for a full IPTV experience. What’s more, the new 29EB73 includes an ergonomic stand that can be easily adjusted to the most comfortable height, helping to reduce stress in the office.

LG’s 29-inch IPS 21:9 UltraWide lineup makes multitasking more convenient with extra screen real estate for displaying more content and information on one screen. Well suited to the needs of the modern professional, these exceptional displays further enhance multitasking with 4-Screen Split and Dual Link-up features. These advanced devices are also ideal for gamers and movie buffs, as the 21:9 aspect ratio makes the viewing experience more immersive. The IPS 21:9 UltraWide series is Mac compatible and supports Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), HDMI and DisplayPort, transforming the PCs into powerful entertainment hubs capable of mirroring and transmitting content from a wide range of devices.

The outstanding picture quality of LG’s IPS monitors has garnered numerous product certifications and industry accolades, such as Germany’s Plus X Award. LG’s IPS display technology offers vivid, lifelike color reproduction, an extremely wide viewing angle and smooth image expression that minimizes eye strain.

LG’s award-winning range of Home Entertainment PC products, including its latest Ultra PCs and Tab-Book, will be on display during IFA 2013 in Hall 11.2 of Messe Berlin.

Video: Palm webOS Pioneering key features are now borrowed by iOS, Android, and Blackberry.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

Video: Palm webOS Pioneering key features are now borrowed by iOS, Android, and Blackberry.




Something that maybe you will remember with love, was written by our colleagues of the CalgaryHerald with an excellent description of every pioneering Palm webOS key features that are now replicated by rival mobile operating systems.

This is what  GADJO CARDENAS SEVILLA, WHATSYOURTECH.CA, CALGARY HERALD said:

It has been two years since HP shelved the webOS mobile operating system it inherited from Palm, yet many of the key features of that pioneering smartphone and tablet OS are now standard features in iOS, Android and even BlackBerry.

I recently revisited webOS by using both an HP Veer and Palm Pre 3 smartphones, neither of which made it to Canada. Despite being left behind in 2011, I found both these devices to be useful and intuitive and the operating system to be both elegant and fast.

Looking at the mobile landscape today, it is clear that a number of webOS-exclusive features were too good to die with the mismanaged OS. They have been ‘borrowed’ by today’s biggest mobile players.

Notifications
webOS had a very elegant way of pushing notifications on the homescreen of devices. The Palm smartphones that had an indicator light would pulse to notify users (not unlike how BlackBerry’s red notification light works).

For newly received messages and e-mails, webOS would flash the headers at the bottom of the screen and users could act on these by clicking to go to the message body or by swiping to the left to dismiss the alert for the time being.

webOS also allowed users to swipe down on the homescreen to toggle important controls such as Wi-Fi, Airplane mode, Bluetooth and even check the battery percentage.

These two features have, in some shape of form, been used in Android as well as iOS. This feature is called Window Shade (since you have to ‘draw’ them down or up to access them) or Control Center in iOS. Notifications on iOS and Android are variations of what webOS has used from the start.

Multi-tasking
webOS touted real-time multi-tasking where you could pause an application, open another, and then go back to the previously opened application without losing your place.

webOS handled this by using the ‘Cards’ paradigm with each app, page or instance, appearing as a card that could be moved around, accessed or swiped away when no longer needed.

BlackBerry’s PlayBook used a similar way to multi-task with an almost identical way to dismiss unused applications; BlackBerry 10 also has a tweaked version of this as well.

This style of multi-tasking will be one of the big features in Apple’s upcoming iOS 7 refresh ,and is an improvement over the way multiple apps are currently handled. Once more, the elegance and efficiency of webOS has transcended its roots and become the preferred way to handle multi-tasking on various mobile platforms.

Touch to Share
Long before NFC (Near Field Communication) was a buzzword for mobile commerce and sharing files between smartphones, webOS had a feature that allowed users of Pre smartphones to share websites, e-mails, photos and various other bits of data between devices.

Samsung’s S Beam feature is very similar although it uses an NFC chip instead of straight-up Bluetooth. S Beam makes it possible to share contacts, photos, audio and video files by simply touching two compatible devices together.

In the Apple world, the feature is coming to iOS 7 in the guise of AirDrop. AirDrop already exists with Apple’s notebooks and desktops, but will become even more useful when iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads can send files wirelessly to each other without requiring to touch each other.

Inductive Charging
The ability to charge your phone or tablet ‘wirelessly’ may seem common now for Nokia Lumia and Nexus 4 owners but this was introduced back in 2009 with its TouchStone charger and remained a feature of all webOS devices until the time that HP stopped making mobile hardware and relegated webOS to open source.

The only feature I don`t see replicated at this time by others mobile manufacturers, is the unique  Palm webOS Wave launcher.
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Friday, August 30, 2013

2Q 2013: WorldWide smartphones OS market share. Charts.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

2Q 2013: WorldWide smartphones OS market share. Charts.





Despite beating Wall Street expectations in terms of shipment volumes, Apple's share in the worldwide smartphone operating system market posted a year-over-year decline during the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13). Meanwhile, Android and Windows Phone both managed slight increases during the same period. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 236.4 million smartphones in 2Q13, up 51.3% from the 156.2 million units shipped in 2Q12. Second quarter shipments grew 9.3% when compared to the 216.3 million units shipped in 1Q13.

"The iOS decline in the second quarter aligns with the cyclicality of iPhone," says Ramon Llamas, Research Manager with IDC's Mobile Phone team. "Without a new product launch since the debut of the iPhone 5 nearly a year ago, Apple’s market share was vulnerable to product launches from the competition. But with a new iPhone and revamped iOS coming out later this year, Apple is well-positioned to re-capture market share."

"Last quarter we witnessed Windows Phone shipments surpassing BlackBerry and the trend has continued into the second quarter," said Ryan Reith, Program Manager with IDC's Mobility Tracker Programs. "Nokia has clearly been the driving force behind the Windows Phone platform and we expect that to continue. However, as more and more vendors enter the smartphone market using the Android platform, we expect Windows Phone to become a more attractive differentiator in this very competitive market segment."

Smartphone Operating System Highlights
Android maintained its leadership position, with strong contributions from Samsung and its Galaxy S4. Not to be overlooked were LG and Chinese vendors Huawei, Lenovo, and ZTE, which each recorded double-digit shipment volumes in the millions. Combined, these vendors accounted for 62.5% of all Android-powered smartphone shipments during the quarter. Still, the remaining vendors within the Android ecosystem should not be overlooked, as many have developed a strong local presence within key developing markets.
iOS finished the quarter as the clear number 2 operating system, showing that, even without new product launches, demand remains strong. Moreover, Apple added new mobile operators to its camp, boosting short-term volumes and cementing long-term end-user relationships. What remains to be seen is how the new iOS 7 will be received once it reaches the market later this year, as much of the look and feel of the user interface has been revamped.

Windows Phone posted the largest year-over-year increase among the top five smartphone platforms, and in the process reinforced its position as the number 3 smartphone operating system. Driving this result was Nokia, which released two new smartphones and grew its presence at multiple mobile operators. But beyond Nokia, Windows Phone remained a secondary option for other vendors, many of which have concentrated on Android. By comparison, Nokia accounted for 81.6% of all Windows Phone smartphone shipments during 2Q13.

BlackBerry saw its market share decline during the quarter, reaching levels not seen in the history of IDC's Mobile Phone Tracker. However, BlackBerry has shown steady progress since the launch of its BB 10 platform, which has grown to three models, additional mobile operators, and a greater presence within its total volumes. It is still early days for the platform, however, and BlackBerry will need time and resources to evangelize more end users.


Linux, with few vendors supporting the open source platform and virtually no global presence, barely scraped together a single percentage point of market share during the quarter. Most vendors have transitioned to Android and those that remain have limited presence within specific markets. It should be noted that IDC includes Linux-branded shipments in these numbers, and excludes Android-branded shipments. Several other branded variations of Linux, including Firefox, Tizen, and SailFish, are expected to launch later this year, providing a potential boost to volumes and market share. 

SONY teases the upcoming Xperia Z1 on video.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs. 

SONY teases the upcoming Xperia Z1 on video.


The smartphone will be unveiled in Sept 4th. As we said before , rumors have indicated that Sony’s newest smartphone will feature a 5-inch full HD display, a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a microSD slot and a 20-megapixel camera.

Your used iPhone has a $280 credit value.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs. 




Your used iPhone has a $280 credit value.



Apple kicked off a long-awaited iPhone trade-in program for its U.S. retail stores on Friday, the latest in its efforts to attract and retain customers for its smartphones.

The Cupertino, Calif. tech giant said its “reuse and recycling” program emphasizes the value of iPhones, even after they’ve been used.

“In addition to helping support the environment, customers will be able to receive a credit for their returned phone that they can use toward the purchase of a new iPhone,” a company spokeswoman said.

To get a credit, customers have to show that their trade-in iPhone works by powering it on. Customers also have to be in wireless carrier contracts when they leave the store, Apple employees said.

Trading in and buying a new phone through the program won’t re-start a customer’s contract, a person familiar with the process said. Additionally, if the cost of phone they’re buying is lower than the trade-in credit they receive, they’ll get a gift card with the remaining balance.

Apple isn’t the first company to offer compensation for used iPhones. Apple, in its stores, is offering as much as $280.

Apple store workers will offer the program to customers as an option to help pay for a new device, and as an alternative to sometimes costly repairs, employees familiar with the program said. In its training for store employees, Apple emphasized that its partnership with Brightstar for the trade-in program will also focus on creating recycling jobs in the U.S. Most the phone’s components will be reused or recycled, one person said.

As part of the program, customers and employees will input information into a specialized system about the iPhone they wish to trade in, including its physical condition (whether it has wear and tear or water damage) before they’re told its value.

The new phone must be activated in the store, one employee noted, and the credit given to customers can’t be used to buy a device that isn’t locked, or tied to a specific carrier.

Apple also offers a trade-in program through its website in a partnership with PowerON, which appears to offer more money — about $400 for a high-end like-new iPhone. That exchange is for an Apple gift card, removing the requirement that customers buy a new iPhone. However, PowerON customers have to initiate the trade-in on the company’s website, and ship the phone through the mail.

Apple’s trade-in program is its latest effort to attract and retain smartphone customers. Unlike offerings from competitors, Apple is requiring trade-in credit only be used toward the purchase of a new iPhone, ensuring customers remain with the company.

Another strategy the company will soon be implement will reduce the entry costs of buying a new iPhone. 

In a recent conference call, the company said the iPhone 4, the lowest-price phone it sells, has been popular among first-time smartphone buyers. In order to entice even more customers, Apple has also initiated specialized trade-in offers in other countries, such as India, and it is adding to its retail presence in China.


Apple’s new trade-in program was described earlier by the 9to5Mac blog.

wsj via apple

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Beatles Previously unreleased recordings to be included on new collection.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.


The Beatles Previously unreleased recordings to be included on new collection.

Lost radio recordings of The Beatles are to be released on the follow-up to the band's 1994 album On Air - Live at the BBC.

Fans were asked to delve into their personal archives to find taped recordings of the Fab Four for the new anthology, which will be released in November.

The previously unreleased recordings were culled from mid-1960s appearances on BBC radio following the 2012 Listener's Archive campaign.

The release of the new album will be accompanied by a new book, titled The Beatles - The Archives: 1962-1970, which will feature details of the band's BBC appearances. The tome has been written by Beatles scholar Kevin Howlett.

Plans for the new set of recordings were rumbled by Beatles fansite WogBlog. They spotted a Facebook page from MCA Music in the Philippines, which is part of Universal Music, promising the new collection. 

The claims have not been confirmed by either The Beatles' official website or Universal's operations in the UK or US. 

Sources: nme and yahoonews


Samsung Unpacked 2013 Episode 2 coming. Time to take Note.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.



In Times Square NYC with Samsung Mobile USA, counting down the days until ‪#‎UNPACKED‬ in Berlin. Will you be watching?


Totally Confirmed, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be unveiled by Samsung on September 4th in Berlin, at 19:00 CEST (13:00 EDT) , two days before the IFA 2013 event begins.

The Galaxy Note III will feature a 4K (3840x2160) video recording mode, as well as higher-definition 24-bit/192KHz music playback. It  will be mounted with two APs. The 3G model will be mounted with Samsung Electronics’ Exynos 5 Octa 5420, while the LTE and the LTE-A models with Qualcomm SnapDragon 800 and  will feature a 5.7-inch high-quality (full HD, 1080 x 1920) AMOLED display, larger than Galaxy Note’s 5.3-inch display and Galaxy Note II’s 5.5 inch display. The Galaxy Note III will use a camera that can take a UHD-level video, four times clearer than those of HD-level camera.






IFA2013: KeyNotes Speakers.

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September 6, 2013

IFA 2013 Opening Keynote:
Pieter Nota
Executive Vice President
Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Lifestyle
Philips
Time:
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Philips – Delivering meaningful innovation in a digital age

Founded in 1891, Philips has developed into one of the biggest and most innovative technology companies worldwide. With its three different sectors: Healthcare, Lighting and Consumer Lifestyle, Philips is broadly based and has always pursued one goal: To improve people’s lives, by making it easier, healthier and more enjoyable. IFA Berlin plays a major role for Philips right from the beginning in 1924: the world’s largest trade fair for Consumer Electronics, White Goods and Telecommunications is the perfect place to be for presenting new products and technology. In cooperation with the IFA, Philips set many trends which developed the market and increased the market growth. Thereby, Philips has always taken smart and strategic decisions, which often preempted rapid developments of the market and led to significant success. In 2013 “Smart” arrived in every product area presented on the IFA fairground. Philips points out how smart technology solutions can upgrade consumers’ lives and how they accompany the long-term corporate strategy of Philips.
Press Contact:
Sebastian Lindemann
Tel: +49 (0) 40 / 2899 4208
Email: 
sebastian.lindemann@philips.com



Dan Hesse 
Chief Executive Officer 
Sprint Corporation
Time:
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

From Transformative to Revolutionary: The Impact of Wireless on Our World

In the IFA keynote by a U.S. wireless CEO, Dan Hesse will address the profound impact wireless has on societies across the world. Sprint, a leading U.S. mobile communications company and a strong proponent of corporate responsibility, is at the forefront of the mobility revolution. Wireless is challenging the status quo and affecting everything from grocery shopping to driving to politics. With the advent of ultra-high-speed mobile networks, wireless will play an even more integral role in virtually every aspect of our lives. Advances once thought far in the future, like augmented reality, vocal recognition and real-time translation, will become commonplace. What will this new world look like? What are the advantages and the challenges? How will this “always on” world of Big Data affect privacy and security? Be a part of the dialogue as we explore mobility and the many possibilities it brings.
Press Contact: 
Barbara Mellot
Tel: +1 913 315 1986
Email: 
barbara.j.mellott@sprint.com



Alan Mulally
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ford Motor Company
Time:
5:00 - 5:45 p.m.

The Smart Car: Intuitive, Connected and Safe

Alan Mulally’s keynote will highlight Ford’s commitment to leading a new era of connected driving and how it is leveraging technology to deliver a safer, more convenient driving experience. Mulally also will reveal an all-new Ford concept vehicle with breakthrough technology features. Ford also will provide an update on plans for bringing Ford SYNC with AppLink to market later this year, including an update on new app development partners.
Press Contact:
Monika Wagener
Tel.: + 49 241 9421 212 
Email: 
mwagener@ford.com

September 7, 2013

Turan Erdogan
Chief Executive Officer 
Vestel Group
Time:
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Will TV die? Future of Consumer Electronics

In his keynote address, Vestel CEO, Turan Erdogan will explore the future of consumer electronics. Ten years from now, the TV will still be one of the largest pieces of furniture in the living room, and it will still have a central place in family life. However the TV business overall may be unrecognizable certainly when compared to the operating models and industry makeup that prevail today.
Press Contact:
Sıla Sayar 
Tel.:+90 533 456 58 66
Email: 
sila.sayar@vestel.com.tr



Colin Angle
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
iRobot
Time:
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

How Robots are Changing the Consumer Space and Peoples’ Lives

Colin Angle co-founded iRobot in 1991 with the goal of making practical robots a reality for people around the world. For too long, robots were portrayed in the movies and on TV as the stereotypical humanoid that while impressive, is expensive, impractical and out of reach to the everyday consumer. Colin will talk about how iRobot shunned the stereotypical notion of a robot and instead put its focus on making practical robots that integrate seamlessly into people’s lives – robots that help people accomplish a variety of dull, dirty and dangerous tasks. 

Robots are performing more jobs indoors and extending their reach to address outdoor jobs as well. He will talk about how the company’s PackBot and other related robots have saved countless lives since being introduced in 2002, and about how iRobot brought the telemedicine robot RP-VITA out of the labs and into hospitals in 2013.

By focusing on practical applications, usefulness and value, iRobot has led the way in how robots are portrayed, used and thought of in the consumer world and beyond. Colin will offer his insights into what will help to grow the robotics market even further in the years ahead, changing the way we all live our lives.
Press Contact: 
Charlie Vaida 
Tel: +1 781 430 3182
E-Mail: 
cvaida@irobot.com

September 8, 2013 - The Monster Show

“Head Monster” Noel Lee
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Monster, Inc.
Time:
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

The Headphone Revolution; How Did It Happen? From Monster, the company that made it happen.

The sound is key, not the beat. Visit Monster, one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-performance headphones, connectivity solutions and audio supplies, at IFA’s Monster Show and experience the unique feel of Pure Monster Sound yourself. With the slogan “The Revolution begins 2013,” Monster is introducing the audio industry to a new era. Never before has its product range been so differentiated and so technically advanced. Seize also the opportunity to meet some of Monster’s new brand ambassadors from the music and fashion industry, among Xzibit and Swizz Beatz, co-owner and exceptional music artist.
Press Contact:
Susanne Nguyen
Tel: +49 177 540 1992
Email: 
susanne.nguyen@biteglobal.com


Next week, more than 50 companies will preview new consumer electronics and home appliances for work, home and play at ShowStoppers® @ IFA 2013, the official press event of IFA, the global tradeshow for consumer electronics and home appliances that moves markets and inspires buyers.

"The all-important fourth quarter and holiday season in global innovation is about to begin," said Steven J. Leon, partner, ShowStoppers. "And it starts early at ShowStoppers @ IFA."

More than 750 journalists, columnists, broadcasters and analysts from 51 countries are already pre-registered to attend the sixth-annual edition of ShowStoppers @ IFA.

ShowStoppers @ IFA 2013 takes place Thursday, 5 Sept. 2013, at IFA, in Hall 15.2 on the Messe Berlin Fairgrounds in Berlin, Germany. The invitation-only press event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and product demonstrations for journalists working on deadline before the tradeshow opens for business early Friday, 6 Sept. 2013.

In addition to the press event, ShowStoppers is working with IFA this year to support two international keynotes by U.S. executives – Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Co., and Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint Corp. The Ford keynote is Friday, 6 Sept. 2013, 5 pm. The Sprint keynote is Friday, 6 Sept. 2013, 1 pm. Both keynotes take place in building 6.3 at Messe Berlin.

ShowStoppers is also working with Ford on a panel discussion with executives from Philips, Hotels.com, Deutsche Telekom, Spotify and Axel Springer. The panel is scheduled for Wednesday, 4 Sept. 2013, 3 pm, building 15.3 at Messe Berlin.

With Kobo, a global leader in eReading, ShowStoppers is coordinating a range of activities for media, including product demonstrations and shuttle services for a team of US journalists traveling to Berlin to cover IFA.

About IFA
IFA is the world's most significant consumer electronics and home appliances tradeshow. The event has become the premier venue for global product introductions and business development. This year's IFA hosts more than 1,400 exhibitors from more than 50 countries.

IFA is organized by Messe Berlin and owned by Gesellschaft fur Unterhaltungs und Kommunikationselektronik (gfu). Messe Berlin produces regional, national and international trade shows, exhibitions and conventions. gfu is the Association for Consumer and Communications Electronics.

About ShowStoppers
Now in its 20th year, ShowStoppers is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product introductions, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to help generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand, and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces events at CES, CTIA and Mobile World Congress, among others, and the official press events at IFA, NAB, Sandbox Summit and the CEA LineShow.

To exhibit at ShowStoppers events, contact Dave Leon, director of sales, +1-845-638-3527.

For press registration, contact Steve Leon, partner, +1-512-288-0950.

Contacts:
Steve Leon
Partner, ShowStoppers
+1-512-288-0950
Nicole von der Ropp
IFA Press Officer, Messe Berlin GmbH
+49 (30) 3038-2217


SOURCE ShowStoppers

Touch Taiwan 2013: AUO to bring out a 4.3-inch Ultra High Resolution Full HD Panel with 512 PPI at 95% NTSC.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.

New AUO Displays technologies. Video.



AUO is a display manufacturer  in Taiwan,  one of Apple's suppliers. They are looking to bring to the markets a Technology of 4.3-inch Ultra High Resolution Full HD Panel with 512 PPI (pixel per pitch)  reaching saturation as high as 95% NTSC. High aperture ratio, super narrow border and AHVA technologies altogether raise resolution significantly and reduce around 40% of power consumption when compared with conventional designs.

Press Release:

AUO Showcases Next-generation UHD 4K Wide Color Gamut TV Panels (2013.08.26)
Ultra high resolution, innovative value-added applications and integrated touch solutions all on display at Touch Taiwan 2013
Hsinchu, Taiwan,
AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO), the world's leading provider of optoelectronic solutions, today announced its participation to Touch Taiwan 2013 (International Touch Panel and Optical Film Exhibition 2013) from August 28 to 30. With “Picture the Future with Innovation” being the theme, AUO will showcase a variety of ultra high resolution, innovative value-added display applications, and high efficiency integrated touch solutions to unveil a touch of the future with cutting edge display technologies. In terms of high-end TV applications, AUO will showcase 65 and 55-inch UHD 4K Wide Color Gamut TV Panels offering ultra high resolution, fine and stereoscopic images.
AUO demonstrates the next-generation 65-inch UHD 4K Wide Color Gamut TV Panel with saturation of over 100% NTS
AUO demonstrates 55-inch Full HD Super Slim Dual Side Display for the first time, whose module thickness is 70% less than that of two conventional modules bundled together
AUO showcases the all new integrated eTP solution, whose brand new design easily achieves edge-to-edge like system outlook or narrow bezels for touch-enabled notebook PCs.
Highlights at Touch Taiwan 2013 also include: the world's largest(*) 6.5-inch Full HD OGS Touch Panel for smartphone; 55-inch Super Slim Dual Side Display on its debut; 5 to 6.5-inch large-sized smartphone displays with HD720 and Full HD ultra high resolution; ultra slim, ultra high resolution and flexible AMOLED smartphone displays; Embedded Touch Panel (eTP) offering standardized integrated touch solutions for touch-enabled notebook PCs; a series of ultra slim and high resolution displays for tablet applications.
Next-generation UHD 4K Wide Color Gamut TV Panels
AUO has successfully developed UHD 4K technology and will demonstrate 65 and 55-inch next-generation UHD 4K Wide Color Gamut TV Panels, which are equipped with Wide Color Gamut (WCG) technology with saturation of over 100% NTSC. The panels feature Ultra HD resolution of 3840x2160 with 120Hz frame rate, and boast true colors with 3D-like effect to offer exquisitely fine images that transform viewers’ experience.
High saturation displays for professional monitors
AUO's 27-inch Adobe RGB High Color Monitor Display, intended for professional graphic designs and image processing, has a high resolution of 2560x1440. Its 100% Adobe RGB presents colors in their most delicate, lifelike manner, with nearly no color difference when compared with actual print. Users can examine more accurately the colors and details of their works on monitor screens.
Integrated Super Slim Dual Side Display for diverse applications
The 55-inch Full HD Super Slim Dual Side Display, demonstrated for the first time, has a module thickness that is 70% less than that of two conventional modules bundled together. The super slim design saves significant space. Separate images shown on both sides create more flexibility for information display in the public. The display could be widely applied in public spaces such as shopping malls, retailers, airports, metro stations, banks and financial institutions, museums and exhibition halls. AUO has proactively developed PIDs for fields as varied as business, education, and cultural and creative industries. Innovative technologies and total solutions are offered to create diverse and high value-added application opportunities.
Large-sized, ultra high resolution smartphone displays stretch image quality to new limits
Displays with application to smartphones have become larger in size, slimmer in figure and higher in resolution. AUO will showcase 6.5-inch Full HD OGS Touch Panel, which is currently the world's largest(*) Full HD smartphone display commercially available. The display is equipped with AHVA (Advanced Hyper-Viewing Angle) technology and has color saturation as high as 100% NTSC. The super narrow border design allows the screen to appear in its largest at the cellphone's display area to deliver ultimate visual and entertainment experience, fulfilling users' ultimate desires on high-end mobile devices. In addition, 5 and 5.7-inch HD720 and Full HD ultra high resolution displays will also be exhibited.
Technology of 4.3-inch Ultra High Resolution Full HD Panel with 512 PPI (pixel per pitch) will also be demonstrated, reaching saturation as high as 95% NTSC. High aperture ratio, super narrow border and AHVA technologies altogether raise resolution significantly and reduce around 40% of power consumption when compared with conventional designs.
Complete line of eTP to enhance production efficiency
AUO combines leading TFT-LCD technology with OGS (One Glass Solution) to develop the all new integrated eTP solution that includes touch panels from 11.6, 14 to 15.6 inches. The brand new design easily achieves edge-to-edge like system outlook or narrow bezels for touch-enabled notebook PCs.
Ultra slim and high resolution displays for tablet applications
In terms of tablet applications, AUO will exhibit 7 and 8-inch AHVA High Resolution Displays for tablets, with a high resolution of 1920x1200. WCG technology on 10.1-inch tablet display will also be on showcased. Its 95% NTSC high color saturation and AHVA design enable users to obtain equally clear views from different angles. AUO will also introduce ultra-slim high resolution 10.1-inch panel technology, in which Oxide TFT is used to achieve a high resolution of 2560x1600, delicately displaying the fineness and details of images. The technology achieves 12% more transmittance, a mere 1.5mm panel thickness, and saves still more power, leading the trend for ultra slim mobile devices with high resolution.
Ultra high resolution, slim and flexible AMOLED technologies
AUO's next-generation AMOLED technologies will also make appearance during the show. In terms of smartphone applications, both AUO's 5-inch Full HD AMOLED display with the world’s highest resolution(*) and 5-inch HD720 display employ the Company's enhanced pixel designs. As a result, the 5-inch Full HD AMOLED display successfully overcomes challenges posed by fine shadow mask and reaches resolution as high as 443ppi.
AUO will also demonstrate 4.3-inch Flexible AMOLED technology, which adopts plastic substrate and thin film encapsulation to devise flexible and ultra slim AMOLED panel with thickness of only 0.2mm. In the future, the technology could be applied to smart mobile devices to create highly satisfactory and revolutionary experience for consumers.
During Touch Taiwan, AUO President Mr. Paul Peng will speak as the Chairman of Taiwan Display Union Association to deliver a speech titled “Displays Show the Way to New Lifestyles” on Aug. 29 in the FPD International Taiwan 2013 Seminar. Dr. Frank Ko, AUO Vice President of Technology & Strategic Development Office, will also share his views and speak on the title of “Eyeing the Future: Changes & Innovations of the Display Industry”. You are cordially invited to witness AUO’s diverse advanced display technologies and applications at Touch Taiwan 2013!

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