Monday, April 25, 2016

Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) develops aluminum ball bonding technology.






Aluminum wire developed for use in semiconductor packaging.

A process based on aluminum wire has been developed by Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) to further reduce production costs.

After four years of R&D, a team led by NCKU professors has overcome problems such as the poor conductivity and ductility of aluminum and developed fine aluminum wires for use in ball wire bonding. 

The use of aluminum instead of gold or copper in ball wire bonding could help chipmakers significantly reduce their production costs.

The key to the breakthrough technology is aluminum wires coated with a layer of nano-zinc, NCKU disclosed. The diameter of the aluminum wire is about 18 micrometers, and the purity of aluminum has been enhanced to improve the material's thermal conductivity, ductility and toughness.

NCKU also claimed it has been granted a patent for the aluminum ball bonding technology in Taiwan. The university has also applied for a patent in China.

NCKU's research paper regarding the aluminum ball bonding technology will be published in July 2016.

(copper wire is considered a cheaper alternative to gold wire for ball wire bonding used in semiconductor packaging, until now)


Huawei to launch the Honor V8 smartphone 5.7 inch, dual camera, 4GB RAM in May 10.



China site TENAA has leaked the detailed specifications of 3 Huawei Honor V8 smartphones to be launched in May 10, 2016, model numbers KNT-AL10KNT-TL10 and KNT-AL20.


The KNT-AL10 and KNT-TL10 come with a 5.7-inch TFT full HD display with 1920 × 1080 pixel resolution and is powered by the 2.3GHz octa-core processor expected to be the Kirin 950. Both have 4GB of RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage capacity with up to 128GB expandable storage capacity. The device runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box.

It features a Dual rear camera of 12-megapixel with Dual tone LED flash and a front facing 8-megapixel camera. Connectivity options includes 4G LTE, 3G, WLAN, infrared, Bluetooth, USB, FM Radio and other standard connectivity options. It measures 157.00 × 77.60 × 7.75 mm and weights 170 grams. It is listed in Silver and Rose Gold color options. All the three device are backed up by the 3400 mAh battery. 


The KNT-AL20 model comes with upgraded processor, display and inbuilt storage capacity with all other similar features just like the other two variants we discussed above. The KNT-AL20 comes with a 2.5GHz octa-core processor that is expected to be the Kirin 955. 

It has 64GB inbuilt storage capacity. It comes with a 5.7-inch TFT display but with QHD resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels. Other features in this device are similar to the other two variants. - 





TENAA via gsmarena




Friday, April 22, 2016

1Q 2016: CHINA smartphone market: Huawei remains top brand.





Huawei remains the top brand in China and is steadily catching up to Apple in the global competition.

Huawei’s first-quarter shipments came in at 27 million units, or a drop of around 20% compared with the prior quarter. Nonetheless, the Chinese smartphone maker retained its rankings as the top brand in China and the third-largest vendor worldwide. 

Huawei currently is ahead of its domestic competitors in terms of scale, technology, and supply chain integration. The Kirin processors manufactured by Huawei’s semiconductor subsidiary HiSilicon are on par with high-end chips from Qualcomm and MediaTek. 

Additionally, Huawei faces the least amount of resistance than other Chinese brands do when it comes to shipping to the overseas markets.

“Huawei won’t be able to overtake Apple and become the No. 2 smartphone brand worldwide any time soon,” said Wu. “Still, the market share gap between Huawei and Apple are expected to narrow with each passing year.”

Lenovo smartphone shipments reached 17 million units in the first quarter, translating to a small quarterly decline of 5.6%. Lenovo will be focusing on foreign markets this year and have assigned 80% of its total shipments for exports. 

By the end of year, Lenovo’s respective market shares in India and Indonesia may surpass 10%. However, the brand’s global market share is expected to contract because of insufficient product differentiation. Lenovo’s flagship devices also lack attractive features that can capture consumers’ interests.

Xiaomi shipped about 16 million units of smartphones in the first quarter and is now in close competition with Lenovo for the No.2 spot in China. Wu said Xiaomi has been more capable of creating market buzz for its products by making significant hardware upgrades. 

Xiaomi’s latest premium smartphone, Mi 5, offers the top-of-line Snapdragon 820 processor, the highest density of LPDDR4 at 4GB and the largest storage available at 128GB. 

Xiaomi is also committed to make its smartphones into powerful platforms for the Internet of Things and has built an ecosystem of connected products. TrendForce expects marginal shipment growth from Xiaomi this year, but the Chinese vendors will see increasing profits coming from the sales of peripheral products related to its smartphones.

OPPO and Vivo together will represent almost 20% of Chinese branded smartphone shipments for 2016. Vivo has shown that it is willing to bring out the best hardware with Xplay 5, which features a dual-curve screen and is the first smartphone to carry 6GB of memory. Besides maintaining channel networks in China’s second and third-tier cities, Vivo is also actively building up its overseas presence. Currently, 10% of Vivo’s total shipments goes to foreign markets.

OPPO’s strategy is about improving smartphone’s overall functionality, such as having an excellent camera and a fast-charging battery. On other hand, OPPO tends to use mid-range application processors for their mobile devices and rely on system optimization to create better user experience. OPPO is among the few Chinese brands to expand abroad early on, and the brand has strong sales records in Southeast Asia and India.


1Q 2016: Samsung doubles Apple in smartphone worldwide market share: Samsung 27.80%, Apple 14.40%, Huawei 9.30%



Global market research firm TrendForce reports that the worldwide smartphone shipments in the first quarter of 2016 totaled 292 million units, down 18.6% from the previous quarter and a year-on-year decline of 1.3%. The decrease was mainly attributed to market saturation. Leading brands such as Samsung and Apple no longer have the same growth momentum as before, so the overall shipments depended on contributions from Chinese brands and rising demand in India and other emerging markets.

Avril Wu, TrendForce smartphone analyst, said the combined shipments (including exports) from Chinese brands in the first quarter reached 125 million units, surpassing the combined shipments from Samsung and Apple for the first time. Chinese brands accounted for 42.9% of the global smartphone shipments, up from 41.5% in the previous quarter. In their home market, Chinese brands have benefitted from increasing subsidies for 4G smartphones from domestic telecom operators. 

At the same time, they have gain grounds in foreign markets. As a result, Chinese smartphone makers did not suffer as steep shipment decline as their foreign competitors did in the off-peak season of the first quarter. Their combined quarterly shipments fell by only 16%. On the other hand, the competition in the overseas markets have intensified as major international brands are struggling to keep their market shares. This will continue to put pressure on Chinese vendors’ margins.

Apple is unlikely to make a turnaround for this year’s shipments with iPhone SE; Samsung grew its shipments against market headwinds.

Apple posted its largest quarterly decline ever for iPhone shipments, plummeting 43.8% from 75 million units in last year’s fourth quarter to just 42 million units in this first quarter. Sales of iPhone 6s have been lackluster as the model lacks exciting new features. Moreover, Apple’s management of channel inventories have become more conservative before the launch of its next iPhone. TrendForce thus has lowered its iPhone shipment estimate for this year to 213 million units, an almost 10% drop compared with the previous year.

Wu said: “As the budget model, iPhone SE will support Apple’s overall shipments in the second quarter before the next major iPhone release. However, iPhone SE is going to face severe price competition from Chinese branded products in its target market, which is the mid-range device segment. This year’s iPhone SE shipments are projected to come in below 15 million units and they are unlikely to help turn around the weak annual shipment result for Apple.”

Samsung’s first-quarter shipments exceeded expectations and arrived at 81 million units, up 2.5% from the prior quarter. Samsung boosted its smartphone sales by launching its flagships Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge ahead of schedule and stepping up its promotional activities. 

Additionally, the vendor’s J series, which consists of entry-level devices with high cost-performance ratios, has been a success in China and worldwide. TrendForce has raised Samsung’s 2016 shipment projection to 316 million units, which is about the same level as last year. This upward revision in the shipment estimate also suggests that the vendor is going to retain its market share by keeping margins low. Hence, Samsung’s mobile profit may drop slightly in the next few quarters.

Compared with other smartphone makers, LG has put in a bit more effort in developing new designs and features for its products – from G3, the first smartphone with a 2K screen, to V10 that came with a secondary display for notifications. G5, the flagship that the South Korean brand revealed at this year’s Mobile World Congress, is the first “modular type” mobile device. 

This design features detachable component modules, which allow the customization and enhancement of G5’s functionality. Besides batteries, G5 users can also swap camera and audio components. Despite LG’s innovations, it posted a slight shipment decline in this first quarter due to encountering escalating market competition. The company stayed at No. 6 in the worldwide market share ranking.

Apple to buy Samsung NAND-Flash Memories for the iPhone.




Samsung Electronics’ DS (Device Solution) Memory Business Department is planning to supply NAND-Flash memories to Apple for iPhones. It has been 4 years since it stopped dealing with Apple.


Apple has not been using Samsung Electronics’ NAND-Flash memories since iPhone 5 that was released in September of 2012 because Samsung Electronics did not agree to Apple’s requests. Since iPhone 5, Apple has been requesting to use EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference) shielding technology for NAND-Flash package.



According to an industry on the 18th, Samsung Electronics is co-developing EMI shielding process that uses spray method with Protec, which is a South Korean company specializing in dispenser, Asymtek from the U.S., Hansol Chemical, and Ntrium. While Protec and Asymtek are developing equipment, Hansol Chemical and Ntrium are developing EMI masking material that is in a form of ink. Samsung Electronics is planning to supply NAND-Flash package with EMI shield to Apple when equipment and material are developed. It is predicted that supply will be possible starting from next year.



EMI shielding for semiconductor chip takes place by adding a process that covers ultra-thin metal on top of packaging’s surface. In the past, this process was carried out by using sputter that covers semiconductor chip with ultra-thin metallic shield. Sputter process allows membranes to be deposited evenly on top of corresponding surface when physical pressure, which comes from plasma, is exerted onto material.


Advantage of spray equipment is that it is cheaper than sputter. While one set of sputtering equipment costs about $4.36 million (5 billion KRW), spray equipment can be purchased for about a price between $610,000 and $697,000 (700 million KRW and 800 million KRW). Cost of process can also be reduced since price of ink for spraying is cheaper compared to sputtering target.


Spray process is a solution that can completely shield ball part of BGA (Ball Grid Array), which is Samsung electronics’ NAND-Flash packaging method. NAND-Flash memories that were used for previous iPhones use LGA (Land Grid Array) packaging. LGA has sharp pins attached at the bottom of package. Because LGA cleaves on without making any gap at lower empty space when it is actually attached to PCB (Printed Circuit Board), one has to use EMI shielding process only at the top. Because there are many empty gaps at the bottom of BGA, which has ball-type electrodes form at the lower-end, it was difficult to carry out perfect EMI shielding process with just sputtering method.



“It seems that BGA is more advantageous than LGA if one is considering to make chips smaller and lighter.” said a representative for this industry. “Although Samsung Electronics had no thought of using LGA packaging method just for Apple, it seems that S
amsung Electronics found a solution this time.”

A reason why Samsung Electronics has decided to supply NAND-Flash memories to Apple again is because it was affected by worsened market situation of memory industry. It can be seen that Samsung Electronics considered a possibility of having supply of its overall flash memories overflow if it mass-produces 3D NAND-Flash memories at its new factories in Pyeongtaek next year.



SK Hynix has been asking Taiwans’ ASE to supply NAND-Flash chip packaging for Apple. It is heard that SK Hynix is developing a same solution as Samsung Electronics.



IF EMI shielding technology is used, unexpected and unusual motions that occur from EMI can be prevented. Circuit boards can also be formed more densely. If length of mounting between chips is reduced, remaining area can be used for a battery which can ultimately increase hours of use of a battery.



Apple has been using EMI shielding technology for NAND-Flash packaging products that have a controller, which operates by RF (Radio Frequency) Chip and clock, since iPhone 5. It is going to expand EMI shielding technology to most of chips starting from iPhone 7 that will be released this year.

Samsung and VeriFone to work together for installing SamsungPay system into POS system.





Samsung Electronics’ mobile payment service called ‘SamsungPay’ is going to work with world’s biggest POS manufacturer called VeriFone. It seems that these two businesses will work together from manufacturing POS to actually installing SamsungPay system into POS system.


According to Samsung Electronics’ North American Corporate on the 21st, Samsung Electronics and VeriFone recently had a business agreement that includes co-development of payment system.
SamsungPay has NFC as well as MST technology, which does not require replacement of POS systems that are currently located at stores.



However there were times when payments made by SamsungPay did not work with certain POS systems. Samsung Electronics and VeriFone are first going to make sure that SamsungPay is working with most of major POS systems in the U.S.



It is heard that this agreement also includes information that says that installing SamsungPay system will be supported when a customer upgrades his or her current POS system.


“I expect synergy from our partnership with SamsungPay.” said Vice-President Vin D’agostino who is in charge of VeriFone’s business support. “Through our partnership, store merchants and regular customers will be able to use a payment service that is much faster and more convenient.”


According to a payment system research media called Pymnts.com, 80% of global POS system is owned by VeriFone from the U.S., and Ingenico from France. Verifone has the most shares by having 51.4% while Ingenico (17.4%) and Equinox are second and third place respectively.



Since SamsungPay was released, VeriFone has announced its desire to work with SamsungPay because SamsungPay can be used without having stores to replace their current POS systems.

It is heard that Samsung Electronics is also going to make partnerships with Ingenico and Equinox sequentially and work on co-developing payment systems. Starting with the U.S., Samsung Electronics is going to also work with other global businesses so that SamsungPay can be expanded worldwide.



“Our North American Corporate made a business agreement with VeriFone and is working on expanding SamsungPay business.” said a representative for Samsung Electronics’ Headquarters in South Korea. “We have decided not to enclose any detail information about this agreement.”

Avi-on™ Introduces Plug-And-Play Bluetooth Smart And CSRmesh Modules That Simplify The Development Of Connected Lighting, Switches And Sensors




Energy-Efficient CSRmesh Modules Comply with Energy Star 2.0 and California Title 24 Enabling Manufacturers to Build Sustainable Product Offerings.

Avi-on Labs, Inc. today launched the Avi-on family of modules for lighting, switches, sensors, LED components and power supplies. Based on Bluetooth Smart and CSRmesh connectivity, a product of Qualcomm® Technologies International, Ltd., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, Avi-on Modules combine with the Avi-on Software Platform to dramatically simplify the development of connected products.
"There is rapid innovation happening in connected lighting and 'smart' homes. These Modules offer a proven, plug-and-play solution, which includes software, radio and long-term support as a comprehensive package, thus allowing lighting manufacturers to commercialize products quickly," said Anthony Murray, Senior Vice President and General Manager, IoE, Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. "With CSRmesh and Avi-on Modules, customers are able to quickly design and build simple-to-install, connected products for home and commercial environments."
Avi-on Modules provide a single board solution for line-connected or battery-powered lighting and sensor controls. With a compact footprint and packaging, designed specifically for the LED and controls industry, the Modules are pre-loaded with custom firmware and dedicated output connectors for popular protocols, including: 0-10V, PWM, UART, I2C, SPI, ADC, TRIAC, and DALI. In many cases, integration is as simple as wiring an Avi-on module to the LED driver.  
Because all modules are FCC, CE, IC and BQB certified, certification time and fees are essentially eliminated. The pre-certified Avi-on modules cut 12 to 18 months from a normal development timeline and save up to $60,000 in engineering and radio certification fees per product.
"The Avi-on Platform + Modules Solution enables lighting manufacturers to gain market advantage and fill the compliance gap by rapidly integrating simple, low-cost, easy-to-use and energy-efficient controls into their existing products," said Eric Miller, CEO of Avi-on Labs, Inc. "Customers looking to comply with regulations like Energy Star 2.0 and California Title 24 can use our products to build entire lines of connected products in just a few months."
Each Avi-on Module runs natively on the Avi-on Software Controls Platforma turnkey combination of mobile apps, a secure cloud, customized firmware and software support.
The new Modules include:
  • INTERNAL:  Internal onboard antenna
  • EXTERNAL: Supports an external antenna
  • WIRE: Integrated wire antenna
  • AC: Self-contained module powered by AC Mains
  • DC: Self-contained module powered by DC LED power supplies
  • DEV: Board designed to assist engineers in building Avi-on™ product integrations
"The Avi-on platform is a great fit with our residential and commercial fixtures and drivers," said Adrian Cheng, CEO of Edison Opto USA Corporation. "The apps are easy to use and Avi-on takes care of long-term support. Partnering with Avi-on was a natural choice."
Avi-on's integrated products are being featured at the following 2016 trade shows: LightFair International in San Diego(April 25 to 28), National Hardware in Las Vegas (May 5 to 7), and Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (October 27 to 30). At LightFair, Avi-on products will be in the Qualcomm® booth #6917 and the Avi-on booth #7040.
About Avi-on

Avi-on Labs, Inc. is changing the way the world lights and controls spaces by replacing wires with software. As the world's fastest growing Bluetooth® Smart + CSRmesh™ ecosystem with over 25 completed product integrations, the Avi-on Platform enables commercial, residential and industrial lighting and control manufacturers to rapidly deliver beautiful, secure, energy-efficient, and easy-to-use products at a great price. Avi-on products are currently available in major retail outlets throughout North America and are powering GE-branded Bluetooth switches manufactured by Jasco. For more information, visit: http://www.avi-on.com/lightfair

CSRmesh is a product of Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. CSRmesh is a trademark of Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd., registered in the United States and other countries. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. For more information, visit: http://www.csr.com/ or https://www.bluetooth.com/.
Contact:  

Dana Kunz
COO
Avi-on Labs, Inc.
415.987.9798

SOURCE Avi-on Labs, Inc.



Plug and Play Internet of Things Selects Startups for its Fourth Batch.




25 startups accepted into the IoT Platform.

Plug and Play's highly popular innovation platform, Plug and Play IoT, has just accepted 25 leading startups to join the fourth batch of its program. Startups across the consumer, industrial, and mobility foci were selected based off of technology interests from the platforms' 10 anchor partners.
New corporate anchor partners Fujitsu, Caterpillar, Panasonic, Honeywell, and SOMPO Digital Lab, selected batch 4 startups along with Philips Lighting, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Mercedes-Benz, SC Johnson, and Munich Re.  
Hicham Sabir, ‎Manager of Open Innovation at Philips Lighting said, "The great thing about being an anchor partner is that you get to influence the list of startups that are present. The team at Plug and Play does a great job in reaching out to a huge pool of startups [which we then] tailor to what we are looking for."
When asked about the program, Director of PnP IoT, Phillip Vincent said, "IoT has now become too broad of a term that covers all the recent tech buzzwords. But what we've learned from each of our partners is that the fundamentals are revolved around collecting data, connecting the data, being able to analyze it, and most importantly, turning it into an action item; and that's exactly what our startups in the program are focusing on, actionizing."
Take a look at this batch's innovative startups listed below. If you want to see these guys in action, come to our EXPO onJune 23rd where each of them will be giving a 3-minute pitch and have a demo space.  Register on Eventbrite.
Angee -  Angee is an intelligent home security system taking care of your family's safety, connecting to you via your mobile devices, and adapting to your routine.  Easy to use, unobtrusive, and constantly upgradeable through the internet and self-learning, Angee is redefining home security. Angee was successfully backed on Kickstarter in November 2015 and is currently preparing the product for market launch.
Aquadation - Automated "Self-Leveling" Residential Home Foundation Repair System using IoT sensors, Cloud Computing and Buried Micro-drip Irrigation Technology.
BeeHex- BeeHex, Inc., is the leading 3D food printing company led by Anjan Contractor, Chintan Kanuga, Jordan French, Ben Feltner and Pei-Ling Lee. BeeHex's patent-pending pneumatic technology makes pizza and confectionery hardware for commercial kitchens, theme parks and the event management and food catering industries. Based in Sunnyvale, California BeeHex is backed by Plug & Play Ventures. The company is regularly consulted for its expertise in 3D food printing by NPR, PBS, PC Magazine, Inc. Magazine, NTT Tokyo, Exame and others.
BreezoMeter - BreezoMeter delivers dynamic, real-time air quality data to help municipalities, smart cities and businesses make informed decisions on our wellbeing. With over 50M daily users in 28 countries, BreezoMeter is the world's leading real time air quality analytics provider.
ElectrIQ -Offering an all-in-one home energy management system that intelligently monitors energy consumption and sustainably reduces home energy costs.
Sentio Solutions (Feel) - Feel (www.myfeel.co) is the first smart wristband that leverages proprietary algorithms to recognize and track human emotions, and provide personalized recommendations based on advanced psychological techniques to help users develop positive emotional habits and improve wellbeing.
Kwik - The first open one click ordering solution for any brand. kwik solution includes interfaces to any payment & delivery services as well as to the existing e-commerce system of the brand, so they can go live with no effort and no risk. Using our proprietary IoT technology, orders can come from the existing kwik devices / from embedding our tech within machines to make them smart easily and even using ANY third party appliances/devices that can interface the kwik software platform.
Natural Machines - Our launch product is a 3D food printer. We call it Foodini. We are using an open capsule model, meaning the consumer prepares and places fresh ingredients in Foodini. Natural Machines is going to make preparing food healthier, easier, and so much fun. Foodini is the first 3D printer to print all types of real, fresh, nutritious foods, from savory to sweet. It uses fresh, real ingredients, making the Foodini the first 3D food printer kitchen appliance to contribute to a healthy eating lifestyle.
Nearable - Today's BLE tracking devices are proprietary to their own mobile applications, which means the network is insignificant, and functionality depends directly on the size of that network. Nearable bridges the gap between brands and devices creating the world's largest BLE location network, drastically increasing the odds of discovering all lost items.
oneID - oneID is complete identity lifecycle management for IoT. It allows for dynamic, real-time provisioning and revocation of identities for all nodes in your IoT ecosystem. Mutual multi-factor authentication and our unique zero trust architecture provide automated and highly secure identity. And it's device and protocol agnostic, so it works in any environment. We're ready today to help enterprises create stable, safe, and manageable environments for their IoT initiatives. If you're interested or want more details, let us know.
Oxie - Oxie is the first smart, wearable air purifier: It's neck-worn design places you in an invisible bubble of air, purifying smoke, toxic gases, allergens, germs and more.
With 1/8 global deaths attributed to air pollution, Oxie provides personal protection but also targets the wider problem:
In addition to purifying your air, integrated sensors deliver personal air quality insights through an associated mobile app. Oxie further crowdsources anonymous air pollution data to enable the most granular insights into our environmental health.
PRS Medical Technologies - PRS designs and manufactures support surfaces for to help people enjoy their lives.  Seat cushion pressure reduction benefits patients who may suffer from bedsores to consumers who want the most comfortable cushion during their long commutes, challenging conference calls and enjoyment of leisure.  Try it once, and your bottom will never let you forget it.
Reality Analytics - Reality Analytics use advanced, patented artificial intelligence techniques to detect real-world events in sensor and signal data so apps and devices can take action. In a sense, we let devices and apps use sensor to see, hear and feel the world around them.   Major applications in drone analytics (construction, agriculture, equipment inspection), in machine health / predictive maintenance, and in finding signatures of real world events in vibration, acceleration, sound, image, AC power and other sensor data.
Ripples - Ripples, a Steam CC venture, was founded with the simple but powerful idea that a cup of coffee could send a different kind of message; an actual one. Their first product, the Ripple Maker, turns ordinary coffee into an extraordinary experience. The machine creates inspiring Ripples from any image or text atop the foam layer of coffee beverages with the touch of a button.
Scenseit - Scenseit develops an IoT platform for indoor air quality & scent control to help existing & new emerging IoT verticals deliver new advanced products by reducing development time & expense  with its HW & SaaS solution.
Swiftly - Swiftly makes data-driven software applications that improve urban mobility. For residents, the Swiftly mobile app finds the fastest and most affordable ways to get around town by analyzing real-time multi-modal information. For governments, Swiftly provides software tools that help cities and transit agencies improve operational efficiency, make smarter investments, and better engage riders. The company is based in San Francisco, CA, and more information can be found at goswift.ly and on Twitter @SwiftlyInc.
Timeli - Timeli is an Asset Performance Intelligence solution specifically targeted to asset intensive industries like Utilities, Process manufacturing, Oil & Gas and other verticals. Timeli's SaaS solution is built on its innovative IoT analytics platform that was purpose built to handle large volume and velocity of time series and event data originating from sensors and equipment. By providing timely and actionable predictive and prescriptive analytics to operators, managers and executives, Timeli allows enterprises to operate their revenue generating assets more efficiently.       
Titanium Falcon - Titanium Falcon focuses on natural interaction devices. The first product is a stylish smart ring for mobile gaming and VR called Talon -- world's smallest and smartest motion control ring. it allows wearers to swipe fingers to play games or control apps on devices such as phones, tablets, VR headset, smart TVs, etc.
TRX Systems - TRX Systems delivers infrastructure-free location, tracking, and status-monitoring of personnel in indoor and other environments without accurate GPS.  The TRX NEON Indoor Location Service is unique in the implementation of a sensor fusion solution combined with dynamic mapping to deliver 3D indoor location and dynamically map indoor, underground, and other areas where GPS is not available or is unreliable.
Vyooit - Vyooit /vyu it/ is a an on-demand live POV platform for immediate visual feedback within the Enterprise and between Enterprise and consumers. This solution eliminates the pain of managing remote teams and operations by requesting live video from employees or contractors from the location, thus extending the reach of experts or decision makers. It also enables consumers to utilize the location of sales agents (retail, real estate, etc.) and engage in interactive live video sessions from the point of view of the agent.

About Plug and Play Tech Center 
Plug and Play Tech Center is the world's largest global technology accelerator and venture fund. Since inception in 2006, our program has expanded worldwide to include entrepreneurs from 24 countries, providing necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley. With over 350 startups and 300 corporate partners, we have created the ultimate startup ecosystem. Plug and Play provides active investments with 180 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and more than 365 networking events per year. Companies in our community have raised over $3.5 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including Danger, Dropbox, Lending Club, PayPal, SoundHound, and Zoosk. For more information, visit:www.plugandplaytechcenter.com  

Media Contact: 
Allison Romero 


SOURCE Plug and Play Tech Center.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Apple`s WWDC16 will be held from June 13-17, 2016



The Apple`s WWDC 2016 will be held from June 13 to June 17 in San Francisco, and will kickoff in Monday June 13 at Bill Graham Auditorium to learn about the future of iOS (10), OSx (macOS?), watchOS and tvOS and honor developers behind the yer`s best apps. 













China site confirms iPhone 8 TouchID on the back.

Leather Case posted by Kumamoto Technology from China in some way is probably confirming that the iPhone 8 or iPhone7S/7S Plus may arrive...

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