Here is the daily roundup from Japanese consumer tech and tech business websites for November 25, 2014.
AMD Partners With Samsung for FreeSync Displays
Today at AMD’s Future of Compute event in Singapore AMD announced that it has partnered with Samsung to put out FreeSync displays.
Yoga 3 Pro in Japan, Marking LEDs, Surface Pro on Farms: The Headlines in Tokyo for November 17
Here is the daily roundup from Japanese consumer tech and tech business websites for November 17, 2014.
Playstation Vue, Firefox Party, Toshiba’s driving chip: The Headlines in Tokyo for November 13
Here is the daily roundup from Japanese consumer tech and tech business websites for November 13, 2014.
OLED set to arrive in 2011
DisplaySearch, market research subsidiary of analyst giant NPD released a report titled “OLED Lighting in 2009 and Beyond: The Bright Future”. This piece analyze trends in market adoption of panel development. According to DisplaySearch, OLED lighting market will take off in two years from now, during 2011. By 2013/2014 timeframe, revenues should reach as much as six billion USD, but more important – market adoption should follow suit due to favorable pricing. Key feature of OLED lighting is the fact that it will enable creation of multiple-usage products, such as mirror or windows with integrated displays… such as one the picture below. Treehugers and alike
Recession is over? TSMC, UMC, VIS show large growth in orders
When world recession struck last year, contract foundries were hit really hard, with utilization dropping as low as 30%, sending workers home, introducing single-shift days and 4-day weeks. Largest players in the field, Taiwanese TSMC, UMC were forced to live through all of these measures in order to stay in the black. Courtesy of DigiTimes, we learned that both TSMC and UMC are reporting utilization growing back to 50-60%, thanks to a large number of rushed orders by foreign contracting firms. If we look at a chart above, we see that in December ’08, TSMC dipped as low as negative 31.5% compared to October, while
Silverstone launches a revolutionary case, gaming mice
I just received word from Cheney Tseng of Silverstone fame about the launch of their new product line. Under the name Raven RV01, Silverstone launched a gaming mice and a case. Now, the mouse is a standard answer to heated competition on the market (more on that below), but case is… something completely different, as Monty Phyton would say. As we all know, heat flows upwards, while the cool air stays on the ground. In the world of computers, more and more components are heating up. This was not solved even with ATX motherboards placed upside down (BTX-style), so Silverstone decided to kick up a