Posted: Mon, August 10, 2020
2020 has brought some unexpected shifts in the display market, increasing demand for laptops and home screens, while causing a dip in the smartphone sales while many retail outlets have been shuttered. But one constant for manufacturers is the need for production-line inspection to ensure quality.
Posted: Mon, August 3, 2020
Digital signage has had a growing presence in public spaces since the 1990s, and is now commonplace in airports, shopping malls, sports venues, medical facilities, and anywhere that information or advertising can be displayed. MicroLED display technology promises to enable larger display screen sizes than ever before and is poised to future of high-end display walls and large-scale digital sigange.
Posted: Mon, July 27, 2020
Humans experience the world through our five senses: hearing, sight, taste, smell, and touch. We tend to be visually-oriented, taking in much of our information about the world through our eyes. Virtual reality aims to create an immersive experience for users by filling their entire field of view. But incorporating other sensory input can enhance the visual display aspect to create more vivid experiences - called "XR" for Extended Reality.
Posted: Mon, July 13, 2020
Interior cabin lighting—from overhead reading lights to emergency strips on the floor—are vital to passenger comfort and safety during air travel. New airline lighting trends such as LEDs and "mood lighting" are improving the passenger experience and introducing new efficiency and cost savings for airlines.
Posted: Mon, July 6, 2020
From lasers and holograms to electron microscopes and contact lenses, some of the most significant technologies in everyday use have been made possible by aspects of optical science. New research and breakthroughs continue to advance knowledge and expand the applications of optics; this blog takes a look at some recent advancements.
Posted: Mon, June 15, 2020
We take a look at some of the latest VR headsets. Continuing development of hardware and technology are making VR experiences more immersive and interactive than ever before, and putting the cost of systems within range for the mass market.
Posted: Tue, May 19, 2020
To create microLED displays, the process starts with epitaxial crystal growth. The selection of materials and/or methods used to build individual microLEDs can have a significant impact on down-stream display efficiency, color quality, and integration. This post takes a look at some microLED materials challenges—and some recent breakthroughs in creating red microLEDs.
Posted: Mon, April 27, 2020
Since their emergence in the 1980s, laptop computers--whether notebooks, tablets, or 2-in-1 style--have become an essential piece of technology for many millions of people. We'll take a look at the history, development, current state, and future of the laptop, and how to ensure the quality of laptop displays.
Posted: Mon, April 20, 2020
Coronavirus has forced many organizations to rethink how they operate, find new ways to connect employees, and shift to remote work. This has driven up use of online platforms for communication and virtual activity. With this virtualization, AR and VR technologies are being put to use in creative new ways.
Posted: Mon, March 30, 2020
Display industry predictions have all been saying that 2020 would be the big year for 5G, and it looks like they were right! Networks are rolling out around the globe, new 5G-enabled phones are launching. In this post we look at the potential impact of 5G on display devices like phones, televisions, and AR/VR headsets.