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  • zosozep64 zosozep64 Jul 23, 2013 7:07 AM Flag

    Himx and Iwatch

    I believe i read here that Himax will be in the new i watch? Any idea if these new i watches can accomadate a Pico Projector? I see many possibities with the Pico Projector. Especially with wearable technology.

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    • MVIS is compatible with Apple but a external devise. Its important to see most watches will use a cell as a base to get info.... Size power constraints While “palm-top” projectors have recently made a splash in the projection marketplace, consumer demand points to brighter, smaller and more affordable projection devices. Target applications for pocket projectors range from compact units for business presentations to personal entertainment displays. A new class of even smaller “embedded” projectors will be integrated into mobile phones and other similarly sized devices, allowing users to watch streaming video, digital TV or surf the web.

      NECSEL breaks new ground in miniature projection by providing high-power, efficient output from a compact, affordable package. In fact, current palm-top projectors based on LED lighting measure over 30 cubic inches, produce around 20 lumens, and cost in excess of $700.00. NECSEL prototypes display a light output of over 200 lumens with both device size and cost cut in half.

      NECSEL can also be coupled with 2D MEMS scanning technology [Editor's note: That's Microvision, folks] to enable “embedded” projectors. The field is wide open to different needs, configurations, industries, military, medical and scientific applications. Novalux

    • -----Himax supplies its drivers to Wintek, which is famous for manufacturing touch panels for the iPhone and the iPad. vendors will face a number of tough challenges.

      “Strict power constraints will prohibit cellular technology, limit the number of sensors and necessitate communication with smart phones over Bluetooth" Low Energy with power. . WIFI s (node principle ) or Bluetooth could be in play working with a smartphone. We believe iWatch is in a greater state of readiness, with the supply chain now waiting for the production go-ahead from Apple. We suspect the go/no-go decision will be made in June and are leaning toward a 'go' outcome at this time," said Glen Yeung, an analyst with Citi Bank ================ We believe iWatch is in a greater state of readiness, with the supply chain now waiting for the production go-ahead from Apple. We suspect the go/no-go decision will be made in June and are leaning toward a 'go' outcome at this time," said Glen Yeung, an analyst with Citi Bank’s

    • AS far as I know, Its dot connecting so far. Please inform me if you have more concrete Apple said to drop Samsung, turn to Innolux for iPad mini displays I have been covering my bases by buying MVIS and EMAN also. HIMX is now my largest holding.

      By Kevin Bostic
      Innolux Corp. may benefit from the ongoing strife between Samsung and Apple, as the iPad maker is said to be dropping the latter in favor of the former as a supplier of touch displays for its iPad mini. INNOLUX was a share holder and customer. So is Foxcon. In a separate report, the hit-or-miss publication said a rumor making the rounds in Asia has Apple in talks with South Korea's LG Display over the purchase of 55- and 65-inch "Ultra HDTV" panels. Sharp is also reportedly being considered as a supplier for the high-resolution displays.
      HMIX customers are the biggest in the fields Sony, Philips ,MSFT and Sharp. Canalys estimates that over 330 thousand smart watches were shipped in 2012, led by Sony and Motorola. Kickstarter-backed Pebble Technology has joined Sony as a market leader in 2013; over 500 thousand units will be shipped this year. Smart watches are then set to explode by the end of 2014, growing tenfold as a new generation of devices from Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung and others are launched.

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      • See GTAT who may be selling sapphire covers for the iwatch and someday cell phones. Sapphire is just below diamond in hardness and thus won't crack or scratch anywhere near what Gorilla Glass from Corning will. Price is higher $10 to $15 vs. $3) on cell phones but small price to pay if you ever crack or scrath your display. And, watches are notorious for scratching the bezel and why top grade watches use sapphire.

        GTAT also have one of the higher short ratios and has already corrected. It is time for the shorts to start covering and the price has moved up a bit pressuring them. But, GTAT is profitable and could be close to getting orders and they do also play in the Solar industry.

        GTAT is one way I am covering my bases..............but I am also huge in HIMX from last November at $1.90.

 
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