I’ll travel to International CES 2014 in Las Vegas in early January. CES is one of the most crowded consumer electronic shows in the world with over 150,000 attendees.
Here are what to expect:
OLED display. We expect Samsung and LG will demo large size AMOLED TV at CES 2014, just as they did in last year. But this time it’ll be one level higher: we expect to see 4K and larger size. Other companies, such as Sony, AUO, Panasonic will also demo 4K OLED TV.
3. Quantum dot is adopted in LCD to improve color gamut and reduce power consumption. At CES 2014, we’ll see Sony’s Triluminos TV with quantum dot from QD Vision. We might also see Hisense demo quantum dot TV as well.
Quantum dot could improve Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) dramatically in terms of color gamut, color accuracy and reducing power consumption. This is one of the biggest breakthrough technologies for LCD in recent several years. Now quantum dot LCD is challenging AMOLED.
5. ITO-replacement. At CES 2014, we’ll see many touch screen devices, from mobile phone to large public signage. ITO-replacement transparent conductor is penetrating to touch screens very rapidly. ITO-replacement attracted over 200 companies and research Institutes. We expect to see metal mesh, silver nanowire and other ITO-replacement touch panels at the show.
It’s not a secret that 3M is developing metal mesh. What pleasantly surprised me is that 3M officially announced all 3 transparent conductor films: metal mesh film, silver nanowire film with Cambrios and ITO film.
I had the chance to talk to 3M’s marketing manager, Mr. Erik Lood, recently. I asked him why you supply ITO film and ITO-replacement film at the same time. He indicated, “We want to offer our customers all the choices: good, better, best. Customers can choose.”
When I was having tea with an industry friend in Silicon Valley recently, I told him I flew about 100,000 miles this year. He said he flew 150,000 miles. He beats me!
Frequent flyer is fine, but please don’t do the extreme like I did a couple of years ago. I first had a one-week business trip to Asia, then back to home in US for 2 days, and then I flew to Europe for another business trip. My body started to be confused about the time, “Is it sleeping time or is it wakes up time?” Eventually, I became sick in Europe.
Although the modern technologies have offered fast and easy travel: we can take the inter-continental airplane, we can take bullet train, but our body is still the “ancient” body like our ancestors thousands of years ago.
So, take good care, especially if you have to travel, wish you a safe and healthy holiday!