Monthly Archives: November 2018

Merck Smart Windows Technologies, Capacity and Supply Chain

November 14, 2018, by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research Inc.

Merck’s smart windows business started from Peer+. Peer+ was a startup company founded in 2008 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, to make liquid crystal windows. In 2011, Peer+ and Merck worked together to develop the liquid crystal that could stand the heat and cold of a window application. In 2012, Merck acquired 70% of the shares of Peer+.  And in June 2014, Merck acquired the remaining 30% share.

On October 23, 2018, Merck unveiled their new product brand “eyrise™” and announced the commercial availability of eyrise™ s350 in the EU and North America. Thanks to its unique features, eyrise™s350 provides a light wellness experience, as well as exceptional design freedom.

Figure 1: Merck Eyrise smart windows

Source: Merck

The launch of eyrise™ s350 marks the 350th anniversary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany which has pioneered the liquid crystal business for the past 50 years. eyrise™ smart windows will be used on the first full-façade installation for FC Group’s new headquarter building in Karlsruhe, Germany. The building is planned to open in 2019.

We had an interview with Dr. Johannes Canisius, head of the Liquid Crystal Windows business at Merck, and Dr. Celine Glipa, global director of marketing & sales of the Merck Window Technologies.

We asked about the licrivision brand and the eyrise brand smart windows, their capacity, supply chain, and future plan. The full article can be found in the Touch and Emerging Display monthly report, November 2018 report.

In the Smart Windows 2018-2028 report, we analyzed 22 types smart windows technologies and provided market forecast to 2028.

Figure 2. Smart Windows 2018 to 2028 report

Thanks,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

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Microsoft IoT in Action conference review

November 1st, 2018, by Jennifer Colegrove Ph.D. Principal Analyst, Touch Display Research Inc.

On October 25th, 2018, Touch Display Research was invited and attended Microsoft’s IoT (Internet of Things) in Action conference in Santa Clara. There were about 600 attendees.

Microsoft has a range of programs (Azure IoT, Azure Sphere, Windows 10 IoT, Vision AI development kit) to support partners, building new IoT devices and applications, as well as internal development teams.

Figure 1: Microsoft IoT in Action conference

Source: Microsoft

Microsoft’s General Manager of IoT Solution, Mr. Carl Coken gave a presentation titled “Building Intelligent Edge Solutions with Microsoft IoT”. He first indicated IoT market will grow very rapidly in the next several years. Then Mr. Carl Coken discussed that IoT can be used in many applications: construction, agriculture, healthcare, retail, digital signage, etc.

Figure 2: Microsoft’s General Manager of IoT Solution, Mr. Carl Coken gave presentation

Source: Touch Display Research

Microsoft is simplifying IoT, by using Microsoft’s IoT programs, companies can easily build secure, scalable solutions from device to cloud, and manage devices as scale, find insights from the IoT devices and benefit from IoT. He then invited his colleague Ms. Sarah Matson, Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft to demonstrate how easy it is to use Microsoft IoT software in real life. One scenario: at a construction site, if there is some unsafe condition, such as chemical spill, people can push a Seeed Button, the button will send signal to Microsoft Azure IoT Central, then the manager will be able to know the location of the unsafe condition and send people to fix it.

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About Touch Display Research Inc.

Touch Display Research, Inc. (https://TouchDisplayResearch.com) is a technology market research and consulting firm specializing in touch screen and emerging display technologies such as OLED displays, quantum dots, flexible displays, e-paper displays, ITO-replacement, Active pen, near-eye displays, smart windows, gesture controls, voice controls, and eye controls. Touch Display Research helps technology companies grow and connecting their technologies to the marketplace. We have been writing about OLED industry for over 10 years. We were the first company to publish Quantum Dot market reports. We were the first company to publish Active Pen market report, and ITO-replacement market report.  We have always been there to analyze new and emerging technologies. Touch Display Research provides reports, consulting, and due diligence to touch suppliers, display manufacturers, consumer electronics ODMs/OEMs, material suppliers, investors and venture capitalists. We are member of Flextech Alliance, SEMI and SID.

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