IHS: large-size panel rankings, Innolux Samsung LG three

IHS statistics 3rd quarter of the global large-size panel market share, Innolux and AUO still ranked third and fourth, respectively, 17.3% market share with 15.1 percent, showing Taiwan plant is currently competition in the global panel industry, still has the advantage.

However, since the plant has been catching up land, and actively expand the plant investment, the long-term will continue to threaten Taiwan factory.

IHS said that the third quarter of this year South Korea LG Display (LGD) in large-size panel shipments to 39.4 million, the market share was 22.5%, 24 consecutive seasons dominate the large-size panel market. Second, the three competition, the Samsung monitor market share second place with 17.6 percent, with 17.3 percent Innolux market share in hot pursuit, the fourth AUO (market share 15.1%).

If 4K2K panel from the point of view, the third quarter of Samsung monitors in 4K TV panel shipments victory over LGD, two Korean plant’s market share was 31.9%, 31.4%. Samsung monitors and LGD in the third quarter and 3.68 million each shipped 3.6 million of 4K TV panels, the third of Innolux shipped 1.74 million, the fourth AUO shipments of 1.08 million.

Results from the third quarter of view, South Korea and Taiwan panel makers are still windy panel market, but the rise of mainland panel makers, and has been investing to expand plant capacity continues to increase after the mainland to come, the future competition in the global panel market share will be more severe.

IHS estimates that between 2010 to 2018 from the mainland panel production capacity to an annual expansion rate of 40%. Mainland only global production capacity by 4% in 2010, to 2018, China will become the world’s largest panel producer, holds over 35% of capacity, the other hand, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea in 2010 to 2018 capacity growth will be less than 2% .


Future mobile phones is expected to employ quantum dot sensor sharper pictures

Recently, digital imaging technology company InVisage announced that its research and development of the world’s first quantum dot digital imaging sensor will soon be shipping as an alternative to conventional CMOS sensor.

Traditional CMOS silicon-based material is different, InVisage’s quantum dot technology uses a liquid nanoparticles implement alternatives to improve shooting in low light environments. Its first product was named “Quantum13”, has 13 million pixels, suitable for 8.5 * 4mm module, it simply is very suitable for mobile phone use.

InVisage through official presentations of view, quantum dot sensor more sensitive to light Obviously, in backlit environment better able to handle light and landscape balance, to bring more clarity and practical overall shooting. But Cnet also pointed out that the proofs for white balance, details of the deal is not perfect, even though its overall outline more clearly.

Of course, InVisage the technology is still in continuous improvement, which is expected after the formal delivery will have better performance. If the final result can make mobile phone manufacturers are satisfied, for enhancing the quality of camera phone is undoubtedly of great significance.

ST introduced a new power management chip zero standby power consumption in line with international standards

ST introduced a new power management chip zero standby power consumption in line with international standards, the first white appliances (white good), lighting and industrial equipment, wake-intelligent management. It also represents the energy vampires (device is switched off or when still in power consumption in idle state) will cease to exist.

Minimize the standby power consumption of electrical equipment (also known as: energy vampire) is the goal of long-term efforts of designers, which also contributed to enable the IEA worldwide [1] and other energy-saving recommendations of international organizations, namely in 2010 and 2013 The electrical standby power consumption were reduced to 1W and 0.5W or less. And today’s most advanced power technology can standby power consumption to 5mW or less, in accordance with IEC standards for energy consumption of household appliances and office equipment, 5mW or less already near zero-power [2].

Although the energy legislation to promote individual enterprises to reduce standby power consumption of appliances, but the number of electrical appliances in use worldwide continues to increase. New VIPer0P IC would dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine and microwave oven and other appliances STMicroelectronics bring effective zero-power standby mode, thus reaching emission reduction targets. The chip is also suitable for lighting control, industrial equipment and air conditioning systems. VIPer0P introduction of STMicroelectronics unique patented intelligent power management technology, you can wake up the system devices via touch screen or remote control, significantly enhance the user’s convenience.

STMicroelectronics, vice president of industrial products and power discrete product unit Matteo Lo Presti: “global appliance market leader in brand design engineers use our VIPer® avalanche (avalanche-rugged) power chip, its products through the most stringent environmental protection design standards, is already listed VIPer0P to design simple, excellent energy efficiency and durability VIPer product series featuring new advanced technology zero standby power consumption. ”

VIPer0P have been the main customers for the development of new products. VIPer0P use SO16N mount (surface-mount), now in volume production.

Technical details:

Unique intelligent architecture enables VIPer0P in standby mode can be required to provide standby power to the system host microcontroller (host microcontroller), which allows users to wake up directly through the main user interface touch screen or remote control devices such as the system from standby mode , thus saving a high-voltage mechanical switch. VIPer0P standby power consumption less than 5mW (230Vac power supply), according to IEC 62301 appliances and office equipment energy consumption standards paragraph 4.5, the excellent results near zero power consumption.

If you use a switch control standby mode, the standby power consumption can be reduced 4mW. And performs a switching operation at safety extra-low voltage (SELV, Safety Extra-Low Voltage) next, thus saving large size high-voltage components.

VIPer0P is an off-line power converter chip, can be set to flyback, buck or buck-boost switch-mode power supply (SMPS, switched-mode power supply). As the newest member of the STMicroelectronics high pressure VIPerPlus series, VIPer0P integrated market-leading 800V breakdown voltage (breakdown voltage) of the anti-avalanche (avalanche-rugged) power MOSFET, providing better safety factor for the design staff to ensure application design with very high operating reliability. VIPer0P also offers a full range of protection features, including short circuit protection, Vcc Clamp (Vcc clamping), thermal shutdown (thermal shutdown) and soft-start function (soft-start). Controlling the switching frequency of the oscillator built a stabilization circuitry minimizes EMI.

Other features include an internal high voltage start-up circuit, having a 1.2V reference voltage pin and ground pins dedicated direct feedback error amplifier (error amplifier), energy-efficient current sensing sense-FET transistors, these capabilities help simplify the design, and can be maximum It minimizes the number of external components, saving board space and component cost. In addition, self-powered design VIPer0P can save auxiliary winding (auxiliary winding), which simplifies the selection of the transformer.

Sensor drive the global Internet to build a complete industrial chain to break the bottleneck

Recently, a Chinese-American scientist Song will realize the world’s first 50 nanometer news a super-high-resolution digital image sensor is disclosed, it caused widespread concern in the industry. It broke the field of digital image sensor pixel size of 1 micron industry limit, but attracted international electronics, military, aerospace, medical, laser, information storage technology and cooperation interest relevant departments.

Things heat up growing importance of the sensor is also increasing, demand has continued to rise. Boosting the birth of the Internet information explosion and the process of globalization, the main access to the Internet from a fixed point to the future of each person and then all interconnected. Things device manufacturers have developed motion, sound, video, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and other kinds of sensors, in order to achieve diversification of wisdom applications. However, the standard complex, services homogenization sensor industry, also become insurmountable problems.

Demand growth

Sensor is a device that can sense their surroundings can be collected from information into electrical signals, allowing the system to further analyze the message. Sensors widely used and many species, only portable device will be built-in motion wisdom, light, video and pressure and other sensors.

“After the emergence of the concept of the Internet of Things, sensors began a massive presence of human life.” Ministry of Electronic Component Industry Development Research Center chief engineer Guo Primal sensor on the Second Global Forum and the China Internet of Things applications summit said. The scope of application of the sensor small to be swallowed pills, big enough to make the whole wisdom of the city infrastructure in their “own wisdom,” and mutual coupling.

Lighting can borrow wisdom from the heat sensing, auto-sensing user access status, enable or disable the lamp power supply, in order to achieve real energy savings.

Humidity sensors used in automotive wipers, if it rains or liquid splashing on the windows, the sensor can automatically start the wipers, windshield liquid discharge.

For some urban transport, intelligent billing table can accept coins, credit cards, NFC smart phones to paid parking fee. When people find parking will no longer need to rush to put coins in parking meters. These wisdom charge table is also equipped with a vehicle sensor, passing messages in the application, so that drivers do not have to ride in order to find a parking space.

Guo Primal expects an optical biological signal sensor demand will grow rapidly. Consumers are starting to pay attention to their physical health, general wearable device simple pedometer and sleep monitoring functions already can not meet the needs of users, through different wavelengths of light-emitting diode (LED) illumination up measure heart rate, blood pressure and blood in the skin oxygen and other physiological values ​​is the development trend of the wearable device.

Environment sensing will become the development trend of the next wave sensor. “In recent years, the environmental quality of life of consumers around the requirements rise, will drive a wave of rising demand for environmental sensors.” Primal Guo said.

Rapid development

By 2015, global networking equipment has undergone tremendous growth. Guo Primal introduced to 2015, global networking equipment to reach 4.9 billion, an increase of 30% compared to 2014. “Things and sensor industry continued to expand the scale of China, while the sensor market size of nearly 120 billion yuan. As the market application and promotion of industrial development of China showing a rapid development momentum, the larger industrial radiation and leading role.” Primal Guo said.

Expected in the next five years, the global total sensor will be more than 15% compound annual growth rate, some industrial applications is accelerating. “In particular, the domestic industrial structure adjustment and transformation and upgrading of the acceleration, ‘along the way’ implementation of the strategy and the expansion of the automotive, appliance, equipment, medical, environmental protection and other industrial application, a substantial increase in sensor amount.” Guo source of raw emotion, networking technology The application is really “unexpected, incalculable.”

As technological innovation, Hanwei Electronics chairman Ren Hongjun that China will own technology in networking standards and common basic ability to achieve further breakthroughs. “Sensor fusion with the controller, the pace of innovation and product manufacturing and content services will continue to accelerate convergence.”

“Business and good market determines the car networking, smart home products and solutions will be mass market.” Ren Hongjun said. In product applications, intelligent product range will continue to increase, interactive connection between intelligent devices and equipment increasingly high, it is expected to be the star of things existing structure extended to the network structure.

The Internet age is the key to winning future competitive ecosystem. Businesses or self-organization of industrial ecology circles, or finding the right circle to join, otherwise the competition will be in a subordinate, passive position. “This year, there are more companies and teams to participate through all the development and production of chip mode sensor products among.” Ren Hongjun said. Public chip mode effectively shortened the distance between consumers and producers, the congregation raised platform will launch more things influx of goods.

At the same time, emphasis on policies to industrial applications, policy content in proprietary hardware and software intensify padded short board trend will become more apparent.

Industry to “cluster”

Prospects can of course, practical difficulties remain.

Academicians CHEN Jun-liang said: “The era of things toward us, past, people fantasized all interconnected, intelligent picture of society, and now is with the development of sensor technology is becoming a reality, but now the development of things. the biggest bottleneck is still reflected in the sensor. ”

“Domestic production of the type of sensor, low yield, which is the biggest short-board development of things exist.” CHEN Jun-liang said.

Beijing Ereli CEO Ike Wangyong Tao believes that the current sensor is the main problem facing the industry include: industry links dispersion and effective mechanism for promoting development has not been established. “A lot of business-to-sensor biased and one-sided understanding, often associated with integrated circuit products, technologies, processes were compared; the lack of a strong strength of entrepreneurs, large companies look down, small businesses can not afford to throw resources difficult to integrate.”

“Due to the high content of sensor technology, product variety, small batch of industry characteristics, companies are accustomed to small-scale and small-team operation, the lack of awareness of large and specialized, resulting in more than the number of small-scale industries and enterprises, this situation is entirely different and foreign. “Wangyong Tao analysis said,” on the other hand, the sensor industry desperately short of technical development and industrial development, and other professionals. ”

How to break long plagued the sensor industry development bottleneck? Guo Primal recommendation is given through the construction and mechanism innovation system, a “double Ecology” industry environment, to create an international industrial environment, the introduction and focus international resources, build complete sensor industry chain, so that the sensor industry to “cluster” development road.

“To build China’s ‘sensing Valley’.” Primal Guo said. To establish a people-oriented, a beautiful environment, energy conservation, and the hardware environment and public service facilities complete natural ecological park; also build on the upstream and downstream industry chain integrity, mutual ratio is reasonable, short-distance services market docking, the public service is complete, personnel prominent industrial ecology park.

Establish multilateral cooperation must sensing Valley, state support, Guo source added that the only way that the sensor industry can adapt to the new norm of global IT: regional penetration, industrial integration, technological innovation, restructuring.

5G acceleration process ZTE R & D centers in Japan

In order to further promote the development of 5G and next generation mobile communication technology, ZTE recently announced the establishment of R & D centers in Tokyo, Japan. Japanese R & D center will focus on 4G, 5G key technology research and development in the field of acceleration Pre5G / 5G commercialization process in Japan, will further deepen the cooperation ZTE and Japan Telecom industry, academia.

ZTE CEO Shi Lirong, Zhangren Jun, senior vice president and president, Asia Pacific Zhang Shumin terminal together for the establishment of the “ZTE’s R & D center in Japan,” the ribbon-cutting opening.

Shi Lirong said: “ZTE’s high standards in the field of investment 5G, with the establishment of Japan’s R & D center will further enhance Japan occupy a key position in the global market, ZTE’s strategy in this market we will continue to invest R & D center in Japan. established, it will attract more Japanese people to join our team, jointly develop the next generation technology. ”

It sets up R & D centers in Japan, which means ZTE to 20 global R & D center, located in China, North America and Europe.

July this year, ZTE and Softbank of Japan signed a memorandum of understanding on joint research and development Pre5G, the two sides jointly develop future-oriented Pre5GMassiveMIMO key technology for the purpose of verification experiment in cooperation, technology assessment and research and development related technologies.

ZTE will 5G as a core strategy, and is committed to become a global leader in the next generation of communications technology. ZTE Pre5G in 2014 first proposed the idea, and in March this year, the 2015 Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, ​​the officially released Pre5G base station baseband RF integration, using MassiveMIMO technology, enabling operators to make use of existing network architecture, in advance to provide users with a similar experience 5G.

Intel 2015 S & T investment of over $ 500 million industry will force things

Annual General Meeting on Tuesday in San Diego (San Diego) held on Intel’s venture capital group Intel Capital announced that the technology industry this year will invest over 500 million US dollars, compared with last year, an increase of nearly 40%.

Intel Capital In the annual meeting highlighted the investment activities and recently announced some new investment, mainly to 10 start-up technology companies invested about $ 22 million. Which together more interesting investment transaction is an investment Intel FreedomPop conducted. FreedomPop is a free value-added wireless internet provider, which offers free calls and SMS services based WiFi connection. After working with Intel, FreedomPop is expected to create a built-in Intel SoFIA chip smart phone, so that the phone can be very convenient exchange between WiFi and ordinary mobile phone network.

July this year, FreedomPop just $ 30 million financing, is expected to end this year, the number of users in the United States FreedomPop will reach one million. Intel’s investment will help FreedomPop main rival Google Fi compete, while Intel to enter the mobile space can also provide a better entrance. In fact, the mobile industry has been a few years Intel has recently had a lot of missed opportunities in the industry, Intel in recent years has thus missed a lot of income.

Intel Capital’s total investment this year, an increase of 40% over last year, Intel Capital last year with a total investment of about $ 359 million. In accordance with the expected investment program, Intel Capital will become one of the world’s largest enterprise venture capital groups. According to market research firm CB Insights data, in 2014, Intel Capital has become the world’s second most active corporate venture capital group, just came in Google venture (Google Ventures) after. In fact, Intel Capital over the years has been one of the world’s largest enterprise venture group, since 1991, Intel Capital has already invested more than 1,400 companies, with total investment exceeding $ 11 billion.

Things layout:

Previously, Intel had missed a lot of opportunities in terms of smart phones and tablet PCs. Today, Intel does not want a repeat of this history. To this end, the company on Tuesday also announced that it will accomplish something in the field of things.

Intel has claimed that, if things are going well in the field, then equipped with Intel chips wearable smart products, home automation devices, and networked cars and so will be able to configure Intel network equipment for computer data centers communicate with. Of course, computer data centers also will be equipped with Intel chips, Intel will use software to analyze data, to ensure data security.

Things group vice president of Intel Doug Davis (Doug Davis) said Intel is developing “a set of buildings with a strong ecosystem, thereby helping the company to meet the opportunities in the field of things.” To achieve this goal Intel at the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday announced a series of Internet devices intended for the new chip, including Quark D1000 and D2000 chip chips coming later this year, it has been listed on the market, as well as the first half of next year the launch of Quark SE chip.

In addition, Intel also announced, Wind River– called implant system software solutions will provide an operating system for networking equipment, allowing these devices to connect to Intel’s cloud platform. And this cloud platform but also allows the device has a cloud computer’s processing power, in order to better analyze the data and run applications.

In the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, Intel also showed how some companies use its networking technology. To this end, Intel also demonstrated a code-named “Honeywell” project, shows how firefighters Wear sensors equipped with Intel chips, and thus to better real-time monitoring of its surroundings, location and important signal. This information will be transmitted to the commander there, so again more quickly to help the disaster areas by the commander or better firefighters extinguished the flames.

Of course, just as in the field of smart phones and tablet PCs, Intel in the field of things they will also face challenges from ARM and Nvidia and other companies.

Analog chip reproduction change in the situation on the acquisition of Texas Instruments Maxim negotiations

October 30 morning news, Bloomberg quoted sources as saying the world’s largest chip maker Texas Instruments Analog is the acquisition of rival Maxim Integrated Products negotiations.

According to sources, Analog Devices is also interested in acquiring Maxim, and Maxim’s management only after seeing a high enough premium to be willing to sell the company. The negotiations currently under way, the two sides may not reach a final deal. Affected by this news, Maxim shares on Thursday rose 9.3 percent, to $ 42.01, while the market capitalization of approximately $ 11.9 billion.

This year, the semiconductor industry mergers and acquisitions being a new record. Since the customer base shrinking, the cost of growth, many chip companies try to increase their size through mergers and acquisitions. In the analog chip market, TI is working with Maxim and Analog Device compete. When in 2011, Texas Instruments acquisition of National Semiconductor, and the company did not participate in this year’s buying spree.

Texas Instruments and Maxim spokesman declined to comment.

A source said, Maxim may not like some small chip companies such as Atmel and PMC-Sierra is willing to sell, because the company is not eager to expand the scale.

In the earnings conference call on October 22, Maxim CFO Bruce Quito (Bruce Kiddoo) indicates, Maxim has enough size and profitability, which alone survive. In addition, the company also has the resources to start the acquisition.

Terms of Texas Instruments, the company’s takeover target will be analog chip companies. The company is focused on analog chip business to get cash flow. TI’s current market value of about $ 23.3 billion.