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Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2017 at Las Vegas that runs from Jan. 5-8, 2017 kicked off the first week of the year. Several interesting trends noted at this year’s show, first off smart lighting has been particularly quiet this year. Soraa has been the only company to announce its first smart LED bulb, Helia, which delivers a light color temperature close to natural sunlight.

Osram showed off its advanced automotive lighting products, including lasers and other concept LED headlights while other companies were oddly quiet during this major consumer electronic show. The battle front at CES 2017 this year seems to be in the three competing next generation display technologies, with QD LED or micro-LED capable of lifting up the LED industry’s, or in the case of OLED sinking the industry.

More manufacturers are looking into QD technology, Samsung waltzed into the CES 2017 show with three new QD LED TV models, abandoning large OLED TV displays. Nanoco, a Manchester-based QD material manufacturer displayed TV prototypes from TCL, TPV Philips and Hisense. Suggesting there will be more consumer electronic manufacturers interested in this next generation technology in the near future. The TV is less costly to make in comparison to OLED TVs.

Japanese consumer electronic manufacturers Sony and Panasonic are also making a comeback with their OLED TVs, nearly walking away from the less profitable sector two years ago the two companies have brought back an impressive OLED TV lineup. Sony’s OLED TV design innovatively solves a long term issue of sound quality with ultra-thin displays, while Panasonic image performance received high ratings from most tech industry experts. LG again wowed the crowd with a paper thin OLED TV that BGR even wrote: “These TVs are ridiculous. They should not exist. Science shouldn’t allow it.”

There has not been much news on micro-LED displays. The only publicized micro-LED product on the market so far has been Sony’s commercial LCD display CLEDIS. Few details about this micro-LED TV has been announced, and its retail price remains confidential. However, the module design does significantly increase displays flexibility designs providing the option of numerous configuration and assembly. For more please see below:

Editor recommendations

  1. LG, Panasonic and Sony’s Next Generation Display TVs at CES 2017
  2. San’an Opto LED Chip Prices Pushed up by Rising Raw Material Costs
  3. Nichia Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Takizumi
  4. Reshuffle of Taiwan’s LED Industry Senior Management in Late 2016
  5. Indian City Hyderabad Plans for Switch to LED Streetlights before Ugadi
  6. Future Lighting Solutions Now Offers Nichia New 3W LED Product Series
  7. LG Showcases “Nano Cell” LCD TV at CES 2017
  8. Nanoco Showcases TCL, Philips and Hisense Prototype TVs Incorporating its Patented QD Technology
  9. New Samsung Patents Discloses Groundbreaking Smartwatch Designs

Industry news

  1. Osram Showcases Advanced Laser Headlights and Other Lighting Technologies at CES
  2. Rinspeed’s Concept Car Oasis Employs Osram LED Headlights
  3. Zigbee Alliance to Unveil Universal Language for IoT at CES 2017
  4. Acuity Brands Tunable White LED Luminaire Wins School Planning and Management Magazine’s Award
  5. Quantum Materials Presents Heavy Metal Free QD Display Film at CES 2017
  6. Toyota Showcases Dazzling Futuristic AI Concept Car
  7. Jasco Products and Energizer Announce Licensing Agreement at CES 2017
  8. JDI Initiates Gen 6 LCD Panel Mass Production at Hakusan Plant

Whats trending

  1. GaN Transistors Broaden Horizon for High-Speed Motor Drive Applications
  2. Engineers Create Programmable Silk-based Materials with Optical Functions
  3. Carnegie Researchers Find Germinium Can Function as Better IR Detector When under Pressure

New products

  1. SORAA® Unveils Smart Warm White LED Luminaire at CES 2017
  2. RayVio Unveils 60mW UV LED for Disinfection and Sterilization Solutions
  3. KYOCERA Launches Miniature Laser-Technology Based Blood-Flow Sensor for Wearable Devices, Smartphones
  4. Goldmore Releases New Raindrop Shaped LED Toilet Sensor Lights
  5. Telink Semiconductor’s RF SoC Passes ZigBee 3.0 Certification Tests
  6. Kobi Electric Launches LED Construction Down Lights
  7. MaxLite Adds LED Wall Pack to WellMax Product Family
  8. TILS 2017: Yida Enterprise Co., Limited
  9. TILS 2017: iBEST Industries Co., Ltd.
  10. TILS 2017: Super Trend Lighting Group (STG)
  11. TILS 2017: Taiwan Tang Hua Co., Ltd
  12. TILS 2017: Clouldriver Technology Co., Ltd

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