2019-09-18

Osram Releases Infrared LEDs for Face Recognition in Smartwatches

Osram is expanding its photonics portfolio by adding two infrared LEDs for biometric identification in smartwatches. The new infrared LEDs of Osram, SFH 4170S and SFH 4180S, are designed to meet the requirement of smart wearable products with their compact size. The dimensions of the specially developed Oslon P1616 package (1.6 mm x 1.6 mm x 0.85 mm) make the SFH 4170S and SFH 4180S the smallest Osram components for biometric applications. Compared to similar products today, the two IREDs require about 50 percent less space. (Image: Osram) Despit...
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2018-06-20

Samsung Inputs Technology into Hotels at HITEC 2018

With technology implement, hospitality industry keeps seeking for upgraded services to create exclusive experiences for the guests. The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) provides a platform for experts in both hospitality and technology to connect and cooperate. This year at HITEC, Samsung showcases several products including digital displays and wearable devices to enhance the management and service quality.
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2018-06-11

Photoplethysmography to Pursue Higher Accuracy, Leading to Significant Growth in Demand for Infrared Optical Components, Says LEDinside

According to LEDinside’s 2018 Infrared Sensing Application Market Report, pulse oximeter heart rate sensors have been widely introduced into smartwatch and wristband markets, pushing the demand for infrared optical components. Apple is expected to increase the accuracy of pulse oximeter heart rate sensors in its new-generation Apple Watch, thus may double the amount of green LEDs and infrared LEDs used in the products. The amount of photodiode needed for the new products may be four to five times more than in previous models, and the photodiode will also be larger in size.
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2017-01-03

New Samsung Patents Discloses Groundbreaking Smartwatch Designs

The recent leak of Samsung’s new smartwatch-related patents including a full-length display smartwatch and a hangable smartwatch will definitely catch gadget lovers’ attention, reported AndroidHeadlines. The patents show more than two types of smartwatches with groundbreaking functions that have not been realized on the market before. Instead of remaking the crown of the watch, through those patents released, Samsung takes it up a notch and presents its creativity redeveloping the already existing concepts and designs.
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2014-10-23

Apple Turns to Taiwanese LED Suppliers for Smartwatch and iPhone Backlight

Taiwanese LED epiwafer manufacturers received backlight orders from Apple for iPhone products and the upcoming Apple Watch, according to a latest report by Chinese-language Liberty Times report.
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2014-09-10

Innovative Apple Watch Unveiled at Special Event

After finishing the grand introduction to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at the Special Event in Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, U.S., Apple CEO Tim Cook created a new climax with Steve Jobs classical statement “One more thing…” prior to unveiling the long anticipated wearable smartwatch device “Apple Watch”.
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2014-02-24

HTC Plans to Compete in Wearable Device Market

Following two years of revenue decline, HTC is hoping the launch of new wearable devices will help turn profits around. The company may demonstrate one of three wearable devices at the upcoming tradeshow in Barcelona, though the company is still unsure if they will show the devices publically or just give carriers a glimpse.
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