3-14: Sony Future Lab showcasing prototypes; SCD and LGD suffers 1Q16 lost due to declining prices of LCD; Xiaomi is betting on India’s e-commerce boom; Haier’s wireless smart toilet cover; etc.

Sony Future Lab showcasing prototypes — Concept N neck-wear wearable device and projector for “Interactive Tabletop” ; SCD and LGD suffers 1Q16 lost due to declining prices of LCD; Xiaomi is betting on India’s e-commerce boom; Datawind in 4Q15 gained 21% of India tablet market; Haier’s wireless smart toilet cover; etc.


As transaction price for LCD is decreasing continuously, it is predicted that Samsung Display and LG Display will record losses in LCD businesses in 1Q16. Although the loss can be decreased as the amount of decrease in LCD price will slow down starting from 2Q16, current situation has it that importance of OLED business is becoming bigger as it can affect overall performance. (ET News, TechNews)


∑intell provides an overview of 2015 China mobile vendors and panel suppliers matrix, which only included HD and above HD resolution. (Sigma Intell report)



Seoul-based company Enomad showcasing a mobile phone charging station that is can fit in anyone’s hand or backpack. The idea is to get the propellers spinning to turn an internal turbine that charges up the onboard 5,200mAh battery. Once charged, the rotor section can be disassembled from the base, where USB charging ports are revealed. (CN Beta, Gizmag, Enomad)



Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is betting on an e-commerce boom in India to help offset slowing sales at home in China. (CN Beta, WSJ)


According to IDC, budget tablet manufacturer, Datawind, captured almost 21% of the Indian tablet market in 4Q15. (Android Headlines, Seeking Alpha, La-Kabylie)
Telcast launches dual boot system Windows 10 / Android 5.1 2-in-1 tablet Tbook 11 – 10.6” FHD display, 1.84GHz quad-core Intel Cherry Trail Z8300 processor, 2MP + 2MP cameras, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 7500mAh battery, USD185. (Softpedia, CN Beta)



Sony “Future Lab” showcasing some of their first prototypes including “Concept N” wearable device – voice-activated digital assistant, synchronizing with a mobile phone for location data, taking photos with a built-in camera. (eTekNix, Engadget, The Verge, Engadget[cn])


Cyinstein Felix and Nova series smartwatch products are equipped with a new dual gear motor. With the set of dual motoer gear technology and microelectronic transmission technology, the watch can switch between mechanic watch and smartwatch with ease. (EE Trend, Sina)

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Internet of Things

Haier released a wireless smart toilet cover, using principle of non-radiative magnetic coupling resonance. By placing wireless power receiver end coil and a control circuit in the toilet cover plate, it then can communicate with a transmitter for smart management. (CN Beta, Sohu)


Lux Research estimates the market size of industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will reach USD151 billion by 2020. Equipment will be 35% of the market; environments, 30%; goods, 20%; and people, 15%. (Read/Write, 199IT)


Sony Future Lab demonstrates a projector, which turns any flat surface into a screen for light to play on. The “Interactive Tabletop” concept uses depth sensors and motion tracking to know when objects are placed on the table and even bring storybooks to life. (The Verge, CN Beta, Engadget, Engadget[cn])


In 2014, China industrial robotics sales were about 57,000 units, up 55%, accounting for the worldwide total sales of 25%. By 2020, China industrial robotic sales will reach 150,000 units with volume maintain at 800,000 units. By 2025 these figures will jump to 260,000 units and 1.8 million units. (163, CN Beta, ECNS)


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