Fujitsu FMV-BIBLO NX Series: 17″ Notebook PC

Fujitsu FMV-BIBLO NX Specifications

Display: 17″ TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Pixel Format: 1440 x 900
GPU: 64MB ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 (NX70W), 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 (NX95W)
CPU: 1.86GHz Celeron M 440 (NX70W) and 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 (NX95W)
RAM: 1GB (up to 4GB)
HDD: 120GB (NX70W), 400GB (x2 200GB, NX95W)
Optical: Super-Multi DVD+/-R DL (NX70W), Blu-ray (NX95W)
Price: ¥240,000 (NX70W), ¥420,000 (NX95W)

There are two NX series models in Fujitsu‘s FMV-BIBLO lineup: NX95W and NX70W. Both sport a 17″ TFT LCD with a pixel format of 1440 x 900 but the NX70W really isn’t worth mentioning because of its lowly specs. I will focus on the NX95W. The NX95W’s graphics is powered by ATI’s Radeon X1600 with 256MB while Intel’s 2GHz Core 2 Duo T7200 serves as the CPU. The NX95W has a large storage capacity thanks to two 200GB hard disks.

Source: PC Watch (translated into English from Japanese)

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Fujitsu P70WN Tablet PC

Fujitsu P70WN Specifications
Display: 8.9″ Touch TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 15:9
Pixel Format: 1280 x 768
CPU: Intel Core Solo U1400
HDD: 60GB or 80GB
Weight: 2.2lbs

Fujitsu P70WN Tablet PC

Fujitsu‘s P70WN is a 8.9″ convertible tablet PC. It has a touch-enabled 8.9″ LCD with a pixel format of 1280 x 768, quite a lot for something this small. Looks like the P70WN, along with its less powerful P50WN brethren, will be popular with the globetrotting folks.

Source: Engadget

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Hella: Lighting Up BMW 5-Series Rear with LEDs

LEDs Magazine: The BMW 5 Series sedan has 18 LEDs that form two rows at the upper edge for the combination rear lamp direction indicator. The rear light design wraps around the corner and merges into the side marker lamp where four more LEDs are used and a reflex reflector. The really cool-looking part of the rear light uses five light guides that are lit up by one LED each.

CMO: LED LCD Monitor Panels

According to DigiTimes, Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) is shipping LED-based 19″ LCD monitor panels to Acer and 22″ LED-based panels to ViewSonic. CMO currently ships LED-based 12.1″, 13.3″, 14.1″ notebook panels, and 17″, 19″ inch LCD monitor panels in small volumes. I am not quite sure what the value of LED backlights are for average-sized LCD monitors. For notebook PCs that require a bit more thinning and a bit more battery power, white LEDs can do the trick, albeit for quite a bit more money. For large LCD monitors and LCD TVs, you can enhance the color gamut, do some cool tricks with the backlight with LED technology (separate RGB LEDs or a single LED package with RGB chips inside), but at a substantial price premium, of course. So, what’s the use for regular 17″ or 19″ LCD monitors? Thinner? Better color gamut for folks that really want that but are only willing to pay $199? I think there’s a mismatch. Ooops. Wait. I know now. It has to do with being green: no mercury, less overall material (thinner), lower power consumption (?), etc. So that’s it: Green.

Source: DigiTimes

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Samsung: Next Gen LCD Fab

Samsung Electronics is assessing the glass substrate size for its next generation LCD fab. Whether it is G9 or G10, Samsung has not decided. No construction schedule has been fixed but Samsung is working closely with equipment manufacturers and glass substrate suppliers regarding issues about size. Samsung is also close to commencing volume production at its G8 fab, scheduled for August, two months ahead of time. The G8 fab’s main products will be 46″ and 52″ TFT LCD panels geared for TVs. On the other hand, G8 schedules for AU Optronics (AUO) and Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) are still uncertain. Regarding supply and demand, Samsung believes that the industry will be in oversupply in 1H’07 but a shortage in 2H’07. According to the company, there are five major LCD manufacturers that combine for 75% of the market in 2006: AU Optronics (AUO), Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO), Samsung, LG.Philips LCD (LPL) and Sharp.

Source: DigiTimes

Bekaert: Rotatable Magnetron Sputtering Target Technology

Bekaert, a Belgium-based metal transformation and coating technologies company, has developed rotatable magnetron sputtering target technology that lowers cost of ownership through longer production runs, faster coating deposition and a more complete use of coating material. Bekaert’s technology can be applied toward architectural and automotive glass, display glass and photovoltaic glass that require a coating process.

Sn-Sputter Targets: Standard thermal sprayed Sn targets have 90% of theoretical density and 2000 ppm oxygen content. Advanced thermal spray technology reaches 99% of theoretical density and just 250 ppm oxygen content. Performance is improved in arc rate, burn-in behavior, deposition rate and I-V grain morphology, grain orientation, and material density.

Thermal spray technology: Specific coatings for specific applications are possible due to manufacturability of doped materials in both stoichiometric and non-stoichiometric compositions. Almost all materials can be sprayed while long-life targets up to 152” can be produced easily.

TiOx Targets: High temperature process allows ceramic Ti-oxide to melt while Ti-oxide is partially reduced transforming it to an electrical conductive phase. Ti-oxide remains conductive at room temperature due to high cooling rates. Ti-oxide targets have higher process stability in reactive processes compared to pure metal Ti targets. PEM-like process control systems are not required and sputter deposition speeds can be improved.

Si(Al) Targets: Inherently flexible target geometry allows multiple sizes and maximizes sputter capacity with target layer thickness up to 9-13mm.

For more technical information and pictures please visit GlassonWeb.

Seiko Electronic Ink Watch for Women

Seiko is pushing the boundaries of watch design. The company has incorporated E Ink’s flexible electronic ink technology into a bracelet-like watch. I am quite impressed. The look and feel of the watch has not changed for a very long time and it is about time that companies like Seiko challenge our ideas about what a watch should look and feel like.

Source: Seiko

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Lacie 526 LCD Monitor

Lacie: The LaCie 526 LCD monitor is a professional grade 26″ (25.5″ actual) display using H-IPS technology that feature some impressive specifications. The 91% NTSC is a strong indicator that this is for those who value color fidelity. The 178/178 viewing angle is superb, just like an IPS panel should. The only knock on an otherwise great monitor is the price: $1909.99.