Recent coverage in the media over worker conditions in the Chinese factories which manufacture Apple's products have "exposed" much of what all of us in the technology industry already knew but were unwilling to accept - that China is the most powerful engine of production for the technology industry, and that the blood, sweat and tears of Chinese workers is what fuels that hungry engine, at a tremendous cost to human rights. The bottom line why all of these manufacturers, Apple included, outsource much of their manufacturing to China is that the labor is cheap, in addition to escaping American taxes and regulatory issues which lower the costs of production. It would be nearly impossible for these companies to stay competitive if they produced electronics in the United States because you would have to pay these workers decent salaries and decent benefits, you would have to conform to American labor laws which significantly reduce the number of hours these people could work, and you could never legally employ child workers. So the sad truth is that in order to feed the world's thirst for the latest and greatest in inexpensive smartphones, tablets, computers and other consumer electronics, a vast number of human beings in China need to suffer.
There are reports that Sony is increasing its LCD panel purchases from LG Display. Sony stopped their partnership with Samsung (Samsung bought Sony's stake in the LCD joint venture). An LGD official is quoted saying that future talks will also cover OLED TV panel outsourcing. LG Display is currently gearing up to start producing 55" OLED TV panels. Their 8.5-Gen pilot line will produce around 48,000 monthly panels - which probably won't be enough to outsource to Sony. But LGD already decided to increase their OLED TV panel capacity (by building a new fab or perhaps converting an LCD line). This will take at least a year and half.
2012 NAB Show Product Preview Matrox Video Products Group Las Vegas April 14-19, 2012 Booth SL5115
DSE's All New Content University and Hands-On Content Workshops to Offer Sourcing, Creative Solutions & Programming Guidance for Network Operators
DSE's Content University Seminar Program, to be presented in Las Vegas March 7-8, 2012
Digital Signage Expo® (DSE),has just introduced a new digital engagement platform designed to showcase the ground-breaking innovation, new ideas and envelope-pushing applications that will be featured at DSE in Las Vegas March 6-9th.
The Network Design, Management & Operations Seminar Program, to be presented in Las Vegas March 7-8, 2012.
The annual DSE Content Awards recognize originality in content applications tailored specifically for the many and varied global DOOH audiences.
The DOOH Networks Seminar Program, to be presented in Las Vegas March 7-8, 2012, is part of DSE's eight-track Educational Conference and is designed specifically for DOOH network operators of revenue generating systems, as well as digital signage (DS) and end-user managers and administrators of premise-owned systems intended to generate advertising revenue.
Open to the public, the New York Audio & AV Show will showcase some of the world's finest audio & video components.
Fashion CE Co. Nabes Issued Patent for Video Sunglass System Designed for iPhones & Smartphones; Detachable Micro-Viewer Transforms a Variety of Compatible Sunglasses to Stealth Video Eyewear, Creating a Virtual 75-Inch 2D or 3D Experience
Nabes micro-viewer system features WVGA resolution w/ iOS, composite video, HDMI & USB interfaces; rechargeable control box w/ 4-hours run time, stereo in-ear earphones and high-quality fashionable sunglasses offering full UV protection. MSRP $500.
Control4 kicks-off ISE with new business policies and programs to support their customers and dealers worldwide.
Tester is Designed to Help the Field Technician Qualify and Quantify 'Dark' Coax Systems; will Determine Individual Run Quality as well as the System's Capability to Deliver Good Quality Video at Both Standard and High Definition Levels
With less than 4 months to go before the CEDIA Asia Pacific Expo 2012 (Brisbane, 9-11 May) officially opens its doors, preparations are well underway and the exhibitor line up is growing.
In the current world-wide marketplace, value, good quality, and also manufacturing rate.
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Automation & Control - Featured Product
INTRODUCING THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CONTROL YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE YOUR VOICE. Imagine this... We've all been there-walking through the door into a dark house, arms full. Wouldn't it be nice to tell your house to offer a helping hand? Now you can. A simple voice command-such as "Alexa, turn on Welcome"-lights up the hallway and kitchen, fires up your favorite Pandora station, while the door locks itself behind you. This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.