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Wireless power demos abound at CEATEC, and Rohm Semiconductor had their own variant on hand with a complete mix of direct-draw gadgets, along with the omnipresent charging iPhone 4 (or was it a 4S?). Like Murata's prototype, the Rohm flavor uses square electrodes instead of the coils that you'll...

October 6th 2011 at 9:42am 0 Comments
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Four hundred and fifty dollars. Made out to Lumiotec, please. Really, that's all you need to know -- this tiny purposeless OLED lamp costs nearly half a grand. But hot damn does it look good. If you have the cash and don't mind shelling it over, Lumiotec's OLED Hanger lamp is a mighty cool gadget...

October 5th 2011 at 12:34pm 0 Comments
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Sure, it's just boring ol' component news but you can guarantee that this advance will affect the appearance of Sony (and Sony Ericsson) products some time soon. Sony just announced the development of a "single wire interface technology" that replaces the 22 or so cables (used for power, control si...

August 20th 2010 at 2:52am 0 Comments
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ROHM, the Kyoto-based semiconductor company that has been promising us tiny, thin OLED lights of joy for years, has finally delivered what we've all been waiting for: a shiny, pulsating, light-up bracelet. During a construction-laden sneak peak of the CEATEC show floor, ROHM was nice enough to show...

October 6th 2009 at 5:29am 0 Comments
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Kyoto-based company Rohm impressed us at last year's CEATEC with a mega-tiny OLED display but it didn't rest on its laurels. A larger prototype exhibited this year emitted ambient light at 3,000 to 4,000cd/m² and a brief flash at 100,000cd/m² -- that's respectively 10 and 250 times the bri...

October 8th 2008 at 1:59pm 0 Comments
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Rohm certainly has a thing for cranking out diminutive devices that elicit attention, and the firm chose CEATEC as the venue to demonstrate its long-awaited full-color OLED that's "smaller than a fingernail." According to a company spokesperson, the 320 x 240 resolution display measures around four-...

October 5th 2007 at 1:01am 0 Comments
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If you dig the nearly endless applications for jazzing up almost anything with light emitting diodes, you'll be thrilled to know that a Kyoto-based firm has now crafted an even smaller rendition of our favorite lighting gizmo to give you even more flexibility when brightening up your life. Joining t...

January 23rd 2007 at 7:59pm 0 Comments