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Samsung Display expects to use vertical deposition to make OLED panels on Gen 8.5 substrates

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According to the source, Samsung Display will try to move to vertical organic material deposition in the production of OLED panels for tablets, laptops and monitors using Gen 8.5 substrates. The South Korean display manufacturer allegedly partnered with the Japanese company ULVAC to develop the equipment needed for this process.

Gen 8.5 (2200 x 2500mm) substrates are more cost effective for tablet, laptop and monitor panels than Gen 6 (1500 x 1850mm) substrates currently used to make OLED panels for smartphones. A single Gen 6 backing produces 48 13.3-inch panels, while a Gen 8.5 backing produces 96 such panels.

The vertical deposition method consists in the fact that the glass substrate is vertical and the organic material from the gas phase is deposited on it from the side. For Gen 6 substrates, the horizontal deposition method is mainly used, where the substrate is placed horizontally and organic material is deposited on it from below. Samsung Display wants to move to the vertical method as it minimizes the sag of the mask used during deposition.

Thin metal masks used in deposition in the horizontal method inevitably sag in the center over time due to gravity. If you position the matte and mask vertically, there will be no sagging.

However, vertical spray equipment is not yet used in mass production. One reason is that vertical deposition requires higher temperatures, which can change the characteristics of the organic material. In 2017, Applied Materials supplied Japan’s JDI with several kits that were used to make OLED panels for the Apple Watch. However, their productivity was only 2,000 Gen 6 substrates per month.

The Gen 8.5 substrate handling equipment for Samsung Display is likely to be developed by Japanese company Canon Tokki, which is currently the exclusive supplier of Gen 6 vertical deposition equipment for Samsung Display.

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Capture almost 5% of the global PC market in three weeks. Windows 11 isn’t just spreading fast, it’s very fast

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AdDuplex statistics released today show that Windows 11 is spreading not just fast, but very fast. Recall that the final version of Windows 11 was released on October 4, a little over three weeks ago, and it has already captured 4.8% of the global PC market. Together with the beta version of Insiders, Windows 11 has a 5.1% share of the global PC market.

Apparently, Windows 11 will continue to be adopted very quickly on users’ PCs and by the end of the year it may well occupy more than 10% of the market. If not for the very strict requirements for the hardware platform of computers and laptops, Windows 11 would have spread much faster.

Capture almost 5% of the global PC market in three weeks.  Windows 11 isn't just spreading fast, it's very fast

As for the most popular versions of Windows, these are still the most recent versions of Windows 10 – 21H1 and 20H2. Their shares are 37.6% and 34%, respectively. For those who are not going to upgrade to Windows 11, Microsoft is preparing the 21H2 update, and it should be out very soon.

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Samsung unveils new features for its smart TVs – video calling, games and automatic subtitling

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Samsung Electronics revealed a lot today at SDC 21. In addition to launching a cloud gaming service and opening the Tizen platform to third-party vendors, Samsung also talked about new features that will soon be available on its smart TVs.

One of the areas Samsung is focusing on is video calling. The new video communication solution was implemented in collaboration with Google. As Samsung promises, it will bring higher quality video calls to TVs thanks to AI-powered autofocus and zoom capabilities.

Samsung unveils new features for its smart TVs - video calling, games and automatic subtitling

The company is making it easier for developers to release camera services and apps on Samsung TVs, and is working to improve compatibility with external webcams.

For example, the Samsung Health solution for Samsung TVs can connect to a webcam and analyze exercise performance in real time while exercising.

Samsung unveils new features for its smart TVs - video calling, games and automatic subtitling

Samsung also paid attention to games. A gaming extension is under development that will provide support for HDR10 + technology with automatic frequency settings up to 120Hz HDR calibration.

Samsung unveils new features for its smart TVs - video calling, games and automatic subtitling

Consideration is being given to addressing compatibility issues to provide support for more game controllers. More than 10 game controllers are currently officially supported.

Samsung TVs will get new capabilities based on artificial intelligence. These include automatic subtitles that do not overlap with the text in the video, as well as new sign language capabilities, including a 3D character that can translate TV menus into sign language.

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Modular action camera with powerful magnets and OLED screen. Introduced ultra-compact DJI Action 2 with 4K 120fps video recording

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All are expected from DJI for the premiere of the Mavic 3 drones, but this will happen a little later, and today the company introduced the Action 2 action camera. And, I must say, the new product is completely different from its predecessor. Moreover, the very concept of an action camera has changed.

For example, in some cases it does not need any mounts at all, because there are powerful magnets in the case. Installing a camera on the body of a car is generally easier than ever. However, Action 2 is also compatible with standard mounts for action cameras.

Modular action camera with powerful magnets and OLED screen.  Introduced ultra-compact DJI Action 2 with 4K 120fps video recording

The second important point is that the camera has become modular. On the bottom panel of the case there is a contact pad for connecting and communicating with additional modules. Such a module can be a battery or, for example, a built-in battery with a front display (it will make it easy to shoot yourself, since, unlike Osmo Action, there is no front screen in Action 2).

Modular action camera with powerful magnets and OLED screen.  Introduced ultra-compact DJI Action 2 with 4K 120fps video recording

The camera’s own display is characterized by a diagonal of 1.76 inches and a resolution of 446 x 424 pixels. It uses an OLED panel, protected from the outside by durable Gorilla Glass. Of course, the screen is touch-sensitive. Its own rechargeable battery with a capacity of 580 mAh provides the camera with 70 minutes of autonomy. With an additional display module, autonomy increases to 160 minutes, with a battery module (the battery capacity of both modules is 1300 mAh) – up to 180 minutes.

Modular action camera with powerful magnets and OLED screen.  Introduced ultra-compact DJI Action 2 with 4K 120fps video recording

The DJI Action 2 features a 1 / 1.7-inch optical format CMOS sensor that supports 4K 120fps or Full HD 204fps video recording. The lens viewing angle is 155 °. There is no optical stabilization system, but there is an electronic RockSteady 2.0, which works in conjunction with the HorizonSteady horizon leveling system. DJI will optionally offer a macro lens for the camera – it, like some other modules, will go on sale later.

Modular action camera with powerful magnets and OLED screen.  Introduced ultra-compact DJI Action 2 with 4K 120fps video recording

The camera is equipped with a Wi-FI 802.11ac adapter and supports microSD memory cards up to 256 GB. Protection from water has remained the same: the DJI Action 2 itself can dive to a depth of 10 meters, and with an underwater box – to a depth of 60 meters. Dimensions of new items are 39 x 39 x 22.3 mm, weight – 56 grams.

Modular action camera with powerful magnets and OLED screen.  Introduced ultra-compact DJI Action 2 with 4K 120fps video recording

DJI Action 2 is already available to order from the manufacturer’s website. The Power Combo kit, which includes a camera with an additional battery, costs $ 400. A Dual-Screen Combo kit, in which a camera with a display module, is priced at $ 520. But the Dual-Screen Combo will go on sale in early November, and, for example, the mic model will be delayed until December.

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