AU Optronics

AUO demo touchscreen solar laptop keyboard & tablet/notebook glasses-free 3D panels

AUO demo touchscreen solar laptop keyboard & tablet/notebook glasses-free 3D panels

Logitech were pretty proud of their K750 wireless solar keyboard, but AU Optronics is planning to best them at the upcoming FPD International expo with a 14-inch solar-powered touch keyboard solution for notebooks.  Basically a touchscreen display for a virtual keyboard, integrated into a solar panel, the new tech will go on show alongside AUO's new 10.1- and 15.6-inch glasses-free 3D panels.

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Jinke A6 and A9 ereaders: WiFi, 3G, multitouch & SiPix e-ink

Jinke A6 and A9 ereaders: WiFi, 3G, multitouch & SiPix e-ink

Still got an appetite for ereaders?  Jinke certainly hope so; they're showing off their latest designs, the Jinke A6 and A9, and rather than use the by-now traditional E Ink Vixplex panels found on the Kindle and nook they've switched to AUO's SiPix panels instead.  Both models - which right now don't seem to exist in anything but render form - will have multitouch, integrated WiFi a/b/g and optional 3G.

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AU Optronics planning 10-inch, A4 touchscreen epaper

AU Optronics planning 10-inch, A4 touchscreen epaper

The scaling up of business partnerships in the approach to the launch of Plastic Logic's eponymous ebook reader, together with the sell-out success of the Amazon Kindle DX certainly seems to suggest that there's a market out there for large-scale e-paper devices, and that's a segment manufacturer AU Optronics seem keen to capitalize on.  According to CEO LJ Chen, the company is ramping up to produce 10-inch and A4 (8 x 11 inch) sized e-paper panels.

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