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Many announcements about flexible OLED displays were made at SID 2013. Some companies began to improve the resolutions of their displays to, for example, full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels), and increase their sizes. Also, the InGaZnO (IGZO) TFT was employed for all the panels announced this time.
CCP Co Ltd, a Tokyo-based subsidiary of Bandai Co Ltd, will release what it claims is the world's smallest IRC (infrared remote control) helicopter toy June 8, 2013.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) Co Ltd, Sharp Corp and Advanced Film Device (AFD) Inc announced that they have prototyped a 3.4-inch flexible OLED display panel and explained its manufacturing method at SID 2013 (lecture number: 18.2).
Toshiba Corp will announce the details of its transmissive OLED panel at SID Display Week 2013 (SID 2013), an academic conference on display technologies, which will run from May 20, 2013.
Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd unveiled an SiC MOSFET and a so-called "full-SiC" power module using the MOSFET and an SiC Schottky barrier diode.
ZMP Inc released the "RoboCar MV2 Autonomous Driving Package," a single-seat robot car equipped with a function to create routes for autonomous driving.
Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Sumitomo Chemical Co Ltd developed a "power-saving" sheet that blocks sunlight in summer and lets it through in winter.
Kokuyo S&T Co Ltd will release an instant adhesive that prevents the user from spilling the adhesive or applying too much of it May 29, 2013.
Japan Display Inc developed a 12.2-inch LCD panel that enables to switch between 2D and 3D display modes for automotive use.
Cree Inc showed a new power module equipped with the second-generation SiC MOSFET that it announced in March 2013.
Mitsubishi Electric Corp will release the "J1 Series," a power semiconductor module equipped with six IGBT elements for driving the inverters of the motors of electric and hybrid electric vehicles.
Asahi Glass Co Ltd will release the "AN Wizus" glass substrate, which does not shrink much in the high-temperature thermal process, in May 2013.
Sony Corp developed a 13.3-inch (A4-size) "digital paper" device in the aim of replacing paper educational materials and documents and improving learning effects, productivity, etc.
Arkray Inc released a new self-monitoring blood glucose meter, "Glucocard G Black," May 8, 2013.
NEC Corp developed a technology to reduce wind noise and tapping sound with only one microphone as part of its "EuphoMagic" acoustical signal processing technology.
JVC Kenwood Corp will release a car navigation system that uses a head-up display (HUD) for showing information in mid-May 2013.
NEC Corp developed a speech recognition technology that enables to remotely control a smartphone, tablet computer, etc with voice even in a noisy environment.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd started volume production of a 4-Gbit mobile DRAM chip compatible with LPDDR3 (low power double data rate 3).
Fuji Keizai Co Ltd, a Japan-based research firm, conducted a research on the global robot market of the next seven years and announced its results.
Spansion Inc explained the aim of purchasing the Fujitsu Semiconductor Group's business of designing and developing microcontrollers and analog semiconductors May 1, 2013.
Fujitsu Ltd, Aizu Wakamatsu City and Tohoku Electric Power Co Inc launched a project to introduce a "smart community" in the Aizu Wakamatsu region of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
Fujitsu Ltd will sell its business of designing and developing microcontrollers and analog semiconductors, which is run by Fujitsu Semiconductor Ltd, etc to Spansion Inc.
Nano-Optonics Energy, a Japan-based firm, released the "Unimo" one-seater electric vehicle (EV), expecting that it will run not on public roads but in care facilities and rehabilitation centers.
Sharp Corp realized a cell conversion efficiency of 37.9% with its triple-junction compound solar cell.