“CES 2017: VR is here to stay. Only DisplayPort has the ability to give users of mobile devices, TVs, monitors, and VR headsets the resolutions they want going forward.”
To honor this annual event, Y Media Labs reached out to some of the executives who will be launching new consumer electronics products at the CES. Rather than focusing exclusively on the products these companies are about to launch, we wanted to learn more about the technologies they expect will have the biggest impact on their business, and what they believe will be the biggest and most exciting announcement at this year’s conference.
LinkedIn Profile: Andre Bouwer Website: Analogix Semiconductor Inc.
The Big Idea: Virtual reality is here to stay
The overall increase in video resolutions driving the need for DisplayPort transmitters and receivers will have the biggest impact on our business. Legacy video interfaces such as HDMI and others are no longer meeting the needs of devices in consumer and corporate environments. Smartphones and tablets are moving to UHD/4K. TVs are moving to FUHD/8K and High-Dynamic Range (HDR). VR requires resolutions and color performance that go beyond this. Only DisplayPort has the ability to give users of mobile devices, TVs, monitors, and VR headsets the resolutions they want going forward. Analogix offers a wide range of video transmitter and receiver IP cores supporting DisplayPort, HDMI, MIPI standards, as well as comprehensive USB-C Power Delivery/Port Controller, VESA Display Stream Compression (DSC), and Video DRM security solutions. Compatible with a variety of silicon geometries and processes down to 16nm FinFet, our IP are used in over 1 billion system-on-chip (SoC) products in mobile, consumer, and computing applications.
Predictions regarding the most exciting announcement at CES 2017: The biggest announcement at CES 2017 will be the next generation of VR headsets from companies like Vive, Oculus, Samsung, Sony and others.