Eyeing India’s TV market, Thomson plans a comeback in April 2018

Pegging high on India’s burgeoning TV market, that is anticipated to be worth $9 Billion by the end of 2021 (techSci Reasearch Report), the French brand Thomson makes a comeback to India. Thomson will reinvest India through a local partner with a range of Smart TVs in April 2018.

With a rich heritage stretching back more than 120 years, Thomson has been part of the world’s greatest technological revolutions with an unwavering dedication of making innovation accessible to all.

World leader in CRT TVs in the 80’s, Thomson has kept developing its business with partners worldwide and is in the top selling TV brands in France, its home country.

“Simplicity, quality, innovation and elegance are the right adjectives to associate with Thomson, we take pride in being a globally reliable brand trusted by generations of families. At Thomson, our DNA is to offer “Friendly Technologies” to the market, we are committed to add pleasure in the daily lives of millions of households with our offering. India is a very promising market and we look forward to add to the delight of Indian consumer,” said Sébastien Crombez, Thomson, France.

“The online consumer in India is indeed “Smart”, uncompromising, well-informed and very discreet about the pricing. With our range of Smart TVs, we want to give this consumer a top-of-the-line product at an aggressive price; which is currently missing. Thomson Smart TVs will be the best bet for the Indian online consumer looking for intelligence, elegance and class in his Smart TV, yet a competitive cost”he further added.

Thomson, works with its licensing partners world over. In India too, the brand will have an exclusive alliance with a local licensee, however all the products will be available only online for now.

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A Complete viewing experience with LG OLED TV

The comfort of watching your favorite shows cuddled in the warmth of your home is unbeatable. Be it after a hard and tiring day at work, or having your friends come over for a movie date, a convenient TV viewing experience along with your loved ones at home, is something which we all cherish. To enjoy the brilliance of cinema viewing at home, LG Electronics has revolutionized the TV space with the launch of its latest wallpaper slim OLED TVs, which are best in class in design and are equipped with breakthrough technology.

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LG has launched its innovative range of cutting-edge televisions called OLED this year. The OLED TV is a true reincarnation of our favorite gadget. They are here to redefine the viewing experience, by being a unique synthesis of functionality and aesthetic excellence. It is a smart technology product that is well-suited to the changing viewing patterns and demand of today’s viewers. With lifestyles becoming more and more hectic, all of us love to enjoy a day off at home, watching our favorite movie or enjoying that family soap. The brand LG is one of the most respected brands that strives to bring in new technological breakthroughs constantly. With the introduction of the OLED, the brand has ushered in a new wave of high-performance and design leadership.

The OLED TV’s key message is that of simplicity and perfection.The OLED TV combines the power of detailed imagery and crisp audio, allowing viewers to indulge in a rich and immersive audio-visual environment. The OLED features the Dolby Vision™and Dolby Atmos® technology to deliver the perfect ‘home-cinema’ experience for users. Dolby Vision™ technology that transforms the television viewing experience with astonishing brightness and optimizing the picture scene-by-scene, thereby giving an unmatched viewing experience along with support of all HDR Format (Dolby Vision , HDR 10 , HLG , SDR to HDR conversion) While the Dolby Atmos® offers an object-based 3600 surround sound. The resultant ambience is one that allows viewers to enjoy the luxury and thrill of a cinema theatre, in the comfort of their own home.

LG has taken a design leadership role by pressing on the fundamental role of design in today’s era. The thin profile of the OLED presents a “picture-on-glass” experience and gives a sophisticated look and feel owing to its minimalistic features and elegant design.

The OLED TV is equipped with smart technology, such as the latest WebOS uniquely designed platform for TVwhich provide an intuitive interface.It is a must have for the smart home of the present times. Viewers can now enjoy Latest and popular 4K services like NetFlix, Amazon Prime videos along with unlimited regular content access via YouTube.Even intuitive Magic Remote which works like mouse can be used for this purpose with great ease.

The user-friendly OLED TV’s are making an impressive mark by delivering a TV experience like never before. They have rightly been touted as the ‘’Future of TV”. Now users can witness an unmatched and powerful home cinema experience. Time to call in guests for a movie-marathon at home this season.

The debut list by Thomson Reuters defines the industry leadership and honors ASUS as one of the world’s top-rated technology companies

  • ASUS ranked as one of the 2018 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Technology Leaders
  • Thomson Reuters conducted a worldwide survey of 5,000 candidates and selected ASUS as one of the leading tech companies

 

 ASUS today announced that it has been named as a 2018 Top 100 Global Technology Leader by Thomson Reuters. The inaugural program identifies the tech industry’s most operationally sound and financially successful organizations, echoing the prominent position of the company in the tech industry as a leading brand that continues to deliver excellent products and services.

This study — the industry’s first holistic assessment of today’s leading tech companies — utilizes a 28-point data-driven algorithm to objectively identify organizations with fortitude for the future in today’s complex business environment. The patent-pending methodology, developed by the Thomson Reuters Boston Innovation Lab, is based on eight principle pillars of performance: Financial, Management and Investor Confidence, Risk and Resilience, Legal Compliance, Innovation, People and Social Responsibility, Environmental Impact, and Reputation. These companies are those whose final scores across the pillars outshine over 5,000 other technology companies around the world.

“Tech companies operate at warp speed confronting competitive, regulatory, legal, financial, supply chain and myriad other business challenges. Oftentimes, their financial success overshadows operational integrity, making it difficult to identify those organizations with true fortitude for future success,” said Alex Paladino, global managing director of the Thomson Reuters Technology Practice Group. “With the Top 100 Global Tech Leaders, we’ve identified the unique data points that embody technology industry leadership in the 21st century; congratulations to the companies that made the list.”

Visit http://tr.com/top100tech to access the full report and view the complete list of 2018 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Technology Leaders.

ASUS Ranked As One of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies

ASUS honored as one of the world’s top-rated companies in the Computers category

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  • ASUS receives Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies ranking for the Computers category
  • Fortune conducted a worldwide survey of 1500 candidates and selected ASUS as one of the leading companies
  • This is the third time ASUS has been recognized with honours from Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies survey

 

ASUS today announced its honourable recognition as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies. The company has been ranked as a leading enterprise in the Computers category, reaffirming its leading position in the industry as a strong brand that continues to deliver excellent products and services.

Survey Methodology

Fortune collaborated with its partner Korn Ferry on this survey of corporate reputation. Beginning with a universe of about 1500 candidates, the 1000 largest US companies were ranked by revenue, along with non-US companies in Fortune’s Global 500 database that have revenues of $10 billion or more. The highest-revenue companies in each industry were then selected, totaling 680 in 29 countries. The top-rated companies were picked from that pool of 680; the executives who voted work at the companies in that group.

To determine the best-regarded companies in 52 industries, Korn Ferry asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed.

The full ASUS ranking can be viewed at:

http://fortune.com/worlds-most-admired-companies/asustek-computer/

Intel Partners with BMW, Nissan, SAIC Motor, Volkswagen, Paramount Pictures, Ferrari North America to Showcase Power of Data at CES

CEO Brian Krzanich Shares New Details on Advances in Autonomous Driving and the Future of Artificial Intelligence

  In the opening keynote for CES 2018, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich highlighted how data is transforming the world around us and driving the next great wave of technology innovation, from autonomous driving to artificial intelligence (AI) to virtual reality (VR) and other forms of immersive media.

In a keynote packed with glimpses into future technologies, Krzanich treated the audience to a dazzling array of data-driven innovations. In autonomous driving, he unveiled Intel’s first autonomous vehicle in its 100-car test fleet; disclosed that BMW*, Nissan*, and Volkswagen* are moving their Mobileye-based mapping design wins to actual deployments; and announced new collaborations with SAIC Motor* and NavInfo* to extend crowdsourced map building to China. Focused on the future of AI, Krzanich announced a partnership with Ferrari* North America to use Intel’s AI technologies to apply data from the racetrack to enhance the experience for fans and drivers. In immersive media, he introduced the newly established Intel Studios and announced Paramount Pictures* will be the first major Hollywood studio to explore this technology in tandem with Intel to see where this will lead for the next generation of visual storytelling.

“Data is going to introduce social and economic changes that we see perhaps once or twice in a century,” Krzanich said. “We not only find data everywhere today, but it will be the creative force behind the innovations of the future. Data is going to redefine how we experience life – in our work, in our homes, how we travel, and how we enjoy sports and entertainment.”

Krzanich’s keynote marked the start of CES for Intel and provided tangible examples for how the company and its partners are unlocking the power of data to transform businesses and our daily lives.

Building the Autonomous Future

In autonomous driving, Krzanich announced that 2 million vehicles from BMW, Nissan and Volkswagen will use Mobileye Road Experience Management (REM) technology to crowdsource data to build and rapidly update low-cost, scalable high-definition maps throughout this year.

For the China market, Krzanich disclosed two critical partnerships with leading automotive manufacturer SAIC Motor and digital mapping company NavInfo. In addition, SAIC will develop Level 3, 4 and 5 cars in China based on Mobileye technology. Levels are assigned based on capacity for autonomy – a Level 4 vehicle can drive itself almost exclusively without any human interaction, and a Level 5 vehicle can drive itself without human interaction on any road.

Krzanich also disclosed details for the company’s new automated driving platform, which combines automotive-grade Intel Atom® processors with Mobileye EyeQ5® chips to deliver a platform with industry-leading scalability and versatility for L3 (Level 3) to L5 (Level 5) autonomous driving.

Intel Senior Vice President and CEO/CTO of Mobileye Professor Amnon Shashua will share more details about the company’s autonomous driving strategy during an Intel press conference at CES on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 10:00 a.m. (LVCC room #228).

Driving Insights with Intel AI and Exploring Technology of Tomorrow

Addressing artificial intelligence, Krzanich showcased how companies are using Intel’s technology to transform their businesses through AI. He announced Intel is partnering with Ferrari North America to bring the power of AI to the Ferrari Challenge North America Series that will take place on six courses in the U.S. this year. The Ferrari Challenge broadcast will use the processing power of Intel Xeon® Scalable processors and the neonTM framework for deep learning not only to transcode, identify objects and events, and stream the experience to viewers online, but also to mine the resulting data for further insights for drivers and fans.

Looking ahead to the future of computing, Krzanich noted Intel’s promising research into neuromorphic computing, a new type of computing architecture that mimics the way brains observe, learn and understand. Intel’s neuromorphic research prototype chip (“Loihi”) is now fully functioning and will be shared with research partners this year.

Krzanich also announced the next milestone in Intel’s efforts to develop a quantum computing system. Intel shipped its first 49-qubit quantum computing test chip (“Tangle Lake”) to research partner QuTech*. Quantum computing is the ultimate in parallel processing, and Krzanich noted it has the potential to compute at a far greater speed than anything ever achieved before.

Creating a New Wave of VR and Immersive Media

In addition to enabling AI and the autonomous future, Krzanich discussed how data can transform other everyday experiences, such as entertainment and media. He announced the debut of Intel Studios, a newly constructed, state-of-the-art studio dedicated to the production of large-scale, volumetric content – using Intel® True View technology – that will create new forms of visual storytelling with and without VR. Intel Studios features the world’s largest volumetric video stage and a comprehensive post-production and control facility that will enable companies to create lifelike immersive media experiences like never before. Paramount Pictures is the first major Hollywood studio to explore this technology in tandem with Intel.

In sports, Krzanich announced that Intel will enable the largest scale virtual reality event to date with the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 using Intel® True VR technology. Intel, together with the official Rights Holding Broadcasters, will capture a record 30 Olympic events, with both live and video-on-demand content available. This marks the first-ever live virtual reality broadcast of the Olympic Winter Games and will be available in the U.S. via a forthcoming NBC Sports* VR app. Krzanich also showcased how Intel is helping bring the future of 5G to the Olympics Winter Games to enable other new realistic, immersive and responsive sports and entertainment experiences with VR and 360-degree video.

Finally, Intel achieved a new Guinness World Records* title for the most UAVs airborne simultaneously from a single computer indoors when Krzanich presented a spectacular indoor light show performed by 100 Intel® Shooting Star™ Mini drones, or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles).Intel Flood of Data

“If you are impressed by what you see at CES this week, stay tuned,” Krzanich stated in his closing remarks. “We are still discovering new ways to apply the power of AI and data. These discoveries will impact nearly every sector of innovation, and Intel is at the forefront of this revolution, bringing to life the promise of data-driven experiences through autonomous driving, AI, 5G and VR. At Intel, we not only see a world of infinite possibilities where technology makes our lives easier, we see a future where technology makes the world a better place

Introducing the New Intel Pentium® Silver and Intel Celeron® Processors: Performance and Connectivity at Amazing Value

Intel delivers industry-leading innovations and creates new experiences across its portfolio products. Today, Intel unveils the all-new Intel Pentium® Silver and Intel Celeron® processors.

The new Intel Pentium Silver and Intel Celeron processors are based on our architecture codenamed Gemini Lake, and are engineered for a great balance of performance and connectivity for the things people do every day – working on office documents and spreadsheets, browsing online, enjoying favorite shows and movies, and editing photos – with great battery life. And it can all be performed on a range of devices at an amazing value. Pentium Silver will deliver 58 percent faster1,7 productivity performance compared with a similar 4-year-old PC.

The Pentium brand also adds a new extension after offering a range of processor performance for years. To help differentiate processor performance levels and make it easier for consumers to decide which device is best for them, Intel is introducing new brand levels: Intel Pentium Silver and Intel Pentium Gold. Intel Pentium Silver processors – launching today and based on the Gemini Lake architecture – represent the cost-optimized option in the Intel Pentium processor family. Intel Pentium Gold processors – which are already in market based on the Kaby Lake architecture – represent the highest-performing Pentium processors available7.

It is clearer than ever that fast and reliable connectivity is critical. For the first time on any PC platform, Intel will offer Gigabit Wi-Fi capability for ultra-fast connectivity with all-new Intel Pentium Silver and Intel Celeron processors. Using the industry standard of 2×2 802.11AC with 160MHz channels, users now have the capability for extremely fast networking performance that delivers download speeds up to two times faster compared with systems using 802.11AC, 12 times faster compared with systems using 802.11 BGN, and even faster than a wired Gigabit Ethernet connection3,4,7. Ultimately, this translates to Intel Gigabit Wi-Fi providing a blazing fast connection that allows users to enjoy devices uninterrupted – faster content streaming, collaborating with ease, faster web browsing and even downloading large files like HD movies in a flash.

Additionally, Intel Pentium Silver and Intel Celeron-based systems will be able to handle the latest in enhanced media for a great experience streaming content from popular sites like YouTube* and Netflix*. Understanding that people aren’t watching content in perfectly lit rooms, Intel is also delivering for the first time a display technology called Local Adaptive Contrast Enhancement (LACE) to the value space. This technology is designed to help people clearly see the screen outdoors in glare and bright light. All of this comes with hardware-enabled security for a faster and safer online experience that people expect from Intel products.

The new processors launching today are:

  • Intel Pentium Silver processors N5000 for mobile and J5005 for desktop
  • Intel Celeron processors N4100 and N4000 for mobile and J4105 and J4005 for desktop

PCs are a personal choice. With Intel Pentium Silver and Intel Celeron processors, Intel has worked hard to ensure buyers have the flexibility to choose from a range of designs – laptops, 2-in-1s, all-in-one PCs, mini PCs and desktops – and price points, providing a value-priced PC that handles the things they do most at home, at school, or on the go. Look for designs from major OEMs to launch in the first quarter of 2018.

Intel Pentium Silver and Intel Celeron Processors – By the Numbers

  • Download an 8GB HD movie before leaving on an airplane in about one minute with Intel 9560 AC as opposed to 10 minutes with 802.11 BGN3,4,7
  • Up to two times faster download speed than a 2×2 802.11AC3,4,7
  • Binge watch your favorite shows for up to 10 hrs2,7 of HD local playback without having to recharge (35WHr battery)

Intel Pentium Silver Processor vs. 4-Year-Old Entry System

  • Work on spreadsheets, browse online and edit photos up to 58 percent faster1,7
  • Edit a photo album in half the time5,7
  • Create a video slideshow from your favorite photo album in about half the time6,7
  1. As measured by SYSmark* 2014 SE on Intel® Pentium® Silver Processor N5000 vs. Intel® Pentium® Processor rsN3540 (58%) and Intel® Pentium® Silver Processor J5005 vs. Intel® Pentium® Processor J2900 (68%) – Intel® Pentium® Silver Processor N5000 , PL1=6W TDP, 4C/4T, up to 2.6GHz, Memory: 2x2GB DDR4 2400, Storage: Intel SSD, OS: Windows* 10 RS2
  2. Battery life based on Windows 10* 4K 24fps 10bit HEVC Local Video Playback on Gemini Lake RVP1; Configuration: 35WHr Battery, 11.5” panel Display Resolution: 1910; 2x4GB DDR4 2400 Storage: Intel SSD; Windows* 10 RS2; Battery Size: 35WHr
  3. 802.11ac 2×2 160 MHz enables 1733 Mbps maximum theoretical data rates, 2x faster than standard 802.11ac 2×2 80 MHz (867 Mbps) and nearly 12x faster than baseline 1×1 BGN (150 Mbps) Wi-Fi as documented in IEEE 802.11 wireless standard specifications, and requires the use of similarly configured 802.11ac wireless network routers or better. To achieve Gigabit wireless speeds, the network requires a wireless router/access point that supports 160 MHz channels.

  1. Estimates for Wi-Fi download times are calculations based upon real-world, single client, best-case throughput speed assumptions of approximately 70% of IEEE 802.11 specification theoretical maximum data rates to account for networking overhead. Actual performance may vary based on system design, network configuration, and wireless environment.
  2. As measured by TouchXPRT* 2016 (Beautify Photos Subtest) on Intel® Pentium® Silver Processor N5005 vs. Intel® Pentium® Processor N3540 (58%) Intel® Pentium® Silver Processor N5000, PL1=6W TDP, 4C/4T, up to 2.6GHz, Memory: 2x2GB DDR4 2400, Storage: Intel SSD, OS: Windows* 10 RS2
  3. As measured by TouchXPRT* 2016 (Create Slideshow from Photos Subtest) on Intel® Pentium® Silver Processor N5005 vs. Intel® Pentium® Processor N3540 (58%) Intel® Pentium® Silver Processor N5000, PL1=6W TDP, 4C/4T, up to 2.6GHz, Memory: 2x2GB DDR4 2400, Storage: Intel SSD, OS: Windows* 10 RS2

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Intel® Pentium® Silver Processor N5000 , PL1=6W TDP, 4C/4T, up to 2.6GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4 2400, Storage: Intel SSD 540, OS: Windows* 10 RS2 ; Battery Size: 35WHr; Display: 11.5” 19×10

Intel® Pentium® Processor N3540, PL1=7.5W TDP, 4C/4T, up to 2.66GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR3L-1333, Storage: Intel SSD 540, OS: Windows* 10 RS2

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Intel® Pentium® Silver Processor N5000 , PL1=10W TDP, 4C/4T, up to 2.7GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4 2400, Storage: Intel SSD 540, OS: Windows* 10 RS2

Intel® Pentium® Processor J2900, PL1=10W TDP, 4C/4T, up to 2.67GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR3L-1333, Storage: Intel SSD 540, OS: Windows* 10 RS2

  1. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visithttp://www.intel.com/benchmarks.

Intel is a sponsor and member of the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, and was the major developer of the XPRT family of benchmarks. Principled Technologies is the publisher of the XPRT family of benchmarks. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases.

Intel technologies’ features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at www.intel.com.

Cost reduction scenarios described are intended as examples of how a given Intel- based product, in the specified circumstances and configurations, may affect future costs and provide cost savings. Circumstances will vary. Intel does not guarantee any costs or cost reduction.

*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

Intel, the Intel logo, Pentium, and Celeron are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.Pentium Silver Celeron Desktop Sku chart

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OLED Remakes the TV Market

The United Nations recognizes November 21 as World Television Day to celebrate the power of television as an extremely important information delivery medium. In households across the globe, the television is a quintessential gadget which is used for the purpose of dissemination of information as well as entertainment and leisure. With the advent of better and innovative technology the ‘TV dream’ has become a reality for most of us and now forms an integral part of our surroundings, be it in our homes or offices.

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Penetration of TV in terms of sheer numbers is one thing, whereas qualitative improvements and enhancement of the viewing experience due to technological upgradations is another. With the introduction of LG’s signature OLED TV, smart technology has become accessible and enjoyable for consumers now.

LG has always been the forerunner of technological breakthroughs. The OLED TV’s key message is that of simplicity and perfection. The OLED technology represents a seismic shift in television design, utilizing a light source made from organic material to allow each pixel to both light up and turn off individually. The perfection in design and technology together make this TV the official device for Technicolor’s color mastering which is a big feat. The Dolby vision and Dolby Atmos of the OLED deliver the perfect blend of outstanding picture and sound quality. The concept of perfect color on perfect black is a key feature of the OLED. The technology of the OLED TV is futuristic and forward looking. With the spaces shrinking and aesthetics taking precedence, the OLED takes a design leadership with its wall paper-slim design coupled with rich audio and picture quality which is a true representation of picture on glass for a viewer. The sleek look of this TV, makes any place where it is installed seem unique and high end.

The OLED uses the latest WebOS user interface which is highly compatible and provides seamless, intuitive navigation and unlimited entertainment options. The smart operations allow control of many devices using the Magic Remote. It uses a simple point and click feature. You can also use scroll, gesture or voice commands, thus making it very user-friendly. The Multi View feature splits the screen of the Smart TV and allows the viewer to watch two different inputs at the same time. You can play music via the Music Player App with attractive user interface & freedom to select your own playlist on the LG Smart TV even when the TV screen is off.

OLED technology has been around for 30 years. However, it has only recently risen to prominence. Initially only offered by LG, a number of other manufacturers have seen the light and are scrambling to roll out OLED screens of their own.

LG is a long-standing leader in the OLED field and has been the number one manufacturer of large display panels for 30 consecutive years. While it is impossible to predict the future, all signs point to OLED dominating the industry for years to come.