The Japanese answer to CES kicked off this Tuesday with the world’s smallest microchip resistors, thinnest tablets and screens and projectors that push multiple times the resolution of current HD flats.
The Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) just kicked off near Tokyo in Japan, opening with some of the country’s biggest brands setting out where the future of their consumer tech is leading.
Full HD (1920×1080 resolution) is being upped by some of the big names like Sony, which put its 4k-resolution-pushing projectors back on show. It also displayed new LCD displays that push screen resolutions around four times higher than current HD flatscreens.
Toshiba’s taken its glasses-free 3D technology onto the bigger screen with a 55 inch Quad HD TV with a resolution of 3840×2160. In its lenticular 3D mode that tracks the viewer’s face for optimum 3D output (like Toshiba’s Qosmio F750 3D notebook), the output resolution is capped at 1280×720 though.
Toshiba has revamped its tablet offering since the AT100 with the newly announced Regza AT700 which it claims to be the world’s thinnest and lightest tablet to date. It sits at 558 grams and 7.7mm thick (the same size specs as the AT200 announced at the IFA in Berlin).
Chipmaker Rohm displayed what it claims to be the world’s tiniest resistors on its chips.
Japanese telecom DoCoMo previewed a prototype smartphone battery that charges fully in 10 minutes. It was displayed on a Japan-exclusive phone (NEC’s Medias smartphone)
Hitachi is set to show off its glasses-free 3D projection systems that will use 24 projectors to superimpose 3D images on real-world objects.