The Week In Review: Manufacturing

Quantum dot monitors; floating speakers; driverless shuttles.


CES mania
At the upcoming CES in Las Vegas, Samsung Electronics will unveil the CH711, a new curved monitor based on quantum dot technology. Designed for gamers, the CH711 is available in 27- and 31.5-inch variations. The monitors feature a 1,800R curvature, an ultra-wide 178-degree viewing angle and a 2,560 x 1,440 WQHD resolution.

Samsung's quantum dot monitor (Source: company)

Samsung’s quantum dot monitor (Source: company)

At CES, LG Electronics plans to roll out its futuristic Levitating Portable Speaker. The wireless speaker hovers in place over the accompanying Levitation Station to deliver high-quality audio. In addition, LG will also announce LG TONE Studio, a line of wearable speakers.

CES will also feature a number of new automotive technologies, according to a report from Consumer Reports. Look for self-driving and electric cars. For example, Ford will announce an upgraded version of its self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan. On top of that, NAVYA will demonstrate its driverless, electric autonomous shuttle vehicle at CES.

 An electric, intelligent and autonomous shuttle (Source: NAVYA)

An electric, intelligent and autonomous shuttle (Source: NAVYA)

South Korea’s antitrust regulator has fined Qualcomm about $854 million for alleged unfair business practices, according to a report from Reuters. Qualcomm will challenge the ruling, according to the report. Qualcomm said it disagrees with the ruling.

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