On the URBANO PROGRESSO…

The hot news at QuickLogic today is the announcement of our new production smartphone, the Kyocera “URBANO PROGRESSO”.  As our press release mentioned, the URBANO PROGRESSO uses a QuickLogic ArcticLink II VX4 device, featuring an MDDI Type II to RGB bridge, as well as VEE and DPO.   Key to note here is that VEE and […]

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Smartphone ‘Injustices’

www.gadgetbox.msnbc.msn.com/technology/technolog/7-worst-smartphone-injustices-how-fight-them-523772 Read this article yesterday, and was pleasantly surprised to see battery life as the top ‘injustice’ of smartphones. Now, ‘injustice’ is a very strong word, but I do agree with the authors assertion that battery life is horrible on smartphones However, are removable batteries the way to fight that?  Let’s get real—how many of […]

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So, Is the ArcticLink III VX Really a CSSP?

One of the questions I’ve been asked consistently since our first ArcticLink III VX press meeting is “is this really a CSSP?  Isn’t it more of an ASSP?” In summary: Yes, this is a CSSP.  Here’s why: Obviously there is no fabric on this chip.  This certainly makes the silicon appear to be closer to […]

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For Those Who Have Yet to Handle a Pantech Phone…

Our web Jedi/graphics guru Kazu has published a new video blog talking about the Smart Eco radio button on the Pantech tablet phone, showing how VEE and DPO can be implemented. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9W0E4qBUbw&hd=1 Continued apologies for the narrator. […]

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The Curtain Lifts…

QuickLogic today announced that the good folks at Pantech are the first OEM to bring VEE and DPO to a smartphone in their ‘Tablet Phone’ (AKA Vega 5) product. As you might expect, we have had access to the phone during the development process, and I have to commend Pantech on the end product.    Although […]

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Why the Kindle Can be Read in Sunlight

A few customers/investors have asked me lately why the Kindle is so readable in sunlight, and how this affects the positioning of VEE and DPO. So, while this is likely more of a review for most, please bear with me… The Kindle uses a monochrome display technology called e-ink.  E-ink displays are aptly-named; like normal […]

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Display Size and Smartphone Sales: A Continuing Trend?

It’s readily apparent to anyone that follows the smartphone market that display size has become a key selling factor.   To demonstrate this, I randomly looked at a few websites and printed advertisements from both carriers and device OEM’s, and sure enough the first specification I saw (after OS) was the aforementioned display size. A larger […]

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Android Auto-Brightness: How to Improve this Typically Poorly Implemented, But Important Feature

Recently, a very good article by Dr. Raymond Soneira of DisplayMate Technologies caught our attention.  Being in the display optimization business with our VEE technology in QuickLogic CSSPs, we investigated the claims of Dr. Soneira, and fully agree with him.  To further the point, QuickLogic has recently released an NDA-only white paper on the Auto Brightness algorithm in the […]

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We’re Not the Only Ones

QuickLogic continues to evangelize our VEE technology for display restoration and enhancement, particularly in less-than-optimum viewing conditions like direct sunlight.  Followers of QuickLogic, readers of quicklogic.com, and listeners of our investor calls can all attest to this. It’s nice to know we are not the only ones doing this. http://www.oled-display.net/super-amoled-vs-amoled-vs-lcd-in-direct-sunlight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIrvamOXqxs http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/features/item/Sun_sun_sun_And_I_cant_see_a_thing_on_my_phone.php Additionally, the recently-announced Google […]

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Reactions from a New iPad Owner

Like 5M or so of my fellow technophiles (that number is certainly up for debate—see http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/10/05/how-many-ipads-has-apple-really-sold/), I recently purchased an iPad. The next day, I began what ended up being a 16 day trip throughout Korea, where I put the iPad through its paces. A disclaimer: I estimate I used the iPad probably 25% of […]

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