Introduction: 10 years for synaptics and vivo
Introduction:In this report I will be outlining three articles that have experienced atechnical change, underwent a merger and have experienced changes due tobrexit. The articles will be of 2018 published from online newspapers. Technical change There are a number of changes to the Smartphone industryin the coming of 2018, most of which are subtle. With the exception of a touchID sensor embedded in the screen of a little known Chinese company Vivo alongwith Synaptics who have successfully showcased a prototype at 2018 CES(Consumer Electronics Show) this January. Synaptics are the one who haveperfected the technology to be implemented in a Smartphone. You would believethis type of innovation to be achieved by Samsung, Google or Apple by now. This advancement in the touch id technology will alsoenable a great leap into a truly bezel-less display. Although synaptics are notthe first bring out this technology infact, it was Toshiba back in 2007 whorevealed something similar but took just over 10 years for synaptics and vivoto demonstrate the capabilities and possibilities in this year’s CES 2018.
Synapticsare ready to step into the big leagues with the Synaptics Clear ID being twiceas fast as 3D facial recognition. (https://news.sky.com/story/phone-embeds-fingerprint-sensor-within-screen-in-world-first-11208835) Synaptic are aware of the growing market for fingerprintpreferences in front of a phone but with the Smartphone industry quicklyshifting to the infinity displays they need to make their unit of productionlow. We know that Samsung are the kings of display when it comes to the OLEDUHD+ screens. Synaptics have been trying to match Samsung for some years now.At CES 2018 apart from the breakthrough of touch id the company have also beendeveloping their OLED display driver ICs displays as their touch ID only workson an OLED display as it complements the OLED pixels to work.
Merging Firm Business Affectedby BrexitEasyjet and countless other airlines have been affectedby brexit and the EU referendum. The biggest impact was the drop of sterlingthe past year and profits have declined by over £100m of and pre-tax profits fellby one sixth to £408m which points to the devaluation of pound after Brexit. For both historical and most importantly technicalreasons, aviation markets are highly regulated. Airlines rights to offerservices between any two locations in two different countries are governed byspecific agreements between the governments concerned. EasyJet along with Britishairways are both UK owned airlines meaning they have full freedom of part ofthe European Common Aviation Area (ECAA). When the UK leaves the EU, without special arrangementsthe UK’s membership of the ECAA would lapse and these airlines would lose alltheir automatic rights to operate to, from and within the ECAA.
Furthermore,their rights would also lapse on routes that are now governed by agreementsbetween the third-party country and the EU (such as the EU-US “Open Skies”agreement).However, it is important to note that these rights are reciprocal. US andother ECAA carriers would lose their automatic rights to fly to the UK.The airline industry undergoes extensive regulations relatedto their security, safety, environment and air traffic. Most of these rules areimplemented globally and determined by the international Civil AviationOrganisation (ICAO). Where they aren’t met,these standards need to be agreed by the two parties establishing trafficrights. This is to make sure that the aircraft entering their airspace is tothe Aviation standard set by the ICAO; well maintained, safely operated and notneedlessly noisy.
They will also uphold that these rules aren’t limitingcompetitions.