ASUSTeK Computer Inc. , usually referred to as ASUS and in Chinese Huáshuò , and trading under that name, is a Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company headquartered in Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan. Its products include desktops, laptops, netbooks, LEDtagline was "Inspiring Innovation. Persistent Perfection." and is currently "In Search of Incredible."ASUS is the world's fifth-largest PC vendor by 2013 unit sales . ASUS appears in BusinessWeek’s "InfoTech 100" and "Asia’s Top 10 IT Companies" rankings, and it ranked first in the IT Hardware category of the 2008 Taiwan Top 10 Global Brands survey with a total brand value of $1.3 billion.ASUS has a primary listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 11, 2017
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pixelworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PXLW), a leading provider of visual processing solutions, today announced the newest and most advanced features offered in its latest generation Iris mobile display processor. Based on the Company’s patented DNX® technology originally used in high-end TVs, Pixelworks’ third generation mobile chip, PX8468, combines the technology, called True View®, that enables displays to adapt automatically based on the ambient light and color temperature, as well as support for mobile HDR (High-Dynamic Range) to elevate smartphones and tablets to a whole new level of viewing experience. “We are very excited to publicly launch our most advanced Iris display processor,” said Richard Miller, Pixelworks’ GM & Executive Vice President of Technology. “Our True View feature set leverages auto-adaptive technology to enable a highly optimized viewing experience indoors or outdoors, and offers mobile OEMs much-needed differentiation at the lowest power and smallest footprint available. Additionally, by using Iris, mobile OEMs can qualify their devices for the highest picture quality standards required by providers of HDR content.” “Our ZenPad and ZenFone product lines have benefited from Pixelworks’ Iris family of display processors,” said Rangoon Chang, ASUS General Manager, Mobile Computing Business Unit. “Being able to deliver a high-end TV experience for premium content on a mobile device is a key differentiator for ASUS, and we look forward to continuing this partnership with Pixelworks to further differentiate our future mobile devices.” Pixelworks’ technology provides end users with benefits such as cinematic movie quality, life-like photos and a stunning gaming experience, all optimized for changes typically encountered in a mobile environment. Pixelworks’ True View auto-adaptive technology optimizes the display in real-time, based on the ambient light, color temperature, content or application being viewed, as well as the user’s preferences. Dr. Raymond Soneira, President of DisplayMate Technologies Corporation, commented, “DisplayMate has been a pioneer in advocating better display performance in ambient light as a key requirement for the next-generation of displays. With their new Iris processor, Pixelworks is providing important new technology and tools that will allow device manufacturers to significantly improve their display’s on-screen color and contrast image quality for consumers in real world ambient light viewing conditions.” Pixelworks’ DNX technology has been a key feature in many high-end TVs and projectors for over a decade, and the Company is leveraging the numerous benefits of this technology in mobile devices, including: True Clarity®: Pixelworks True Clarity motion processing recreates a cinematic experience, removing the artifacts that distract from the art of storytelling in movies and TV shows, while reducing blur during the streaming of live sports. Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation (MEMC) is one of the key technologies of Pixelworks’ DNX. By processing every video frame that is displayed, Iris adds in the missing frames to ensure smooth judder-free video. Eye fatigue is one of the side-effects of motion judder in video watched on mobile devices without MEMC. True View®: With more than 500 million pixel operations per second, Iris display processors render accurate colors, sharp detail and high dynamic range, all while adapting for ambient light intensity and color. These adjustments are made automatically based on the application in use, whether watching movies, playing games or simply browsing the Internet and sending messages. Ambient light is a key challenge due to significant changes in color and contrast, often causing washed out pictures, reduced contrast, and inaccurate colors. With Iris and True View, mobile devices have the world’s most comprehensive set of picture quality tools, that provide automatic real-time processing to adapt to the display’s color gamut, contrast, sharpness, and motion based on the ambient light, color temperature to best suit the user’s visual perception and preferences. The user experiences all the benefits of the superior quality display, adaptive to the content, ambient light, geographical location, and the time-of-day. Iris can even record the user display preferences and adjust automatically as these preferences change over time. High-Dynamic Range (HDR): With more than half the video streams being viewed on mobile devices, there is a growing demand for the same high-dynamic range (HDR) experience on a 5” smartphone, as on a 50” TV. The UHD Alliance announced its HDR specifications for portable devices at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. Pixelworks’ Iris chip can enable HDR on qualified mobile devices, by leveraging not only the picture quality tools, but nearly 20 years of Pixelworks display expertise. Mobile displays are usually much brighter than TVs, and displaying accurate colors, while maintaining the black and the white levels of a given video requires years of display know-how and the right set of tools, which Pixelworks provides to the customers when they use the Iris devices. Pixelworks’ PX8468, the latest generation in the Company’s Iris family of mobile chips, is 20% smaller and consumes 25% lower power than the previous generation Iris device. It is sampling and available for mass production today in a small 4.25 x 4.80-mm WL-CSP package. For additional information please contact your local Pixelworks office, or visit www.pixelworks.com. Pixelworks creates, develops and markets video display processing technology for digital video applications that demand the very highest quality images. At design centers around the world, Pixelworks engineers constantly push video performance to keep manufacturers of consumer electronics, mobile devices and professional displays worldwide on the leading edge. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, please visit the company’s Web site at www.pixelworks.com. ASUS is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,385 awards and earned approximately US$13.3 billion of revenue in 2016. Note: Pixelworks, DNX, True View, True Clarity and the Pixelworks logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pixelworks, Inc. 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Asus | Date: 2015-12-28
An electronic device and a method for controlling power supply are provided. The electronic device includes a first transmission port, a second transmission port, a switching power circuit and a control unit. The first transmission port is connected to a first external device, and the second transmission port is connected to a second external device. The switching power circuit is coupled to the first transmission port, the second transmission port and the power storage unit. The control unit controls the switching power circuit according to the voltage level of the first detecting pin of the first transmission port and the voltage level of the second detecting pin of the second transmission port, so as to make the first external device and the second external device to transmit power to the power storage unit
Asus and ASUSTeK Computer Inc. | Date: 2015-01-07
A computer device and a method for converting a working mode of a universal serial bus (USB) connector of the computer device. The computer device comprises a USB connector, a power interruption unit, a first switch unit, a south bridge chip, a reading unit, a control unit, and a charging control unit. The USB connector is linked to an external USB device. When a fast charging instruction is received, the power interruption unit interrupts the power supply of the USB connector; the first switch unit performs switching, so that the USB connector works in a fast charging mode. When the control unit receives a common charging instruction, the power interruption unit interrupts the power supply of the USB connector; the first switch unit performs switching, so that the USB connector works in a common charging mode, and data transmission can be performed.
Asus | Date: 2015-04-13
A power supply device and an overvoltage protection method are disclosed. The power supply device includes an energy storage unit, a first switch, a second switch and a driving module. The energy storage unit generates a driving voltage according to a supplied voltage. The first switch selectively transmits the supplied voltage to the energy storage unit according to a first driving signal. The second switch is selectively conducted to adjust the driving voltage according to a second driving signal. The driving module conducts the second switch when the supplied voltage is rose at a first predetermined value, and generates the first driving signal and the second driving signal after the supplied voltage is rose at a second predetermined value. The first predetermined value is smaller than the second predetermined value.
Asus and ASUSTeK Computer Inc. | Date: 2014-11-26
A connector and an electronic system using the same. The electronic system (100) comprises a first electronic device (102), a second electronic device, (200) and a connector (104), the connector being used for connecting the first electronic device and the second electronic device. The first electronic device has a first plane (P10). The second electronic device has a second plane (P20). The first plane and the second plane are not coplanar. The connector comprises multiple terminals (110, 120, 130), electrically connected to the first plane and the second plane respectively. In the connector, a signal terminal is located between a first ground terminal and a second ground terminal, which is beneficial to transmission of a low-noise high-frequency signal in a shielded environment. The connector and the electronic system using the same may transmit a signal between different planes by connecting junctions in different planes.
Asus | Date: 2013-07-11
A capacitor includes a positive foil, an electrolyte layer, a negative foil, a plurality of positive guide needles and a plurality of negative guide needles. The electrolyte layer has a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other. The first surface overlaps the positive foil, and the second surface overlaps the negative foil. The positive guide needles are disposed at the positive foil. The negative guide needles are disposed at the negative foil. The positive foil, the electrolyte layer and the negative foil are wound to make the capacitor be a cylinder, and the positive guide needles and the negative guide needles protrude from the cylinder, respectively.
Asus | Date: 2013-07-25
A graphic card with multiple fans and a controlling method thereof are provided. In the controlling method, the temperature of a first component and a second component of the graphic card is detected. A rotating speed of a first fan of the graphic card is adjusted according to the temperature of the first component. The rotating speed of the second fan of the graphic card is adjusted according to the temperature of the second component or the temperature of the first component and the second component.
Asus | Date: 2016-04-18
A power supply protection device including a driving circuit, a logic control unit and a protection module is provided. The driving circuit adjusts an external voltage according to a first driving signal and a second driving signal and outputs a driving voltage. The logic control unit generates the first driving signal and the second driving signal according to a protection signal and a pulse signal. The protection module outputs a plurality of test currents orderly to detect a plurality of impedances of the driving circuit before the driving circuit receives the external voltage, generates a plurality of voltage signals according to the impedances and compares the voltage signals with a plurality of reference voltages to generate the protection signal. A power supply protecting method for protecting a driving circuit is also provided.
Asus | Date: 2013-11-20
A method of custom-defined functions of an input device is provided, and it is applied to an electronic device. The electronic device includes a virtual input interface and an input device. The input device includes at least one input key. The method includes following steps: custom-defined setting information of the input keys via the virtual input interface; saving the setting information of the input keys to the basic input/output system (BIOS) of the electronic device, and updating a setting information database in accordance with the input device; wherein when the updated setting information database is read and the input key is activated, a setting function in accordance with the setting information is executed.
Asus | Date: 2013-06-28
An electronic device, a method for updating firmware, and a non-transient readable medium are provided. The electronic device includes a processing unit and a NVM memory. The NVM memory is coupled to the processing unit. The NVM memory stores the firm. Identifying information is in a non-file-header area of the firmware. The identifying information includes a firmware image file header, a digital signature and ROM map information.