In this report I will be outlining three articles that have experienced a
technical change, underwent a merger and have experienced changes due to
brexit. The articles will be of 2018 published from online newspapers.
There are a number of changes to the Smartphone industry
in the coming of 2018, most of which are subtle. With the exception of a touch
ID sensor embedded in the screen of a little known Chinese company Vivo along
with Synaptics who have successfully showcased a prototype at 2018 CES
(Consumer Electronics Show) this January. Synaptics are the one who have
perfected the technology to be implemented in a Smartphone. You would believe
this type of innovation to be achieved by Samsung, Google or Apple by now.
This advancement in the touch id technology will also
enable a great leap into a truly bezel-less display. Although synaptics are not
the first bring out this technology infact, it was Toshiba back in 2007 who
revealed something similar but took just over 10 years for synaptics and vivo
to demonstrate the capabilities and possibilities in this year’s CES 2018. Synaptics
are ready to step into the big leagues with the Synaptics Clear ID being twice
as 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 fingerprint
preferences in front of a phone but with the Smartphone industry quickly
shifting to the infinity displays they need to make their unit of production
low. We know that Samsung are the kings of display when it comes to the OLED
UHD+ 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 been
developing their OLED display driver ICs displays as their touch ID only works
on an OLED display as it complements the OLED pixels to work.
Easyjet and countless other airlines have been affected
by brexit and the EU referendum. The biggest impact was the drop of sterling
the past year and profits have declined by over £100m of and pre-tax profits fell
by one sixth to £408m which points to the devaluation of pound after Brexit.
For both historical and most importantly technical
reasons, aviation markets are highly regulated. Airlines rights to offer
services between any two locations in two different countries are governed by
specific agreements between the governments concerned. EasyJet along with British
airways are both UK owned airlines meaning they have full freedom of part of
the European Common Aviation Area (ECAA).
When the UK leaves the EU, without special arrangements
the UK’s membership of the ECAA would lapse and these airlines would lose all
their automatic rights to operate to, from and within the ECAA. Furthermore,
their rights would also lapse on routes that are now governed by agreements
between the third-party country and the EU (such as the EU-US “Open Skies”
However, it is important to note that these rights are reciprocal. US and
other ECAA carriers would lose their automatic rights to fly to the UK.
The airline industry undergoes extensive regulations related
to their security, safety, environment and air traffic. Most of these rules are
implemented globally and determined by the international Civil Aviation
Organisation (ICAO). Where they aren’t met,
these standards need to be agreed by the two parties establishing traffic
rights. This is to make sure that the aircraft entering their airspace is to
the Aviation standard set by the ICAO; well maintained, safely operated and not
needlessly noisy. They will also uphold that these rules aren’t limiting