Indonesia’s gadget market is very hot. It’s not only foreign smartphone manufacturers making their mark in the country; local phone brands are also turning up their “A” game in the face of serious competition. One of them is Himax. Himax is gaining strong traction in its native Indonesia because it’s emulating Xiaomi’s tactics – making good quality products at prices that a bit lower than you might expect. And it’s also using Xiaomi-style online flash sales.
TAIPEI — Taiwanese chip maker Himax Technologies Inc. has announced that subsidiary Himax Display Inc., which supplies micro-display panels to Google Inc., will team up with French firm Optinvent SA to develop advanced smart glasses. Himax Display and Optinvent, a producer of the patented ORA Smart Glasses that feature a “see-through” display so as not to obstruct regular vision, will undertake the partnership to develop next-generation augmented reality glasses, Himax Technologies said in a statement Tuesday.