Tom Allen


Sharp Rethinks TV Licensing

by Tom Allen

Sharp has said that it will review its TV brand licensing in Europe and the Americas, in an effort to raise its global presence. Sharp licensed its brand to Slovakia’s UMC in Europe in …

Tags:Europe| Large Display Monitor| Licensing| North America| sharp| TV Set Market| Vol 23 - Issue 33

Sources Disagree on Cause of Samsung Production Issues

by Tom Allen

Samsung has said that demand for its Galaxy Note 7 phablet has been higher than expected, which is causing supply shortages. The release date has been adjusted in some markets. A source told Reuters …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| phablets| Samsung| Supply Chain| Vol 23 - Issue 33

GPUs Fall Below 10-Year Average

by Tom Allen

As the PC market fell in Q2’16, largely due to data centers and servers, shares in the GPU market shifted. AMD rose while Intel and Nvidia fell. PC shipments were up 1.06% QoQ but …

Tags:AMD| GPUs| Intel| Jon Peddie Research (JPR)| Large Display Monitor| Nvidia| Vol 23 - Issue 33

Apple Faces Touch Fault Accusations

by Tom Allen

iFixit has published a very comprehensive blog post about a problem with the touchscreen on the iPhone 6 and 6+. The problem is apparently becoming so common that ‘microsoldering expert’ Jessa Jones, who runs …

Tags:Apple| iPhone| Mobile Display Monitor| Repair| Vol 23 - Issue 33

Questions Raised About Pokemon Go’s Prospects

by Tom Allen

There have been reports that, although it remains popular, Pokemon Go‘s user base is declining sharply. No official figures are available, but an independent report using data compiled by Axiom Capital Management shows that …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Mobile Apps| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 33

International Netflix Growth Eclipses Worldwide Total

by Tom Allen

Most of Netflix’s subscribers will be outside the USA by 2018, according to IHS Markit. Currently the firm has 79.9 million total subscribers; by 2020, IHS expects it to have 75 million subscribers outside …

Tags:IHS Markit| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Netflix| Vol 23 - Issue 33| Worldwide

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Harmonic and TNO Show UHD VR

by Tom Allen

Harmonic is to show native UltraHD VR at IBC 2016 (9th-13th September, Amsterdam; stand 1.B20), in collaboration with Dutch research institute TNO. The demonstration will use TNO’s HEVC tiling technology, which enables VR content …

Tags:Back Panel| IBC 2016| Mobile Display Monitor| UltraHD| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 33

Bodle’s Reflective Prototypes are Bright and Colourful

by Tom Allen

There are many advantages to LCD displays – there is a reason it is the world’s dominant display technology. They are fast to refresh, with high resolutions and a slim stack (compared to legacy …

Tags:E Ink| LCD displays| Power Consumption| Reflective Display| Vol 23 - Issue 36

SmartLabs Begins US Rollout

by Tom Allen

SmartLabs has delivered the first batch of its SML-5112W set-top boxes to ‘a major US systems integrator.’ The STBs are UltraHD units using the Broadcom BCM72511 chipset. They natively support the RDK software stack.

Tags:Large Display Monitor| STBs| USA| Vol 23 - Issue 33

Fraunhofer Uses OLED in Medical Therapy

by Tom Allen

‘Light therapy’ is an important means for promoting the healing of wounds, especially in the epidermis (skin). Fraunhofer FEP has been examining flexible OLEDs as an area light source for applications in the medical …

Tags:Back Panel| Large Display Monitor| Lighting| Medical| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Vol 23 - Issue 33

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V-Nova Forms Partnership With Dimetis

by Tom Allen

V-Nova’s Perseus-powered P.Link contribution solution is now being integrated with Dimetis’ BOSS Link Manager platform, which is used for end-to-end network management and monitoring. Through the technical partnership, Dimetis customers will be able to …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| V-Nova| Video Encoders & Decoders| Vol 23 - Issue 33

0.8% Rise ‘Encouraging’ for AIBs

by Tom Allen

PC graphics add-in board (graphics cards) shipments rose 0.8% YoY in Q2’16, and fell 20.8% QoQ, says Jon Peddie Research. Market shares also shifted, with AMD gaining share at the expense of Nvidia. AIBs …

Tags:AMD| Graphics Cards| Jon Peddie Research (JPR)| Large Display Monitor| Nvidia| Vol 23 - Issue 33