MWC 2016


MWC Shanghai Reaches New Record

by Tom Allen

The GSMA says that more than 53,000 people – from 104 countries and territories – attended MWC Shanghai this year, which was held from the 29th June to the 1st July. Almost 550 exhibitors …

Tags:Back Panel| China| Mobile Display Monitor| MWC 2016| Vol 23 - Issue 26

Mobile World Round-Up Part 2

by Bob Raikes

Here is our second round-up from Mobile World 2016. We cover SK Telecom, Qualcomm, Intel, Nokia, Harman, Ericsson/Volvo, Acer, Fujitsu, Sunpartner, HP, Garmin, Epson, Vuzix, Imagination, Mediatek, Neonode and DisplayLink. For more details on …

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Mobile World Round-Up Part 1

by Bob Raikes

We show some highlights from MWC – with Samsung, LG, Sony, Lenovo and Dell. More in our part 2 video. For details on these stories, subscribe to our newsletter at

Tags:Dell| Embedded Pico Projectors| Lenovo| LG Electronics (LGE)| MWC 2016| Pico Projectors| Projectors| Samsung| Smartphones| sony| Virtual Reality

Mobile VR Will Grow at 84.5% CAGR

by Tom Allen

ABI Research has predicted that mobile VR device shipments will exceed 50 million units by 2020, with a CAGR of 84.5%. The conclusion is based, in part, on the recent spate of virtual reality …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| MWC 2016| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 09| Wearable Market

FlexEnable Curves an LCD Around the Wrist

by Tom Allen

FlexEnable is a UK-based company that was spun off from Plastic Logic last year (Plastic Logic Divides into Two Companies), and had space on the Graphene Flagship stand – a collection of companies working …

Tags:Flexible Displays| Graphene| LCD displays| Mobile Display Monitor| MWC 2016| Vol 23 - Issue 08

Gionee Looks to AMOLED and Autofocus

by Tom Allen

China’s Gionee had placed banners along the entrance walkways of the show, promoting its newest phone, so we had to go to the stand and check it out! Like several other Chinese vendors at …

Tags:China| Mobile Display Monitor| MWC 2016| OLEDs| Smartphones| Vol 23 - Issue 08

Acer Extends Android to Premium Jade Line

by Tom Allen

Acer clearly sees Windows as a business proposition, and at MWC was reinforcing that feeling with new offers on the Liquid Jade Primo smartphone (Acer Looks to Gamers, Chromebooks and “PC Phone”). We saw …

Tags:Acer| Mobile Display Monitor| MWC 2016| Smartphones| Smartwatches| Vol 23 - Issue 08| Windows

Hisense Makes AMOLED Move

by Tom Allen

Hisense was showing several new smartphones, two of which – in the company’s quest to become a premium international brand – featured AMOLED displays: the C1 and A1. The Hisense C1 is the first …

Tags:AMOLED| Hisense| Mobile Display Monitor| MWC 2016| Smartphones| Vol 23 - Issue 08

Synaptics Developing Integrated Touch & Drivers

by Bob Raikes

It’s a while since we met with Synaptics and as a result we had a lot to catch up on. Historically, the company was known for its touch technology which is widely used in …

Tags:Display Drivers| Mobile Display Monitor| MWC 2016| Synaptics| Touch| Vol 23 - Issue 08

Imagination Reduces GPU Power Need

by Bob Raikes

Imagination Technologies had a number of demonstrations that were similar to those at CES. They focused on the capability of Imagination in GPUs and in video processing. The first product we looked at was …

Tags:GPUs| Graphics Processing| Mobile Display Monitor| MWC 2016| Video Processors| Vol 23 - Issue 08

NeoNode Enables Notebooks with Touch

by Bob Raikes

Neonode was on the ST Microelectronics booth and on the Swedish booth (it is based in Stockholm) and was showing a bar system that includes an infrared curtain touch system that can be used …

Tags:Infrared Touch| Mobile Display Monitor| MWC 2016| Notebooks| Vol 23 - Issue 08