Vol 22 - Issue 04


UltraHD Readiness Increases Worldwide

by Vanessa Browning

52 countries have connection speeds capable of supporting UltraHD services (above 15Mbps), according to Akamai’s Q3 State of the Internet report. While this is down 2.8% QoQ, it is up 32% YoY. South Korea …

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Eutelsat TV Observatory Satellite TV reception

Satellite Dominates Europe

by Vanessa Browning

The Eutelsat TV Observatory has said that satellite DTH was the primary TV reception mode in Europe at the end of 2014. Surveying 15 countries in Western Europe, the ETVO found that 32% of …

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UK Government Allocates Wearable Fund

by Tom Allen

The UK government’s technology strategy board, Innovate UK, has allocated a £210,000 ($319,200) fund to drive innovation in wearable technology. Six winners of a wearables competetion will each receive £35,000 ($53,200). Successful companies will …

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Imacwear Debuts Waterproof Cellular Smartwatch

by Vanessa Browning

Imacwear showed off its new smartwatch at an event in Times Square this month. The Sparta M7 watch is an IP67-rated watch with 3G cellular connectivity and is waterproof. It features a 1.54″ LCD …

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Intel Devises Smart Spider Dress

by Tom Allen

Simultaneously beautiful and terrifying, the Smart Spider Dress is the result of a collaboration between Intel and designer Anouk Wipprecht. The dress – which is 3D-printed – uses Intel’s Edison platform, embedded inside, and reacts …

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Apple Watch To Launch by March?

by Tom Allen

9to5Mac, quoting ‘sources familiar with the matter’, claims that the Apple Watch will go on sale in the USA in March. While a date is not provided, the website has previously put forward 20th …

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Nanoco CFO Steps Down

by Helen Vince

Nanoco Group announced at the beginning of the month that its CFO, Colin White, has resigned for health reasons. Mark Sullivan will continue in the role of interim CFO while the recruitment process for …

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Andre Lange Hisense

Hisense Germany Expands Team

by Helen Vince

Hisense has named Andre Lange to the position of commercial director in Germany. He joins Hisense from German telecommunications company E-Plus, having also previously worked for Samsung and Loewe in Germany. Lange will also …

Tags:Hisense| Large Display Monitor| People| Recruitment & Appointments| Vol 22 - Issue 04

Samsung Closes Flagship London Store

by Helen Vince

Samsung is reported to have closed its flagship Samsung Experience Store at the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre in London. The company said that its remaining nine Experience Stores in the UK will remain …

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Xiaomi Doubled Revenue in 2014

by Helen Vince

Xiaomi reported that it more than doubled its revenue last year, with pre-tax sales rising to almost $12 billion. The company’s mobile phone sales were 227% higher than the previous year, reaching 61.1 million …

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Rumour: Flexible OLEDs From Foxconn Next Year

by Tom Allen

Asian sources claim that Foxconn is developing flexible OLED panel technology and expects to send out 5″ samples in 2016. Reports from Japanese media say that the panels will be used on smartphones and …

Tags:Flexible Displays| Mobile Display Monitor| OLED Fabs| Vol 22 - Issue 04

Global LED backlighting production value to fall 10% in 2015, say Taiwan makers

by Vanessa Browning

The value of LED backlighting production will fall by about 10% this year, say Taiwanese LED makers, as TV and tablet production value falls. Both smartphones and TVs will represent about 30% of production …

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