Vol 22 - Issue 06


Philips Result 26/01/2016

by Dhruv Dayal Gupta

Philips reported Q4 and full year 2015 results with net profit at €39 million ($43.9 million), compared to a net profit of €134 million ($150 million) for the same period last year. Q4 turnover …

Tags:Financial Data| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Philips| Vol 22 - Issue 06

Display Colour Specialist Available

by Bob Raikes

We know of an experienced display specialist with particular knowledge of colour systems that is looking for a new challenge in a technical or sales role. English and German language skills. Contact Meko  

Tags:Colour (Color)| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 06

Technical “Fun” and the UltraHD Logo

by Bob Raikes

This has been one of those “techie” weeks, when technology intervened to cause disruption. On Monday morning, the “five minutes” that our power supply needed switching off so that the power company could give …

Tags:DigitalEurope| Editorial| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| UltraHD (4KTV)| Vol 22 - Issue 06

Launchpad Toys

Google Buys Augmented Reality App Developer Launchpad Toys

by Norbert Hildebrand

Since Google discontinued distribution of the Google Glass device, many have speculated that Google is retreating from the augmented reality field all together. However, the company has made substantial investments in Magic Leap and …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Google Glass| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 06

LG Display Aiming to Make 600,000 OLED TV panels

by Bob Raikes

LG Display says it is aiming to produce 600,000 OLED TV panels in 2015, predominantly in 55″ sizes but also 65″ and 77″. LGD’s current monthly capacity is 14,000 Gen-8 substrates, which is expected …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| LG Displays (LGD)| OLED TVs| Vol 22 - Issue 06


Apantac Launches 4K to Display Port 1.2 Converter at ISE 2015

by Matthew Brennesholtz

Apantac LLC (Portland, OR) announced on February 2nd that it will launch a 4K to Display Port 1.2 converter into the European market at ISE 2015 February 10 – 14. It had previously been announced at …

Tags:DisplayPort| ISE 2015| Large Display Monitor| SDI| Switchers| UltraHD & 4K| Vol 22 - Issue 06

Planar Debuts Large-Format Transparent OLED

by Tom Allen

Planar Displays has announced that it will show a 55″ transparent OLED prototype at ISE. The company has built part of its business proposition around transparent displays, but until this point all units have …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| LG Displays (LGD)| OLEDs| Planar| Samsung Display| Transparent Displays| Vol 22 - Issue 06

Sensio’s Routhier Discusses 3D 4K Format Technology

by Matthew Brennesholtz

In my Display Daily on January 28th, (See LDM for January 30, 2015) I discussed Sensio’s introduction of its new 3D/4K format. I had a chance to talk directly to Nicholas Routhier, president of Sensio, …

Tags:Dolby Vision| HDR - High Dynamic Range| HFR - High Frame Rate| Large Display Monitor| Stereo 3D| UltraHD & 4K| Vol 22 - Issue 06

Did Google Goof?

by Ken Werner

For the first time ever, Motorola Mobility shipped more than 10 million smartphones in the October-December quarter – the first quarter under Lenovo ownership. That’s an increase of 188%. So, did Google goof? Did …

Tags:Lenovo| Motorola| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 06

Innolux Secures Loans to Repay Debts

by Helen Vince

Innolux has secured a syndicated loan for approximately NT$60-70 billion ($1.9-2.2 billion) from credit banks, which the company will use to repay debts. Innolux had originally planned to offer new shares worth NT$9.3 billion …

Tags:Financial Data| Innolux| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 06

MaxLinear to Acquire Entropic

by Helen Vince

Maxlinear has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Entropic Communications for approximately $287 million.  The company said that the acquisition will broaden MaxLinear’s analogue/mixed-signal business, including bringing new customer relationships in MaxLinear’s most recent …

Tags:broadband| Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Pay TV| Vol 22 - Issue 06

South Africa Dominates African Pay-TV

by Tom Allen

Sub-Saharan African pay-TV revenues will climb from $3.54 billion last year to $6.22 billion in 2020, says Digital TV Research (DTVR). Revenues will be $4.12 billion, up from $1.73 billion, excluding South Africa. Satellite …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| MEA (Middle East & Africa)| Pay TV| Satellite| Terrestrial (DTT)| TV Reception| Vol 22 - Issue 06