Vol 22 - Issue 16


MDM Product Roundup – Vol 22 No 16

by Tom Allen

UK and US customers can now pre-order Apple‘s new 12″ Macbook (Apple Plugs TV, Adds a New MacBook and erm…. Shows Some Watches), which features a single USB-C port. The waiting time is drastically …

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Electro Sonic is Democratic With Senate Signage Selection

by Tom Allen

The newly-opened Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (EMK Institute) relies on digital signage to entertain and educate visitors. To faithfully recreate the experience, integrator ElectroSonic used products from multiple vendors. …

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Xiaomi Becomes Fastest-Selling Phone Vendor

by Tom Allen

Xiaomi has taken home a Guinness World Record for selling the most smartphones in a single day – passing Samsung, Apple et al. The achievement was reached during Xiaomi’s Mi Fan Festival, an anniversary …

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MStar to Acquire Alpha Imaging for $66.5 Million

by Helen Vince

MStar Semiconductor said it plans to acquire Alpha Imaging Technology for NT$2.1 billion ($66.5 million), as part of its strategy to expand its interests in the Internet of Things and image sensor chip business. …

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MediaTek Boosted by Demand from China

by Helen Vince

MediaTek’s sales in March more than doubled sequentially to NT$20.4 billion ($654.3 million), 3.3% higher than March 2014, thanks to strong demand from its clients in China. Last month’s result brought sales for the …

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LG VP: LCD Will Dominate to 2018

by Tom Allen

Speaking at Finetech 2015 in Japan, LG Display VP Sooyoung Yoon has estimated that LCD displays will represent 90% of the display industry’s $180 billion revenue in 2018. Yoon spoke about the changing display …

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Motive’s TabletTV Reaches Europe

by Tom Allen

Motive’s TabletTV service (Display Monitor Vol 19 No 46) has been released in Europe, on the Apple App Store. It is initially available in the UK, joining TabletTV UK (Display Monitor Vol 21 No …

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Netflix Recommends Partners’ TVs

by Tom Allen

Netflix has established its own certification programme to help smart TV buyers. The ‘Netflix Recommended TV’ logo will be shown at retail stores, on TVs that the company has chosen. Existing TVs with the …

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OTT Climbs to 100 Million Subs

by Tom Allen

Research firm Ovum has predicted that premium OTT streaming services will reach 100 million subscribers this year. The shift is especially apparent in mature markets, augmenting free services such as YouTube. With the launch …

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Inside Look at the Apple Watch

by Norbert Hildebrand

We are still awaiting the release of the Apple Watch and the expected reports of great sales. Of course, technical details are being widely discussed based on news from the supply chain, Apple and …

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Taiwan BLU Makers See Sales Rise MoM

by Helen Vince

Taiwan’s two major BLU manufacturers reported sequential increases in sales in March, though for both companies, last month’s result was down year on year. Radiant Opto-Electronic achieved a 17.7% month on month increase in …

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And Finally… – Vol 22 No 16

by Tom Allen

Have you ever thought that your connection was just too fast? Do you struggle to find those precious moments to make a cup of coffee or take a toilet break while waiting for cat …

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