Vol 22 - Issue 16


MEMS Scanning Key to ‘Deep’ Glasses-Free 3D

by Tom Allen

A new autostereoscopic (glasses-free) 3D display system is being developed at Beijing’s Tsinghua University, aiming to overcome the drawbacks of existing AS3D displays. Glasses-free 3D today, using lenticular lenses, optical gratings or micro-lens arrays, …

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Rumour: Sharp to Sign Rescue Deal with Banks

by Helen Vince

Sharp has moved to deny the latest rumour concerning its future, that the loss-making company is about to sign a $1.7 billion rescue and restructuring plan with its main lenders, Mizuho Bank and Bank …

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Dan Cui Emagin

Emagin Hires VP for HMD Business

by Helen Vince

Emagin has appointed Dan Cui as VP of business development for its head-mounted display group. Cui has over 15 years’ experience working in the wearable space, including at Vuzix as VP sales and business …

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Panasonic Creates New Unit

by Helen Vince

The Nikkei reports that Panasonic is to set up a new innovation centre within its AVC Networks company to develop business systems based on “cutting-edge technologies” in the areas of image recognition and voice …

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Daktronics Supplies Spain’s Largest LED Display

by Tom Allen

Image credit: InvidisSpanish department store chain El Corte Inglés is modernising. The retailer has installed two large-format LED video boards, in Madrid and Málaga. Both displays use LED modules from Daktronics. The Málaga unit …

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Netflix Exceeds 60 Million Subscribers

by Tom Allen

Netflix added 4.9 million subscribers in Q1’15, according to its recent finance results – taking the total to 60 million subscribers worldwide. Of these, 41.4 million are in the USA. The new figure represents …

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Huawei Goes Premium With Metal Body

by Tom Allen

After it was accidentally leaked last month (China’s MIIT Reveals Huawei Flagship), Huawei’s new Ascend P8 flagship smartphone has been revealed at an event in London. As the MIIT announced, the phone has a …

Tags:3G & 4G| Cameras| E Ink| Huawei| Mobile Display Monitor| phablets| RGBW| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 16| Worldwide

LeTV TV Sales to Double in 2015

by Tom Allen

China’s LeTV is estimated to have sold around 1.6 million LCD TVs in the country last year, and will reach 3.5 million – 4 million this year, say industry sources. Foxconn and TPV are …

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Samsung’s S6 Edge Costs More – And Less – Than iPhone 6

by Tom Allen

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge is the most expensive Galaxy S handset ever produced, and costs more to manufacture than the iPhone 6 Plus – despite costing $50 less at retail. In a teardown, IHS …

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Rigidtech Expands PSS Capacity and Uses

by Tom Allen

Rigidtech Microelectronics is setting up a factory in China to produce patterned sapphire substrates (PSS). Volume production will begin at the end of 2015, with an initial monthly capacity of about 100,000 units – …

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DNP Introduces New RP Screen

by Matthew Brennesholtz

DNP Denmark (Karlslunde, Denmark) recently launched a new rear projection (RP) screen, called the WVF, short for Wide View FEL Screen, that targets the rear projection cube market, especially for small and mid-sized installations. …

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Tony Ramirez

Exterion Media Promotes Local Sales Director

by Helen Vince

Exterion Media has promoted Tony Ramirez to the position of local sales director. In this role, he will be responsible for managing the Exterion Media Local team, which largely looks after SMEs.

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