Vol 22 - Issue 21


INCJ Not Planning Sharp Investment

by Vanessa Browning

Following Sharp’s announcement last week of its latest mid-term management plan (Sharp Secures Second Bank Bail-Out), there are reports that Innovation Network Corp. of Japan (INCJ) had been approached by the company in April …

Tags:Investment| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| sharp| Vol 22 - Issue 21

IHS Predicts 8k in 2018

by Tom Allen

Although UltraHD TV adoption continues to climb – with panel shipments forecast to reach 15% penetration this year, and 30% in 2018 – resolution continues to be pushed higher. In a new blog post …

Tags:China| IHS DisplaySearch| Japan| Korea| Large Display Monitor| Market Shares - Panels| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| UltraHD & 4K| Vol 22 - Issue 21

Kopin Hires Ex-Panasonic LCD Expert

by Helen Vince

Kopin has appointed Hideki Matsukawa, formerly general manager of advanced development at Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Company, to the newly created position of chief display scientist. Matsukawa has over 30 years experience in LCD …

Tags:Kopin| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Panasonic| People| Vol 22 - Issue 21

PSCo Partners with VuWall

by Helen Vince

PSCo has been appointed as exclusive distributor for VuWall Technology in the UK. PSCo said it will be offering training and demonstrations on VuWall from its Assessment Centre in Reading.

Tags:Display Controllers| Distributors| Large Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 21

Wortmann Converts 1090 Into Professional Tablet

by Tom Allen

Wortmann AG has expanded its Terra Pad range of tablets with a rugged professional model called the Terra Pad 1090 Industry W8.1 Pro. Featuring hot-swappable batteries and modular options, such as a barcode reader, …

Tags:Germany| Mobile Display Monitor| Rugged Displays| tablets| Vol 22 - Issue 21| Wortmann (Terra)

Jens Schute Bockum Vodafone

Vodafone Germany’s CEO Resigns

by Helen Vince

Vodafone Germany says that its CEO, Jens Schulte-Bockum, has announced his intention to resign within the current financial year. He has worked for Vodfaone for 12 years, including serving as group strategy director and …

Tags:Germany| Mobile Display Monitor| People| Vodafone| Vol 22 - Issue 21

“No Sacred Cows” in Glass Redesign

by Tom Allen

Tony Fadell, head of Google’s Google Glass project, has said that the company is still planning a consumer version – but it may not look like the original concept. Fadell told the Google Zeitgeist …

Tags:Google| Google Glass| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 21

Google Looks to China for Nexus Partner

by Tom Allen

A Taiwanese supply chain source has said that several vendors are seeking to become the next partner for Google’s Nexus smartphone lines. These include Lenovo, Xiaomi, Huawei and LG. The source said that, as …

Tags:China| Google| Huawei| Lenovo| LG Electronics (LGE)| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 21| Xiaomi

Foxconn, Pegatron Foresee Weak Q2

by Helen Vince

Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron both reported strong first quarter results but cautioned that the second quarter would be weaker before sales rebound in the second half of the year. Foxconn’s Q1 net profit jumped …

Tags:Financial Data| Foxconn (Honhai)| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 21

Component Order Reduction Rumoured for HTC

by Tom Allen

Lower-than-expected sales of the HTC One M9 could cause HTC to reduce component orders for the product by as much as 30%, say sources in Taiwan.

Tags:HTC| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| Supply Chain| Vol 22 - Issue 21

Mediaset, Sky Italia Negotiate Pay-TV Deal

by Helen Vince

Mediaset and Sky italia are reported to be in negotiations about setting up a joint venture pay-TV company. According to Italian sources, Sky Italia would take the majority stake in the JV, which is …

Tags:Italy| Large Display Monitor| Monopolies (Anti Trust)| Vol 22 - Issue 21

NHK Compresses 8k to 85Mbps

by Tom Allen

NHK will show its latest developments in Super Hi-Vision (8k) transmission at its Science & Technology Research Labs open days (28th – 31st May). Content will be sent to the location of the event …

Tags:4k| HEVC (H.265)| Japan| Large Display Monitor| NHK| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| Vol 22 - Issue 21