Vol 22 - Issue 22


SID Will Show Microdisplays for NTE Applications

by Bob Raikes

This was a quieter week for us on the news front – the holidays in the US and other regions seemed to dampen the tidal wave of news down to just a flood. We’ve …

Tags:DLP| Editorial| Large Display Monitor| LCOS| Microdisplays| Mobile Display Monitor| SID Display Week 2015| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Silver Nanowires Get Large

by Ken Werner

The arguments for replacing indium tin oxide (ITO) with non-ITO transparent conductors are powerful and widely known. Although ITO is quite transparent, it is not a very good conductor. Even more important, as flexible …

Tags:Cambrios| ITO Replacement| SID Display Week 2015| Silver Nanowire| Vol 22 - Issue 22

TV Panels to Reach Record High in 2015

by Tom Allen

Global TV panel shipments will reach a new record level this year, of 265 million units, says IHS. The increase represents a 5% YoY rise, despite the strengthening dollar against other currencies. IHS also …

Tags:IHS Markit| Large Display Monitor| TV Set Market| Vol 22 - Issue 22| Worldwide

Tech Companies Dominate Brand-Value Rankings

by Tom Allen

Millward Brown’s annual ‘Brandz’ report (http://tinyurl.com/pmmjurd) contains quite the win for technology firms: four are in the top five, and six in the top 10. Apple (the overall most valuable brand in the world), …

Tags:Apple| AT&T| Google| Huawei| IBM| Large Display Monitor| Market Shares - Brands| Microsoft| Mobile Display Monitor| Verizon| Vol 22 - Issue 22

AOC Looks After Professionals

by Tom Allen

AOC’s new UltraHD monitor for professional users, the U3277PQU, is a 32″ LCD model displaying 10-bit colour and 100% sRGB coverage and features an IPS (AHVA) panel. To support high-resolution signals, the unit features …

Tags:Desktop Monitors| Large Display Monitor| MMD (AOC Philips)| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Neo Brings DOOH to Sylt Airport

by Tom Allen

Sylt Airport in Germany is to offer DOOH advertising possibilities starting in June. The screens are owned by Neo Group, but there are currently no details about the size or number of displays that …

Tags:Digital Signage| DOOH| Germany| Large Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Germany Enjoys Highest-Ever Electrical Exports

by Tom Allen

According to Germany’s Central Association of Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers (Zvei), German electrical imports have grown strongly since March 2014. Overall, exports rose 12.6% YoY, to exceed €15 billion – the highest-ever monthly growth. …

Tags:Germany| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 22

KFC Chooses Pioneer and LG for Digital Transition

by Tom Allen

Pioneer Group is rolling out digital menu boards to 400 KFC locations across the UK; the work is expected to take about five months. Pioneer is aiming to complete eight stores every night that …

Tags:DOOH| Large Display Monitor| QSRs & Menu Boards| UK (United Kingdom)| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Lenovo Solves Small-Screen Smartwatch Issue

by Tom Allen

The Lenovo Tech World held an unexpected but not unwelcome surprise, in the form of a dual-screen smartwatch concept: the Magic View. This product features the regular watchface and a small, near-eye display (‘Virtual …

Tags:Lenovo| Mobile Display Monitor| Motorola| Smartwatches| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Desktop Monitors Reflect PC Market and Economics

by Bob Raikes

The European Desktop Monitor market had a weak Q1 in 2015 with a 12.6% drop in volume on a year on year basis according to Meko’s DisplayCast market research service. “There were a number …

Tags:Desktop Monitors| Europe| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Emerging Markets Drive Smartphone Shipments in Q1

by Tom Allen

Smartphone sales in Q1’15 rose 19.3% YoY, to 336 million units, says Gartner. Emerging markets – excluding China – led growth, with the fastest-rising regions named as emerging APAC, Eastern Europe, the Middle East …

Tags:Android| Apple| BlackBerry| Gartner| Huawei| iOS (Apple)| Lenovo| LG Electronics (LGE)| Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| Smartphone Market| Vol 22 - Issue 22| Windows

Rumour: Samsung Ready to Abandon OLED

by Tom Allen

Reports from Korean media claim that Samsung Display is considering dropping OLED TV plans entirely. Instead, the company’s focus will be on commercialising quantum dot LED (QLED) TVs by 2020. The source says that …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| OLED TVs| Quantum Dots| Samsung Display| Vol 22 - Issue 22