Vol 22 - Issue 22


Very Early Specs Appear for Nvidia Shield 2

by Tom Allen

GFX Bench has benchmarked a new device simply listed as the ‘Shield Portable’, which is believed to refer to the second-generation Nvidia Shield handheld console. The specs may not be finalised, or accurate; for …

Tags:Consoles| Handhelds| Mobile Display Monitor| Nvidia| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Smaller Zenfone Variant Appears in China

by Tom Allen

A new smartphone, rumoured to be the Zenfone 3, has appeared at China’s TENAA certification centre. The phone (model number: Asus Z00EDB) features a 5″ display (1280 x 720), compared to the Zenfone 2’s …

Tags:Asus| China| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 22

HIsense Takes DivX

by Tom Allen

Hisense will integrate support for Neulion’s DivX HEVC video playback in its UltraHD TV portfolio.

Tags:Back Panel| Divx| Hisense| Large Display Monitor| LCD TVs| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Oculus Rift Will be Expensive, But Look Closer…

by Tom Allen

After revealing the Q1’16 launch date, Oculus VR has shared pricing for its Rift headset. Speaking at the Re/code annual Code Conference, CEO Brendan Iribe said that the Rift would be priced in the …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| Oculus Rift| Oculus VR| Pricing| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Flexible, Plastic and High-Res Displays Honoured by SID

by Tom Allen

The winners of the 20th annual Display Industry Awards have been announced. The winners will be recognised during a special event on 3rd June, as part of SID 2015. Each product was chosen for …

Tags:Apple| Awards| Back Panel| Intel| Large Display Monitor| LG Displays (LGD)| Merck| Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| SID Display Week 2015| Vol 22 - Issue 22

OLEDs Enable ‘Next Evolution’ in Display Technology

by Tom Allen

Plastic and flexible screens are the next evolution of display technology, says IDTechEx, and will be made possible through OLEDs. In a new report (paid), IDTechEx asserts that the first smartphone with a flexible …

Tags:Flexible Displays| IdTechEx| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Lenovo’s Touchscreen Not Limited by Physical Display

by Tom Allen

Click for a larger imageA video posted to YouTube (http://tinyurl.com/p866lsx) shows a conceptual handset from Lenovo, with an integrated focus-free laser projector. As well as showing films, photos and so on, the ‘Smart Cast’ …

Tags:Embedded Pico Projectors| Lenovo| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 22

TV Supply Chain Examined in New Report

by Tom Allen

Research and Markets has published a new report (paid) analysing the worldwide LCD TV supply chain: http://tinyurl.com/psewhgq. The report says that the industry has entered maturity, with shipments slowing in recent years. Shipments rose …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| LCD TVs| Market Data| Vol 22 - Issue 22

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QDs, Nanowires, OLEDs and More at SID 2015

by Tom Allen

SID 2015 is taking place from 31st May – 5th June in San Jose, California. Display Monitor has a significant presence on the ground at the show (please say hi!), and here we are …

Tags:CNTs (Carbon Nanotubes)| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Nanoco| Quantum Dots| SID Display Week 2015| Silver Nanowire| UDC| Vol 22 - Issue 22

Avago to Buy Broadcom for $37 Billion

by Helen Vince

Avago Technologies has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Broadcom for $37 billion. The deal values the combined company at $77 billion in enterprise value. Once the transaction is completed. Hock Tan, president …

Tags:Broadcom| Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 22

AR and VR on the Mind

by Norbert Hildebrand

It seems that AR and VR are on everyone’s mind these days. The whole area of augmented and virtual reality is of great interest to the business world, as demonstrated by the acquisition of …

Tags:AR Glasses| Augmented Reality| Mobile Display Monitor| Oculus VR| Virtual Reality| Vol 22 - Issue 22

ONR headset 5 2015

Augmented Reality System tested by US Naval Research

by Norbert Hildebrand

The ONR (Office of Naval Research) as part of the US Navy has been working on an augmented reality training headset for years and now they have shown the results of their work at …

Tags:AR Glasses| Augmented Reality| Mobile Display Monitor| Training| Vol 22 - Issue 22