Vol 22 - Issue 23


Windows 10 Will ‘Stabilise’ PC Market

by Tom Allen

2015 will be the fourth consecutive year of declining PC shipments, says IDC, with a 6.2% fall forecast. The market continues to struggle, with competition from tablets and smartphones and generally low demand. While …

Tags:IDC| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| PC Market (Personal Computers - PCs)| Vol 22 - Issue 23

Cellular Devices Buck Falling Tablet Trend

by Tom Allen

That cellular connectivity will be a growth driver for tablets and hybrid devices in the future, is the main take-away from both IDC and Gartner’s new data set releases. IDC believes that worldwide tablet …

Tags:3G & 4G| Cellular| Convertible PCs| Gartner| IDC| Mobile Display Monitor| tablets| Vol 22 - Issue 23

TSMC Sets Highest R&D Budget

by Helen Vince

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) has increased its research and development budget for the year by 16% to an all time high of $2.2 billion. Last year the company spent $1.9 billion on R&D, rolling …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| R&D (Research & Development)| TSMC| Vol 22 - Issue 23

UltraHD Playback SoC Now Sampling

by Tom Allen

Japan’s Socionext is now sampling a new UltraHD media playback SoC, which supports high-res content at 60fps using HEVC and VP9. The MN2WS03101A is a single chip IC, with built-in HDMI-Tx/Rx. It is compatible …

Tags:Chips| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Rec 2020| Semiconductors| UltraHD| Vol 22 - Issue 23| Wide Colour Gamut (WCG)

Thomson Enables UltraHD in Italy

by Tom Allen

Thomson Video Networks has announced that Chili, the Italian content provider, is using the ViBE VS7000 multi-screen and HEVC encoding platform. The VS7000 is being used to deliver UltraHD content through Chili’s pay-TV platform.

Tags:4k| HEVC (H.265)| Italy| Large Display Monitor| Pay TV| UltraHD| Vol 22 - Issue 23

Matrox Scores Design Win With Exxact Corp

by Tom Allen

Exxact Corporation has chosen to use Matrox’s C-Series multi-display graphics cards in three new video wall and digital signage systems. One of these, the Exxact MPX3000 (with the Matrox C680), will be shown at …

Tags:Back Panel| Digital Signage| Infocomm 2015| Large Display Monitor| Matrox| Video Walls| Vol 22 - Issue 23

Casio Blasts Off

by Tom Allen

Click to enlargeJust months after the ISS received a new projection screen (Screen Innovations Takes its Place Among the Stars), a Casio projector has been sent into orbit. Casio’s XJ-M256 is now in place …

Tags:Back Panel| Casio| DLP Projectors| Large Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 23

Rumour: Project Valley is Samsung’s Foldable Phone

by Tom Allen

A dual-screen Samsung smartphone codenamed Project Valley has been ‘revealed’ by SamMobile. According to the website, multiple gestures will be supported that facilitate switching between the screens. The device may feature a foldable display.

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 23

Merck Invests €7 Million in Korean OLED Centre

by Tom Allen

Merck has opened a new OLED Application Centre in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. The facility was established as part of Merck’s renewed strategy to raise its display business in the country. €7 million was raised …

Tags:Back Panel| Korea| Large Display Monitor| Merck| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Vol 22 - Issue 23

Haier Plans Indian Investment

by Tom Allen

Haier has announced plans to invest INR3.7 billion ($58.2 million) in manufacturing facilities in India. The facilities will be used to produce appliances, as well as LED panels. Haier also plans to increase employment …

Tags:Haier| India| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Supply Chain| Vol 22 - Issue 23

Tech Data Result 01/06/2015

by Helen Vince

Tech Data Corporation has reported its first quarter results, posting a net profit of $51.3 million on turnover of $5.9 billion, which compares with a net profit in the first quarter of last year …

Tags:Financial Data| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| TechData| Vol 22 - Issue 23

Swatch Will Definitely Make a Smartwatch

by Tom Allen

Swatch still plans to produce a smartwatch, says CEO Nick Hayek. At a recent shareholder meeting, Hayek said that the watch will be a connected device with remote-payment functionality. It will be launched in …

Tags:China| Mobile Display Monitor| NFC| Smartwatches| Switzerland| Vol 22 - Issue 23