Vol 22 - Issue 24


Sharp Shows Aquos 4K Line to the New York Press

by Ken Werner

Yesterday (June 10) at a Lower West Side exhibit space in New York, Sharp showed media people its line-up of Aquos UHD-TVs now hitting retailer’s floors and websites in the US. Sets were exhibited …

Tags:sharp| UltraHD & 4K| Vol 22 - Issue 24

Google Smart Lens Kicks Off DAC 2015

by Tom Allen

Click to enlargeGoogle’s glucose-monitoring contact lens was a prototype a year ago (Display Monitor Vol 21 No 4), but was presented as a named product at the opening of the Design Automation Conference this …

Tags:Back Panel| Google| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 24| Wearables

New Component Boosts ViewSonic Colour Accuracy

by Tom Allen

ViewSonic’s three new LightStream DLP projectors feature a newly-designed colour wheel, providing accurate brightness and colour in ‘just about any’ lighting condition. Each of the new products – PJD7825HD, PJD7830HDL and PJD7835HD – have …

Tags:DLP Projectors| Large Display Monitor| ViewSonic| Vol 22 - Issue 24

BenQ Signs AV Distribution

by Helen Vince

BenQ has signed AV Distribution in Switzerland to distribute its products in the region.

Tags:BenQ| Distribution| Large Display Monitor| Switzerland| Vol 22 - Issue 24

Panasonic and NTT Work on 3D Broadcast

by Tom Allen

Panasonic and NTT are working together to develop ‘next-generational’ information systems – including the handling of 3D broadcast for sporting events. Panasonic’s shooting and 3D video processing technologies will be combined with NTT’s high-speed …

Tags:3D| 3D Acquisition| Japan| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| NTT Docomo| Panasonic| Vol 22 - Issue 24

German Electricals Rise at Home and Abroad

by Tom Allen

Orders in the German electrical industry rose 5.8% YoY in Q2, according to trade association ZVEI. Domestic orders were up 2.7% and orders from abroad rose 7.1%. Customers from Europe increased their orders to …

Tags:Germany| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 24

Moto X: Biometric Security Called Into Question

by Tom Allen

Chinese website HellomotoHK has posted images that it claims are of the frame of the upcoming Moto X (2015) smartphone, from Motorola. Previous rumours had claimed that the phone would have a fingerprint sensor, …

Tags:Fingerprint Recognition| Mobile Display Monitor| Motorola| Security| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 24

Intel Planning Major Restructuring

by Helen Vince

There are unconfirmed reports that Intel is planning a major reorganisation which could see jobs cut across the company. A US newspaper claims to have seen an internal Intel document which told employees that …

Tags:3G & 4G| Intel| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Reorganisation & Restructuring| Vol 22 - Issue 24

Samsung Teases About Round Smartwatch

by Tom Allen

Click to enlargeAn image shared by Samsung on Twitter hints at a round smartwatch. The image, from the Samsung Exynos Twitter account, shows a circular heart-rate graphic. It was accompanied by the words, ‘Using …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| Smartwatches| Vol 22 - Issue 24

Polariser Production Delayed in China

by Tom Allen

There will be delays in polariser mass-production due to safety inspections and safety measure implementation, Chimei Materials has said. The company was planning for its new facilities, in Kunshan, China, to begin production in …

Tags:China| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Polarisers| Production| Supply Chain| Vol 22 - Issue 24

Americas Lead Worldwide Semiconductor Growth

by Tom Allen

Worldwide semiconductor sales rose almost 5% YoY in April, the Semiconductor Industry Association has said. Although a 0.4% fall MoM, sales were up to $27.6 billion, from last year’s $26.3 billion. The Americas, with …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Semiconductor Market| Vol 22 - Issue 24| Worldwide

Notebook ODMs Post Mixed Results in May

by Helen Vince

Taiwan’s major ODM notebook manufacturers posted mixed results in May. Compal reported a 4.7% month on month increase in sales to NT$64.5 billion ($2.1 billion), though this was down 5% year on year. Year …

Tags:Compal| Financial Data| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Quanta| Vol 22 - Issue 24