Vol 22 - Issue 25


Toshiba to Partner with Compal on TVs in Europe

by Helen Vince

Toshiba has announced a new partnership agreement with Compal Electronics, which will see the Taiwanese company take on responsibility for Toshiba’s TV brand licensing in Europe. The move follows Toshiba’s announcement in January that …

Tags:Europe| Large Display Monitor| Reorganisation & Restructuring| toshiba| TV Set Market| Vol 22 - Issue 25

Sharp Begins In-Cell Mass Production

by Tom Allen

Sharp has begun to mass-produce in-cell touch displays for smartphones. They are being produced at Sharp’s Mie Plant No. 3, using LTPS technology. The company is considering expanding production to its Kameyama Plant No. …

Tags:Japan| Mobile Display Monitor| Production| sharp| Smartphones| Supply Chain| Touch Displays| Vol 22 - Issue 25

SES Launches Demo Channel

by Tom Allen

SES has launched an UltraHD demonstration channel in North America. The channel is delivered via the SES-3 satellite, and enables cable operators to prepare and test their networks for UltraHD trials.

Tags:4k| Cable| Large Display Monitor| Satellite| SES| UltraHD (4KTV)| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 25

France Gets Taste of UltraHD HDR

by Tom Allen

Several companies worked together to televise the French leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, in Lorient, in UltraHD HDR this month. The event was the first time an offline UltraHD HDR broadcast, at 50fps, …

Tags:4k| France| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| UltraHD (4KTV)| Vol 22 - Issue 25

Eyevis Signs Partnership for Iceland

by Helen Vince

Eyevis has named Nordata in Reykjavik as its partner in Iceland. Nordata and Eyevis have secured a number of video wall and controller projects, with installation due to begin between Q3 and Q4.

Tags:Distribution| Eyevis| Large Display Monitor| Nordics| Vol 22 - Issue 25

Acer’s CTO to Lead Design Centre

by Helen Vince

Acer has appointed Dr. RC Chang, the company’s chief technology officer, to lead Acer’s Design Centre, replacing retiring president, Jackson Lin. Chang joined Acer as CTO in 2003, while Lin has held various roles …

Tags:Acer| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| People| Recruitment & Appointments| Vol 22 - Issue 25

Acentic Rollout Includes Europe’s Second-Largest Video Wall

by Tom Allen

Acentic has begun installing double-sided digital displays at 12 Welcome Break service stations across the UK. The video walls will be formed of LG screens, with Black Box’s i-Compel controller software. The largest wall …

Tags:Digital Signage| DOOH| Double (Dual) Sided Displays| Large Display Monitor| LG Electronics (LGE)| UK (United Kingdom)| Vol 22 - Issue 25

LG Brings Mirroring to Portable Projectors

by Tom Allen

Although we saw LG’s new lineup of portable (Minibeam) LED projectors at CES 2015, we were unable to find more information about them except their model numbers: PF1500, PV150G, PW800 and PH300. LG has …

Tags:DLP Projectors| Large Display Monitor| LG Electronics (LGE)| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 25

MegaChips Bridges DisplayPort and HDMI

by Tom Allen

Megachips is now shipping a DisplayPort 1.2/HDMI 2.0a bridge chip family. The MCDP28 line implements a high-speed level shifter and active-protocol converter (LSPCON) in a single chip. The chips support HDMI level shifting up …

Tags:Chips| DisplayPort| HDMI| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Semiconductors| Vol 22 - Issue 25

Jennifer Ernst

FlexTech Alliance Elects New Chair

by Helen Vince

FlexTech Alliance has elected Jennifer Ernst as chair of its governing board for the next two year term. Ernst is chief strategy officer at Thinfilm Electronics and succeeds Keith Rollins of DuPont Teijin Films, …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| People| Recruitment & Appointments| Vol 22 - Issue 25

Apple Patents Method to Raise AMOLED Display Brightness

by Tom Allen

Apple has been granted several new patents, but those that we are interested in relate to AMOLED displays – specifically, raising the performance of these devices. A top-emission AMOLED uses a top electrode with …

Tags:AMOLED| Apple| iPhone| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Notebooks| Patents| Vol 22 - Issue 25

Himax Takes Photonics Award

by Tom Allen

Himax’s 0.22″ ‘Front-Lit LCoS module’ microdisplay has won the 2015 Taiwan Outstanding Photonics Product Award, from the Photonics Industry and Technology Development Association.

Tags:Awards| Back Panel| Himax| Large Display Monitor| LCOS| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 25