Vol 22 - Issue 28


JCDecaux Wins Copenhagen Street Furniture

by Milos Pavlovic

JCDecaux subsidiary AFA JCDecaux has won a tender to exclusively operate street furniture throughout Copenhagen, for the next 15 years. The contract covers the design, installation and maintenance of 645 bus shelters – some …

Tags:DOOH| JCDecaux| Large Display Monitor| Nordics| Vol 22 - Issue 28

Iiyama Has UltraHD

by Tom Allen

Iiyama’s first UltraHD display is the 40″ LE4041UHS-B1, which features a VA panel and is designed for public signage and professional applications. Blue light suppresses melatonin production in the brain, which causes drowsiness. To …

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Slice Analysis Calls Apple Watch ‘A Failure’

by Tom Allen

The Apple Watch is a ‘failure’ according to research firm Slice Analysis. The company claims that sales have fallen 90% since April, from 200,000 a day to 20,000 a day (we’d still say that’s …

Tags:Apple Watch (iWatch)| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 28

Gartner Lowers Chip Growth Prediction

by Tom Allen

Semiconductor revenue will rise 2.2% YoY this year, to $348 billion, says Gartner – although this is down from the Q4’14 forecast of 4% growth. The outlook for major applications, which drive the semiconductor …

Tags:Gartner| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Semiconductor Market| Vol 22 - Issue 28| Worldwide

Samsung Monitors Take Home Green Mark

by Tom Allen

All of Samsung’s 2015 business monitors (SE200, SE450, SE650, SE650C and UE850) have earned Intertek’s Green Leaf Mark certification. The Mark is issued to products that meet a series of eco-friendly criteria. Samsung’s new …

Tags:Desktop Monitors| Environment| Large Display Monitor| Samsung| Vol 22 - Issue 28

Rumour: Blackberry’s Android Phones Coming This Year

by Tom Allen

More rumours of Blackberry creating Android phones have surfaced (Blackberry Makes Eyes at Android). The new sources claim that Foxconn, Wistron and Compal will build the handsets, which will be introduced this year. They …

Tags:Android| BlackBerry| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 28

Device Forecast Falls From Q4

by Tom Allen

Worldwide device (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) shipments are forecast to reach 2.5 billion this year: up 1.5% from 2014, although down from the Q4’14 forecast of 2.8% growth. Gartner expects end-user spending …

Tags:Convertible PCs| Devices| Gartner| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Mobile Phones| PCs| Smartphones| tablets| Vol 22 - Issue 28

Samsung to Shift Production to 49″

by Tom Allen

Samsung Display will shift its 48″ TV panel production to 49″ units, say Asian sources. The move will be an attempt to compete with LG Display and 50″ units from Taiwanese vendors. Production is …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Samsung| Samsung Display| TV Sizes| Vol 22 - Issue 28

More than a Quarter of US TV is Streamed

by Tom Allen

28% of all TV viewing in the USA is now accomplished via streaming, says GfK. 16% is through a PC or mobile device; 9% through a TV set; and 3% through other methods, such …

Tags:GfK| Large Display Monitor| Streaming Video| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 28

SES to Launch UltraHD at IFA

by Tom Allen

SES’ UltraHD TV channel, Pearl.tv (SES to Carry First FTA UltraHD Channel), will be unveiled at IFA 2015, the company has announced.

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Microsoft to Cut 7,500 Jobs

by Helen Vince

Microsoft says it will cut 7,500 jobs, around 7% of its workforce, primarily in its phone hardware business, and write down approximately $7.6 billion related to its Nokia phone business. Around one third of …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Microsoft| Mobile Display Monitor| Reorganisation & Restructuring| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 28| Windows

RGB Laser Options Expand

by Chris Chinnock

The RGB laser projectors pioneered by Christie and Barco are very expensive solutions – rumored to be close to a million dollars for very large venues. With very low volumes for these specialized lasers, …

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