Vol 22 - Issue 29


China’s NetDragon Launches Promethean Bid

by Tom Allen

Netdragon Websoft, a Chinese games developer and operator, has made a $130 million offer for UK-based interactive display vendor and education provider, Promethean. Netdragon’s chairman, Liu Deijan, confirmed the offer last month. Promethean says …

Tags:China| Education| Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Promethean| Vol 22 - Issue 29

Tensions in France

by Bob Raikes

I’m just coming to the end of my “vacation”. We enjoyed peaceful and good natured fireworks for the 13th/14th July festivities, but in the area of Normandy that we are staying, fourteen cars were …

Tags:Editorial| Flexible Displays| France| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDA (OLED Association)| OLEDs| Vol 22 - Issue 29

Gesture Control Firm Pebbles Interfaces Acquired by Oculus

by Phillip Wright

Oculus, developer of the Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display system has acquired Pebbles Interfaces (pebblesinterfaces.com – Note: original website taken down) of Kfar Saba, Israel. The firm’s LinkedIn page (below) describes the firm’s …

Tags:Mergers & Acquisitions| Oculus VR| Vol 22 - Issue 29

TSMC Result 16/07/2015

by Helen Vince

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) has reported its second quarter results, posting a net profit of NT$79.4 billion ($2.5 billion) on turnover of NT$205.4 billion ($6.6 billion), which compares with a net profit of NT$59.7 …

Tags:Financial Data| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| TSMC| Vol 22 - Issue 29

AptoVision is the Silicon Driving New 4K AV over IP Products

by Tom Allen

We have covered Aptovision’s BlueRiver NT video transport system briefly before (VoIP from Aurora Multimedia and AptoVision), but Insight Media has written about the technology in much more detail recently. BlueRiver is an FPGA-based …

Tags:HDBaseT| Infocomm 2015| Transport| Video over IP (VIP)| Vol 22 - Issue 29

KOE Enhances Operating Temperature

by Tom Allen

KOE has developed a new 7″ display module, with ‘the latest generation’ of IPS technology. The TX18D205VM0BAA, part of KOE’s Rugged+ line, is said to feature a wider operating temperature range and improved optical …

Tags:LCD Modules| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 29

Dual Displays for JVC’s Field/Studio Monitors

by Tom Allen

Six new LCD broadcast monitors, for use in the studio or the field, have been released by JVC Professional. The ProHD DT-X92 series include a dual-9″ display, with waveform and vector scope functionality, and …

Tags:Broadcast Monitors| JVC| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 29

BenQ Offers Three-Year Warranty

by Milos Pavlovic

BenQ Middle East and Turkey has launched a new offer, of a three-year warranty on its LCD monitors in the UAE. The offer includes free pick-up, repair and delivery, and covers all retailers, resellers, …

Tags:BenQ| Desktop Monitors| Large Display Monitor| MEA (Middle East & Africa)| Vol 22 - Issue 29| warranty

Chinese Group Prepares $23 Billion bid for Micron

by Helen Vince

Tsinghua Unigroup of China is reported to be preparing a $23 billion bid for Micron Technology which, if successful, would be the largest Chinese takeover of a US company. Tsinghua is China’s largest state-owned …

Tags:Chip Production| Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 29

Intel Result 16/07/2015

by Helen Vince

Intel Corporation recorded a second quarter net profit of $2.7 billion on turnover of $13.2 billion, which compares with a net profit in Q2 of the previous year of $2.8 billion on turnover of …

Tags:Financial Data| Intel| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 29

Huawei to Make Phones in India

by Helen Vince

Huawei Technologies has secured approval from the Indian government to manufacture mobile phones in India, one of the world’s largest markets for mobile phones. The Chinese company first applied for a manufacturing licence 19 …

Tags:Huawei| India| Mobile Display Monitor| Supply Chain| Vol 22 - Issue 29

Toshiba Executives to Step Down

by Helen Vince

According to reports, Toshiba Corp’s CEO and other board members are to resign over the accounting irregularities which are currently under investigation. CEO Hisao Tanaka and vice chairman Norio Sasaki are two of the …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| toshiba| Vol 22 - Issue 29