Vol 22 - Issue 33


Qualcomm Completes CSR Acquisition

by Helen Vince

Qualcomm has finally completed its acquisition of CSR, a fabless provider of end-to-end semiconductor and software solutions for the Internet of Everything and automotive segments. The company announced its offer for CSR in November …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Qualcomm| Vol 22 - Issue 33

Lenovo Result 18/08/2015

by Helen Vince

Lenovo Group reported a 51% drop in net profit in the first quarter of the year, falling to $105 million from $214 million in Q1 of the previous year. Turnover for the quarter was …

Tags:Financial Data| Large Display Monitor| Lenovo| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 33

Korean Makers Invest in Flexible OLED Technology

by Tom Allen

The glass-based AMOLED display market will be worth almost $23 billion in 2022. To adapt to new market conditions, both Samsung Display and LG Display are ramping production capacity of plastic-based OLED displays, writes …

Tags:AMOLED| Flexible Displays| IdTechEx| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 33

Emagin Result 19/08/2015

by Helen Vince

Emagin Corporation has released its second quarter results, narrowing its net loss in Q2 to $66,000 from a net loss of $1 million in Q2 of the previous year, on turnover which was flat …

Tags:eMagin| Financial Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 33

Rising Touch Shipments for Mobile Devices

by Tom Allen

ET Mag says that Chinese touch panel makers will ship more than 179.5 million units in Q3’15: a 15.5% QoQ rise. Shipments will consist of 153 million units for smartphones (up 15.6%), 25.26 million …

Tags:China| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Supply Chain| Touch| Vol 22 - Issue 33

Conversion of NYC’s Public Payphones to Begin Soon

by Tom Allen

The plan to convert New York City’s public payphones – now largely obsolete – into internet access centres (10,000 Touchscreens for New York) will begin this year. Each of the new kiosks will be …

Tags:Android| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 33

Samsung Beats Apple to Flagship Punch

by Tom Allen

Skipping its normal IFA unveiling, Samsung held its Galaxy Unpacked event in mid-August to show off its newest flagship smartphones. It is thought that the earlier announcement was to ‘steal a march’ on Apple’s …

Tags:AMOLED| Curved Displays| LG Displays (LGD)| Mobile Display Monitor| phablets| Samsung| Smartphones| Trademarks and Copyright| Vol 22 - Issue 33

BenQ’s HDMI Output Will Save Lives

by Tom Allen

BenQ used the recent Gamescom show, in Germany, to introduce a new 24″ monitor – for gamers, of course. A new feature for the company is the inclusion of an HDMI output – intended …

Tags:BenQ| Desktop Monitors| Game Playing| Large Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 33

MDM Product Roundup – Vol 22 No 33

by Tom Allen

Xiaomi has shown a new 4G smartphone in China. The Hongmi Note 2 costs between CNY785 ($120) and CNY950 ($150). The product has an octa-core 64-bit processor from Mediatek, a 5.5″ display (1920 x …

Tags:China| Germany| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| Vol 22 - Issue 33| Xiaomi| ZTE

Lenovo to Restructure Mobile Unit, Cut 3,200 Jobs

by Helen Vince

Lenovo says it is to restructure its mobile business group (MBG) and cut 3,200 jobs worldwide, after announcing a 51% drop in first quarter net profit (see Finance Results). Yuanqing Yang, chairman and CEO …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Lenovo| Mobile Display Monitor| Reorganisation & Restructuring| Vol 22 - Issue 33

HTC to Cut 15% of Workforce

by Helen Vince

Having reported its biggest ever quarterly loss last week (LDM Vol 22 No 33), HTC has announced plans to streamline its business, resulting in a 15% reduction of its global workforce, estimated to be …

Tags:Employment and Redundancies| HTC| Mobile Display Monitor| Reorganisation & Restructuring| Vol 22 - Issue 33

Controversy Surrounds Spectrum Auction Rules

by Tom Allen

The USA’s FCC has approved rules surrounding the spectrum incentive auctions. These include bidding procedures and repacking some broadcasters in thee duplex gap after the auction. Following the decision, the NAB has issued a …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Spectrum Allocation| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 33