Vol 22 - Issue 36


Google Aims at VP10 in 2016

by Tom Allen

Google has spoken to CNet about the company’s plans for its VP10 codec which is under development. Google’s existing VP9 codec is an alternative to the more mainstream HEVC. However, it has recently been …

Tags:Cisco| Codecs| Google| HEVC (H.265)| Large Display Monitor| MPEG4 (H.264 AVC)| Patents| Vol 22 - Issue 36| VP9

Switzerland Prepares for New DOOH

by Tom Allen

The Swiss DOOH organisation, APG|SGA, will begin its new booking period on 5th October. Simultaneously, the body has announced new installations for 2016. These will include: New shopping ‘ePanels’ in four shopping centres around …

Tags:DOOH| Large Display Monitor| Switzerland| Vol 22 - Issue 36

Metz Replaces Loewe, Adds UltraHD

by Tom Allen

The combined Metz/Skyworth stand was in the space previously taken by Loewe, which was not at the show this year. Skyworth was mainly demonstrating TV technologies, such as prototype OLED models, while the new …

Tags:IFA 2015| Large Display Monitor| LCD TVs| Mobile Display Monitor| OLED TVs| Skyworth| Vol 22 - Issue 36

Fiber-like LEDs Under Development for Wearable Display Applications

by Arthur Berman

A research team headed by Professor Kyung-Cheol Choi in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Daejeon, South Korea) is developing Polymer Light Emitting Diodes that have …

Tags:Fabric & Textile Displays| Flexible Displays| OLEDs| Vol 22 - Issue 36

Barnes & Noble Co-Brands Samsung’s S2

by Tom Allen

A variant on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 (New Samsung Tab S2 is Very Thin) has been released through a collaboration with Barnes & Noble. The Galaxy Tab S2 Nook has B&N’s Nook software pre-loaded, …

Tags:Barnes & Noble| Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| tablets| Vol 22 - Issue 36

Dolby Vision Signs New Partners

by Tom Allen

Dolby announced three new design wins at IFA, concerning its Dolby Vision HDR technology. Matt has covered them in detail in his latest Display Daily (HDR Coming “Real Soon Now”), but they are also …

Tags:Dolby| Dolby Vision| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| Mediatek| Mobile Display Monitor| Semiconductors| STBs| Vol 22 - Issue 36

Toshiba Knows the Importance of Colour

by Tom Allen

We were kept busy at the Toshiba stand for at least an hour and a half last year, but the 2015 booth was much more compact. Toshiba had moved from Hall 22 to Hall …

Tags:Colour Management & Processing| Convertible PCs| IFA 2015| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Notebooks| toshiba| Vol 22 - Issue 36

Haier in Multiple Display Segments

by Tom Allen

We always spend a long time on Haier’s stand, because the company seems to cram in all sorts of products that we’re interested in, from mobile screens to large TV sets. This year was …

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Sony Enhances Mobile Display – Will it be Enough?

by Tom Allen

Kazuo Hirai is the President and CEO of Sony, and he was at the show in that position for the fourth time. At the time he took over, Sony was re-structuring. Hirai said that …

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Medion Goes Premium – We Think

by Tom Allen

Lenovo subsidiary Medion was not showing all of its new products on the stand – the brand had, somewhat oddly, decided to give the space to existing products, instead. However, there was enough information …

Tags:Convertible PCs| IFA 2015| Large Display Monitor| LCD TVs| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| tablets| Vol 22 - Issue 36

Philips’ High-Concept Ambilight Becomes Reality

by Tom Allen

Philips’ press conference, since last year, is divided between three product areas: health, wellbeing and appliances; audio (since the relaunch of the Gibson brand at IFA 2014); and displays. Only the final area is …

Tags:Desktop Monitors| IFA 2015| Large Display Monitor| LCD TVs| Lighting| Mobile Display Monitor| Philips| QD Vision| Quantum Dots| Vol 22 - Issue 36

Huawei Beats Apple to Force Touch

by Tom Allen

Taking a leaf from Apple’s book, Huawei revealed its self-titled Huawei Watch at IFA – with an Apple-like price tag. Starting at €335 for the leather version, the most expensive steel model (plated with …

Tags:Huawei| IFA 2015| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| Smartwatches| Vol 22 - Issue 36