Vol 22 - Issue 37


Mediatek Dismisses Speculation

by Tom Allen

The Chinese-language Liberty Times claimed that Mediatek was aiming to acquire Parade Technologies, earlier this month. Mediatek has now dismissed the article in a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mediatek| Mergers & Acquisitions| Vol 22 - Issue 37

2016 AIO PC Production Dominated by Quanta

by Tom Allen

Quanta has received more than 70% of HP’s AIO PC orders for 2016, say sources in the Asian supply chain. The company also produces many of Apple’s iMacs. Meanwhile, Dell’s AIO PC orders are …

Tags:All-in-ones (AIOs)| Compal| HP Inc| Large Display Monitor| Quanta| Supply Chain| Vol 22 - Issue 37

Sharp to Release World’s First 8k TV – Next Month

by Tom Allen

Sharp will begin selling an 8k TV in October this year – the first-such model to be made commercially available. Known as the LV-85001, the unit will be an 85″ set costing ¥15.2 million …

Tags:Japan| Large Display Monitor| sharp| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| Vol 22 - Issue 37

Renesas and Luxoft Work together in the Automotive Field

by Norbert Hildebrand

Earlier this year, Renesas announced their RH850 microcontroller series aimed at automotive applications. The system on the chip supports instrument clusters and also includes a warp engine for a head-up display (HUD). Now Luxoft …

Tags:Automotive| Head Up Displays HUDs| Mobile Display Monitor| Renesas| Vol 22 - Issue 37

Dolby Looking Good for Movies

by Bob Raikes

Dolby was, of course, demonstrating lots of Dolby Vision content. There are now two movies (Tomorrowland and Inside Out) that have been released and shown in Dolby Vision, although there are only a few …

Tags:Dolby| Dolby Vision| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 37| Wide Colour Gamut (WCG)

Fraunhofer Shows Lici in KVMs

by Bob Raikes

Various Fraunhofer groups had a shared booth in Hall 8. We talked to the team behind the Lici lightweight codec. This (like Intopix and Displaystream) codec has very low latency (around two lines), doesn’t …

Tags:Codecs| DCI Compliance| Fraunhofer| IBC 2015| KVMs| Large Display Monitor| Light Field Cameras| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 37

Eutelsat Says Viewers Ready for UHD Bouquets

by Bob Raikes

We met with Eutelsat, the third largest global satellite operator behind Intelsat and SES. The main topic was, of course, UltraHD. The firm believes that there is a “certain maturity” in standardisation and pointed …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| SAT>IP| Satellite| UltraHD| Vol 22 - Issue 37

HD+ Comes to Hisense TVs

by Tom Allen

HD+, the German HDTV platform, has made its HD+ Replay catch-up portal available on Hisense’s TV sets. Before this, HD+ Replay was only available on HD+’s own satellite receivers, and as an app on …

Tags:HD+ (Germany)| Hisense| Large Display Monitor| OTT Video| Vol 22 - Issue 37

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Ericsson Prefers HDR to UltraHD for “More Bang per Bit”

by Bob Raikes

We met up with Matthew Goldman, the Senior VP Technology at Ericsson and had a good chat about HDR and the issues. We also recorded an interview with him, look here for updates when …

Tags:Ericsson| HDR - High Dynamic Range| IBC 2015| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| UltraHD| Vol 22 - Issue 37

Lenovo Boosts Mobile Workstations

by Bob Raikes

This is Lenovo’s integrated colorimeterWe hadn’t spotted Lenovo at IBC before, but were happy to catch up to look at its workstation. There was no real monitor news, although the company said that the …

Tags:Colour Certification| IBC 2015| Large Display Monitor| Lenovo| Mobile Display Monitor| Notebooks| Vol 22 - Issue 37| Workstations

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Irdeto Offering Smart DRM

by Bob Raikes

We haven’t previously reported on Irdeto, but something their PR company told us must have been persuasive and we met with Richard Scott, SVP Sales & Marketing from the company this time. The firm …

Tags:IBC 2015| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Piracy| Security| Vol 22 - Issue 37

Sigma Boosts G.Hn & Highlights UltraHD

by Bob Raikes

Sigma Designs was in a meeting room above Hall 1 and we got the latest update from them. The first news was about a new variation on G.Hn which Sigma calls “G.Hn Prime” which …

Tags:G.hn| IBC 2015| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Sigma Designs| UltraHD| Vizio| Vol 22 - Issue 37