Vol 22 - Issue 38


European ICT Market Reversing to Growth

by Bob Raikes

The European IT Observatory (EITO) said that, after two years of declining sales and minimal growth, business in information and communication technology products and services is set to expand again this year by 0.9% …

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Microsoft Band 2 With a curved OLED display?

by Bob Raikes

There are web reports that Microsoft’s new Band 2, expected on October 6th, will use a curved display. The rumours are based on a picture published by Microsoft Insider.

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Audi Adds Laser Phosphor to OLED

by Bob Raikes

Click for larger image. Image: AudiAudi was at the eleventh International Symposium on Automotive Lighting (ISAL 2015) in Darmstadt and said that as well as the OLED head and taillights that it showed (Audi …

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Meizu Uses AMOLED in Pro 5

by Bob Raikes

Meizu of China has adopted a 5.7″ FullHD AMOLED (reported to be from Samsung) with Gorilla Glass 3 into its latest Pro 5 phone. The device has an octa-core (Samsung’s Exynos 7420 SoC) CPU, …

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Sharp Roadshow in Germany

by Bob Raikes

Sharp is launching a roadshow throughout Germany with an event at its Munich European HQ on October 8th. The PN-80TC3, shown at the Midwich event (Sharp Brings BigPad to Midwich) this week, will be …

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MDM Product Round Up Vol 22 #38

by Bob Raikes

Dell has added USB Type-C connectors and Windows 10 to its Venue 8 Pro and Venue 10 Pro as well as changing the CPU to a Intel Atom Z8500 Quad Core processor. Wi-fi is …

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LDM Product Roundup – Vol 22 No 38

by Bob Raikes

Toshiba has updated its Chromebook 2 to make available new 5th Gen (Broadwell) Core i3 or Celeron processors as well as adding an LED-backlit keyboard. The display is still a 13.3″ IPS unit (Toshiba …

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Skype Drops Out for 15 Hours

by Bob Raikes

Microsoft’s Skype had a 15 hour interruption to services on Monday, that it blamed on a “larger-than-usual configuration change”.

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Replacement Indecision Will Cause Device Sales to Drop

by Bob Raikes

Click for higher resolution44% of current tablet users are looking to use a different device according to Gartner. “Replacement activity across all types of devices has decreased,” said Ranjit Atwal, research director at Gartner. …

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TSMC Forecasts Weak 4Q15

by Bob Raikes

TSMC said that sales revenues are up in Q3 for exchange reasons, but expects a sequential drop in Q4 as weak smartphone demand impacts processor shipments.

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Notebook Panels Down, but Quality Up

by Bob Raikes

Witsview of Taiwan has estimated that 14.43 million notebook display panels were shipped in August, up 21% from July. However, Q3 sales will be just 41.74 million units, down 4% from 43.43 million last …

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China LED Consolidates

by Bob Raikes

Reports from LEDinside (http://tinyurl.com/pzpxpqz) say that the Chinese LED packaging market is about to consolidate as growth is lower than been hoped and because companies have “huge war chests”.

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