Vol 22 - Issue 49


49 and Counting…

by Bob Raikes

This is the first of our “bonus” issues in 2015, #49. Since we started back in 1994, we have always said that we produce “a minimum of 48 issues per year” which was to …

Tags:CES 2016| Editorial| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 49

Magic Leap Taps Market for More Funding

by Norbert Hildebrand

Magic Leap is somewhat of a dark horse in the augmented reality arena. We have reported on them before even though their releases are more of a short marketing release than a clear statement …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Large Display Monitor| Light Field Displays| Mobile Display Monitor| SmartGlasses| Vol 22 - Issue 49

Industry Education, With Nanolumens

by Tom Allen

We often find that LED display resolution (not LCD displays with LED backlights, but small pixel pitch LED boards) is misunderstood, even in the display industry. Press releases describe these displays as ‘Full HD’ …

Tags:Back Panel| Education| Large Display Monitor| Small Pixel Pitch LED SPP| Vol 22 - Issue 49

CES Invitations I Didn’t Answer

by Ken Werner

If you register for the Consumer Electronics Show as an analyst or member of the press, the CES folks distribute your contact info to all of the CES exhibitors. Many of these exhibitors then …

Tags:Automotive| CES 2016| Lighting| Vol 22 - Issue 49

PCs Down, But Replacements Will Boost Demand

by Tom Allen

Global PC shipments will fall 10% YoY in Q4’15, which will weigh annual shipments down to -10.3%, says IDC. Short-term effects, such as the strong US dollar, depressed commodity prices and existing inventory have …

Tags:Convertible PCs| IDC| Mobile Display Monitor| PC Market (Personal Computers - PCs)| Vol 22 - Issue 49| Worldwide

US Will Top 30% UHD Adoption in Four Years

by Tom Allen

The falling price of UltraHD LCD TV panels has led to corresponding declines in the price of finished sets in recent months, increasing consumer adoption and household penetration. IHS predicts that, by end-2017, most …

Tags:IHS Markit| Large Display Monitor| TV Set Market| UltraHD| Vol 22 - Issue 49| Worldwide


Small Display Increase Does Not Sustain Innolux

by Tom Allen

Innolux’s consolidated November revenues fell 33.8% YoY and 13.9% MoM, to NT$25.5 billion ($780 million). In the month, Innolux shipped 9.65 million large-size products: a 5.6% MoM fall. 23.3 million small- and medium-size displays …

Tags:Innolux| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 49

AMD Plans HDR Gaming and FreeSync Expansion

by Tom Allen

At a Radeon Technology group summit in California this month, AMD revealed some of the plans it has for its GPU line – firmly focused around improving image quality. One of the most significant …

Tags:AMD| DisplayPort| Graphics Cards| HDMI| HDR - High Dynamic Range| HFR - High Frame Rate| Large Display Monitor| Variable Frame Rate (VRR)| Vol 22 - Issue 49

Chinese Companies Sign in Spain

by Tom Allen

Two mobile distribution deals have been signed in Spain. Tech Data’s mobility division will now distribute Haier’s notebooks, Chromebooks, smartphones and tablets; and Esprinet will handle Huawei’s smartphones and tablets.

Tags:Distribution| Haier| Huawei| Large Display Monitor| Spain| TechData| Vol 22 - Issue 49

LG ‘Solves Burn-In’, Looks to Mid-Size OLEDs

by Tom Allen

Samsung showed this prototype OLED laptop in 2008, and a year later predicted that it would sell products in Q3’10LG Display has solved the challenges it had been facing with the production of mid-size …

Tags:Desktop Monitors| Large Display Monitor| LG Displays (LGD)| Notebooks| OLEDs| Vol 22 - Issue 49

Wistron Agrees JV With Optiemus

by Tom Allen

Wistron has signed a letter of intent with Optiemus Infracom, a telecom distributor in India, to establish a joint venture in which Wistron will hold a 20% stake. The JV, to be set up …

Tags:India| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Notebooks| Supply Chain| Vol 22 - Issue 49


Asus Enjoys Rise in November

by Tom Allen

Asus has reported a 2.4% YoY revenue increase in November, and a 21% increase MoM. The company’s consolidated revenues reached NT$50.1 billion ($1.5 billion). In the year-to-date, Asus has generated NT$431.2 billion ($13.2 billion), …

Tags:Asus| Financial Data| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 49