Vol 23 - Issue 01


The Interest is in the Details at CES

by Bob Raikes

We’ve had a number of “balls in the air” this week as we have been pressing on with our CES report while trying to catch up on the news for the last couple of …

Tags:CES 2016| Consumer Electronics Industry| Editorial| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 01

Dialog and Atmel End Merger Agreement

by Tom Allen

Atmel has received an unsolicited acquisition proposal from Microchip Technology. The company says that this represents a ‘Company Superior Proposal’, and that it will terminate its merger agreement with Dialog Semiconductor (Dialog to Buy …

Tags:Atmel| Dialog Semiconductor| Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 01

OLEDs Reach an Inflection Point at CES

by Bob Raikes

One of the jobs that we commentators on the technology world have to do is to watch for inflection points – those moments in time when things change and are not the same again …

Tags:CES 2016| Desktop Monitors| Notebooks| OLEDs| Vol 23 - Issue 01


Sony UK Holds Technology Days

by Bob Raikes

Sony Professional in the UK is holding technology training on 20th and 21st January at Pinewood Studios. The course will have four half day sessions and cover 4K and HDR Production, the use of …

Tags:Back Panel| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| sony| UltraHD| Video over IP (VIP)| Vol 23 - Issue 01

Comark Takes Industrial Displays Widescreen

by Tom Allen

Comark, a US-based manufacturer, has launched two new displays, for industries where SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) operation and runtime software application graphics are becoming larger and more detailed. The displays (iPC2150W and …

Tags:Industrial Monitors| Large Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 01

TCL appoints new General Manager for Europe

by Bob Raikes

TCL Multimedia has appointed Alain Pakiry, previously with Ubisoft, Guillemot, TomTom and MyFox before joining TCL Communication Europe in May 2015.

Tags:Europe| Large Display Monitor| People| Recruitment & Appointments| TCL| Vol 23 - Issue 01

Samsung to Boost OLED Production

by Bob Raikes

The ET Times of Korea has reported that Samsung will invest $7.4 billion in new OLED production capacity to support a switch by Apple from LTPS to flexible OLEDs. The paper said that the …

Tags:AMOLED| Investment| iPhone| Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| Vol 23 - Issue 01

Google Starts New VR Group

by Bob Raikes

Google has created a VR computing division and has appointed Clay Bavor, previously Product Manager of apps including Gmail, Google Drive and Google Docs, to run it. Google has already set up “Jump”, which …

Tags:Google| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Recruitment & Appointments| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 01

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ViXS Gets More Funding

by Bob Raikes

Video SoC-maker, ViXS said that it has completed two private placings to provide C$6.9 million ($4.8m) that will be used to strengthen the company’s balance sheet. Analyst Comment ViXS has been through a lot …

Tags:Financial Data| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| ViXS| Vol 23 - Issue 01


HannStar Has Weak December

by Bob Raikes

Hannstar said that its sales were down 1% month on month, 41% year on year, in December at NT$1,216 million ($36.5 million). Large panel shipments (including HannsG monitors) were down to 51K, from 96K, …

Tags:Financial Data| Hannstar (Hannspree)| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 01

Will Foldable Phone Arrive in 2016?

by Bob Raikes

HSBC has said that the pressure on Samsung’s smartphone business may lead the firm to bring forward its plans for a foldable OLED smartphone from 2017 to late 2016. (Rumors: Devices with Foldable Displays …

Tags:Flexible Displays| Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| Smartphones| Vol 23 - Issue 01

PCs Fall Again in 2015

by Tom Allen

Gartner and IDC have released their PC shipment data for Q4’15. Shipments are thought to have fallen to 8.6% YoY, to 75.7 million (Gartner) or 10.6%, to 71.9 million (IDC). We cover the Gartner …

Tags:Gartner| IDC| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| PC Market (Personal Computers - PCs)| Vol 23 - Issue 01