Vol 23 - Issue 02


An Inflection Point for Large Touch Displays?

by Bob Raikes

We’ve finally got to the end of our CES report. It highlights how much of CES is being taken over by the automotive field and how much concentration there was on AR and VR. …

Tags:Cima Nanotech| Editorial| FlatFrog| Infrared Touch| Large Display Monitor| Metal Mesh| Mobile Display Monitor| Silver Nanowire| Touch Displays| Vol 23 - Issue 02

JDI CEO Mitsuru Homma

JDI to Begin OLED Mass Production

by Milos Pavlovic

Japan Display – the joint small panel venture between Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi – has announced that it will begin to mass produce OLED panels in 2018. JDI CEO Mitsuru Homma. Image: ReutersThe company …

Tags:Japan Display Inc (JDI)| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Production| Vol 23 - Issue 02

Cisco & MaxLinear In SkyQ

by Bob Raikes

It has been confirmed that the new SkyQ UltraHD STB will be based around MediaHighway middleware from Cisco and will include a MaxLinear MxL5x2 satellite receiver and EN5520 Channel Stacking IC. The receiver can …

Tags:Cisco| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Sky| STBs| Vol 23 - Issue 02


Arris Completes Pace Acquisition

by Bob Raikes

In the flood of news at CES it looks as though the news that Arris has completed its acquisition of STB maker Pace of the UK for £1.4 billion slipped by us. Arris acquired …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| STBs| Vol 23 - Issue 02

Power Tech Distributes Light

by Tom Allen

Power Technology, a US-based laser company, has developed multi-projector laser light source. Unlike a traditional light source used in a single projector, the Illumina Light Farm can deliver a source of light to multiple …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Laser| Light Sources & Lamps| Vol 23 - Issue 02

Vehicular Technology at CES

by Bob Raikes

Automotive technology is becoming a steadily larger and more important component of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Ford is leading the way in terms of the number of vehicles exhibited, but several other …

Tags:Automotive| CES 2016| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 02

Consumer — but Really Automotive — Telematics Show at CES

by Ken Werner

Kia proudly claimed it had been issued Nevada’s first autonomous vehicle license license plate (photo), while Mercedes Benz said its 2017 E-Class is the first “standard-production” vehicle to receive an autonomous license from the …

Tags:Automotive| CES 2016| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 02

NEC Maintains Constant Brightness

by Tom Allen

After revealing the projector at its Showcase last year (NEC Shows New Laser-Phosphor Projectors), NEC has shared more details about the PX803UL laser phosphor model. It is designed for industry sectors such as simulation, …

Tags:DLP Projectors| Large Display Monitor| Laser Phosphor Projectors| NEC| Vol 23 - Issue 02

Samsung Sponsors Sundance With VR

by Tom Allen

Samsung, the official mobile sponsor of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival (21st – 31st January), is focusing on VR at the Samsung Studio: a venue at the SFF for film makers, content developers and …

Tags:Back Panel| Events| Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 02

Panasonic Brings Signage to Brazil

by Tom Allen

Panasonic has installed the first digital signage system at the Arena da Baixada in Brazil, consisting of 220 Viera TV sets and signage servers. This is in addition the the 77m² of LED displays, …

Tags:DOOH| Large Display Monitor| LATAM| Panasonic| Vol 23 - Issue 02

Kopin Receives Final Payment

by Tom Allen

Kopin has received the final $15 million payment for the sale of its III-V product line, which was completed in January 2013. Kopin sold its IC business to IQE, a UK-based designer and supplier …

Tags:Kopin| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Reorganisation & Restructuring| Vol 23 - Issue 02

Giant Clams Hold Clues to Reflective Colour

by Tom Allen

Scientists at the University of California have accidentally found a way to work towards reflective colour displays – in the shells of giant clams. Giant clams, which live in the Pacific and Indian oceans, …

Tags:Colour (Color)| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Reflective Display| Vol 23 - Issue 02