Vol 23 - Issue 05


Smartphone Photography Becomes Professional

by Tom Allen

Would anyone debate that the compact camera market is being taken over by smartphones? Industry players whom I’ve spoken to certainly don’t: the digital camera market is increasingly veering towards premium models, as the …

Tags:Cameras| iPhone| Lenses| Smartphones| Vol 23 - Issue 05

Thoughts About Sharp from ISE

by Bob Raikes

This week we have a combined issue of Large and Mobile Display Monitor as nearly all the European team has been on the show floor at ISE in Amsterdam and I’m writing this in …

Tags:Editorial| Foxconn (Honhai)| Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| sharp| Vol 23 - Issue 05

Samsung Heads for eBoards

by Bob Raikes

Samsung Electronics in the UK held a pre-ISE press briefing. The meeting was at the top of the “Gherkin”, an unusual, but interesting place for this kind of event. Phil Gaut, Director of Displays …

Tags:Interactive Displays| Large Display Monitor| LED| Samsung| Small Pixel Pitch LED SPP| Vol 23 - Issue 05

Are LED Backlights Dangerous?

by Bob Raikes

Recently, I got an email, as I’m registered to attend the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, to advise me that an app has been developed that can reduce the level of blue light …

Tags:Blue Light| Health and Safety| LED| Vol 23 - Issue 05

HBO Now has 800,000 Subscribers

by Isaac Oburu

Richard Plepler, HBO CEO, has said that thee HBO Noww streaming service has 800,000 paying subscribers.

Tags:HBO| Large Display Monitor| TV Reception| USA| Vol 23 - Issue 05

Earthquake Rocks Taiwan Production Base

by Tom Allen

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale hit southern Taiwan around 4am on the 6th of February, affecting the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP). Several chip and panel makers have buildings here, including …

Tags:Innolux| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Taiwan| TSMC| UMC| Vol 23 - Issue 05

A New Generation BearTek Wireless Smart Glove

by Arthur Berman

The latest generation of BearTek gloves offered by Blue Infusion Technologies, LLC (Dallas, TX) allows users to keep their smartphone in their pocket and their hands protected while remotely operating their smartphone and/or GoPro …

Tags:Gesture Recognition| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 05| Wearables


Hannstar Performs Well MoM

by Tom Allen

Hannstar has announced that its unaudited consolidated net sales for January reached NT$1.4 billion ($42.5 million): a 15.7% MoM increase, but 32.5% YoY fall. Small-and-medium panel shipments reached 39.4 million units, up 10.4% MoM. …

Tags:Hannstar (Hannspree)| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 05


NEC Recognised Partner of the Year

by Isaac Oburu

NEC Corporation was recognized during the Juniper Networks IDEAS/Connected 2016 conference as the 2015 Breakthrough Partner of the Year. Juniper Networks’ Partner of the Year awards recognises best-in-class business practices.

Tags:Awards| Back Panel| Large Display Monitor| NEC| Vol 23 - Issue 05

LG Teases ‘Always On’ Display

by Tom Allen

In a new teaser for the LG G5 (LG and Samsung Prepare World for New Flagships), LG has touted an ‘always-on’ screen for the phone. The teaser heavily implies an OLED display, as an …

Tags:LG Electronics (LGE)| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Smartphones| Vol 23 - Issue 05

Com Hem Enjoys Growth in Q4 2015

by Isaac Oburu

Swedish cable operator Com Hem AB announced that its digital TV customers grew by 4,000, to 635,000, in 2015. TiVo penetration reached 35%, equivalent to 224,000 subscribers – up from 34% in Q3.

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Nordics| TV Viewing| Vol 23 - Issue 05

Russia’s NTV-Plus to Embrace MPEG-4

by Isaac Oburu

Russian satellite TV operator NTV-Plus has announced that it plans to convert all of its remaining MPEG-2 channels to MPEG-4 between the 3rd of March and the 25th of June this year.

Tags:Large Display Monitor| MPEG 2| MPEG4 (H.264 AVC)| Russia| Vol 23 - Issue 05