Vol 23 - Issue 06


Still A Challenge Left for Display Makers

by Bob Raikes

We’re just at the end of the ISE report so we’ve probably hit our peak workload for the year. We got our quarterly data out before and just after ISE and this weekend we’re …

Tags:Editorial| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Sunlight Readable Displays| Vol 23 - Issue 06

HNA Group to Acquire Ingram Micro

by Tom Allen

Distributor Ingram Micro is to be acquired by Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, in a deal worth about $6 billion. Ingram, based in Irvine, CA, distributes PCs and other technology products, including TVs, monitors, game …

Tags:China| Ingram Micro| Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 06

Yulenka Joins VEFXi in Mobile 3D

by Tom Allen

Autostereo 3D company VEFXi has continued to sign new partners. The company’s newest MOU has been signed with Yulenka, a Chinese firm. Much like the recent agreement with MDM (VEFXi Agrees MOU with MDM), …

Tags:3D (Three Dimensions)| Mobile Display Monitor| Mobile Phones| Vol 23 - Issue 06

TV Displays Drive OLED Materials Market

by Tom Allen

Organic material shipments, used to produce OLED displays, rose 12% YoY in 2015, reaching 26,000 kg, says IHS. Thanks to the rapid climb of white OLED (WOLED) TV display shipments, IHS forecasts that shipments …

Tags:IHS Markit| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| OLED Materials| Vol 23 - Issue 06| WOLED (White OLED)

UK Wearable Ownership ‘No Longer Niche’

by Tom Allen

Apple led the UK smartwatch market in Clicked’s dataA study from UK-based Clicked Research has found that wearable ownership in the country has doubled over the last 12 months, with 12% of the UK’s …

Tags:Fitness Trackers| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartwatches| UK (United Kingdom)| Vol 23 - Issue 06| Wearables

Sports Illustrated Goes Virtual

by Tom Allen

Quad/Graphics has included a VR viewer (the Quad Virtual Reality Viewer, or QVR) in about 500,000 select copies of the 2016 Sportswear Illustrated swimsuit issue. The viewer can be used to watch the magazine’s …

Tags:Back Panel| HMDs (Head Mounted Displays)| Mobile Display Monitor| USA| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 06

Much More Mobile Mobile

by Ken Werner

Data traffic on mobile networks will reach 367 exabytes – that’s 367×10^18 bytes or 367 billion gigabytes – in 2020, up from 44 exabytes in 2015, according to Cisco Systems’ recently released Visual Networking …

Tags:Automotive| Internet of Things IOT| Vol 23 - Issue 06

‘Flip’ Through Pages With Active Haptic Feedback

by Tom Allen

Researcher’s from Queen’s University (Canada) have developed a prototype flexible OLED display using ‘active haptic feedback’ – that is, flexing – for control. The 6″ display is a full-colour unit (1280 x 720) from …

Tags:Flexible Devices| Haptics| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| Vol 23 - Issue 06

Samsung Changes TVs in Europe

by Tom Allen

At its European Forum (Samsung Highlights CES Products in Monaco), Samsung showed off its newest LCD TVs, including the SUHD sets. These had some minor differences to the models shown at CES last month …

Tags:CES 2016| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| LCD TVs| Samsung| Vol 23 - Issue 06

Rugged Display Repels Heat, Cold, Hail and Snow

by Tom Allen

Germany’s SR System-Elektronik has developed and tested a 47″ outdoor display. Designed to shrug off both heat and cold, the screen’s enclosure is IP65-compliant and features a UV filter. Ventilation was developed in-house.

Tags:DOOH| Germany| Large Display Monitor| Rugged Displays| Vol 23 - Issue 06

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IT and AV are Colliding at ISE

by Bob Raikes

On the evening before the start of the main event, ISE kicked off with a panel session entitled “IT in AV: Interconnecting for Smart Solutions”. There were five panelists and the session was moderated …

Tags:ISE 2016| Large Display Monitor| Pro AV| Vol 23 - Issue 06

InFocus Expands with Products & Acquisitions

by Bob Raikes

InFocus was showing a new 65″ FullHD procap touch system that uses the InFocus “Edge” design and using Cima Nanotech technology (which is not surprising given the JV between Foxconn and Cima and the …

Tags:InFocus| Interactive Displays| ISE 2016| Large Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 06