Vol 23 - Issue 07


More Thoughts on Sharp and Foxconn

by Bob Raikes

Well, is the Sharp deal on or off? That was the question that I was pondering last night as I returned from MWC and the Electronic Display/Embedded World event in Nuremberg. As I write, …

Tags:Editorial| Foxconn (Honhai)| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Reorganisation & Restructuring| sharp| Vol 23 - Issue 07

Cree Achieves ‘Incandescent’ LED Quality at High LPW

by Tom Allen

Cree has demonstrated a high- brightness and high-efficiency LED, which delivers almost 1,600 lumens at 134 lumens-per-Watt (LPW). Colour quality is said to be similar to that of an incandescent light bulb. The result …

Tags:Cree| Large Display Monitor| LED| Light Sources & Lamps| Lighting| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 07

Robert Visser Honoured by SID

by Isaac Oburu

Applied Materials Inc has announced that Dr. Robert Visser has received a 2016 Special Recognition Award from the Society of Information Display.The award is for his “pioneering research and commercialisation of new display technologies …

Tags:Awards| Back Panel| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| SID Society| USA| Vol 23 - Issue 07

AUO Shows AMOLED for 2016

by Tom Allen

AUO has used an event at its headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan to show new products and technologies. These included both large and small displays, and were not limited to LCD displays. AUO CEO Paul …

Tags:AMOLED| AUO| Automotive| Curved Displays| Free Form Displays| Large Display Monitor| LCD Panels| Mobile Display Monitor| Narrow Bezels| Smartwatches| Vol 23 - Issue 07

Sharp Accepts Foxconn Bid

by Tom Allen

For several months (beginning in September: see Rumour: Foxconn Takes Stake in Sharp Display Unit), Foxconn has been linked to a takeover of Sharp – either specific business units or the whole company. Finally, …

Tags:Foxconn (Honhai)| Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| sharp| Vol 23 - Issue 07

Google Extends Cast Protocol Outside Android

by Tom Allen

Google introduced its Google Cast protocol – the ability to send content from a mobile device to a larger screen – on its Chromecast and Android TV platforms. Now, Variety says that the company …

Tags:Chrome| Google| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Streaming Video| Vizio| Vol 23 - Issue 07

See Our Top Picks of ISE

by Tom Allen

While at ISE 2016, we recorded videos of some of the highlights of the show, as they relate to the display trade. As well as two roundup videos, we interviewed Antoine Doublet of micro-LED …

Tags:Colour Quality| ISE 2016| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Small Pixel Pitch LED SPP| Vol 23 - Issue 07

Verge-Accommodation Conflict ‘Solved’

by Tom Allen

Chinese researchers have developed a new display with ‘comfortable’ 3D effects, which is claimed to eliminate the sensation of nausea that some people suffer from when using 3D displays. The technology can be used …

Tags:Autostereo 3D| China| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| Vol 23 - Issue 07

Netflix Second Screen Coming this Year

by Isaac Oburu

Pocket-lint has reported that Netflix plans to launch, later this year, an update for its mobile app to save on data charges. The function will limit quality to save data. The company will also …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Netflix| Streaming Video| Vol 23 - Issue 07


Innolux Recovers From Quake Damage

by Tom Allen

Innolux has fully restored production at eight factories in the Southern Taiwan Science Park, which were damaged in an earthquake in early February (Earthquake Rocks Taiwan Production Base). A G5 and G6 factory were …

Tags:Innolux| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Taiwan| Vol 23 - Issue 07

SDC Offers Standard AMOLED Solutions

by Isaac Oburu

Taiwan-based supply chain makers say that Samsung Display has offered standard AMOLED touch panel solutions for common use, to keep prices down. This, they say, is an attempt to reach Chinaese smartphone vendors. According …

Tags:AMOLED| China| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Pricing| Samsung Display| Vol 23 - Issue 07

The Virtuix Treadmill is Now a Consumer Product

by Arthur Berman

A continuing challenge in virtual reality is dealing with issues that relate to user movement. One such issue is, perhaps, best illustrated by an example. Consider a user wearing a VR headset. If the …

Tags:Game Controllers| Game Playing| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 07