Vol 23 - Issue 12


Sharp & Foxconn Tie the Knot

by Bob Raikes

So, Sharp & Foxconn have finally tied the knot. There is some logic to the deal as Sharp gets access to a vertical customer for its small panel business in particular and Foxconn gets …

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A Closer Look at a QD Monitor

by Bob Raikes

We reported on the Philips E-line 27″ 276E6 monitor at IFA last year. The monitor is unusual in that it uses QD Vision’s Color IQ quantum dot technology to give a wide colour gamut. …

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CLEARink Brings New Wrinkle to Electrophoretic Displays

by Ken Werner

Terry Gou finally pulled the trigger yesterday and finalized Hon Hai’s purchase of 66% of Sharp, but only after $2 billion was knocked off the price to cover previously unannounced potential liabilities. The new …

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Philips Secures Design Awards

by Tom Allen

Philips’ 2016 TVs have been honoured at the Global Design Awards. The 7101 series won both iF and Red Dot Product Awards, while the small-screen 5231 TV won a Red Dot award.

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Microsoft Identifies the Future of Windows at Build

by Tom Allen

The Microsoft Build conference was held at the end of March. Although originally a low-key event for developers, the setting has evolved to follow more of an Apple-like vibe, as Microsoft showcases its latest …

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NetDragon Result 30/03/2016

by Dhruv Dayal Gupta

Netdragon, new owner of Promethean, reported Q4 net loss of RMB 124 million ($18.6 million). Turnover for the period was RMB 500 million ($75 million), up 77% YoY. For the full year 2015, net …

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Vuzix Result 30/03/2016

by Dhruv Dayal Gupta

Vuzix reported a 2015 year-end net loss of $13.4 million, up 71% YoY from a net loss of $7.8 million. Turnover for the year was $2.75 million, down 9% YoY from $3 million. Turnover …

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US Leads Paid OTT, Europe Drags

by Tom Allen

Parks Associates has said that OTT video use in Western Europe is continuing to grow; 55% of UK broadband households, and 51% of French, watch video online. However, the amount is much higher in …

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Ultrasonics Enable Non-ITO Liquid Crystals

by Tom Allen

Ultrasound has been used to replace ITO in LCD displays, by researchers in Japan. ITO is formed using rare metals such as indium. It is not only costly, it is also rigid. The display …

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3D Keeps Twitching

by Tom Allen

Although 3D is largely seen as dead-in-the-water, there does appear to still be some life in the format. In February, the 27th annual Stereoscopic Displays and Applications (SD&A) conference highlighted works by 30 3D …

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Visionect’s Joan Takes Red Dot

by Tom Allen

A meeting room scheduling solution called Joan, by Visionect, has won a Red Dot design award for Best Product Design. The Joan Meeting Room Assistant is a room booking device using an E Ink …

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Acer Brings Laser to Gaming

by Tom Allen

Acer showed off an ultra-short throw laser DLP projector for gaming at CES 2016, where the product – the Predator Z850 – was named as an Innovation Award Honoree. Acer is now bringing it …

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