Vol 23 - Issue 19


CJ Brings Immersive Cinema to Eastern Europe

by Tom Allen

Korea’s CJ 4DPLEX (part of the CJ Group) has entered into a partnership with Cineworld Plc in Slovakia. Through this agreement, CJ is bringing its 4DX immersive cinema experience to the country. Cineworld operates …

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Amazon Gaining on Roku

by Tom Allen

According to Parks Associates, Roku still leads the US streaming media player market, with a 30% market share last year. However, Amazon is gaining, tying with Google for a 22% market share. Add Apple …

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Mediaset Moves to UHD

by Tom Allen

Italian broadcaster Mediaset will launch Italy’s first UltraHD sports channel on the 28th May – coinciding with the Champions League final. Mediaset Premium Sport 4k will be distributed via terrestrial broadcasting.

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LG Could Supply OLEDs to Tesla

by Tom Allen

The Korea Times, quoting a Tesla official, has said that LG Display will “possibly” supply OLED panels for the Model 3 car. OLED-Info believes that it is more likely that this refers to displays …

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Truly AMOLED Fab to Begin Production

by Tom Allen

According to the OLED Association, Truly Semiconductor will begin backplane production at its G4.5 OLED fab in June, and full display production in September. The line can produce up to 15,000 substrates per month, …

Tags:China| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| OLED Fabs| Vol 23 - Issue 19

Skyworth Runs Into OLED Issues

by Tom Allen

Image: MekoSkyworth launched its newest OLED TV this year, with UltraHD resolution and HDR support. Last year, the firm said that it was aiming to sell 30,000 OLED TVs by the end of March …

Tags:China| Large Display Monitor| LG Displays (LGD)| OLED TVs| Skyworth| Supply Chain| Vol 23 - Issue 19

DNP to Triple Capacity to Cope With OLED Demand

by Tom Allen

Japan’s Dai Nippon Printing has said that it will invest $4.6 million, in order to triple its evaporation mask production capacity. The firm is doing this in order to meet the demand from the …

Tags:Japan| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Production Capacity| Screen Printing| Vol 23 - Issue 19

Google Sets Specs for New VR Platform

by Tom Allen

At its annual Google I/O developer conference this week, Google unveiled a new platform for virtual reality built on the next version of Android (Adroid N), known as Daydream. It will be a combination …

Tags:Google| Mobile Display Monitor| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 19

Philips Schedules Professional Display Tour

by Tom Allen

Philips has announced dates for its B2B Roadshow, which will demonstrate the company’s professional displays, in Germany. Training and live demonstrations are also part of the event. The roadshow will begin in Hamburg on …

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PC Vendors Must Look to New Areas for Profit

by Tom Allen

The PC market saw one of its lowest-ever growth rates in Q1’16 (PC Decline at Worst Point in Nine Years), but – says Gartner – profit opportunities still exist for PC makers. “Over the …

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Microsoft Sells Off Feature Phone Business

by Tom Allen

Microsoft has announced that it will sell its feature phone assets to Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile Ltd and HMD Global, Oy. The deal is valued at $350 million. As part of the agreement, FIH …

Tags:FeaturePhones (mobile phones)| Foxconn (Honhai)| Mergers & Acquisitions| Microsoft| Mobile Display Monitor| Nokia| Vol 23 - Issue 19

Xiaomi to Enter US Market

by Tom Allen

Xiaomi’s first UltraHD STB, the Mi Box (previously available only in a Full HD version) will be available in the USA. The box has Google Cast and Android TV – only the second STB …

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