Vol 23 - Issue 23


What Was Missing at SID?

by Bob Raikes

It has been a “head down” week, catching up with routine things that had built up in the three weeks that I was away in the US at SID, AWE, the Display Summit and …

Tags:Editorial| Large Display Monitor| MicroLED| Mobile Display Monitor| SID Display Week 2016| Vol 23 - Issue 23

NEC is Ready for CineEurope

by Tom Allen

NEC will present a variety of cinema products at CineEurope 2016 in Spain this month (20th – 23rd June); as well as projectors, the company will show digital signage solutions, menu boards and more. …

Tags:Back Panel| Cinema| Events| Large Display Monitor| NEC| Spain| Vol 23 - Issue 23

Oppo’s R9 is a Huge Success

by Tom Allen

Alen Wu, VP of Oppo, has said that – since it was launched on the 17th March – an F1 Plus (Oppo R9 in China) smartphone has been sold every 1.1 seconds, on average. …

Tags:Advertising| Back Panel| China| Events| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| Vol 23 - Issue 23

Product Manager/Analyst Available

by Bob Raikes

We have heard of a very experienced US display industry professional that is available for possible positions in product management and analysis. Excellent knowledge of the current markets in large displays. Contact [email protected]

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Recruitment & Appointments| Vol 23 - Issue 23

Microsoft’s Surface Membership Offers Instalment Plans

by Tom Allen

After turning Office into a software-as-a-service product, and moving the same way with Windows, Microsoft is now offering its Surface products as ‘hardware-as-a-service’. Businesses can use ‘Surface Membership’, to give it its proper name, …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Microsoft| Mobile Display Monitor| Notebooks| Vol 23 - Issue 23

AOC Adds G-Sync

by Tom Allen

A retractable headphone hook is built in to the side of the monitor. MMD/AOC has developed a G-Sync edition of its AGON AG271QX monitor (AOC Lowers Display Lag), which – unusually for a gaming …

Tags:Desktop Monitors| Game Playing| IPS| Large Display Monitor| MMD (AOC Philips)| Variable Frame Rate (VRR)| Vol 23 - Issue 23

Ericsson Trials 5G Streaming With Sprint

by Tom Allen

Ericsson and Sprint worked together to test UltraHD live streaming over a 5G network during the 2016 Copa América Centenario football tournament. The test, at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field football stadium, used 400MHz of …

Tags:4k| 5G| Ericsson| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| North America| Streaming Video| UltraHD| Vol 23 - Issue 23

Nanofibre ‘Mat’ is 10 Times More Conductive

by Tom Allen

An ultrathin, transparent and conductive film has been produced using a ‘cheap and simple’ method, by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Korea University. The film is formed of a ‘mat’ …

Tags:Film materials| Flexible Displays| Korea| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| USA| Vol 23 - Issue 23

Lumus Raises $15 Million

by Tom Allen

Near-to-eye display developer Lumus has raised $15 million in funding. The money mainly came from China’s Shanda Group and Crystal-Optech. Lumus will use the investment to scale up its production for the consumer AR, …

Tags:Investment| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 23

NeuroDigital Counters IMU Drift for Haptic Tracking

by Tom Allen

Road to VR got some hands-on (pardon the pun) time with the latest Gloveone prototype at E3 this week. It is a haptic motion input glove, designed for VR users, from Spain’s NeuroDigital. The …

Tags:Haptics| Mobile Display Monitor| Sensors| Vol 23 - Issue 23| Wearables

Vodafone Ventures into VR

by Tom Allen

Last year, UK mobile operator Vodafone introduced the Smart Ultra 6: a low-cost smartphone with some premium features, especially in terms of size, resolution and 4G connectivity (Vodafone Lowers Cost of Premium Features). This …

Tags:AMOLED| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| UK (United Kingdom)| Virtual Reality| Vodafone| Vol 23 - Issue 23

Sanderson Returns to Lead Ingram UK&I

by Tom Allen

Matt Sanderson, formerly VP and MD of Ingram Micro Australia, has moved to the UK & Ireland division of the company. From the 1st July he will take on the role of country chief …

Tags:Ingram Micro| Ireland| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| People| Recruitment & Appointments| UK (United Kingdom)| Vol 23 - Issue 23