Vol 23 - Issue 33


Merck Debuts Automotive Innovations at the IAA

by Bob Raikes

Merck will exhibit for the first time at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany and will highlight its materials for use in the automotive business. Smart LC and OLED materials for vehicle …

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IFA & IBC Approach

by Bob Raikes

We’re now seeing the news start to ramp up towards IBC and IFA. As you might notice, we promise 48 issues per year, rather than 52, because there are a few weeks in the …

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Q2 Positive for European DTM Market

by Bob Raikes

There was some good news for the Desktop Monitor market in Q2, with sales up 14.0% on Q2 2015, although there was a drop from Q1, which is in line with historic seasonal trends. …

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Sharp Rethinks TV Licensing

by Tom Allen

Sharp has said that it will review its TV brand licensing in Europe and the Americas, in an effort to raise its global presence. Sharp licensed its brand to Slovakia’s UMC in Europe in …

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Sources Disagree on Cause of Samsung Production Issues

by Tom Allen

Samsung has said that demand for its Galaxy Note 7 phablet has been higher than expected, which is causing supply shortages. The release date has been adjusted in some markets. A source told Reuters …

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GPUs Fall Below 10-Year Average

by Tom Allen

As the PC market fell in Q2’16, largely due to data centers and servers, shares in the GPU market shifted. AMD rose while Intel and Nvidia fell. PC shipments were up 1.06% QoQ but …

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Apple Faces Touch Fault Accusations

by Tom Allen

iFixit has published a very comprehensive blog post about a problem with the touchscreen on the iPhone 6 and 6+. The problem is apparently becoming so common that ‘microsoldering expert’ Jessa Jones, who runs …

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Questions Raised About Pokemon Go’s Prospects

by Tom Allen

There have been reports that, although it remains popular, Pokemon Go‘s user base is declining sharply. No official figures are available, but an independent report using data compiled by Axiom Capital Management shows that …

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Two More Years for LG’s Flexible Automotive Displays

by Isaac Oburu

LG Display Automotive Sales and Marketing director, Sanghyun Ahn, has said that LGD’s 12.3″ FHD flexible OLED panels will enter production in 2018 and he also revealed that the company is also developing larger …

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APG | SGA Adds ePanels in Four More Centres

by Isaac Oburu

APG | SGA, an outdoor advertising company, is offering shopping ePanels in four additional centres in Switzerland; Emmen Center Emmenbrücke, Hinwil Center, Centre Boujean Biel and Novaseta Arbon’s. The LCD ePanels are 70″.

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International Netflix Growth Eclipses Worldwide Total

by Tom Allen

Most of Netflix’s subscribers will be outside the USA by 2018, according to IHS Markit. Currently the firm has 79.9 million total subscribers; by 2020, IHS expects it to have 75 million subscribers outside …

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Harmonic and TNO Show UHD VR

by Tom Allen

Harmonic is to show native UltraHD VR at IBC 2016 (9th-13th September, Amsterdam; stand 1.B20), in collaboration with Dutch research institute TNO. The demonstration will use TNO’s HEVC tiling technology, which enables VR content …

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