Vol 23 - Issue 35


MediaTek Sees Record Sales

by Yvette Raikes

MediaTek saw record monthly turnover of NT$25.87 billion ($826.7 million) in August, up 36% YoY. This contributed to Q2 revenue of NT$72.53 billion ($2.3 billion), also a record. The company is expecting September to …

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Sony’s PlayStation “Pro” Adds HDR & UHD

by Milos Pavlovic

Sony has announced the Sony PlayStation Pro (formerly known by the ‘Neo’ code name) and has said that it will support UltraHD gaming and also with support for HDR. However, it will not support …

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Apple Fails to Surprise with iPhone 7

by Milos Pavlovic

Apple did little to surprise the world with its big announcement of the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, with the features of the new device being widely forecast. The company also updated and …

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LCD Makers Developing In-Cell Touch Based on TDDI

by Arthur Berman

The latest integrated touch technologies were shown at the Touch Taiwan 2016 conference that took place in Taipei during late August. Of particular interest, liquid crystal display panel manufacturers showed devices with in-cell touch …

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HDBaseT Touchscreen Tester Available

by Yvette Raikes

Media Solutions has made MS-TestPro, a touchscreen test device for HDBaseT networks, available for $1395. It is a handheld device for in-field testing of HDBaseT-based systems and cabling, which has built-in monitoring, logging, and …

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Canatu Receives EU Funding

by Yvette Raikes

Finnish company Canatu has won €22 million ($24.8 million) in funding for R&D into its transparent conductive films and touch sensors, €10 being investments and the remaining €12 million a loan. The films are …

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Intel to Acquire Computer Vision Company Movidius

by Milos Pavlovic

Intel is to buy Movidius which is a specialist developer of SoCs for vision processing (Is AR the New Hope for 3D?). Intel wants the technology to be used in “augmented, virtual and merged …

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European Netflix Development Stutters

by Milos Pavlovic

Vivendi has been developing a European version of Netflix, but according to the French paper, Liberation, the project has had its meetings suspended. The project was originally planned to exploit content from Canalplay in …

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MTI Adds Dell to Portfolio

by Milos Pavlovic

Broadliner MTI has began distributing Dell video projectors which they hope will boost their turnover and margins.

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Successful Travel Pilot leads to Rollout

by Yvette Raikes

Travel company Flight Centre Australia, wanted to enhance the “in-store experience”, and worked with TechMedia and Scala to find a digital signage solution, which needed to be robust, easy to use, scalable and able …

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High Dynamic Range – the Other Eight

by Matthew Brennesholtz

I’ve written about high dynamic range (HDR) systems several times recently. Most of the focus has been on Dolby Vision and HDR10, primarily because content formatted for these two HDR systems is available in …

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SmartKem Wins Flexible Funding

by Yvette Raikes

The EU has given UK organic semiconductor company, SmartKem, a €1.8 million grant to transfer its OTFT Truflex platform to mass production of flexible displays in Asia. SmartKem is adding a further €850,000. The …

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