Vol 23 - Issue 36


Samsung Sued Over S7 Edge Injury

by Yvette Raikes

Samsung’s phone problems are deepening. After problems with exploding batteries (read more here), the company issued a recall of its Galaxy Note 7 phones. However, the recall did not include the S7 Edge products …

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Utopia to Sell Philips LFDs and Commercial TVs

by Isaac Oburu

Utopia Technology has inked a distribution deal with Philips to supply Philips’ displays in the UK. The partnership was announced early in September at a two day programme at Utopia’s headquarters in Manchester.

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Midwich To Expand After IPO

by Yvette Raikes

Following its first results since going public, distributor Midwich says that it is planning to expand (see Midwich Result 13/09/2016). The company saw turnover rise by 12% in the first half to £158.4 million …

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Midwich Result 13/09/2016

by Bob Raikes

Midwich reported its first financials as a public company, with 6 months ended 30/06/2016 net profit of £6.4 million ($8.5 million), up 29% YoY from £4.9 million. Turnover was £158 million ($208 million), up …

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HPE to Raise Partner Share

by Yvette Raikes

Hewlett Packard Inc (HP) wants to increase the share of business which goes through its partners, according to CRN. Currently this is 80% but the company wants this to rise to 87% over the …

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iPhone 8 to Dispense with Home Button?

by Bob Raikes

Rumours from Japan suggest that the next iPhone (oh yes, the 7 is here, so now the topic for the next year will be the 8! – Man. Ed.) will have a front surface …

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Vixs Result 14/09/2016

by Dhruv Dayal Gupta

Vixs reported Q2 2017 net loss of $2.6 million, down 13% YoY from $3 million. Turnover was $7.8 million, up 31% YoY from $5.9 million. For the six month period, net loss was $5.8 …

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Media Pixel Covers Skyscrapers

by Bob Raikes

Media Facade of Shenzen told us that its MF-C36 RGBW media pixel has been used on several skyscrapers with a total area of 46,000 m². The facades are synchronised by the use of GPRS …

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Kokkonen Joins Canatu

by Yvette Raikes

Juha Kokkonen has moved from managing phones at Microsoft to CEO of Canatu, which makes flexible and 3D formable films and touch sensors. Kokkonen’s knowledge of mobile technology is very strong, as he has …

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OLEDs Can Fold. So What?

by Ken Werner

The idea that a folding OLED display will somehow revolutionize portable product design and create a volcanic market expansion periodically raises its ill-conceived head. A recent occurance was the presentation by UBI Research president …

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Intertrust Chooses Dolby Vision HDR

by Yvette Raikes

Intertrust Technologies, which specialises in digital rights management, has chosen Dolby’s Vision HDR to speed up global UHD adoption by video service providers. The company says that Dolby’s secure solution for creating, distributing and …

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Sony Updates Laser Pico Projector

by Milos Pavlovic

Sony has announced a new pico projector, the MP-CL1A, an update to the MP-CL1 (Sony Announces MP-CL1 Pico Mobile Projector). The new version adds bluetooth and automatic keystone correction (it was manual on the …

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