Vol 23 - Issue 44


Industry News is Quiet – Has Something Been Happening?

by Bob Raikes

Well, I’m beginning to think I have to stop travelling to Munich. On Wednesday morning, I woke up in my accommodation in Munich to find that Donald Trump had been elected US president. In …

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European PD Market is Flat in Q3

by Bob Raikes

The Q3 market for public displays in Europe was basically flat from Q2, in line with typical seasonality but slightly better than expected as Germany saw a good quarter according to Meko’s DisplayCast service. …

Tags:DOOH| Europe| Large Display Monitor| LFD - Large Format Display| Market Data| Vol 23 - Issue 44

Connecting the Quantum Dotters

by Ken Werner

For the last few years, there have been several developers of quantum dots but only two manufacturers with QDs in display products: Nanosys and QD Vision. But QD Vision seems to have largely retired …

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E Ink and Japan Display Form Strategic Alliance

by Bob Raikes

E Ink Holdings said that it has agreed an alliance with Japan Display Inc (JDI) to develop in the ePaper business. JDI is a leader in automotive and mobile phone displays and the companies …

Tags:E Ink| EPD (Electrophoretic)| Japan Display Inc (JDI)| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 44

Asus ZenWatch 3 Now Shipping

by Bob Raikes

Asus showed its ZenWatch 3 at Computex and also at IFA (Asus is Off-Site at IFA) and the product is now shipping.

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Merck and Idemitsu Kosan Agree OLED Cross-licence

by Milos Pavlovic

Merck and Idemitsu Kosan have signed a deal to collaborate on OLED materials by cross-licensing each others patents in the area. Each company will also be allowed to develop, manufacture and sell OLED materials …

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Stampede Europe Signs Contract with Optoma

by Bob Raikes

Optoma has officially appointed Stampede Europe to distribute its range of DLP business projectors in the UK.

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XFX adds VGA Cards to Asbis Contract

by Bob Raikes

ASBIS will start distributing XFX’s VGA cards on AMD Radeon chipsets and power supply products in Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Slovakia.

Tags:Distribution| Graphics Cards| Large Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 44

PlayStation 4 Pro Now Here

by Bob Raikes

The Sony PlayStation Pro, which has enhanced graphics with 4K/UHD and HDR for streamed video and suitably adapted games, is now going on sale in Europe and the US at €400/$400. (Sony’s PlayStation “Pro” …

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Saturn Ingolstadt Has Dedicated VR Space

by Bob Raikes

Saturn, the German retailer, has put a special installation in its flagship Ingolstadt store, that is designed to allow clients to experience VR gaming. The company also uses VR in its kitchen planning department …

Tags:AR/VR| MediaMarkt (Saturn)| Mobile Display Monitor| Retail| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 44

VR Threatened by Low Cost

by Bob Raikes

Juniper Research said that nearly 60 million VR headsets using smartphones will ship in 2021, up from around 16.8 million this year. Fewer than 5% of smartphone VR apps are chargeable at the point …

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Development of a Graphene Based IMOD

by Norbert Hildebrand

The University of Delft and Graphenea SA (a Spain-based graphene company) have published some research that outlines a new way of making an IMOD (interferometric modulator display) similar to the not so successful Mirasol …

Tags:display technology| Graphene| Mobile Display Monitor| Novel Displays| Reflective Display| Vol 23 - Issue 44