Vol 24 - Issue 02


TSMC Predicts Flat 2017

by Yvette Raikes

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) foresees a slow 2017. The foundry predicts a drop of up to 10% QoQ in Q1 revenue and is not optimistic about Q2. It foresees a decline in demand …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Semiconductor Market| TSMC| Vol 24 - Issue 02

Nokia 6 Pre-Sales in China Top 100,000

by Yvette Raikes

Following the launch of the Nokia 6 smartphone in China on 11th January, pre-orders were already over 100,000, according to China Business News. Available from the 19th, this is the first Android Nokia smartphone …

Tags:China| Mobile Display Monitor| Nokia| Smartphone Market| Vol 24 - Issue 02

LG Display Shows Off Technology in Innovation Room

by Chris Chinnock

LG Display had a meeting room and I was grateful to get a personal tour to what was being shown. Unfortunately, the marketing people I was with took the prohibition of photography very seriously, …

Tags:CES 2017| Large Display Monitor| LG Displays (LGD)| OLEDs| Vol 24 - Issue 02

SDVoE Alliance Plans To Standardise AV over Ethernet

by Yvette Raikes

The SDVoE Alliance (Software Defined Video over Ethernet) has been formed to standardise the transport of AV signals over ethernet and to create a system to allow software to define AV applications. Founding members …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Pro AV| Vol 24 - Issue 02

Oculus Ready PC Costs $500 (When Bundled with Rift)

by Bob Raikes

A custom PC maker, CyberPower Inc has developed a PC that is ‘Oculus Ready’ and that costs $1,099 for the bundle when bought with a Rift on Amazon or BestBuy’s online shop. Given that …

Tags:AR/VR| Mobile Display Monitor| PCs| Virtual Reality| Vol 24 - Issue 02

CTA Says the US is Heading for a Record Year in Technology

by Norbert Hildebrand

Every year the end of the Holiday Season marks a new start for the electronics world with the CES in the first week of January. For a good reason this marks a new beginning …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Market| TV Set Market| UltraHD & 4K| Virtual Reality| Vol 24 - Issue 02

CES 2017 What’s Driving the Virtual Reality Initiative?

by Steve Sechrist

Intel made a significant push into VR to kick off its CES presence in 2017. The focus was an “all-in” approach that the company took by devoting its full 45 minute press day presentation …

Tags:CES 2017| Mobile Display Monitor| Oculus VR| Virtual Reality| Vol 24 - Issue 02

Hisense Focuses on LaserCast TV and HDR-compatible Models

by Chris Chinnock

Hisense, which also manages the Sharp brand in North America, came to CES to showcase two type of large screen display solutions. This included the projection-based Laser Cast TV and a full range of …

Tags:CES 2017| Dolby Vision| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Hisense| Large Display Monitor| Roku| UltraHD (4KTV)| Vol 24 - Issue 02| Wide Colour Gamut (WCG)

DisplayLink Demos Wireless Connections

by Bob Raikes

DisplayLink is having a good time at the moment. It started by showing us how its data can be transmitted over the Snap 60GHz wireless connection, a proof of concept that could mean wireless …

Tags:CES 2017| DisplayLink| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| USB| Vol 24 - Issue 02| Wireless

Full-Dome Screens: When 100,000 Lumens isn’t Enough

by Matthew Brennesholtz

IMERSA (Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science & Arts) is having it’s 8th annual summit February 22 – 26 in Denver at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS). There will be lots of …

Tags:Barco| Christie| Dolby Atmos| Laser Projectors| Planetariums| Vol 24 - Issue 02

VR Industry Forum Formed

by Chris Chinnock

A new organization called the VR Industry Forum (VRIF) was officially unveiled at CES 2017. It replaces the previously formed and less formal VR Interest Group with the stated goal “to further the widespread …

Tags:CES 2017| Mobile Display Monitor| Virtual Reality| Vol 24 - Issue 02

HDMI 2.1 Spec Released

by Chris Chinnock

The HDMI Forum used CES 2017 to announce the upcoming release of Version 2.1, which will offer support for higher data rates, dynamic metadata and improved audio signaling. In terms of bandwidth, the data …

Tags:CES 2017| HDMI| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| UltraHD (4KTV)| Variable Frame Rate (VRR)| Vol 24 - Issue 02