Vol 24 - Issue 29


Inflection Points Again…

by Bob Raikes

We have a combined issue of Large and Mobile Display Monitor as each was going to a bit thin this week. Much of Europe disappears to the beach for this month and news slows …

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EC to Ban Cadmium from TVs and Displays

by Isaac Oburu

The European Commission has decided to ban cadmium from TVs and displays in Europe from October 2019 as part of the RoHS Directive and consequent regulations. Cadmium will also be banned in lighting, although …

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Faurecia Takes On Chinese Automotive Firm

by Yvette Raikes

Automotive firm Faurecia, which specialises in vehicle interiors, has bought shares in growing Chinese company Jiangxi Coagent Electronics, which produces digital displays for interiors and specialises in infotainment systems. Faurecia has invested RMB1.45 billion …

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Disney Launching Own Streaming Services, Ends Agreement With Netflix

by Andrew Fenn

The Walt Disney Company has announced its plans to move into the world of subscription streaming. First of all, the company plans to spend $1.58 billion acquiring a majority stake in BAMTech and launch …

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Intel to Announce 8th Gen Core Processor via Facebook Live

by Andrew Fenn

Intel will reveal the brand new 8th Generation Intel Core Processor via Facebook Live on August 21st at 8 a.m. PDT. The live stream will feature an array of speakers including Senior VP of …

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Japan Display At the Crossroads

by Milos Pavlovic

Japan Display Inc. (“JDI”) said that it would make “structural reforms” to deal with its current situation, the first of which will be to shut down one of its six production lines for LTPS, …

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Taiwan OEMs/ODMs Up Year on Year

by Yvette Raikes

Acer reported July turnover of NT$18.2 billion ($601.4 million), a fall of 14.4% MoM but up 6.2% YoY. This brought revenue for the year to date to NT$127.8 billion ($4.23 billion), down 1.4% from …

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ChipMOS Optimistic on Novatek Orders

by Bob Raikes

Taiwanese sources report that ChipMOS Technologies has won business from Novatek Microelectronics for touch display driver chips. The sources report that the business will go towards offsetting a loss of business from Synaptics. The …

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Samsung TV Plus Adds UHD and HDR Content in Europe

by Andrew Fenn

Samsung Smart TV owners in Europe can now access a range of Ultra HD and HDR content through the company’s TV Plus service. The company has partnered with on-demand provider Rakuten TV to expand …

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AR/VR – A Control Issue

by Norbert Hildebrand

When we discuss the vast opportunity of AR and VR systems in the near or not so near future, we often focus on the aspect of creating an acceptable image for the user. I …

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Volfoni Announces 3D Partnership With Grand Cinemas

by Andrew Fenn

European 3D technology provider Volfoni has announced a new partnership with Grand Cinemas, one of the leading cinema chains in the Middle East. Under the new agreement, Volfoni will work with Grand Cinemas to …

Tags:3D Cinema| Large Display Monitor| MEA (Middle East & Africa)| Vol 24 - Issue 29

VIZIO Adds Amazon Video to SmartCast Lineup

by Andrew Fenn

Vizio Inc. has announced that Amazon Video has been added to its SmartCast TV platform. Amazon joins a healthy lineup of content from providers including Hulu and Netflix. Amazon Video enables users to buy …

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