Vol 24 - Issue 30


Content and Devices

by Bob Raikes

We found plenty of news this week, so we have two separate issues of the newsletters this week. The news is starting to build up towards IFA and IBC, with Gamescon in between, so …

Tags:Apple| Editorial| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Movies & Content| Netflix| Vol 24 - Issue 30

OLED TV to Dominate High End Says IHS Markit

by Bob Raikes

IHS has said that OLED will grow to dominate the TV market for sets that cost more than $1,000 which took 5% of the overall market in 2016, but more than 20% of revenues. …

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US Live OTT Subscribers Happy

by Bob Raikes

A report from The Diffusion Group (TDG) in the US said that the results of its survey of 2,000 US broadband users showed that fewer than 5% of those users were using a live …

Tags:Cable Cutting (cord cutting)| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| OTT Video| Vol 24 - Issue 30

For Flexible Displays, We don’t need your stinkin’ OLEDs!

by Ken Werner

At the last SID Display Week, Merck and FlexEnable were enthusiastically promoting their cooperation in developing flexible LCDs, and in late July FlexEnable and Chinese LCD maker Truly announced the signing of a technology …

Tags:Flexible Displays| Merck| Vol 24 - Issue 30

Samsung Offers Shazam on Smart TVs

by Yvette Raikes

Samsung is now offering music app Shazam on the Smart Hub of its 2017 Smart TVs. Shazam allows the viewer to identify songs playing on TV shows or films using voice recognition technology. Once …

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Ströer Starts LED Network in Essen

by Bob Raikes

Ströer has installed seven new LED displays as part of a plan to eventually roll out a total of 20 displays. The local authorities conducted traffic reports for the areas where the displays were …

Tags:DOOH| Germany| Large Display Monitor| LED| Stroer| Vol 24 - Issue 30

India Smartphone Market Readies Itself for Festive Sales

by Bob Raikes

IDC said that 28 million smartphones were shipped to India in Q22017, which was just modest 3.7 % QoQ growth and a “meagre” 1.6% YoY) increase. Just as the market had started to recover …

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UPS Uses HTC Vive for Training

by Bob Raikes

HTC has done a deal with UPS for its Vive VR technology to be used for training couriers at nine training centres in the US, starting next month (see the video below). Supply chain …

Tags:AR/VR| HTC| Mobile Display Monitor| Virtual Reality| Vol 24 - Issue 30

Nvidia Becomes Third Largest Fabless Chip Maker

by Bob Raikes

Nvidia went past MediaTek to get into third place in the ranking of fabless IC design companies published by Topology Research (part of TrendForce of Taiwan). Broadcom remained top with Qualcomm just behind. Nvidia …

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Vol 24 #30 Product Round-Up

by Milos Pavlovic

EVGA has released the SC17 notebook PC, a new update that uses an Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU along with G-Sync on a 17.3″ UltraHD IPS display. The notebook can support up to 3840 x …

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Vol 24 #30 Product Round-Up

by Milos Pavlovic

Acnodes Corp of Chino, California in the US has announced a new panel mount monitor, the PMN80910, which has a 19″ 1280 x 1024 display with 350 cd/m² of output and with IP66 protection …

Tags:Game Playing| Industrial Monitors| Interactive Displays| Large Display Monitor| Media Players| Notebooks| POS| ViewSonic| Vol 24 - Issue 30

Accedo and Channel 4 extend All 4 to Now TV

by Milos Pavlovic

Accedo of Sweden has worked with British broadcaster, Channel 4, to extend its redesigned All 4 video on demand service to additional platforms, including Now TV on Roku. The updated All 4, initially launched …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| OTT Video| Roku| UK (United Kingdom)| Vol 24 - Issue 30