Vol 24 - Issue 36


Dual Layer LCDs Exciting but Power Hungry

by Bob Raikes

We decided to make a combined LDM/MDM issue this week as we were trying to catch up after finishing the IBC report. We didn’t think you would mind as we have produced a lot …

Tags:Editorial| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| LCD displays| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 36

Intel’s Project Alloy is Over

by Bob Raikes

Somehow, some of our comments on Intel at IBC didn’t make it into our IBC report. Intel was showing an Asus PC with an Oculus Rift to show how its new processors could cope …

Tags:AR/VR| IBC 2017| Intel| Mobile Display Monitor| Virtual Reality| Vol 24 - Issue 36

AR/VR Headset Market to Reach 81.2 Million Units by 2021

by Alan Spencer

IDC is forecasting that the combined AR and VR headset market to reach 13.7 million units this year, growing to 81.2 million units by 2021 with a compound annual growth rate of 56.1%. According …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Forecasts| IDC| Mobile Display Monitor| Virtual Reality| Vol 24 - Issue 36

Bain Consortium Acquires Toshiba Memory Corporation

by Andrew Fenn

Toshiba has signed an agreement to sell its memory chip business to a Bain-led consortium, for ¥‎2 trillion ($17.7 billion). Bain Capital’s Pangea will fund the transaction, with contributions from Bain Capital itself, optical …

Tags:Apple| Dell| Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| toshiba| Vol 24 - Issue 36

EBU Defines Mastering Monitor Requirements

by Bob Raikes

The EBU, the trade association that represents public broadcasters in Europe, has defined a new version of its requirements for reference monitors. Version 4 has been amended to allow for high dynamic range (HDR) …

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JCDecaux Announces London Digital Network Expansion

by Andrew Fenn

JCDecaux has revealed plans to expand its London Digital Network of public advertising displays with the new Shoreditch Channel. The London Digital Network originally launched in October 2015 and began operation in January 2016, …

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Crystal Screens Combat Ambient Light at US Church

by Andrew Fenn

A Calvary Lutheran Church in the US has been re-fitted with Crystal Screens in a challenging audiovisual upgrade implemented by Oregon’s Diamond Support Services. The church wanted to update their ageing sound and video …

Tags:Back Panel| House of Worship (Churches)| Large Display Monitor| Projection Screens| Vol 24 - Issue 36

Microsoft CEO Champions MR in Keynote Speech

by Andrew Fenn

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has gone on record to say that mixed reality “could fundamentally transform collaboration and teamwork”. Giving a keynote speech at the Ignite Festival in Orlando earlier this week, Nadella used …

Tags:AR/VR| Collaboration| Microsoft| Mixed Reality| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 36

Eurosport Covers Cycling in 360° VR

by Andrew Fenn

We may have missed it at the time, but our editor is excited by news that Eurosport has begun covering cycling in 360° VR video. Eurosport’s VR cycling coverage began back in June at …

Tags:AR/VR| Mobile Display Monitor| Sports and Stadiums| Virtual Reality| Vol 24 - Issue 36

Royole Corporation Raises $800M in Latest Funding Round

by Andrew Fenn

California, China and Hong Kong-based electronics manufacturer Royole Corporation has announced that it has raised around $800 million in its Series D round of funding. $240 million was provided by Warmsun Holding Group, Hanfor …

Tags:Investment| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Vol 24 - Issue 36

Interbrand Releases Top 100 Most Valuable Brands Report

by Andrew Fenn

Interbrand has released its latest brand value estimations, with Apple leading the pack, valued at over $184 billion dollars. Other high achievers are Facebook, which has grown in value by 48% and Amazon which …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Market Shares - Brands| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 36