Vol 24 - Issue 41


IHS Markit: 55″ OLED TV Panels Cheaper Than Ever

by Andrew Fenn

Unit cost for 55″ OLED TV panels has dropped 55% since their debut in early 2015, according to new data released by IHS Markit. The closing of the cost gap between OLED and LCD …

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Global Shipments of Notebooks Declined in Q3

by Andrew Fenn

Global notebook shipments declined in the third quarter of 2017, according to a new report released by Digitimes Research. Excluding detachable hybrid notebooks, shipments dropped by 4.2% year-on-year, down to 40.79 million units. A …

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Taiwan Shipped 21 Million LCD Monitors in Q3

by Andrew Fenn

According to new data released by Digitimes Research, Taiwan’s LCD monitor manufacturers shipped 21.05 million units in the third quarter of 2017, a 5.1% growth quarter-on-quarter and 1% year-on-year. Taiwan currently holds a 67% …

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Could Graphene Be Used in OLEDs?

by Arthur Berman

The materials used in OLED devices can be very sensitive to oxygen and moisture. As a result, such devices needs to be isolated from the atmosphere. The means typically used to provide a protective …

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Epeat Hosting Sustainable Mobile Phone Webinar

by Andrew Fenn

Sustainable electronics firm Epeat will be running a webinar on Tuesday 7th November at 11am PST. According to the press release, the webinar will cover: How the EPEAT ecolabel works EPEAT’s environmental criteria How …

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Amazon Adds Augmented Reality to iOS App

by Andrew Fenn

Amazon has added an augmented reality function its iOS app. AR View allows customers to visualise how “thousands” of items will look in their own home. The feature can be accessed by pressing the …

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Panasonic Gains Sales From Automotive Business

by Yvette Raikes

Panasonic Corporation posted Q2 net profits of ¥70.1 billion ($614 million), down 33% from ¥104.3 billion ($914 million) this time last year, on sales of ¥1.99 trillion ($17.5 billion), up 13% from ¥1.77 trillion …

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Cisco Looking To Sell NDS

by Bob Raikes

Bloomberg has reported that Cisco is looking for buyers for the NDS business that it bought back in 2012, after selling the STB business to Technicolor at the end of 2015. (Technicolor Completes Cisco …

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Apple and Samsung Widen Brand Lead in US

by Andrew Fenn

Parks Associates have released new research, revealing that Apple and Samsung have widened their brand lead over LG and Motorola in the US. LG now has a 9% brand share, lagging behind Samsung on …

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Bluewater Expands LED Rental Inventory with Absen M2.9 Panels

by Andrew Fenn

Audiovisual event technology specialist Bluewater in the US has added 950 Absen M2.9 Indoor LED panels to its rental inventory. The new additions brings Bluewater’s tally to over 4,000 panels, of which more than …

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MDM Vol 24 #41 Round-up

by Bob Raikes

BLU, which claims to be the largest supplier of unlocked smartphones in the US, has done a deal with Sprint and launched the 5.2″ HD (1280 x 720) IPS smartphone. The IPS LCD display …

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Mostly Positive Reception for the iPhone X

by Andrew Fenn

More reviews of the iPhone X are coming through, and the response is largely positive, with the new handset being called “the best smartphone you can buy”, “polished, tight and clean” and “the future …

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