Vol 24 - Issue 46


Samsung and LG to Introduce New TV Tech at CES 2018

by Andrew Fenn

Samsung and LG are gearing up to reveal their next-generation TVs at next month’s CES 2018 trade show in Las Vegas, according to a report from ETNews. Samsung is apparently preparing to unveil a …

Tags:CES 2018| Large Display Monitor| LG Electronics (LGE)| Samsung| Vol 24 - Issue 46

HannStar Sells Stake in Nanjing Subsidiary to CSOT

by Bob Raikes

Hannstar has agreed with China Display Optoelectronics Technology, which is a member of the TCL group and which has CSOT as a majority shareholder, to sell a majority share (51% to 81%) of Hannstar …

Tags:China| Hannstar (Hannspree)| Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 46

Beginning of the End for the Color Matrix Filter?

by Ken Werner

On Tuesday December 5, Nanosys announced it is collaborating with ink-maker DIC Global to develop quantum-dot inks for ink-jet printing of color converters. The color converters will be used to replace the color matrix …

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Next SnapDragon Supports UltraHD Premium and WiGig

by Bob Raikes

Qualcomm has released the next Snapdragon chip, the 845 that will be used in flagship phones in 2018, including the Samsung S9 family. The chip is said to be able to support up to …

Tags:CPUs| GPUs| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Mobile Display Monitor| Qualcomm| Semiconductors| Smartphones| UltraHD| UltraHD Alliance| Vol 24 - Issue 46| WiGIG

HDMI 2.1 Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) is a Future-Proof Solution

by Chris Chinnock

The new HDMI 2.1 specification includes an improved audio return channel as part of the specification. Not only does it increase bandwidth, but it addresses connectivity issues when routing audio through an AVR, multiple …

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Chinese Fabless Semi Cos Growing Well

by Bob Raikes

Taiwan analyst, TrendForce said that the IC design industry in China would achieve revenues of RMB 200.6 billion in 2017 ($30.3 billion), a yearly growth of 22% and 2018 is expected to see 20% …

Tags:China| Chips| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Semiconductor Market| Vol 24 - Issue 46

Honor Brings 18:9 to the Entry Level

by Bob Raikes

Huawei’s Honor sub-brand has released in the US the next in the Honor X smartphone series, the Honor 7X. The smartphone is an update to the Honor 6X and will sell at just $199.00. …

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TI Adds new UltraHD DLP Chipsets

by Bob Raikes

Texas Instruments (TI) announced an expanded family of chipsets to bring 4K UHD technology to new applications. The company added two smaller chipsets, the DLP470TE and DLP470TP for ultraHD laser TVs, mobile smart TVs, …

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AOI Market for OLED is Positive

by Bob Raikes

UBI Research estimates that the market for Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) equipment to find defects in OLED production will total $2.3 billion over the next four years to 2021. The largest segment will be …

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HP Has Qualcomm-based 2-in-1

by Bob Raikes

HP has launched the HP Envy x2 a Windows 10 detachable PC that is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip. The device has a claimed battery life of 20 hours and uses a …

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Will Royole Try to Make a Tablet?

by Bob Raikes

Royole, the headset and OLED developer is reported to have developed a tablet/phablet of around 6″ to 7″ that will use an OLED display. Analyst Comment We were unable to find any definitive confirmation …

Tags:Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| tablets| Vol 24 - Issue 46

Google vs Amazon Fight is Stepped Up

by Bob Raikes

Variety has reported that Google has blocked access to YouTube from Amazon’s Fire TV devices and the Echo Show device. A spokesperson told the publication: “We’ve been trying to reach agreement with Amazon to …

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