Vol 25 - Issue 02


Harman and Samsung Find Synergy — Really!

by Ken Werner

Whenever one company merges with or devours another, it predicts that a cornucopia of synergistic value will result. More often than not, it doesn’t, but since Samsung completed its acquisition of Harman in March …

Tags:Automotive| CES 2018| Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| Vol 25 - Issue 02

Clearink: “We Look Forward to Astonishing You”

by Ken Werner

In an interview room at CES, we spoke with a very happy Frank Christiaens, CEO of Clearink, the Canadian company that has developed a video-rate electrophoretic display technology using an innovative, fast switching mechanism …

Tags:CES 2018| EPD (Electrophoretic)| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 02

Has Visteon Found a Sweet Spot?

by Ken Werner

Tier 1 automotive supplier Visteon thinks it has found a display sweet spot. While other automotive suppliers are developing clusters and cockpits with OLEDs and QLEDs, Visteon feels that exploiting the current oversupply of …

Tags:Automotive| CES 2018| Head Up Displays HUDs| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Vol 25 - Issue 02

For QuirkLogic, 2018 is the Ramp-up Year

by Ken Werner

QuirkLogic’s 42″ E Ink-based Quilla whiteboard is the world’s largest battery powered display, said company CEO Nashir Samanani when we met for an interview at CES. But Samanani objected to my use of the …

Tags:CES 2018| E Ink| Interactive Displays| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 02

E Ink Spreads Its Reflective Wings

by Ken Werner

Although Amazon does not make sales numbers of its Kindle eReaders public, and it is fashionable in some quarters to announce the death of eBooks, it seems as if sales of Kindles (by far …

Tags:CES 2018| E Ink| EPD (Electrophoretic)| Flexible Displays| Mobile Display Monitor| Notebooks| Vol 25 - Issue 02

Cars, Yes; Display Technology, Not So Much

by Ken Werner

We found interesting automotive display technology at Tier 1 suppliers and display companies such as LG Display, but there was surprisingly little in the way of display technolology to be seen at the North …

Tags:Automotive| CES 2018| Flexible Displays| LG Displays (LGD)| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Vol 25 - Issue 02

HTC Vive Pro Matches Visuals of Samsung Odyssey

by Bob Raikes

HTC launched its new Vive Pro in a dedicated meeting room in the Wynn. The company has upgrade the headset from the original design and from our point of view, the main change is …

Tags:CES 2018| HTC| Mobile Display Monitor| Simulation| Training| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 02

Jasper Display Optimistic About MicroLED Potential

by Bob Raikes

One of the most intriguing meetings that we had at CES was in the Westgate Hotel suite with Jasper Display of Taiwan. It was the first time that this reporter has met with the …

Tags:CES 2018| Display Drivers| LCOS| MicroLED| Mobile Display Monitor| Taiwan| Vol 25 - Issue 02

VR AR Conference at CES 2018

by Steve Sechrist

One of the “transformational technologies” at CES 2018 (sometimes called the darling of the industry du jour) was VR / AR technology. Both technologies came to CES complete with a conference track, a dedicated …

Tags:Augmented Reality| CES 2018| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Press Events| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 02

DisplayLink Upbeat and with a Big Booth

by Bob Raikes

DisplayLink is enjoying life at the moment. The company has progressed well with some key breakthroughs that we have reported before for its display over USB compression technology. The company has seen the inclusion …

Tags:CES 2018| Desktop Monitors| DisplayLink| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| USB| Video Walls| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 02

ATSC 3.0 Announcements Outnumber Related Product Showings at CES 2018

by Aldo Cugnini

ATSC member companies and partners made several rollout announcements at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this month. But despite these developments, new ATSC products were few and far between – perhaps …

Tags:ATSC| Broadcast| CES 2018 TV| Korea| Large Display Monitor| USA| Vol 25 - Issue 02

Competition is Good for Consumers in TV at CES

by Bob Raikes

Because of its position in the calendar, the CES show in Las Vegas is always the most important for TV technology. While IFA is also an interesting show, at that show in September, the …

Tags:CES 2018| Large Display Monitor| MicroLED| OLEDs| TVs (TV Sets)| Vol 25 - Issue 02