Vol 25 - Issue 07


Thoughts on Display Improvements

by Bob Raikes

We have a short issue this week, especially LDM as we were flat out finishing the very lengthy report from ISE 2018. There was very little of interest to MDM readers, but we did …

Tags:Editorial| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Small Pixel Pitch LED SPP| Vol 25 - Issue 07

ISE 2018 Catch Up

by Bob Raikes

Whenever we go to a show, there is a big effort afterwards to create a full report. As soon as it is finalised we spot items from other sources or from ‘the bottom of …

Tags:Barco| Interactive Projectors| ISE 2018| Large Display Monitor| LFD - Large Format Display| Samsung Display| Small Pixel Pitch LED SPP| Smart Digital Signage| Video Walls| Vol 25 - Issue 07

Samsung President Announces August Release for “The Wall” TV

by Andrew Fenn

Han Jong-hee, President of Samsung’s Visual Display Business has not only denied speculation that the company is preparing to drop its QLED TV brand in favour of OLED technology, but in the same breath, …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| LED| Samsung| TVs (TV Sets)| Vol 25 - Issue 07

AUO President Announces 8K Panel Shipments Will Begin in 2018

by Andrew Fenn

Liao Wei-lun, President of AU Optronics’ video products business group has confirmed that the company will begin to ship 8K TV panels during the first half of 2018, according to Digitimes. Liao also commented …

Tags:AUO| Large Display Monitor| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| Vol 25 - Issue 07

Sharp Drops Legal Action Against Hisense over TVs

by Andrew Fenn

Sharp has dropped its long-running legal battle against Hisense, according to Nikkei. The company previously accused Hisense of selling “shoddily-made” products under its acquired Sharp brand license in the US, which Sharp argued had …

Tags:Hisense| Large Display Monitor| Litigation| sharp| TVs (TV Sets)| Vol 25 - Issue 07

Epson Projectors Achieve TCO Certified Designation

by Andrew Fenn

Epson has announced that 45 of its professional projectors have achieved TCO Certified designation. TCO Certified is a sustainability certification for IT products. Certified products are independently verified to meet environmental and social criteria …

Tags:Epson| Large Display Monitor| TCO Development| Vol 25 - Issue 07

Asus Has Launched Its Windows Mixed Reality Headset

by Andrew Fenn

Asus’ HC102 Windows VR headset is finally out in the wild, priced at $430. The device releases months after offerings from HP, Dell and Lenovo, amongst others, and is priced around the middle of …

Tags:Asus| Mixed Reality| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 07

OLED Materials Market is On a Roll

by Bob Raikes

DSCC has a new report on OLED materials that forecasts that material values will grow to $2.5 billion in 2022 from $868 million last year, which was 43% up on 2016. That represents a …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| OLED Materials| Vol 25 - Issue 07

Posiflex Terminals are Fanless

by Bob Raikes

Posiflex of Germany has announced two new touchscreen AIOs for retail and POS applications. The RT series will be available with 15″ (4:3 1024 x 768) and 15.6″ (16:9 1920 x 1080) displays and …

Tags:Desktop Monitors| Kiosks| Large Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 07


Qualcomm Increases Offer for NXP

by Bob Raikes

Qualcomm has agreed with NXP raise its offer to $127.50 per share and said that it has binding agreements with nine stockholders that own more than 28% of NXP’s outstanding shares. The deal values …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Mergers & Acquisitions| Mobile Display Monitor| Qualcomm| Vol 25 - Issue 07

University of Tokyo Shows Really Flexible Display

by Norbert Hildebrand

Prof. Takao Someya from the University of Tokyo demonstrated a fully flexible display in an interview published by EurekaAlert!. The group at the University of Tokyo has been working on this for years with …

Tags:Flexible Displays| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 07| Wearables


Qualcomm Announces New Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Reference Design

by Andrew Fenn

Qualcomm has unveiled a new virtual reality reference platform based on the company’s powerful Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. Debuting at the Snapdragon Tech Summit in December, the platform features a variety of new architectures …

Tags:AR/VR| Augmented Reality| GPUs| Mobile Display Monitor| Qualcomm| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 07