Vol 25 - Issue 29


Keep Taking the Tablets…

by Bob Raikes

This week, we have a number of data reports on market developments, especially in MDM, with news on the tablet and smartphone markets. The news that Huawei has displaced Apple as the second largest …

Tags:Editorial| Huawei| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Samsung| tablets| Vol 25 - Issue 29

IDC: Tablets Shipments Continue to Decline in the Second Quarter of 2018

by Andrew Fenn

The worldwide tablet market declined 13.5% during the second quarter of 2018 as global shipments fell to 33 million, according to IDC, which paints a poorer picture of the market compared to market data …

Tags:Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| tablets| Vol 25 - Issue 29

Macroblock Explains LED Developments

by Bob Raikes

Macroblock, the LED display driver specialist, has released details of its annual conference. In its report on the event, it explained the advantage of a common cathode configuration, which allows the voltage to be …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| LED| Small Pixel Pitch LED SPP| Vol 25 - Issue 29

Strategy Analytics: Apple, Huawei and Microsoft Take 40% of Tablet Market

by Andrew Fenn

The latest research from Strategy Analytics shows an extremely competitive tablet market, where many Android vendors are losing share and revenue due to falling prices and little innovation compelling new consumer sales. Apple, Huawei …

Tags:Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| tablets| Vol 25 - Issue 29

Pico Interactive Announces G2 Headset and Results of Series A Funding Round

by Andrew Fenn

VR and AR company Pico Interactive, based in Beijing, China, has announced the conclusion of its Series A round of funding, having raised $24.7 million for its forthcoming standalone headset. GF Qianhe and GF …

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Canalys: Apple Watch Was the Top-Selling Smartwatch in 2018 Q2

by Andrew Fenn

A new smartwatch shipment report from Canalys suggests that the Apple Watch has maintained its global leadership position for the second quarter of 2018. Apple’s more expensive cellular model is proving popular and even …

Tags:Apple| Apple Watch (iWatch)| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 29

WatchFree Service Rolls Out to Vizio Smartcast TVs

by Andrew Fenn

Vizio has launched WatchFree, a new streaming service designed with cord-cutters in mind. Now available on nearly all Vizio SmartCast TVs, WatchFree, in partnership with Pluto TV, provides free, direct streaming access to more …

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JPR: Overall Computer Graphics Market to Grow to $147 Billion by 2021

by Andrew Fenn

Ever since it came into being during the seventies, the computer graphics (CG) industry has been a mixed bag of technologies, users and applications, and has had, for the most part, a consistently lumpy …

Tags:Graphics Software| Jon Peddie Research (JPR)| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Vol 25 - Issue 29


by Bob Raikes

In our article last week on new Kyulux blue material, we originally reported that “Cynora suggested a CieY of 0.14, while the Kyulux material is 0.124.”. However, this was pointed out as incorrect by …

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Smart TV Video Game Streaming Service to Close this Month

by Andrew Fenn

Gamefly cloud gaming services will shut down at the end of August, following EA’s acquisition of the technology. The Gamefly service is currently available on LG, Philips and Samsung smart TVs and Amazon Fire …

Tags:Game Playing| Large Display Monitor| Smart TV| Vol 25 - Issue 29

Italian Firm Develops AR Guidance System for Oncology Procedures

by Andrew Fenn

European Radiology Experimental recently published a study on a new augmented reality system called Endosight, which can guide procedures in interventional oncology. A three-step experiment shows this system to be precise and reliable enough …

Tags:AR/VR| Augmented Reality| Medical| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 29

NEC Display Solutions Unveils New HQ and Briefing Centre

by Andrew Fenn

NEC has unveiled its new headquarters and briefing centre in Illinois, United States, inviting the business community, clients and partners to tour the space. The new facility features 557m² of showroom space to demonstrate …

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