Vol 25 - Issue 38


Global Small-to-Medium LCD Panel Shipments to Fall from 2018 – 2023

by Andrew Fenn

Digitimes Research predicts that annual worldwide shipments of small-to-medium-size TFT LCD panels will decline at a CAGR of 3.5% between 2018 and 2023, falling to 2.02 billion units. The decline of TFT LCD will …

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Amazon Prime, HBO and Now TV Face Decreasing Audiences

by Andrew Fenn

A new consumer survey from Juniper Research has found that increased churn rates are being faced by video streaming services such as Amazon Prime (-2.9%) and HBO Now (-19.2%) in key markets, including the …

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Optical Design of AR and VR HMDs

by Matthew Brennesholtz

According to IDC, there will be 220,000 AR HMD units shipped in 2018, growing to 21.6 million in 2022, with most of these units going to the commercial market, not the consumer market. Ever …

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Liberty Global Joins HomeGrid Forum

by Damir Lokas

HomeGrid Forum announced that Liberty Global has become the latest member of the Alliance, alongside other industry leading service providers including AT&T, BT, CenturyLink, China Telecom and Verizon. Liberty Global has previously partnered with …

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Samsung Sheds More Light on Galaxy Note 9 S Pen Development

by Andrew Fenn

Samsung has released more information about its new S Pen device, its development and its features. The Galaxy Note 9 S Pen incorporates Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) technology, turning the stylus into a remote control. …

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Images of New Google Chromecast and Smart TV Kit Leak Online

by Andrew Fenn

Images of Google’s “Smart TV Kit” and an upgraded Chromecast have leaked online, ahead of the company’s official launch event on October 9th. An FCC filing uncovered earlier in the year reveals that the …

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Intel CEO Addresses CPU Supply Constraints in Open Letter

by Andrew Fenn

Intel CEO Bob Swan has claimed that cloud data centre demand and an unexpected uptick in PC sales and CPU upgrades are to blame for the ongoing shortage of Intel processors. Prices of Intel …

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Apple Adopts GF2 Touch Sensor Structure in 2018 iPhone Range

by Andrew Fenn

In a new blog post, IHS Markit’s Calvin Hsieh has revealed that all of this year’s new iPhone models feature the GF2 touch sensor structure already in use in Apple’s iPad series. Also known …

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Smart Speakers to be the Hottest Product

by Bob Raikes

IDC has forecast that the worldwide smart home devices market is expected to grow 31% year over year in 2018 to 643.9 million units and is forecast to be nearly 1.3 billion devices by …

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TV Panel Prices Stabilise Heading into Peak Buying Season

by Andrew Fenn

TV panel prices and supply and demand are balancing out towards the end of the third quarter of 2018, according to Digitimes. Citing industry sources, the publication revealed that panel shipments for IT applications …

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Digital TV Research: Global TV Subscriptions to Grow by 505m

by Andrew Fenn

Global pay TV and SVoD subscriptions will reach 1.877 billion by 2023, according to Digital TV Research. This total is up by 505 million (37%) from 1.372 billion at the end of 2017. SVoD …

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WayRay Announces New Investments in Holographic AR Tech for Cars

by Andrew Fenn

WayRay, a provider of holographic AR displays for cars, has announced $80 million in new investments from Porsche, Hyundai Motor, Alibaba Group, China Merchants Capital, JVC Kenwood and the Consortium of Sovereign Wealth Funds. …

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