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Amped 360 Ink Delivers Interactive Display System at Boston Tattoo Convention
August 21, 2014
Boston, MA, August 21, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Finally, after years of work and waiting for technology to catch up with interactive display requirements, the AMPED 360 interactive display system will begin shipping in September, 2014.

IAB: Global Mobile Advertising Revenue Reaches $19.3 Billion (EUR14.6 Billion) in 2013
August 21, 2014
The U.S. IAB Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence, IAB Europe, and IHS Technology revealed their global figures for mobile advertising revenue, which rose 92 percent to $19.3bn (EUR14.6bn) in 2013 from $10.1bn (EUR7.6bn) in 2012, confirming the adoption of mobile as an essential element of the marketer's toolkit. According to a release, mobile display shows the highest growth at 123.4 percent, and mobile search, up 92.1 percent, flourishes mainly driven by smartphone penetration as affordable data plans fuel location-based search-on-the-go. Messaging, itself up 19.4 percent, might not be sharing as much growth due to migration from operator-owned messaging services (e.g. SMS and MMS) to alternative platforms.

Innolux tops July 4K2K panel market share at 36%
August 21, 2014
Shipments of 4K2K high definition television panels have hit another peak. According to NPD DisplaySearch's monthly large-area TFT LCD display panel shipment report, 1.07 million 4K television panels shipped in July or 13% growth compared to June. Overall television panel shipments for July totaled 2.1 million units and the shipment penetration rate for 4K2K display panels was 8%. Innolux (3481) maintained its global leadership position in 4K2K display panels with a 36% market share compared to LG Display at 23%, Samsung Display at 21%, and AUO (2409) at 11%.

eMagin Reports 2Q Financial Results
August 21, 2014
eMagin reported financial results and corporate highlights for the second quarter ended June 30. In its release on Aug. 13, Andrew Sculley, President and CEO, said, "During the second quarter of 2014, we achieved improved results and progressed significantly forward in several critical areas. First, we are making great strides in creating ultra-high brightness OLED microdisplays that will accelerate the penetration of our OLED microdisplays into new markets such as avionics and consumer headset applications. eMagin is leading the industry in this effort for direct patterned OLED at micro-display pixel sizes. We recently demonstrated a full color direct patterned ultra-high brightness display to select potential customers and have installed new equipment that will allow us to sample these groundbreaking, innovative displays to our customers. "Second, we've received notifications for a number of new R&D contract awards that we expect will increase our quarterly R&D contract revenue beginning in Q3 as well as further accelerate our leadership in the development of ultra-high brightness OLED microdisplays. Historically, these government R&D contract awards have been instrumental in fueling our growth and we are excited about the resurgence of this activity.

IgnitionOne Acquires Human Demand
August 21, 2014
IgnitionOne has completed the acquisition of Human Demand, a mobile marketing technology company providing mobile advertising, audience and tracking solutions to marketers. According to a release, with this acquisition, New York City-headquartered IgnitionOne continues to enhance its Digital Marketing Suite (DMS), an integrated digital marketing technology solution, by adding mobile display advertising and cross-device tracking capabilities.

6% Increase for Large TFT-LCD Panel Supply Area in 2014 Global Forecasts; ReportsnReports.com offers Worldwide Large Area TFT-LCD Panel Supply-and-Demand Forecast, 2Q 2014 in its store.
August 20, 2014
Worldwide large area TFT-LCD (Thin Film Transistor-Liquid Crystal Display) panel supply area is anticipated to reach 136.7 million square meters in 2014, up 6% year-on-year. Growth momentum is expected to come mainly from the additional production capacity of several new G8.5 lines, including the maximum level of production capacity expansion of Chinese panel makers BOE and CSOT. As of the second quarter of 2014, BOE had the maximum panel capacity of 110K per month. CSOT is expected to see the maximum capacity jump to 130K per month from the second half of 2014. Meanwhile, situated respectively at Suzhou and Guangzhou, G8.5 lines of Korean Samsung Display and LGD have begun volume production. LGD's G8.5 line, though slower in production, has been catching up fast and churning out panels at a speed faster than Samsung Display. Both G8.5 lines are forecast to reach maximum of 50K per month by the end of 2014. Whether they will further expand their production capacity depends highly on the end-market demand. Photo -http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140820/137749

Intersil Announces Single-Chip Display Power And LED Driver For Smartphones
August 20, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014: Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions today announced the ISL98611 display power and LED driver for smartphones. The ISL98611 is the first power management IC that integrates the display power and backlight LED driver functions in a single chip. It significantly improves efficiency of both functions to increase smartphone battery life by an hour or more.

LG Electronics launches new 55-inch Curved OLED TV in US
August 20, 2014
HIGHLIGHT: LG Electronics USA, Inc., the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., has launched new 55-inch Curved OLED TV in US.

Media Invitation - Open House Event for ViewSonic's New U.S. Headquarters and Visual Experience Center.CM ViewSonic Corp. Buildings and facilities
August 18, 2014
  Brea, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014             Media Invitation: ViewSonic to Celebrate Opening of its New U.S.-based Corporate Headquarters         WHO:       ViewSonic Corp.       WHAT:       Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of New Headquarters   Tour of New Visual Experience Center         * 4K/2K Desktop Monitors and Digital Signage Products   * Interactive and Touchscreen Projectors and Displays   * Virtual Desktop and Cloud-Based Solutions             WHEN:       Thursday, August 21, 2014         2:30PM – Official Ribbon Cutting       3:00PM – Refreshments and Celebration             WHERE:     10 Pointe Drive (57 freeway/Lambert)         Brea, CA   WHY:       ViewSonic is a leading global provider of visual solution products. Based in Southern California for almost 30 years, ViewSonic's award-winning display technologies have been a mainstay for consumers for 27 years.     The company is opening its new Visual Experience Center and new North American corporate headquarters in Brea, CA, maintaining its long-storied presence in Southern California.       ViewSonic's executive and management teams will be on-hand for interviews and Visual Experience Center tours.     RSVP:       http://info.viewsonic.com/rsvp   Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12097583.htm 

Here Are Some Of The Weirdest Mobile Phones Ever Conceived
August 18, 2014
New Delhi, Aug. 18 -- It looks like the world has agreed upon an unwritten norm for the way a mobile phone should look, and that's a rectangle. Such has been the uniformity that the upcoming Blackberry Passport, with his squarish design, is seen as a rebel. A peek into the past will just reveal how crazy the ideas were, before the present universal form factor was achieved. They came out in all shapes and sizes, which sometimes even defied logic. Not surprisingly it was the market leader Nokia who were calling the shots even trying to bend the design rules and imagination of the people. Even today some of the Chinese brands are at it, but here are some of the most mind boggling or craziest mobile phone made.


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