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LCD TV Panel Market to See Steeper Price Decline in August as Buyers Take the Initiative in Negotiations, Says TrendForce

10 Aug

Prices of LCD TV panels of all sizes have started to soften from June and are now on a noticeable downward trend in August, according to the latest report from WitsView, a division of TrendForce. Size segments that are seeing significant price decline include the 65- and the 55-inch as well as the mid-size panels ranging from the 40- to the 43-inch. (more…)

AirTurn Brings New Level of Remote Control For Tablets, Phones and Computers

27 Jul

AirTurn, Inc. releases its newest Bluetooth wireless foot switch, the PEDpro. Improving upon the design of its predecessor, the PED, the PEDpro provides dual foot switch control over Bluetooth 4 for most tablets and computers. (more…)

Intel Announces Receipt of Israel Tax Authority Ruling for Mobileye Asset Sale and Further Extension of Cash Tender Offer for All Outstanding Shares of Mobileye

21 Jul

Intel Corporation has announced that the Israel Tax Authority has issued an acceptable tax ruling with respect to the tax treatment of the potential asset sale, liquidation and second step distribution contemplated in connection with the all cash tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding ordinary shares of Mobileye N.V. (“Mobileye”) by Intel. (more…)

World’s First Driverless Electric Racing Car Makes U.S. Debut in New York City

18 Jul

Roborace, the global championship of intelligence and technology, has hosted a special showcase of Robocar, the world’s first driverless electric racing car, in Times Square in New York City on July 14th. (more…)

AT&S paves the way for autonomous driving and high-speed communication

14 Jul

The automotive industry is focusing its efforts on developing solutions for autonomous driving and car-to-car communication. At the same time, the communications industry is moving towards 5G, and broadband networks are becoming ever faster. (more…)

OLED Displays for All New iPhones in 2018? Sharp & JDI Might Find It Heart-Pounding

11 Jul

It has been spreading like crazy that in 2H17 three iPhone models- the high-end iPhone 8 featuring an OLED display, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus that continue to use LCD displays- will hit the shelves. Latest sources leaked Apple might increase OLED display use in its products and all the three (more…)

Chinese ODMs Have Rapidly Risen to Prominence as Competition for Panel Supply Becomes Critical, TrendForce Reports

29 Jun

This year’s top four LCD TV ODMs by their target shipments in order will be TCL, TPV, Foxconn and BOE Vision-Electronic Technology (BOEVT), according to the preliminary estimation by WitsView, a division of TrendForce. The fourth-place BOEVT in particular has emerged as a major pure ODM by taking advantage of the vast panel supply provided by its group company BOE Technology (BOE). Furthermore, BOEVT will be taking on U.S.-based VIZIO as its client for the first time in the second half of this year. The collaboration between the two companies indicates that Chinese ODMs are starting to play a bigger role in the global TV supply chain. (more…)

P2P marketplace for overseas products Airfrov raises $500K from East Ventures

21 Jun

By Kajal Joshi, The Tech Portal

Singapore-based online peer-to-peer marketplace Airfrov has an interesting concept. It connects shoppers with travellers to bring unique items home from overseas. The platform offers protection for both, shoppers and travelers, through an escrow payment service, which is supported by seller verification and peer reviews. Now, the startup has successfully secured $500K in a pre‐Series A funding round, to further enhance their product offerings and scale the development teams. (more…)

TrendForce Anticipates 18:9 Displays to Help Drive Shipments in Stalling Smartphone Market

20 Jun

The global smartphone market is seeing slowing growth in the first half of 2017. Searching for ways to stimulate consumer demand, smartphone brands have put considerable efforts in improving displays of their devices. (more…)

With a 50 percent hike in revenue, Spotify now has over 140 million users

17 Jun

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Spotify’s financial records for the past year were filed on Thursday, and it seems like the company has at least a couple of reasons to celebrate. One, the company managed to attract as many as 14 million new subscribers — taking the total user base up to 140 million, and two, it recorded a massive, $3.3 Billion in revenue. (more…)