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LG Display: Q3 profits up 191%

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South Korea’s LG Display reported record revenues (up 9 per cent y-o-y) which translated into a 191 per cent increase in operating profits, and with an EBITDA margin of 20 percent. A healthy trading quarter meant LG Display’s cashflow was also in positive territory, starting the quarter at Korean Won 2.2 trillion, and ending at 2.4 trillion Won. Hee Yeon […]

DTG Testing launches 4K Ultra HD testing zoo

DTG Testing – which provides the product conformance regime which enables manufacturers to obtain trademarks for the Freeview and Freesat digital TV platforms in the UK – has launched what it claims is the world’s first Ultra HD product testing zoo with a 4K HDMI interoperability plugfest. The Digital TV Group (DTG) members-only event brought together retail 4K TVs from […]

MagnaChip for LG UHD display

MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analogue and mixed-signal semiconductor products, is now supplying LG Display with display panel driver ICs for Ultra HD TVs. Display driver ICs for TVs are key components driving the high-definition quality and require leading-edge device technology to ensure best in class high-resolution picture quality. MagnaChip’s newly released display driver IC chip […]

OLED inventors for Nobel prize?

The two scientists who invented the Organic Light Emitting Diodes, commonly known as OLEDs, and seen in giant TV sets, smartphones and tablets, are in the running for a Nobel Prize for chemistry. The Awards will be announced on October 8th, and the Intellectual Property & Science unit of Thomson Reuters has studied the probable winners, and its forecasting methods […]

Squid Demos HEVC Solutions at IBC

Realtime H.265 Encode at Half the Bit-Rate of H.264 International Broadcasting Convention, Amsterdam (Sept. 11, 2014): Squid Systems announced demonstrations of industry-leading real-time H.265 HEVC encoding at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Hall 5, Stand C23 at RAI Amsterdam. “Video content is growing faster than worldwide internet bandwidth. As we move forward to HD and 4K UHD resolutions, and […]

Hispasat offers 4K LatAm test channel

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat is to offer a free test channel to enable Latin American pay-TV providers and distributors to air 4K programming in the region. Speaking at the Congresso Latino-Americano Satélites conference in Rio de Janeiro, Elena Pisonero, chairman of Hispasat, told news agency Efe that the operator wanted to encourage regional players to try out and invest in […]

New 4K product range from Panasonic

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Panasonic is revealing its latest range of 4K-enabled products at IFA, one of the world’s largest consumer electronics trade fairs. Extending the current portfolio, the newest products enable users to capture, share and view content in stunning Ultra High Definition quality. Panasonic’s new range of premium 4K devices for 2014 add to an ever-expanding end-to-end product range. In its VIERA […]

Beware of 4K fever

4k and UHD really are the talk of the town just now and are bound to dominate IBC. The September issue of Euromedia, released at the show, contains a comprehensive survey of industry views on the technical validity and real time line of this ‘next generation’ high def era. More than one observer warns it could be déjà ‘view’, all […]

LG Swarovski luxury OLED TV

LG Electronics, with design support from Swarovski, the renowned Austrian jeweler, will unveil a one-of-a-kind curved OLED TV at IFA Berlin. Featuring a streamlined stand studded with shimmering crystals complemented by the precise colours of the OLED’s self-lighting pixels, this advanced TV is said to “exude elegance beyond compare”. With a paper-thin depth of 4mm and a weight of 16kg, […]

More UHD TVs shipped in Q2 than all of 2013

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More Ultra-HD TV sets were shipped in Q2 2014 than shipped all year in 2013. According to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, 2.1 million sets were shipped in Q2, compared to 1.6 million in 2013. Brands introduced their 2014 model ranges in Q2, with a clear focus on Ultra-HD as the “must-have” consumer feature for high-end […]

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