Author Archives: Calvin Hsieh
Recently, the supply chain has been buzzing about potential changes in the touch technologies used for future iPhones and iPads, in particular involving LCD suppliers rather than touch panel makers. Continue Reading
Projected capacitive touch panels typically use one or two sheets of glass to create the sensor, which, in addition to the cover lens (also called the cover, window, or glass), can result in a complex structure. Continue Reading
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it should be called a duck. But how do you classify a platypus?
While the concept of convergence between PCs and TVs has been around almost as long as the PC market, as LCD TVs come down in price (mainly by getting smaller in size) and as the traditional desktop PC market continues to evolve, the definition of the display continues to evolve as well. Continue Reading
By Calvin Hsieh – Research Director, DisplaySearch
Recently a new kind of media processing box became available China called “Little Blu-ray” that can bring HD movies to the TV. While TV sets traditionally have built-in tuners to receive broadcasting signals, the trend nowadays is to enable more powerful decoding and formats through USB 2.0 ports-but this raises the BOM cost accordingly. The BOM cost of this box could be approximately $30 but its retail price is $100 in China, so quite profitable. Instead of a built-in DVD loader, it has a media processor supporting many formats including JPG, MP3, RMVB, H.264 and so on.