March 4, 2013We continue our report about the new Cordes Junction Interchange at Highway I 17. Here we are on the highway, facing north right in front of exit 262 going into Cordes Junction. We can see the new ‘fly-over’ bridge to Highway 69 towards Prescott.[photo: Chihiro Saito]This is a view of the other side of the fly-over set of bridges and we can see the Paolo Soleri relief designs, as of yet unpainted.A closer look at the same view.Here we are at the left side of same bridges.We will report more on the new Interchange in upcoming reports.
Deutsche Telekom has lead a €500,000 seed funding round in Berlin and Amsterdam-based startup Vigour.io – a firm that makes an app template for video playback on different devices.The investment was made through Deutsche Telekom’s startup incubator Hub:Raum, with Vigour the fifth firm to get backing from the fund.The firm has created a development platform to build connected applications that run on any device, with Vigour Video – a customisable app template – its first product.Vigour, formerly known as Brisk.io, was founded in 2012 and is run by a five-person team. Dutch technology investor Linden Mobile Ventures, and tech company DG-i also contributed in the round.
Rob TobiasRob Tobias has been named as president of HDMI Licensing LLC, the group that leads licensing, compliance, enforcement and marketing initiatives for the HDMI specification.Tobias was previously president of the MHL Consortium and a senior director at Silicon Image – now Lattice Semiconductor – where he was involved in the development of HDMI semiconductors, IP products and the company’s wired interface roadmap. He was also vice chair of the marketing working group for the HDMI Forum, the group tasked with developing future versions of the spec.“With over four billion HDMI-enabled devices shipped to date, HDMI connectivity is the leading solution for consumer electronics products. However, manufacturers and consumers have many more connectivity options today. It’s critical that the HDMI Specification and ecosystem continue to address the evolving needs of an extremely broad market. I look forward to working with the HDMI Founders, the HDMI Forum, and our Adopters. Together, we can continue to grow the ecosystem, and ensure HDMI connectivity remains the interface of choice,” said Tobias.
UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5 is due to launch in high definition (HD) on free-to-air digital platform, Freeview, on May 4.Announcing the move, the Viacom-owned network said that Channel 5 HD will also be available on the Freesat, YouView, BT and TalkTalk platforms, in addition to its existing position on the Sky and Virgin Media platforms.“Channel 5 is on an exciting journey as we evolve our content and broaden the appeal of our channel to audiences through increased investment in new genres of programming. We’re delighted that Freeview HD viewers will have the opportunity to enjoy the raft of quality programming in high definition,” said Channel 5’s chief operating officer, Paul Dunthorne.
A “significant rise” in replacement demand for flat panel TVs will help boost the overall flat panel display market next year, according to IHS Markit.LG’s UHD, OLED W-Series Wallpaper TV at CES 2017The research firm said that global demand for flat panel displays by area is forecast to grow 7.2% year-on-year in 2018 to 210 million square meters – the biggest annual growth since 2014.The anticipated gains were attributed in part to increasing adoption of bezel-less organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays in smartphones and a pick-up in TV sales.“A consumer’s TV replacement cycle is usually about 10 years. A hike in replacement demand for the next few years is expected,” said Ricky Park, director at IHS Markit.The report said that a rise in TV replacement demand follows the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in the late 2000s, which spurred TV sales growth of between 10-21% in 2009 and 2010.IHS also anticipated higher demand for new and larger TVs ahead of next year’s PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in February and the FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Russia in June.“Panel sales in even years when major world sports events were held had grown at a faster rate than in odd years,” said Park.IHS Markit said that a drop in flat panel prices is also expected to bolster demand for larger display products and projects grow in the supply of ‘super large’ TV panels, including 65- and 75-inch products.