Last Week in Technology News – 10 – 16 April 2017

| April 16, 2017

In this issue: LeEco refused to buy the US company Vizio; DSLR Nikon D7500 can shoot 4K video; E Ink Holdings and Sony set up a joint venture; Qualcomm filed a counterclaim to Apple; Ricoh denies withdrawal from the market of consumer cameras

LeEco refused to buy the US company Vizio

Last summer, Chinese LeEco agreed to buy Vizio American company for $ 2 billion. As it became known last week, the deal ultimately did not take place. According to the official version, the purchase of TV manufacturers has been locked regulatory authorities. However, the real reason may be different: in recent years the Chinese manufacturer is experiencing difficulties, including financial.

DSLR Nikon D7500 can shoot 4K video

Nikon has announced a new mid-level SLR camera – D7500. The basis of novelty lies APS-C CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 20.9 Mn, the maximum sensitivity which can be up to 1,640,000 units in the ISO-equivalent. Nikon D7500 is equipped with a 51-point AF system with 15 cross-type sensors. The camera can record video in 4K / UHD 30p and Full HD (1080p) with frame rates up to 50p / 60p. 3.2 inch touch screen has a changeable angle of inclination. Estimated at $ 1,250 a novelty.

E Ink Holdings and Sony set up a joint venture

13 years ago, the market received the first e-book on the electrophoretic screens with “electronic ink” technology of E Ink. Produced these books the company Sony, which has been three years, but produces normal “reading room”. This fact did not stop Sony decide to create a joint venture with the company E Ink Holdings. The joint venture will develop, manufacture, promotion and sale of products and solutions on the basis of electrophoretic displays E Ink. Founders invest in the joint venture 70% of the share capital.

Qualcomm filed a counterclaim to Apple

In January, Apple filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm’s, accusing the company of abusing its dominant position in the microchip market for smart phones and mobile phones, and demanded from her $ 1 billion. Qualcomm’s gone on responses last week by filing a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of California. Producer accuses Apple of threats, as well as the fact that the company from Cupertino gives false information about the iPhone smartphone performance with Qualcomm modems compared with chip rival companies.

Ricoh denies withdrawal from the market of consumer cameras

Manufacturers of cameras in recent years are experiencing hard times. Last week the Nikkei edition published information to the effect that Ricoh is going to withdraw from the market in consumer cameras. And although the manufacturer has denied the information on the next day, the probability that the cameras under the brand Pentax and Ricoh GR we will not see, is still not zero.

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