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2011-07-22 00:01:00

Solarbuzz Reports Adjustments to European Policies Cause Price Collapse, Inventory Build and Increasing Market Fragmentation London, UK (PRWEB) July 21, 2011 Rapidly falling prices in 1H'11 have been unable to stimulate the faltering European PV market, according to the latest Solarbuzz® European PV Markets Report. Signs of a strengthening market in June 2011 were hit by cancellation of the anticipated mid-year incentive tariff reductions in Germany. "For the past decade, Europe has...

2011-07-12 00:00:55

Production Forecast to Increase from 13.3M in June to 19.4M in September Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 TV brands have been adjusting their 2011 LCD TV business plans downward at a rapid pace, in acknowledgement of the fact that end-market demand is not what they had expected. However, TV brands and OEM/ODM makers are still planning to increase their Q3'11 production plans in order to meet demand for the upcoming holiday season. According the latest DisplaySearch MarketWise-LCD...

2011-06-28 00:00:31

By 2015, nomadic (fixed locations outside the home, such as coffee shops) broadband video users will reach 154 million nearing in-home users Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 By 2015, nomadic (fixed locations outside the home, such as coffee shops) broadband video users will reach 154 million nearing in-home users according to a new report, Broadband Video: On Demand, On the Go, and On the Rise. The report is the first Inflection Report from Connected Intelligence, a new...

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2011-06-14 11:10:00

A decline in the sales of video games and console game devices is being blamed on several factors. Sales in the US fell 14 percent in May to $743 million, the lowest monthly figure since October 2006, reports the Associated Press (AP). Market researching company NPD Group compiled the data and claimed on Monday that the decline was primarily due to a light schedule of new releases with only 42 new games released in May compared to 58 in the same month a year ago. NPD analyst Anita Frazier...

2011-06-11 00:00:28

The NPD Group, Inc. and SymphonyIRI Group, announced the first quarter 2011 (January through March) results of their partnered product, the Beauty Cross Channel Monitor. Port Washington, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2011 Leading market research providers The NPD Group, Inc. and SymphonyIRI Group, announced the first quarter 2011 (January through March) results of their partnered product, the Beauty Cross Channel Monitor. The Beauty Cross Channel Monitor is the U.S. beauty industry's first and only...

2011-06-09 00:00:29

Whitebox Tablet PC Shipment Growth Over 230% Q/Q in Q1'11 as China Market Heats Up Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 Whitebox (local or non-branded) vendors are the fastest growing segment of the worldwide tablet PC market, according to the latest DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report. Whitebox tablet PC players increased shipments from 567K units in Q4'10 to 1.9M units in Q1'11, representing a 235% Q/Q growth rate. China represented the largest market for...

2011-06-02 00:00:30

PV Book-to-Bill Enhanced to Forecast Quarterly Revenues of PV Equipment Suppliers as Strategic Benchmarking Resource San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 01, 2011 In Q1'11, the consolidated PV Book-to-Bill posted a three-month average of 1.01, according to the PV Book-to-Bill analysis featured in the forthcoming Solarbuzz® PV Equipment Quarterly report. During 2H'11, the PV Book-to-Bill is forecast to dip sharply below parity before rebounding in Q4'11. New order intake will be driven by...

2011-05-15 00:02:31

Facilitating an Increase of Employment Projected to 100 People Port Wasington, NY (PRWEB) May 13, 2011 The NPD Group, a global provider of consumer and retail tracking market research, has opened a new facility in Athlone, Ireland to be a Global IT/Operations Centre, projected to grow to 100 people employed over the next three years. The NPD Group established a pilot effort in Athlone in early 2010, and is now establishing a full Global IT/Operations Centre. The investment is supported by...

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2011-05-14 08:37:14

Console and portable video game sales grew by 26 percent in April compared to the same time period last year, an increase that research firm The NPD Group attributes to a stronger lineup of games such as "Call of Duty: Black Ops" and "Mortal Kombat 2011."Five titles sold more than a quarter-million units in April, versus just two a year ago, said the firm after the market closed on Thursday.The NPD Group said total US video game industry sales came in at $961.2 million in April 2011 compared...

2011-04-26 00:00:27

Products Available Will Range from Basic Connectivity to Smart TV, Influenced by Regional Differences in Broadcast and Internet Access Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 Attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show in January saw how pivotal internet services have suddenly become to TV products. Overall, nearly 20% of all TVs shipped in 2010 featured connected TV capabilities. According to the DisplaySearch Q1'11 Quarterly TV Design and Features Report, the connected TV category is...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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