AirTies appoints Technicolor exec to oversee global engineering

AirTies has appointed Technicolor’s former vice president of product development for telco gateways in its connected home division, Frederic Nys, to oversee its global engineering efforts. Nys will report to AirTies’ chief technology officer Metin Taskin and will also serve as a member of the company’s senior leadership team. He brings 20 years of experience […]

Technicolor appoints Publicis exec as CFO

Techicolor has appointed Publicis Groupe’s chief performance officer, Laurent Carozzi, as chief financial officer of the group. At Publicis he was number two to CFO Jean-Michel Etienne. Before this he spent 12 years at the Lagardère Group, latterly as chief of operations and chief financial officer at its sports and entertainment business unit. “I am […]

Technicolor sells patent licensing business to InterDigital

Technicolor has agreed to sell its patent licensing business to mobile technology research and development company, InterDigital, in a deal that values the business at US$475 million (€390 million). Technicolor said the deal will allow it to focus on its operating business, maintain its research and innovation (R&I) division while also entering into a funded […]

ALi to incorporate Techicolor Advanced HDR in chipsets

Set-top chipset specialist ALi Corporation is to make Technicolor’s HDR technology available in its forthcoming generation of products. Techncolor’s Advanced HDR technology, developed in partnership with Philips, combines the Technicolor HDR universal distribution solution, which simultaneously distributes HDR and SDR content through a single stream, and Technicolor Intelligent Tone Management (ITM), a graphic SDR to […]

Technicolor in advanced talks to sell patent licensing business

Technicolor is in advanced negotiations to sell its patent licensing business, as part of its plan to simplify the group’s structure and allocate capital and resources to its operating business. In a statement Technicolor said that while there is no assurance that a transaction will take place, the company is “confident it will reach an […]

Cisco reportedly seeking buyer for NDS

Cisco is looking to sell its video software business as part of a move to focus on the network infrastructure business, according to a Bloomberg report. According to Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources, Cisco is soliciting offers for NDS Group, which it acquired for US$5 billion (€4.3 billion) five years ago, as it refocuses its activities […]

Nokia and Technicolor agree VR content deal

Nokia and Technicolor will work to create new VR content using Nokia’s OZO+ camera and OZO content creation tools, as part of a new partnership deal. The companies’ first project will be a series of 360 Masterclass sessions that will be held at the Technicolor Experience in Los Angeles, designed to teach professionals how to […]

Technicolor revenues down, outlook unchanged

Technicolor’s first quarter revenues were down year-on-year but in line with expectations, with the company’s outlook for the year unchanged. This was according to a trading commentary published by the firm, which said that revenues were impacted negatively in Europe during Q1 due to delays in shipments to “a large customer” and the end of […]

Technicolor files patent suits against Samsung

Technicolor has filed several patent infringement suits against Samsung Electronics, relating to products including digital TVs and mobile phones. The suits were filed in the Regional Courts in Dusseldorf and Mannheim in Germany, and the First Instance Court of Paris in France. The proceedings relate to 10 patents covering video coding, telecommunications and other associated […]

SNL Kagan: set-top box market to rise in 2016

The global set-top box shipments are tipped to rise slightly year-on-year in 2016, with the STB market “continuing to defy predictions of its demise”, according to new research. The SNL Kagan report claims that worldwide set-top box shipments are on track to reach 273 million in 2016, up from 269 million in 2015. However, set-top […]