02/15/2012, When it comes to HDTVs, surely Samsung must rank in your mind amongst the other big name brands. Well, even the South Korean manufacturing giant is finding it to be tough going these days, mulling over the sale of its LCD unit amidst a dip in demand. Samsung is not the only one in this boat though, as other electronics manufacturers around the world are also realizing that their LCD […]
10/31/2011, South Korea has fined 10 LCD manufacturers for price fixing, or consorting to artificially increase price of their goods. This usually works by agreeing on an artificial floor price, thus nullifying the normal market forces that tends to push LCD prices lower (because the competition is supposedly so ferocious). This worked because between them, all 10 companies held about 80% of the LCD market.
10/30/2011, Sony is reportedly selling some or all of its share of the Sony-Samsung LCD joint venture, which started years ago, when LCD was booming. Both companies started working together in 2004 as Sony realized that Samsung had advanced manufacturing and great intellectual property in that field. Sony brought cash that was crucial to build more and more advanced plants optimized for large TV displays. Each company contributed $1.8B to the […]
10/26/2011, The makers of the infamous Gorilla Glass, Corning, has a new material they would like to introduce that they’re calling the Corning Lotus Glass, which sounds a lot less fierce and seems to bring about feelings of zen and tranquility.
09/29/2011, Watches with touch screens aren’t exactly new. There have been concepts drawn up in the past, and even the latest iPod Nano can double up as a watch with touch screen capabilities, but now it looks like Swatch, the popular watchmaker, has hopped aboard the bandwagon and officially announced their Swatch Touch series of watches. Doing away with traditional buttons, the Swatch Touch will instead feature a touch screen LCD […]
09/02/2011, NEC has just announced the launch of a new generation of MultiSync P Series which are targeted at professionals and designed to be used in color-critical environments without breaking budgets. The first display in this series is the P241W. The P241W is a 24” widescreen display that utilizes an e-IPS panel, which gives it wide viewing angels with minimal off-angle color shift. The P241W has a native resolution of 1920 […]
08/31/2011, Mergers often end up with some corners being cut (cost savings in corporate parlance), resulting in a leaner and often meaner entity. Of course, there will be collateral damage along the way, but then again that is to be expected. The latest news that is going around would be three Japanese giants, Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi working together to merge their liquid-crystal display (LCD) operations by taking advantage of the […]
08/22/2011, A while back there were rumors that Apple was planning its very own 55” OLED television while partnered with LG. Well it looks like if you were hoping to get your hands on the rumored television, LG Display’s CEO Kwon Young-Soo has come out and denied those rumors. The reason is because “Apple is still pessimistic about using OLED displays” according to sources who were involved in the matter.
08/22/2011, Researchers and scientists have managed to discover a method that will enable LCD displays juice themselves up using nothing but solar power, indoor lighting or even the device’s very own backlight. To put it in a nutshell, imagine delivering some much needed battery power to your smartphone that is sputtering along to its final 10% of battery simply by pointing it towards the sun – without having to plug it […]
08/11/2011, Now we’re talking – a smartphone with an LCD display that has built-in photovoltaic technology, letting it juice up your phone without even having to plug it into a nearby power outlet, now how about that? This is a new form of technology developed by researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, where this novel concept will harvest and recycle energy for electronic devices. Basically, […]
08/10/2011, Fans of Sony products will be delighted to know that the company has succeeded in commercializing what they’re calling “WhiteMagic”, which is an LCD module that utilizes the newly-developed “RGBW” method, which adds a white pixel to the RGB pixels along with an algorithm that corrects image distortion.
07/20/2011, Evoluce, the German display manufacturer known for its multi-touch + gesture displays has just announced the release of the Evolouce TWO. An improvement over the I-voluce, it still features a 46″ multi-touch LCD display, but this time it can detect over 60 simultaneous inputs, supporting up to four users at once. Just like the previous display, gesture detection is still around, utilizing the power of the Kinect sensor for users […]
07/18/2011, It seems that both South Korean consumer electronic giants, LG and Samsung, are very close to securing a deal with Apple when it comes to LCD orders, at least that is what industry sources have informed the Korea Times. We all know that both Samsung and LG are already supplying majority of the world’s LCD displays, and it seems as though these screens will target the next-generation iPad – for […]
07/06/2011, You’ve got to love Tokyoflash watches for their unique designs and extremely confusing ways to tell the time, and this model is no different. The Tokyoflash watch named Kisai Kaidoku was a design that was submitted last year by Canadian Tynan Mayhew, but it is now available as we’re guessing Tokyoflash liked what they saw and decided to turn it into reality, which is something they have done in the […]