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Friday
Aug252017

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 8.25.17

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S. Korean Researchers Develop Highly Flexible, Clothing-Type Display "South Korean research team integrated fabric with Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and developed a highly flexible clothing-type wearable display technology... " via BusinessKorea

POLED vs AMOLED – what is the difference between these OLED technologies? "To start with, let’s get to grips with the building blocks of OLED technology, ignoring the P and AM prefixed for now... " via Android Authority

Warning Light Comes On about Big Drops in LCD Prices "The LCD (liquid crystal display) industry, which is one of Korea's leading IT (information technology) export industry, is faltering these days... " via BusinessKorea

QLED Not OLED Is The Future Of TV Technology, Says Analyst "A leading international AV consultancy has reported that the future of TV is stacked heavily in favor of Quantum Dot LED (QLED) rather than OLED technology... " via Forbes

Apple supplier Foxconn to build $10 billion LCD display factory in Wisconsin "Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Monday said it plans to build three facilities in the U.S. state of Wisconsin for operation as early as next year... " via The Indian Express

OLED Dominates Latest Public TV Shootout "The annual Crampton & Moore/HDTVTest shootout between the top TVs from the world’s biggest brands took place over the weekend - and as usual it delivered some seriously startling results... " via Forbes

Friday
Aug112017

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 8.11.17

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Japan Display may seek outside backer to power turnaround "TOKYO -- Japan Display is considering taking on a capital infusion from an outside partner as part of sweeping restructuring efforts that would shift its focus to cutting-edge display technologies... " via Nikkei Asian Review

Sharp sticking to LCD guns amid global shift to OLEDs "OSAKA -- While others are pouring resources into organic light-emitting diode displays, Sharp is doubling down on good old liquid crystal displays... " via Nikkei Asian Review

Quantum Materials Corp Achieves Record Performance for Pure Red Cadmium-Free Quantum Dots "SAN MARCOS, TX--(Marketwired - Aug 10, 2017) - Leading American Quantum Dot manufacturer Quantum Materials Corp (OTCQB: QTMM) today announced that it has achieved near 100% quantum yield efficiency... " via Power Engineering

There is a strong demand for AMOLED smartphone panels "There is a growing demand for AMOLED smartphone panels and 161 million of them will be shipped in 2017... " via Good e-Reader

Apple exploring combination of quantum dot and OLED technologies for future iPhone displays "Apple's proposed invention, entitled "Quantum Dot LED and OLED Integration for High Efficiency Displays," was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this week... " via AppleInsider

Sony A1 OLED review: the best TV of all time, and then some "Today's review, of Sony's brand new A1 OLED TV, is one of the most time-consuming reviews we've ever undertaken... " via The Australian Financial Review

Monday
Jun262017

Display Technology News Roundup 6.26.17

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Future Sony Xperia flagships could sport 18:9 aspect ratio display "for Sony's Xperia smartphones. Today, the display firm announced the mass production of its new 6-inch 18:9 aspect ratio panels with Quad... "via Android Authority (blog)

Why OLED is important and why it's the next big thing - Pocket-lint - Pocket"Technologies such as 4K Ultra HD and HDR (high dynamic range) provide extraordinary clarity, contrast and colour representation. And we are blessed by the ...... "vialint.com

More Google Pixel 2 details emerge, Pixel 2 XL to sport 5.99-inch OLED display - Pocket"panel provided by LG Display, which could explain the reference to LG in the Android Issue Tracker. It's highly likely that HTC will once again manufacture the Pixel 2 and 2... "vialint.com

Report: Samsung Codenames Galaxy S9 AMOLED Tech 'Sunflower' "screen tech for the Galaxy S9 series as “Sunflower,” one industry insider said on Friday. The new technology is said to rely on entirely different materials to those used for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus... "via Android Headlines

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 sounds a lot like the Galaxy S8, but with 2 key differences "Samsung is preparing to announce its Galaxy Note 8, according to a recent report from VentureBeat by Evan Blass, who is known for his accurate rumor-mongering from his Twitter account, @evleaks. Blass said he spoke with a person who was briefed on ...... "via Business Insider

Touch Screen Technology Essential To Supply Chain Management "for industrial PDAs have to be tough, as they often get dropped, banged up, contaminated, wet, or even gouged (for example, when a stylus goes missing and busy inventory controllers have to improvise). If they're used outside or in ...... "via OhGizmo! (blog)

Subway hopes touchscreens will bust up its sales slump "It couldn't be that their bread used to contain the same chemicals as yoga mats. It certainly isn't the fact that their high-profile spokesman of 15 years is now serving 15 more in federal prison on charges of sex with minors and child pornography. No... "via Engadget

Google Pixel XL 2 To Sport A 5.99-Inch Display [Report] "for the new Pixel devices. The source told XDA Developers that the pre-production software that they used on Taimen (Google Pixel XL 2) ...... "via ValueWalk

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Friday
Apr072017

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 4.7.2017

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Samsung to produce ridiculously huge double-wide display panels "[The panels] will be 49-inches wide, with a 3840x1080 resolution. It's basically the equivalent of a pair of 27-inch 1080p... "via PC Gamer

Samsung Galaxy S8 display: What's the deal with the new aspect ratio? "Thankfully smartphones are still sort of rectangular. Rectangles have an easy-to-calculate surface area. And if you do that... "via Phone Arena

Review: Alienware 13 Gaming Laptop "display. It's not only one of the brightest displays I've ever encountered in a laptop, it's also one of the darkest, with ultra-high-contrast blacks that would be black... "via WIRED

TV Tech Showdown: Samsung QLED Vs LG OLED "It's that time of year when all the major television makers show off their latest technologies in the war for Aussie lounge rooms. In one corner, Samsung continues to back the LED-backlit LCD camp (let's just call it LED). In the other corner, LG's... "via Lifehacker Australia

Not all China smartphone vendors to use AMOLED panels, say sources "panels for their smartphones in 2017 following the adoption of such panels by Apple for its next-generation iPhone and Samsung Electronics for its Galaxy ...... "via Digitimes

Misfit Vapor Smartwatch With AMOLED Display to Run Android Wear 2.0 "It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor. The smartwatch comes with 4GB of storage, built-in GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and promises up to two days of battery life, which is a ...... "via NDTV

[We Are Moving] Toward Foldable Touchscreens "Even as it's actively being bent and deformed into arbitrary shapes, [foldable touchscreens] would open up a range of application possibilities—from flexible, foldable interactive tablet displays to highly sensitive... "via Optics & Photonics News (subscription) (blog)

Flexible sensor holds potential for foldable touch screens "Picture a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body's movements and vital signs.... "via Printed Electronics World

VA Display vs. IPS Display in 4K HDR TVs: What You Need to Know "All LCD TVs sold by the major US and overseas brands that you're going to find from any retailer right now come built either with VA... "via 4k

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Thursday
Mar092017

Display Technology News Roundup 3.9.2017

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Swipe, tap, scroll: how touchscreens follow your finger [Touchscreens] rely on electrical charge rather than physical pressure – which is why they can be exquisitely sensitive to the glide of your fingers, but don't respond to being jabbed by a pencil.... "via Cosmos

The new LCD Etch A Sketch Freestyle can't shake off the lies Its an Etch-a-Sketch with a touch screen, which kids can then use a stylus to draw rainbow lines on. So what are the white knobs in the corners for? They're stamps that make shapes on the... "via The Verge

Student designed Holocaust memorial dress on display in Georgia Niambi Davenport and Lenora Gray created a Holocaust Memorial dress in honor of Jewish fashion designers who were lost during World War ...... "via MyAJC (blog)

eMemory NeoFuse IP implemented for OLED applications Taiwan-based eMemory Technology's NeoFuse IP has been implemented in high-voltage (HV) platforms across all process nodes from 0.11-micron to 40nm by six leading foundries responding to the rising demand for... "via Digitimes

Sumitomo Chemical, Maker of Curved OLED Displays Reportedly ... Apple's iPhone 8 may include a curved display, though the Wall Street Journal is a little skeptical on that particular feature. Whether it's this year or sometime in ...... "via Patently Apple

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 to have AMOLED display - Fudzilla "The first Mi Mix had a rather impressive 83 percent screen-to-body ratio, but according to Lei Jun, Xiaomi's founder and CEO, the company aims to bring a truly ...... "via Fudzilla (blog)

AMOLED production equipment purchases to reach record high in 2017 The flat-panel display (FPD) industry is in the midst of a historic wave of building new factories to manufacture active matrix organic light emitting diode (... "via ElectroIQ (blog)

Sumitomo Chemical to triple capacity for bendable touchscreens ... TOKYO -- Sumitomo Chemical intends to triple its manufacturing capacity for flexible touchscreens used in next-generation smartphone displays to over.... "via Nikkei Asian Review

WSJ says iPhone 8 will have a curved display, but I'm not buying it "At no point do Mochizuki's sources state that the iPhone 8's display will actually be curved, at least not according to the report. He simply makes a leap from the iPhone 8 will include a flexible OLED... "via BGR

LG explains why it dislikes curved display panels, and why there isn't one on the G6 ", while shrinking the bezels around them to almost nonexistence. LG is first out of the gate with exactly such a proposition: its 2017 flagship... "via Phone Arena

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Friday
Feb172017

Display Technology News Roundup 2.13.2017

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Forget touchscreens, this smartphone concept wants to use holograms "Your future smartphone could be entirely voice activated, displaying your text messages and other info with holograms. At least, that's the idea behind Alo, a new ...... "via Mashable

Is LCD Still a Growth Driver for AMAT's Display Revenue? - Market"In 2016, Applied Materials' (AMAT) display revenue rose 28% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.2 billion, whereas new orders rose 160% YoY to $2.2 billion.... "via Market Realist

Tackling The High-Res Display Needs Of VR: Kopin's Lightning OLED Microdisplay "The resolutions of VR displays are too low, the refresh rates are mostly too slow, and the power requirements of displays are too high! "via Tom's Hardware

Panasonic EZ1002 OLED TV preview: Stunning OLED punch paired ... - Pocket"Panasonic announced its return to OLED TVs at IFA 2016, and subsequently unveiled the EZ1000 series at CES 2017. Originally announced as a 65-inch model ...... "vialint.com

Google Pixel 2: The Combination Of AMOLED Display With Aluminium Body "Three months after the launch of the primary cell phone conveying the Google name, it might be the time to have a gander at renders of the Google Pixel 2 - slated to make its introduction at some point in the second half of 2017. Right off, Google... "via MStarsNews

Is Voice the New Touch Screen for Mobile Devices? — BizTech "Voice controls may supplant touch input as the dominant way users interact with their devices, and that could change how work gets done.... "via BizTech Magazine

Apple Supplier Japan Display Creating Flexible LCD Panels for Use in Future iPhones "[Japan Display] has come up with a plan to battle the increasing popularity of organic light-emitting diode (OLED)"via Mac Rumors

NEC introduces LCD laser-based projectors at ISE 2017 "Designed with minimal maintenance in mind, the two laser projectors feature a fully-sealed optical engine, allowing"via InAVate

New LCD tech could make virtual reality displays three times sharper "Screen resolutions continue to improve at a phenomenal pace. Just over a decade ago most people were still using 576i and 480i standard definition screens, but after HD went mainstream resolutions of 720p and 1080p have become the norm, and now ...... "via TechRadar

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Thursday
Dec292016

Display Technology News Roundup 12.29.2016

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Apple, Google and Microsoft invest in LG’s foldable display technology " The three biggies of the tech world — Apple, Google and Microsoft — have reportedly partnered with LG for the development of fold-out display technology. These foldable displays will not even enter production till 2018, so you can forget about those dreams of playing with a flexible phone any time soon. " via First Post

Chinese panel makers top over 1M units in quarterly shipments for AMOLED smartphone displays " Chinese panel manufacturers shipped more than one million AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) smartphone displays for the first time in the third quarter of 2016. While the Chinese makers only make up less than 2 percent of the AMOLED smartphone panel market in terms of shipments, hitting the one million unit mark in a quarter shows significant improvements " via Electro IQ

iPhone 8’s OLED display may be best ever " It seems that all the ducks are lining up for an iPhone 8 next year (or in 2018) that will definitely sport an OLED screen rather than an LCD one. At least that seems to be the atmosphere among component suppliers that are girding up their loins for a drought in the coming months until Apple starts the engines for the 2017 iPhone model. " via Slash Gear

This electronic diffusion panel could light up the photography lighting market Traditional diffusers soften the light, reducing the darkness of the shadows. Swapping out the entire diffuser or adding gels will change how intense that softening effect is, but with Active Diffusion, diffusion is adjusted at the press of a button — err, rather, the turn of a dial. via Digital Trends

Rivals Samsung and LG head toward an unlikely alliance " SEOUL A possible partnership between longtime rivals Samsung Electronics and LG group could mark a new chapter in South Korean industry and spell trouble for Japanese electronics companies. " via Nikkei

Samsung’s next launch could be smartwatch with foldable display The South Korea tech giant Samsung is already rumoured to unveil foldable smartphones next year, and now it is said to be working on smartwatch with foldable display as well. via Deccan Chronicle

Minuscule amounts of impurities in vacuum greatly affecting OLED lifetime " Reproducibility is a necessity for science but has often eluded researchers studying the lifetime of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Recent research from Japan sheds new light on why: impurities present in the vacuum chamber during fabrication but in amounts so small that they are easily overlooked. " via Science Daily

Synaptics, Incorporated Talks OLED Versus LCD Tech " Most of the smartphones shipped today incorporate liquid crystal displays (LCDs). However, there has been a trend toward displays using a different technology called organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) at the high end of the smartphone market. " via Fool

Sharp To Stop Providing LCD Panels To Samsung Starting Next Year: Report " Samsung has long outsourced a sizable percentage of its liquid crystal display (LCD) panels from sharp, but this may come to a halt soon, according to reports. Sharp has reportedly given Samsung a heads-up that its supply of LCD panels for the South Korean electronics company will stop beginning next year. " via Tech Times

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Friday
Oct282016

Display Technology News Roundup 10.28.2016

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Is this the world’s smallest touchscreen phone? " Mini things are fun. Sorry, I’m not willing to hear your counterpoint. So going with that indisputable fact, tiny gadgets are great, too, especially tiny phones. You thought Apple’s iPhone SE marked the return of bb phones? You might want to sit down. I have news. There’s a smaller phone. Maybe the smallest touchscreen phone ever? The Vphone S8 has a 1.54-inch display and one button. " via The Verge

Some Machines Are Flipping Votes, But That Doesn't Mean They're Rigged " Vote flipping. The stories and conspiracy theories have begun. In every recent election, there have been reports of voters pressing one candidate's name on a touch-screen machine, only to have the opponent's name light up instead. It can be unnerving for voters and often leads to allegations that the machines have been "rigged" to favor one candidate over another." via National Public Radio

Apple’s Touch Bar is their foray into touchscreen MacBooks, without having to go all in Apple has put a small touch screen bar atop their keyboard as a way of dipping their toes in the water of touchscreen display experiences without diving in head first. via 9to5 Mac

Think Apple’s Touch Bar is neat? Then you’ll love Microsoft’s ‘Adaptive Keyboard’ The underlying concept is impressively similar to Apple's new touch bar, but comes at a slightly bigger size allowing for more capabilities. Applications being run on the computer can output usage data, statistics, and new interactions to the Adaptive Keyboard. via Digital Trends

Samsung To Invest $24 Billion In Curved Panels, Flash Memory " Samsung’s semiconductor and display businesses are performing very well, and apparently, the company is now preparing for an even higher demand for these types of components. According to a new report from South Korean media outlet The Korea Herald citing a recent announcement from Samsung Electronics, the company intends to make a record 27 trillion won investment. " via Android Headlines

LG Introduces New UltraFine 4K and 5K Monitors Two new UltraFine series monitors, the UltraFine 21.5 and the UltraFine 27, are set to feature high resolutions of 4096 x 2304 and 5120 x 2880 respectively. via Anand Tech

iPhone 8 to have edge-to-edge display: When and what to expect from Apple's 2017 flagship " Rumors state new specs and hardware that will change people's views of the iPhone as it is now. There could be a change in the display as well as the charging mode. Even with the recent release of Apple's iPhone 7 just last month, its successor, iPhone 8, is already gaining some attention and popularity among consumers. " via HNGN

Nintendo Switch Reportedly Features Multi-Touch 6.2-Inch 720p Screen " When the Nintendo Switch trailer was released last week, it may have raised even more questions as Nintendo didn’t confirm most of its features. Now, new information has surfaced online detailing the upcoming hybrid console’s screen size and resolution. " via International Business TImes

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Friday
Oct072016

Display Technology News Roundup 10.7.2016

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Display Alliance is sponsored by Smarter Glass ( www.smarterglass.com ) , a leading distributor and solutions provider with nearly 15 years specializing in the global LCD display industry and PCAP touchscreens. This blog is an open resource for the display industry and welcomes content and sponsorship from readers. Contact us to discuss how we can work together on Display Alliance. For display panels, visit the Smarter Glass display database to search and compare thousands of panels side-by-side.

Sharp made this ultra-hot phone display with actual curved corners " Sharp has a knack for making phone displays with tiny bezels, as seen in the US a couple of years ago with the Aquos Crystal, but the company has upped its game in a big way and I want this display on a phone immediately. This concept is called the Corner R and uses the company's Free-Form Display technology, which enables IGZO LCD panels to be cut into various shapes. " via The Verge

Do touch screens enhance fine motor skills in toddlers? " A recent study suggests that early touch screen use in particular actively scrolling the screen correlates with increased fine motor control in toddlers. The American Academy of Pediatrics, however, advises that children should not be exposed to any screens, including touch screens, before the age of two. Despite the guidelines, many toddlers in reality use touch screens from a very early age. " via Deccan Chronicle

Credit card with fraud-busting display " A credit card with a digital display that randomly generates a security code is being launched as a way of combating fraud. Oberthur Technologies is currently in discussions with UK banks about rolling out the technology and will have cards 'in the hands' of consumers in France by the end of the year. " via BBC

LG files for patent application of foldable, transparent touchscreen " LG may not push through with the curved edge screen for its next LG G6 flagship phone but the other South Korean tech giant is looking at new technologies for the smartphone. After the curved display, OEMs like Samsung and Lenovo have been working on foldable and flexible displays that may be used for future mobile devices. " via Android Community

Sony Announces a6500 Mirrorless Camera with Touchscreen and 5-Axis Image Stabilization " Today Sony announced a new addition to their APS-C E-mount camera line, the a6500. This 24.2-megapixel camera takes over as the flagship model for Sony's crop sensor interchangeable lens system bodies. " via Fstoppers

Solution: ‘Time Through an LCD Display’ " Our September Insights puzzle features a toy model universe inspired by the kinds of serious models discussed by experts in the Time in Cosmology conference. This toy universe consisted of a 5-by-6 grid of nodes featuring a seven-segment LCD display of the number 8 at its center. The idea was to explore the concepts of time and entropy mixed in with an idea inspired by Darwinian natural selection, called stratified stability. " via Eater

Panasonic reveals the 'invisible' TV: Prototype OLED screen turns into transparent glass when not in use " At first glance, it looks like a glass pane in a sliding door, but with a push of a button or wave of a hand a television screen instantly appears. Panasonic has been improving its transparent television since unveiling it at the Consumer Electronics Show, with the goal of making it completely invisible. " via DailyMail

APPLE AND SHARP MEETING UP OVER OLED SCREENS FOR IPHONE 8 " Recently we heard that Sharp is now planning to spend more than $566 million on OLED screen technology. One wonders why it is so keen in this investment well our recent sources tell us that Apple is gearing up Sharp to be its key supplier for OLED screens to be used in its future iPhones. " via I4U News

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Wednesday
Sep282016

Display Technology News Roundup 9.28.16

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Can Graphene OLEDs Bring Flexible Displays to the Consumer Market? " Recently researchers in South Korea have published their work on a new OLED stack in the NPG Asia Materials journal. This new OLED is not only ultra-flexible but is also extremely efficient. " via All About Circuits

LED TVs May Cost More as Display Panels Get Dearer " Prices of LED televisions with screen sizes up to 42 inches are set to increase by 5-8 per cent as early as next month, when festive season sales start picking up. Manufacturers blame a 25-30 per cent price hike of display panels, the main component for these televisions, due to lower supply in this category since global demand has shifted to larger screen sizes - of 48 inches and above. " via IndiaTimes

Stagnant flat panel market masked by China growth " The global commercial flat panel display market recorded shipments of 855,000 units in Q2 2016, which constitutes a year-on-year (YoY) increase of 17%. However, the growth can be attributed mainly to the LCD videowall market as a result of rising demand from the security industry in China. " via Installation International

AOC's 1440p Agon gaming monitors arrive in the US " AOC has brought two of its compelling Agon gaming monitors, the AG271QX and AG271QG, to the United States this week. Both are 27-inch 1440p displays that focus on low latency, packing adaptive sync technology and high maximum refresh rates. " via Techspot

Sharp sticks with LCD for high-end devices " Japanese manufacturer Sharp will continue to using LCD (liquid crystal display) screen technology for its high-end TV panels, bucking a trend to move to OLED (organic light-emitting diode) among its competitors, especially the South Korean manufacturers. According to Sharp Indonesia general manager Haruhiko Sano, the LCD screen still is still a good choice for 8K TV, as OLED screens still have a durability issue. " via The Jakarta Post

The McDonald's of the Future Has Table Service and Touch-Screen Ordering " The so-called "McDonald’s of the Future" is entirely unlike a traditional fast food restaurant (and is just one of a handful currently being tested in New York, Florida, California, and Chicago). At the newest location in Chicago, fluorescent lighting and grease-splattered walls are replaced with modern split counters and an expanded line of baked goods; the usual counter staff is there, but so are a handful of shiny new touch-screen kiosks. Customers can personalize their orders, too, by selecting a bun, a protein and adding different toppings: maple bacon, Dijon mustard, and grilled onions. " via Eater

Coming soon: Touchless touch screen " Small Finnish tech firm Ixonos said it has agreed to develop the world’s first holographic touchless touch screen together with US firm Provision Interactive Technologies. " via Arctic Startup

Silver Nanowires and Graphene Join Forces for Touch Screen Displays " The field of nanomaterials vying to replace indium tin oxide (ITO) as the transparent conductor that controls display pixels in touch screen displays is getting crowded. We’ve seen materials including carbon nanotubes, silver nanowires, and graphene promoted as the heir apparent for this application. Now, researchers at the University of Sussex in England have introduced a strong contender into the battle to replace indium tin oxide: a hybrid material consisting of silver nanowires that are linked together with graphene. " via IEEE Spectrum

Touch screens utilize electron flow for user experience " There are many different types of touch-screens. The technology varies between devices and manufacturers, and many factors ultimately determine which version is chosen. Nevertheless, they all detect the same thing: user stimulus. There are three main types of touch screens: capacitive, resistive, and super acoustic. This article discusses capacitive touch screens, because that is what almost all mainstream smartphones use. " via The Tartan

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Thursday
Sep012016

Display Technology News Roundup 9.1.2016

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Display Alliance is sponsored by Smarter Glass ( www.smarterglass.com ) , a leading distributor and solutions provider with nearly 15 years specializing in the global LCD display industry and PCAP touchscreens. This blog is an open resource for the display industry and welcomes content and sponsorship from readers. Contact us to discuss how we can work together on Display Alliance. For display panels, visit the Smarter Glass display database to search and compare thousands of panels side-by-side.

Playing 'Fruit Ninja' and surfing the web on a kitchen table is awesome " Sony introduced the Xperia Projector at Mobile World Congress in February, but only showed off its proprietary software. At IFA 2016, Sony revealed it could also project Android apps — any Android app. The projector is capable of beaming touchable projection up to 21-inches in size onto any surface and has a built-in camera for video conferencing. " via Mashable

Cadillac Escala concept car uses super-bright OLED displays " Of interest to the technically inclined is the instrument panel and dashboard displays: They’re big (as is the rest of the car) and they’re made of curved OLED panels. " via ExtremeTech

Philips' new OLED TV has built-in, super colorful ambient lighting " If you've been waiting your whole life for a TV that offers a 4K resolution, an OLED panel and Philips' funky Ambilight technology, you're going to love TP Vision's newest 55-inch set. The company is well-known for making Philips-branded TVs, and has gone a step further for its first model by integrating the ambient color-changing technology into the set too. " via Engadget

What the Tech: Apple Being Sued Over 'Touchscreen disease' " What good is a phone if the touchscreen doesn't work? That's the question many iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners are asking as their touchscreens stopped working, turning their expensive iPhones into nothing more than a paperweight. Dubbed "touchscreen disease", the issue has prompted a class action lawsuit that demands Apple replace damaged devices at no cost to the owners. " via TexomasHomepage

LESS PHONE, MORE TOUCHSCREEN! " What’s better than a phone with a curved screen? A phone with screens everywhere! What’s better than having to wear a fitness tracking device to check your medical stats? Having a phone who’s camera can perform a pretty decent bio-scan to check up on your health! " via Yanko Design

Samsung brings quantum dots to its curved gaming monitors " Samsung has announced a trio of high-end curved gaming monitors that brings its quantum dot technology to the masses. There are two devices, the CFG70, which is available in 24-and-27-inch sizes, as well as a super premium CF791 that packs a 34-inch, 3,440 x 1,400 display. " via Engadget

You can buy a laptop with an OLED screen now, but should you? " The technology in your laptop’s display hasn’t changed over the last several decades. With the exception of a few very early models from the 1980s, they’ve generally relied on LCD panels. That was to their benefit for many years, but it’s recently become a drag. The problem? LCDs need a backlight, and it can't be turned off completely. " via Digital Trends

Samsung Display teams up with Chinese firms on curved panels " Samsung Display Co. said Wednesday that it has formed an alliance with its sister company Samsung Electronics, and Chinese TV and panel manufacturers to further cooperate on expanding the curved panel industry. The agreement was made at a forum held by Samsung Display and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China in Beijing on Tuesday, the company said." via Korea Herald

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Friday
Aug122016

Display Technology News Roundup 8.12.2016

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Machine learning and “molecular Tinder” may change the game for OLED screens " To say there are a lot of molecules out there is kind of an understatement. So searching for one or two in particular is like looking for a needle in a galaxy-spanning haystack. Fortunately, the science of machine learning and the irrepressible need for humans to swipe left and right on things make the search a lot easier, as Harvard and MIT researchers have found. " via Tech Crunch

This Is JDI’s New LCD Panel With Ultra Thin Bezels " Japan Display Inc., or JDI, announced yesterday that is has developed a “Full Active” display that combines a number fo new techniques in order to slim down the bezel around the panel. The first product in the new Full Active LCD panel portfolio is a 5.5-inch, Full HD (or 1080p, 1,080 by 1,920 pixel resolution) screen with as slim a bezel design all of the way around. " via Android Headlines

AUO inaugurates 6G LTPS TFT-LCD factory in China " AU Optronics (AUO) on August 9 unveiled its 6G LTPS TFT-LCD factory in Kunshan City, eastern China, with volume production to begin in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the company. " via Digitimes

Planar Large Format 4K LCD Displays Earn Prestigious Crestron 4K Certification " Planar, a Leyard company and global leader in display and digital signage technology and Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today announced that its portfolio of large format 4K LCD displays, including the Planar® UltraRes™ Series and Planar® EP Series, has obtained the highly sought after 4K certification from Crestron Electronics. " via Business Wire

Apple Has BIG Plans For 2017's iPhone: ALL-GLASS Design, New OLED Display Tech & No Home Button " It's well established that phone manufacturers plan multiple iterations of their flagship smartphones well in advance. And that's why it's not entirely surprising that, according to new information, Apple seems to already be making plans as far ahead as 2018, just as the rumour mill is obsessing over the intricacies of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro. " via Know Your Mobile

Foxconn Developing Glass Casing and OLED Displays Ahead of Tenth-Anniversary iPhone " Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn is developing glass casings and OLED displays for smartphones in an attempt to secure orders for the tenth-anniversary iPhone next year, according to Japanese website Nikkei. The report claims Foxconn has been developing glass chassis for at least one year, and developing its own OLED display technologies through its Sharp acquisition. " via Mac Rumors

The Motorcycle Touchscreen Is Becoming More Popular " When Tesla decided to mount a giant 17″ touchscreen in the middle of the dashboard of its cars, it caused the demand for such devices to soar. Now the touchscreen craze has come to the world of motorcycles as well. Is that a good thing? " via GAS2

Touch Screens Change Behaviour " You can use a website with a keyboard and mouse, or you can work your way through the same site using your finger on a mobile device. However, you might not notice, but you use the same website in different ways, according to the way in which you access the site. " via Business 2 Community

Stretchable Touchpad Could Become Wearable Touchscreen " A new stretchable transparent touchpad can be used to write words and play electronic games, and may even one day be implanted inside the body, its inventors say. " via IEEE Spectrum

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Wednesday
Aug032016

Display Technology News Roundup 8.3.2016

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Microsoft Wants Businesses To Start Playing With Its HoloLens Headsets " Microsoft’s “mixed-reality” enterprise push has begun. Microsoft released its HoloLens augmented reality headsets to software developers back in March, and now it’s trying to drive them into the enterprise. " via Fortune

Talking Tech: Route 66 Solar Roadway " A husband and wife team came up with the idea of lining roadways with solar panels. They’ve raised over $2M in an online crowdfunding campaign to get this project off the ground; they’ve also received funding from the Department of Transportation as well. " via Kasa

LG Display to Invest $1.75 Billion in OLED Display Production " SEOUL— LG Display Co., one of the world’s biggest makers of display panels used in smartphones and televisions, said Wednesday it would invest 1.99 trillion Korean won ($1.75 billion) to produce flexible organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, displays for use in mobile phones. " via Wall Street Journal

Qeexo’s Touchscreen Software Tech Keeps On Improving " Qeexo is a software company building a suite of touchscreen products for the future using existing hardware. Instead of redesigning existing touchscreens and their controllers, the company is using smarter software to determine how the user is operating the device. " via Android Headlines

LG 4k OLED, 1000 times faster than LED " It is a popular saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. But what about a picture that is a thousand times faster than the regular Liquid Electric Display, LED television? This is how you define LG’s new 4k OLED TV. LG’s CURVED 4K OLED TV combines the intense detail of UltraHD with the superior contrast and rich, accurate colour peculiar to the OLED. " via Vanguard

Photocentric to tease future of LCD 3D printing at TCT Show " If you were a visitor to last year’s TCT Show you may remember a 3D printer debut from photopolymer company, Photocentric, who chose the flagship UK show as the place showcase its first entry into the 3D printing hardware market. The machine in question was a sub-£500 Liquid Crystal 3D printer which uses a 10-inch, high resolution LCD screen and specially formulated visible daylight resins to rapidly produce high quality models, particularly for the jewellery industry. " via TCT Magazine

Sharp Pulled Down by Weak Display-Panel Sales " TOKYO—Sharp Corp. on Friday reported a net loss of 27.5 billion yen ($266 million) for the fiscal first quarter because of sluggish sales of its display panels. The loss for the April-June quarter was larger than the Y13.4 billion average loss expected by analysts, according to data provider Quick. That compares with a Y34.0 billion net loss booked by the electronics maker in the same period last year. " via Wall Street Journal

DEAD PIXEL HAVE YOU DOWN? THESE TRICKS MIGHT REVIVE IT " Once you notice a dead pixel, it’s hard to think of anything else -it will keep drawing your eye and driving you a little more crazy with each glance. While you could shell out big bucks in repairs, or replace the display entirely, there’s often no harm in trying a few quick troubleshooting methods to see if you can snap the pixel back into shape without have to resort to costly services and outside alternatives. " via Digital Trends

Apple iPhone 8 Will Boast Amazing Glass Screen " Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) normally gets a lot of the tech world’s attention around this time of the year. For Apple product fans, the arrival of Fall signifies the start of the tech company’s new release season. Expected this September is the iPhone 7 as well as the next edition Apple Watch. However, expert sources and comments from the iPhone-maker’s supply chain suggest a very mild upgrade will come along this year. Apple Inc. is reported to be saving a revolutionary upgrade for its 2017 iPhone. " via ValueWalk

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Tuesday
Jul192016

Display Technology News Roundup 7.18.16

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IPS LCD vs AMOLED: Here is Everything You Need to Know " The key difference between the IPS LCD and AMOLED display is that IPS LCD produces realistic colors whereas the AMOLED produces saturated colors. The colors are more accurate and the sharpness and clarity are also higher on the LCD display. The viewing angles are better and the contrast ratio is wider on the AMOLED display. Both the displays come with the advantages as well as disadvantages over the other. " via Press Insider Daily

Apple granted 'Flexible Display Panel' patent possibly for iPhone 8, OLED panels can be supplied by LG " More fans are waiting for the iPhone 8 instead of the iPhone 7 and they do have good reasons for anticipating such as the expected OLED display that will be provided by LG. " via Yibada

The rise of OLED displays could lead to shatterproof phones " These days, it seems like gadgets are constantly improving, and now the next big development may be organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs. The technology promises to improve your phones' quality, durability and even foldability " via EurekAlert!

New technologies widen touchscreen opportunities " A quiet revolution is taking place in the projected capacitive touchscreen market. Rapid industry developments are delivering touchscreens which are thinner, higher performance, more reliable and lower cost. " via newelectronics

Touch Screen Capability on Your Own Skin Will Soon be Possible " University of Tokyo Professor Takao Someya has been developing various electronics that can be both bendable and stretchable for 10 years now. “The advent of mobile phones has changed the way we communicate. While these communication tools are getting smaller and smaller, they are still discrete devices that we have to carry with us,” Someya said. " via The Source

Touchscreen Monitor utilizes P-Cap touch technology. " With adaptable open-frame metal construction, 15 in. Model LBT-1503OC can be integrated into existing HMI applications. Projected capacitive technology, suitable for indoor and outdoor applications, enables multiple points of contact to be recognized simultaneously. " via Thomas Net

LG is getting ready to mass produce futuristic plastic OLED panels " Perhaps signaling that a future of bendable displays is closer to becoming a reality than ever before, ZDNet is reporting that LG Display recently took steps to ramp up production for plastic OLED panels, or POLED for short. By utilizing plastic instead of glass, POLED panels are much more malleable and bendable, making the technology an ideal fit across a wide array of products, including smartphones, watches and even automobiles. " via BGR

Global supply of 32-inch TV panels to rise in 3Q16, may be in oversupply in 4Q16 " TFT-LCD panel makers reduced production of 32-inch TV panels in the first quarter of 2016 due to a lack of profits and the decreased supply pushed up prices in the second quarter; consequently Sharp resumed production of such TV panels in July while LG Display, Taiwan-based Innolux and China-based fellow makers have begun to increase output, according to industry sources. " via Digitimes

Elo Announces the I-Series for Windows Integrated Touchscreen Computer " Elo, a global supplier of touchscreen solutions, today announced the availability of the I-Series for Windows® fully integrated touchscreen computer. Available in 15.6-inch and 21.5-inch widescreen displays with a mere 1.5-inch depth, the rugged I-Series for Windows computer’s large tablet form factor provides a fully integrated platform for public-facing interactive applications. " via Digital Signage Connection

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Tuesday
Jun282016

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 6.28.16

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Hybrid display switches between OLED and reflective LCD modes " The Semiconductor Energy Laboratory (SEL) Co Ltd in Japan has developed a smartphone-sized 4.38 inches hybrid display that combines two display technologies into one: OLED for its very high contrast and colour quality indoors, and reflective LCD for its high readability in bright outdoors. " via EE Times

Xiaomi Mi 5s With Pressure-Sensitive Touch Screen Launching Soon " Xiaomi has had a respectable first half this year and released several products including its flagship Xiaomi Mi5. Of course, some latest, trending features like Force Touch display, curved screen, etc. were missing from the phone. Well, it looks like the company is going to release a sequel of the phone to fill in the blanks. " via Mobipicker

Easitech Launches Mini Projector with Finger-activated Touchscreen " The Shanghai company Easitech announced a new mini projector touchscreen that is activated by a finger or stylus. Weighing 5 ounces, the Lazertouch projector can turn a surface or wall into an interactive white board presentation. " via Government Video

The Nubia Z11 is another phone with an edge-to-edge display " Chinese smartphone maker Nubia has announced the Z11, a smartphone with an edge-to-edge display and the sequel to last year's bezel-free flagship Z9. The Z11 comes with a 5.5-inch 1008p display, which isn't that great in 2016 but largely makes up for it with a strong lineup of specs. " via The Verge

Samsung to invest $6.82 billion to boost the production of AMOLED panels " Super AMOLED technology goes way back. Samsung had launched its first Galaxy S smartphone with a Super AMOLED display back in 2010. Six years later and it’s still one of the best looking displays on a smartphone. " via Tech2 on Firstpost

Apple's dual-layer LCD technology promises high-contrast, lifelike HDR images " Apple in a patent application published on Thursday details a method of reducing image artifacts in high dynamic range (HDR) dual-layer LCDs, technology that could theoretically boost a typical display's contrast ratio to 1,000,000 to 1. " via AppleInsider

Apple may soon have an extra supplier of OLED displays for future iPhone: Sharp " With Apple expected to switch to OLED screens for future iPhones, it appears that it may not need to rely completely on the two major manufacturers for long. " via 9 to 5 Mac

80 experts compared this year’s hottest TVs side by side, and the winner was … " When the ballots were counted, LG’s Signature G6 OLED TV won in a landslide. This marks the third year in a row that LG’s OLED took the title. Competing with the 65-inch LG G6 (OLED65G6P) were the 75-inch Sony X940D (XBR75X940D), 78-inch Samsung KS9800 (UN78KS9800), and the 65-inch Vizio Reference Series (RS65-B2). " via Digital Trends

Posiflex Launches New POS Touch Screen Terminal " Posiflex announced the introduction of its new XT3915, a 15-inch resistive touch screen terminal configured by default with a 128 GB solid state drive (SSD), further improving performance and reliability for non-stop POS service. " via QSR Magazine

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Tuesday
Jun142016

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 6.14.16

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Samsung makes 95 per cent of OLED market " While the rest of the world is talking about OLED displays, it seems that 95 per cent of the displays made by Samsung. Samsung appears to have corned the market and made more than 95 per cent of the total shipments in the first quarter (Q1) of 2016." via Fudzilla

Display Enhancements for You " SmarterGlass provides a variety of enhancements that we can apply to your display, applicable to a broad range of FPD technologies including Liquid Crystal (LCD), Plasma, Vacuum Fluorescents (VFD), and organic light-emitting diode (OLED). Our goal is to improve the looks and durability of your LCD or FPD in all the environments in which it will operate. " via SmarterGlass

Trimmable Backlighting Kit accelerates display prototyping. " Along with 0.45 or 0.3 mm thin, 6 x 11 in., Clad Flat Fiber™ (CFF) flexible optical sheets, Cut-2-Size™ Backlighting Kits include PCB with 8 white, side-fire LEDs that can be powered by 9 Vdc supply. Polycarbonate panels can be cut into any shape or size using such standard cutting tools as scissors or knife. " via ThomasNet

Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge to Feature a 5.5-inch 4K UHD Screen for VR Support " As far as Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge is concerned, be prepared to come across a similar size of screen size as the current S7 Edge. However, unlike the 2K QHD resolution found on this year’s curved screen flagship, next year’s version will pack a 4K UHD display. " via Nashville Chatter

Sony demos 8Kx2K giant LED display " Built from Sony's trade-marked CLEDIS™ (Crystal LED Integrated Structure) micro-LED panels measuring 403×453mm each and packing 320×360 RGB LED pixels at a pitch of 1.25mm, the new LED wall display technology could become commercially available early 2017. " via EE Times

iBuyPower just put an LCD display in a gaming PC's side panel " For those who like LCD panels, iBuyPower has put one in a PC’s side panel. The company did this with its new design, known as the Snowblind. The case for this new system combines a traditional clear window display — so you can see all of your no-doubt pricey components — with an LCD readout, letting you put any information you want right where everyone can see it. " via Digital Trends

Hands on with Cadillac’s wide-angle, LCD rear-view mirror " Flip the day-night lever at the bottom of your Cadillac XT5’s rear-view mirror and it becomes…an LCD showing a wide-angle view of traffic behind you, shot from the viewpoint of a camera just above the new crossover’s rear license plate. " via Extremetech

InFocus Adds Impact to Interactive Touchscreen Solutions With Projected Capacitive Touch Technology and 4K Resolution " adding premium capabilities, including projected capacitive touch and 4K resolution, to a variety of its interactive touchscreen and video conferencing solutions, the company announced today. InFocus created the original all-in-one video conferencing touchscreen solutions and the company is once again defining the category " via Twice

Global Trade Electronic (USA) INC. Now Offers an LCD Screen Recycle Program " Global Trade Electronic (USA) INC. (GTE), a prominent developer of smartphone LCD screens and accessory products, announces its new LCD screen recycle program. Through the program, GTE will send a free shipping label to customers wishing to recycle their broken LCD screen. Once the company receives the screen, its professional teams will test the functionality and authenticity of the LCD and, based on those results, will determine a price to offer for the broken screen. " via PR Web

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Friday
Jun032016

Display Technology News Roundup 6.3.2016

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E Ink Unveils New Full Color Display " A new display from E Ink can produce full color at every pixel, without having to rely on a color filter array (CFA), the company said today. The electrophoretic display, known as Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP), will be primarily used for digital signage at first. " via Sci-Tech Today

How To Play China’s Shift From LCD To OLED? " Apple (AAPL) is long rumored to have hired Samsung Electronics (005930.Korea/SSNLF) to supply OLED screens for its iPhones next year. But the OLED technology is picking up in the TV space as well. " via Barron's

New controller technology enhances management precision and simplicity at Illinois Sow Farm " As a full-time pork producer who is also responsible for taking care of her own family, Clare Schilling welcomes new technologies that can help simplify and streamline the management of her hog operations. Despite recent advancements in many facets of pork production, most swine facilities today still rely on older, less efficient technology when it comes to environmental controllers. " via National Hog Farmer

ASUS Readies ROG Laptops with Optional 120 Hz AHVA Display Panels " In the recent years, ASUS became one of the world’s largest supplier of gaming notebooks and gaming displays. Having obtained a lot of expertise in building monitors and laptops for gamers, the manufacturer decided to apply it knowledges to build laptops with display panels featuring 120 Hz refresh rates. " via The New Yorker

LG Supplying Xiaomi with Curved Display Panels " Samsung may be the one selling curved display smartphones right now. But they aren’t the only manufacturer making curved displays. LG has been working on them for a few years as well. In fact, they have used a curved display in smartphones like the LG G Flex, although not as curved as what we have on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, it is still a curved display but, it’s better known as a flexible display. " via Android Headlines

UGA professor, students experiment with giant touch-screen technology " University of Georgia students are conducting a kind of experiment in a classroom of UGA’s Davison Life Sciences Building this month, but not the kind you’d usually think of in connection with the university’s genetics department. " via The New Yorker

Panasonic pulls plug on LCD TV panels in Japan " Panasonic pulls plug on LCD TV panels in Japan " via Japan Times

InFocus Adds Impact to Interactive Touchscreen Solutions With Projected Capacitive Touch Technology and 4K Resolution " adding premium capabilities, including projected capacitive touch and 4K resolution, to a variety of its interactive touchscreen and video conferencing solutions, the company announced today. InFocus created the original all-in-one video conferencing touchscreen solutions and the company is once again defining the category " via Twice

What Display Technology Advances Are Needed to Keep Up With the Growing VR Market? " Virtual Reality (VR) is a digital immersion technology. Instead of “watching a movie,” you are “participating in the movie,” and user movements and actions are reflected into the movie storyline. " via ECN

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Wednesday
May042016

Display Technology News Roundup 5.4.2016

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The Search for Our Missing Colors "Each year, a group of experts at Pantone, the company best known for its exacting color-matching system, chooses and promotes a Color of the Year that aims to set the world’s fashion agenda—“a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude,” their Web site proclaims. " via The New Yorker

Huawei and Xiaomi to launch curved smartphones using Samsung, LG display panels "While flat devices may have been a hit in the past, curved displays appear to be a thing of the future. This is evident, especially given that giant OEMs like Samsung and LG have been incorporating it for a while now, not to mention our modern-day televisions." via UPDATO

LG Display to mass-produce OLED light panels "LG Display, the world's largest maker of liquid crystal display panels, is taking another step to establish the market for organic light-emitting diodes with its plan to mass-produce OLED panels for lighting starting in the first half of 2017." via Nikkei

New Tech Turns Your Skin Into a Touchscreen for Your Smartwatch "One of the biggest challenges with smartwatches is trying to navigate through apps on a relatively tiny screen. While smartphones and tablets have gotten bigger over the years, the gadgets we wear on our wrists need to stay small to avoid looking terribly unfashionable. Today a team at the Future Interfaces Group, a research lab within Carnegie Mellon University, released a look at a novel solution to this problem: making the skin on your arm and hand act like a touchscreen for your smartwatch." via The Verge

Put my finger where? New LG tech hides fingerprint sensors away "The days of having a fingerprint sensor you can actually see on a smartphone may be coming to an end. LG Innotek, the division of the company that produces components and materials, has integrated a fingerprint sensor into a glass front panel, but from underneath the sheet rather than in front or on top." via Yahoo

Curved ultrawide displays: Coming to a desktop near you? "Curved screens and immersive imaging are not new ideas, having been pioneered in movie theatres, along with surround sound, in the 1950s. The original Cinerama process used three synchronized 35mm projectors and a deeply curved screen. In the theatre environment, screens and viewing distances, are much larger than for desktop monitors. In addition, the image on the screen is projected from a lens or lenses, rather than generated on the screen itself. Projected onto a flat screen, wide-screen images can suffer from pincushion distortion, where the centres of the top, bottom and sides bow inwards" via ZD Net

Cadmium-Free Quantum Dots Offer Vibrant Color for Liquid Crystal Displays "Display manufacturers are constantly striving to satisfy consumers’ never-ending appetites for better and more true-to-life electronic displays. Accomplishing that has as much to do with color as it does with resolution. To do so, one technology that has been gaining increased momentum in the industry is quantum dots." via Photonics Media

iPhone 8 Will Feature 10nm A11 Chip, Ultrasonic Touch ID, OLED Screen, and More "Apple hasn’t earned as much profits with iPhone 6S as it did with the iPhone 6, which is why the company really needs to raise the bars for innovation in its next flagship smartphone. Analysts have predicted that the iPhone 7 will bring Apple back in the market with profits and will be an important factor to increase the hype around the next flagship, the iPhone 8." via MobiPicker

There's no need for 3D glasses with the HoloFlex holographic smartphone "Researchers from Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab have built a smartphone called the HoloFlex, which, as the name suggests, is made with both a flexible body and a holographic display. The result? Images that, quite literally, pop out at you." via Digital Trends

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Tuesday
Apr052016

Display Technology News Roundup 4.5.2016

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UCF researches work on extreme-temperature resistant LCD screens "University of Central Florida researchers said they’ve found a way to solve the problem of an electronic device malfunctioning due to extreme temperatures. The new technology can be used in every future touchscreen device to keep cellphones or GPS’ screens working in the most extreme temperatures." via WFTV

CES 2016 TV tech: 4K yawns, high dynamic range dawns "The presentation will discuss how all capacitive touch screens (CapTouch) work well in demos and on the bench but when they are installed in real world applications, problems can start occurring. This presentation will provide delegates with the information and solutions needed to ease CapTouch implementation. " via Cambridge Network

Quantum Composers Adds New Touchscreen Technology to Laser Lines "Quantum Composers, a leading manufacturer of lasers and systems, launched a new touchscreen controller for simplified control of laser systems. The all new Smart Controller is an easy to use extension for manual repair systems that may include a microscope setup and has the functionality to control the systems energy, firing mode, rate, and slit size and shape." via SATPR News

Mobile AMOLED displays just got cheaper than LCD "Flagship phones have been adopting AMOLED panels in favor of LCD for a while now. Top phone manufacturers are opting for the improved battery hours and flexibility in features such as Samsung’s Always-On Display, which shows battery life and date around the clock without too much of an impact on battery life. The display technology is used in most modern phones, laptops, smartwatches, and televisions." via Digital Trends

Touchscreen Controller enhances usability of laser systems "Quantum Composers, a leading manufacturer of lasers and systems, launched a new touchscreen controller for simplified control of laser systems. The all new Smart Controller is an easy to use extension for manual repair systems that may include a microscope setup and has the functionality to control the systems energy, firing mode, rate, and slit size and shape." via ThomasNet

Finally, a big screen for travellers: Thales reveals 21inch seatback TV designed to fit on the back on an economy seat "A new type of airline seating is set to make economy flights a lot more enjoyable. A French company called Thales has developed massive LCD touchscreen displays called 'Digital Sky' built into the backs of economy seats." via DailyMail UK

Sharp, Under Foxconn, Aims to Excel in Smartphone Displays "Success for Sharp Corp., newly under the control of Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group, may boil down in large part to whether it can stay ahead in the fast-changing technology for smartphone displays." via Wall Street Journal

50 Engineers in Taiwan are secretly developing New Display Tech for Apple "The OLED screens (which are already being used by Samsung in a number of its smartphones) would allow Apple to create thinner, lighter, brighter and more energy-efficient smartphones and tablets as the technology doesn’t need a separate backlight to power the display." via Albany Daily Star

Quantum Dot (QD) Display Market Worth $3.96 Billion By 2022: Grand View Research, Inc. "Increasing awareness regarding energy-efficient displays is expected to boost global quantum dot display market growth. Surge in demand for advanced QLED powered TVs has propelled industry growth." via PR Newswire

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Tuesday
Feb232016

Display Technology News Roundup 2.23.16

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Panasonic's transparent display is hard for your eyes to believe "Transparent displays aren't really new in the technology industry, but this year at CES we're seeing some pretty amazing examples of them. There's LG's 18-inch display, which you can roll up like paper. And I just stopped by Panasonic's booth to check out the company's own transparent display. Unlike LG's, this one's not small enough to hold in your hand; it's meant for the living room. Panasonic's demo showcases the display attached to shelving with various home decor behind it." via The Verge

Foxconn's lookin' Sharp: $6 billion takeover accepted "Manufacturing giant Foxconn looks set to get a big boost to its display-making capabilities, with reports that the board of directors at Japanese electronics firm Sharp have accepted a takeover deal from the Taiwanese company." via Tech Radar

Innolux fully restores production at 8 factories in STSP "Innolux on February 22 announced the complete restoration of production at eight factories at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) which were hit by a large earthquake on February 6. A 5G and 6G factory were damaged the most and production was restored late February 21, Innolux said. Production capacities at the other six factories were only lightly reduced by around 5-10% due to the earthquake" via Digitimes

The Next Phase of the TV Tech Battle: Quantum Dot vs. OLED Display "On the battlefield is organic LED (OLED) technology, championed by LG Electronics, facing off against something called quantum dot, a nano-crystal evolution of LCD technology which Samsung favors. This may sound like jargon and splitting hairs, but the production methods and potential costs for each type of display are very different." via XConomy.com

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Samsung Display offers standard AMOLED solutions to tout China smartphone vendors "Samsung Display, in an attempt to tout China-based smartphone vendors, has offered standard AMOLED touch panel solutions for common use to keep prices down, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers." via Digitimes

Samsung Display offers standard AMOLED solutions to tout China smartphone vendors "Samsung Display, in an attempt to tout China-based smartphone vendors, has offered standard AMOLED touch panel solutions for common use to keep prices down, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers." via Digitimes

CES 2016 TV tech: 4K yawns, high dynamic range dawns "Since 4K TVs are now basically mainstream, with dirt-cheap prices and correspondingly thin profit margins, the voracious capitalist beast of technological progress needs its next shiny new object. Something higher, in both price and ambition. And that's why TV manufacturers, the ones who spend millions to power shows like CES, look at HDR as something that might convince you to spend more money on a bigger and better flat-panel." via CNet

Evertz Provides 4K Replay System at Super Bowl 50 "Transparent displays aren't really new in the technology industry, but this year at CES we're seeing some pretty amazing examples of them. There's LG's 18-inch display, which you can roll up like paper. And I just stopped by Panasonic's booth to check out the company's own transparent display. Unlike LG's, this one's not small enough to hold in your hand; it's meant for the living room. Panasonic's demo showcases the display attached to shelving with various home decor behind it." via TV Technology

LG made an 18-inch display you can roll up like a Newspaper "LG Display has a prototype 18-inch screen it's showing off at the Consumer Electronics Show this week that rolls up like a piece of paper. The technology builds on LG's forward-looking OLED work focusing on bendable, rollable, and curving displays. The company showed similar technology last year as a proof of concept, but kept images behind closed doors." via The Verge

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