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Monday
Aug012011

InGaZnO, the next big thing in Display Technology for Sharp?

InGaZnO allows for the creation of thin-film transistor displays with increased brightness and decreased power draw over traditional semiconductor materials.

Sharp announced the new InGaZnO panels and hope to level the playing field - which is good news for both manufacturers of smartphones and tablets, and consumers thereof.

Written by:  Gareth Halfacree at www.thinq.co.uk

Revenues, in billions of yen, declined year over year in all three display sectors for Sharp. Due to deteriorating ASPs, revenues dropped despite LCD Color TV shipments increasing 22.3% Y/Y to 3.29 million units.

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Friday
Jul292011

The Display Industry News Source 7.29.2011

Dramatic Digital Signage Growth Right Around the Corner - Retail to Lead the Way, Says New Research.  "A newly released report from IMS Research concludes that after a couple of sluggish years, the worldwide digital signage market will see growth in excess of 40 percent in 2013 to reach a total of $7 billion. And an important component of that market will be in the retail sector." via Display Alliance

LG to launch a 55in OLED TV in 2012-Likely to be gorgeous, unlikely to be cheap.  "Whenever it finally hits, the 55-inch OLED certainly won't come cheap. LG has already shown off a 31-inch OLED TV, which is yet to make it to the UK, as well as the 15-inch LG 15EL9500 which would set you back a cool £1,700." via Tech Radar

In Depth: The future of 3D TV content.  "For its part, Samsung has been quickest off the starting blocks in the emergent 3D TV market, already having captured over 50 per cent of market share in North America and Europe, according to German market researchers GfK. Samsung sold 50.5 percent of 3D TVs in Europe in May 2011, followed by Sony with a 21.8 percent market share, and LG Electronics and Panasonic with 9.3 and 9.2 per cent, respectively." via 3D Radar

AUO vice president says OLED-Tv are not cost competitive until 2014.  "Instead of investing in OLED displays for mobile applications, the company will now put all its efforts into large screen sizes for TVs: LG-Display will launch a 55-inch OLED TV by the second half next year!" via OLED Display

Apple and other major companies plan to visit the OLEDS World Summit 2011.  "There are many rumors about future Apple products with OLED Displays. So it looks like Apple want to use OLED in the near future in one of there products!" via OLED Display

Chirpy fitness PSAs a big hit on Chinese Digital OOH taxi screens.  "The only fitness motivation this would do for me is compel me to get out and walk, but Ad Age is reporting a Chinese Digital OOH company is seeing wild success with exercise instructional videos running on seat-back screens in taxi cabs in that country." via Sixteen:Nine

Samsung Display Panel Business, Second Quarter 2011 Results.  "LCD panel shipments increased mid-10% range Q/Q, but inventory levels remained high. LED-backlit LCDs for notebooks and monitors increased, but 40-inch and larger TV panels dropped. Samsung plans to focus on LCD panels for 3D and Smart TVs for the third quarter. That’s interesting, I prefer dumb 2D TVs." via Display Blog

Friday
Jul292011

Dramatic Digital Signage Growth Right Around the Corner - Retail to Lead the Way, Says New Research

A new report from IMS Research forecasts dramatic growth in digital signage over the next few years thanks to growing acceptance of the medium as a valuable ad delivery mechanism.

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Thursday
Jul282011

Display News Source, 7/28/2011

Medical LCD New generation of display in Health Care Industry

Everyone was familiar with x-ray film in hospitals for shown bones and teeth long time ago. MRI and CT inspection normally takes 20 to 100 film images. Each year hospitals take a million film images. Film images have been replaced with the medical LCD monitor. Now LCD monitors are a standard hardware in many IT industries replacing the CRT monitor. It’s used with the personal computer, laptop, television, POS, kiosk and many display units. LCD monitor’s have many advantages such as low price, high resolution, flat and light weight and saved energy.

Medical LCD monitors were developed because of these advantages. In the health care industry accuracy of scanning results from many types of equipment such as PACS, CT, NMR, MRI, x-ray and angiography are important. Doctors use that result to diagnose patients. Medical LCD monitors have a larger size and higher resolution than normal LCD monitor. With monitors over 21 inches, resolution should be in the range of 3 million to 5 million pixels and normally can swap viewing from portrait to landscape for comfort use. There are 2 major display types of medical LCD monochrome monitor and color LCD monitor. Additional features are a concern when select medical LCD monitors are digital video input and s-video input USB ports for peripherals. The room’s environment is important for monitor life time. Dust, heat, liquids or chemicals can decrease monitor life time, some monitor vendors offer dust and water proof monitor cases and make monitors able to be sterilized with hospital-grade disinfectants. Some medical LCD monitors are touch screens, these monitors must be activated with a gloved hand.

Via lcdmonitorworld.com

Monday
Jul252011

Display News Source, Apple Display Future

Apple uses Retina Display

Yoo-chul Kim, The Korea Times: He said more smartphone manufacturers will release new models employing LG’s “Retina Display” that has been used in iPhones and iPads.

He being Young-soo Kwon, CEO of LG Display. Kwon’s comment begs some questions:

The exclusivity between LG Display and Apple for the Retina Display used in the iPhone 4. Is it over? Was Kwon’s remark about a Retina Display used in iPads a Freudian slip? Or was he just mistaken?

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Thursday
Jul212011

Display News Source follow-up:

Portwell Launches New Compact All-in-One Rugged In-Vehicle Computer with Touchscreen Interface

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Thursday
Jul212011

The Display Industry News Source

Samsung Galaxy S II Slated for August Release In US

"Jong-kyun Shin, Samsung Mobile Business and Digital Imaging President, Yonhap News Agency: We expect to release the Galaxy S2 in the U.S. mar­ket some­time in August.The Samsung Galaxy S II, the fol­lowup to the Galaxy S, sports a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus dis­play with a 800×480 RGB pixel for­mat. The Galaxy S II is the fastest-selling smart­phone in Samsung’s his­tory, get­ting into the hands of three mil­lion cus­tomers in just 55 days.August might not be a good month to release a smart­phone. It is too close to a pos­si­ble iPhone announce­ment the very next month." via Display Blog

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Wednesday
Jul202011

Digital OOH: Could Public Wariness Over Privacy Spill Over to Digital Sign-Cell Phone Links?

A new study finding many people are worried about businesses checking their identity online might shed light on how the public perceives digital signs that interact with their cell phones.

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Tuesday
Jul192011

Portwell Launches New Compact All-in-One Rugged In-Vehicle Computer with Touchscreen Interface

Meeting the demands of in-cabin telematics system devices is a tough job that needs a tough solution. Therefore, when American Portwell Technology, Inc. purpose-built its new PARD-S071TW compact all-in-one in-vehicle computer, the Company housed it in a ruggedized metal aluminum case for durability and excellent EMI shielding. The PARD-S071TW was also designed with a wide seven-inch 16:9 touchscreen display for easy and convenient operator control as well as a range of embedded operating system choices.

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Tuesday
Jul192011

TouchSystems Announces Addition of TouchSystems TE Open Frame Series

Hutto, TX – July 19, 2011 – TouchSystems, a pioneer in the touch screen industry, announced today the addition of the TouchSystems TE Open Frame Series to its expanding product line.  Featuring durability and refined finish, the TE Open Frame Series is engineered for interactive kiosks and public spaces.

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Tuesday
Jul192011

The Display Industry News Source 7.19.2011

Korea Times: Retina Display Equipped iPad

"A Retina Display-equipped iPad, an iPad Pro is what I’d call it. The arti­cle points to both Samsung and LG Display being sup­pli­ers of the 9.7-inch Retina Display, but I think Samsung will either be a very small player or not a player at all." via DisplayBlog

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Monday
Jul182011

If print is dead, is digital signage the rightful heir?

For the past number of years the term “print is dead” has been thrown around a lot in every area imaginable. However it must be a slow and painful death for the traditional medium as digital looks for world domination. As it stands static print and digital signage share many key areas such as internal communication, advertising, menu boards, exhibitions, retail and wayfinding. However, as digital signage becomes more affordable it is developing into a fairer fight between print and digital. In fact according to Survey Monkey the price of digital signage dropped by 14% between 2004 and 2010; making this exciting medium more affordable than ever.

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Wednesday
Jul062011

The Display Industry News Source 7.06.2011

The touch panel market is likely to grow in the 3rd quarter of 2011

The market for small to medium sized panels have been thriving this year because of the new tablet PC's available. Ever since the Apple Ipad, tablet PC's have been growing rapidly. The competition has been the same way with firms such as HP and Acer aggressively trying to get on top. This increase in competition has caused more orders for small to medium sized panels but less for the large sized panels. via Digitimes

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Tuesday
Jun282011

The Display Industry News Source 6.28.2011

AUO Slovakia Module Plant Dedicated

"The plant will be able to reach a capacity of 240k per month by the end of 2011. With the joining of AUO Slovakia in LCD module manufacturing, high quality and value-added support will be offered to the European clients. When fully online in 2012, AUO Slovakia is expected to generate as many as 3,000 job offers." via AUO

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Monday
Jun272011

The Display Industry News Source 6.27.2011

Wintek co-operate with Shanghai Tianma in AMOLED Touch Panel Business

"Wintek co-operate with Shanghai Tianma to produce AMOLED touch panels. The companies are planning to ramp up fabs to produce AMOLED panels. Wintek plans to ramp up a plant in Taiwan to produce panels with their advanced technology touch (ATT) technology. The plan is to go online in 2013. The fab from Shanghai Tianma in China (5.5G) produce via a LTPS line in 201" via OLED-Info

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Friday
Jun242011

Digital Signage Management: Does Your Organization Suffer From Sunday Night Syndrome?

Whether it's Sunday night or some other period of time when staffing is at a minimum, digital signage networks should be ready to respond to emergencies with timely warnings.

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Tuesday
Jun212011

Digital Signage Solutions

Whether displaying up-to-the-minute flight information in airports, helping shoppers find their way around a mall or even cycling through the daily dinner specials at a local restaurant, people are always finding new and unique ways to make digital signage work for them.

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Tuesday
Jun212011

Industry Shout Out from Armagard

Our friends at Armagard, who manufacture some of the worlds finest LCD enclosures, had some good things to say about Display Alliance. Mr. Williams took the time to put together a nice review of some blogs in the Digital Signage Arena.  Here's what he had to say about DA,

"The new kid on the block but Display Alliance is already packed with news, comment and the latest research. Not just confined to digital signage but with all aspects of the AV industry, Display Alliance is promising to be a hot resource for all things screen related." via LCD-enclosure (Armagard)

Check out one of Armagard's Digital Signage Enclosures.

Thanks for the shout out!

Tuesday
Jun212011

The Display Industry News Source 6.21.2011

Dotting the eyes-How tiny crystals can improve picture quality

"GOOD as modern display screens are, they could be a lot better. Even the best liquid-crystal display (LCD) can produce only about a third of the range of colours which the human eye (in collaboration with the brain) can perceive. But that may soon change, with the deployment in screens of structures called quantum dots." via Economist

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Monday
Jun202011

The Display Industry News Source 6.20.2011

Eizo To Sell 36-Inch Display With 4K×2K Resolution For $36,000

"Japanese computer display maker Eizo Nanao announced [JP] the DuraVision FDH3601 today, a 36.4-inch display whose main selling point is the resolution: 4K×2K (4,096×2,160) isn’t really that easy to beat." via CrunchGear

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