display alliance news 7.30.2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Chris Sava

A video of NautiComp’s ruggedized marine display fully submerged in a fish tank. If you've never seen the capabilites of a waterproof display, have a look at this video. It's a great example of product engineering. See the video here.

4 four key elements of PDP’s remarkable growth against LCD in the TV market.
Ken Park of Display Search explains why the PDP panel market is surging as of lately. He says its caused by iInflated LED-backlit LCD panel pricing, LED supply and costs, Similar design to LED-backlit LCD TV and Feature sensitivity. Read ken’s full article here.

Tek Panel Expands it’s Product Range with 55” and 70” All-in-One Computers. Read the full press release here, on DA.

AUO buys AFPD's LTPS line, will use it to make AMOLED displays.
AU Optronics has completed its acquisition of Toshiba Mobile Display's subsidiary, AFPD. This is part of AUO's strategic move into AMOLED production. AFPD has a Gen-4.5 LTPS plant, which can be used to produce OLED backplanes. Read the full article here.

CMI LED-backlit TV panels to reach 1 million per month in 4Q10-1Q11
CMI's LED-backlit TV panel monthly shipments are expected to reach 300,000-400,000 units in the third quarter of 2010. With first-tier TV vendors aggressively promoting LED-backlit sets, global LED-backlit TV shipments are expected to reach 30-40 million units in 2010, accounting for about 20% of the total LCD TV market for the year, the sources added. Read the full article here, at Digtimes Display.

Full Compatibility Confirmed for BrightSign Solid-State Digital Players and Philips-Branded Public Signage Displays with Smart Insert. Read the full article here, on DA.

Ex-CMO executive agrees to plead guilty for role in global LCD price-fixing conspiracy, says US Justice Department.
As a result of this investigation, more than US$890 million in criminal fines have been obtained to date. Including today's filing, 18 executives and eight companies have been charged in the department's ongoing investigation into price fixing in the LCD industry. Read the full article here, at Digtimes Display.

A cool article posted by DigitalSignageBlog on a tear down of a digital signage stand. See the full article here.

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