display alliance news 8.19.2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Chris Sava

LG to show a 31" OLED TV at IFA 2010?
There are some reports that LG plans to show a new 31" OLED TV at IFA 2010 (September 3rd). We know that LG want to introduce larger OLED TVs, but it's highly unlikely that it'll happen so soon - not until their Gen-5.5 plant goes online in 2012, anyway. Read the article at OLED Info.

Display Myths Shattered.
Dr. Raymond Soneira, President of DisplayMate Technologies Corp., wrote a very insightful article on monitor and HDTV display myths. He argues that manufacturers and marketing teams are cooking-up bold claims and exaggerations about their products’ specs, from contrast ratios to color gamuts. Read the full blog post at ShopJimmy’s Blog.

Kiosks dispense driver's licenses.
Mississippi has expanded its self-service kiosk program at its driver’s license offices, according to The Mississippi Press. The self-service machines were first placed in seven driver's license offices in December, according to the Department of Public Safety. There are now 29 kiosks in license offices and two standalone machines in the Harrison and Yazoo county courthouses. The kiosks have reduced wait time from several hours to a few minutes, according to the department. Read the full article here.

Barco receives follow-on orders from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems for rugged displays used in Predator-series UAS ground control stations.
Over the last six months, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has continued follow-on orders for 300 TL-248 flat LCD displays for use in Predator Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Ground Control Stations (GCS), ensuring the ongoing deployment of intelligence and superior operational performance in key defense applications where ruggedization is required. Read the full press release here.

Global LCD-Screen Component Sales Expected To Fall.
Global sales of a key component used in liquid-crystal-display screens--the display driver integrated circuit, or DDI--will decline starting this quarter because of rising inventory, slowing consumer demand and new technologies, according to iSuppli Corp. Read the full article here.

Sharp's LCD blackboard to hit market at months end.
A new display from Sharp Corp. (TSE:6753) can be used like a blackboard, with users able to write on the screen. The 60-inch LCD display, to go on sale on August 31, features a proprietary touch panel with enhanced handwriting recognition accuracy and smoother input. The PN-L601B will cost around one million yen (US$11,701), including handwriting software. A computer is necessary to use the software. Read the press release here.

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