display alliance news 8.20.2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Chris Sava

Really Wide: Optrex T-55604D192J-LW-A-AAN.
Jin from DisplayBlog writes, the model name is incred­i­bly long but what inter­ests me is the 16:3 aspect ratio. The T-55604D192J-LW-A-AAN by Optrex is a 19.2-inch (48.8-cm) dig­i­tal sig­nage LCD with a pixel for­mat of 1920×360. Other specs: -30° up to +80° tem­per­a­ture range, 60K-hour LED back­light, 500 cd/m2 bright­ness, 700:1 con­trast ratio and view­ing angles of 160/140 degrees. Connectivity options are: Gigabit Ethernet, USB, VGA, DVI, DisplayLink.

Sharp reportedly to cut LCD panel production.
Sharp Corp. will reduce its LCD panel production due to mounting inventories in the U.S. and China, according to a report published Friday. The Nikkei business daily reported that Sharp will cut capacity utilization at a Sakai, Japan factory by between 20% and 30%. The Sakai facility is capable of producing the equivalent of 1.3 million 40-inch screen TVs a month, according to the report. The cutback is expected to last one to two months, the report said. Sourced from Market Watch.

AUO and Wistron to Establish a Joint Venture for TFT-LCD Module Plant.
The Board of Directors of AUO and Wistron approved establishing the joint venture with a registered capital of no more than US$ 10 million. AUO and Wistron will own 51% and 49% of the shareholding of the joint venture respectively. The joint venture will tentatively be named Zhongshan BriVision Optronics Corporation. Read the full press release on prnewswire.

Corning: CLSA Downgrades; Cites Weaker LCD Panel Market.
Corning (GLW) shares are trading lower this morning after CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets analyst Steven Fox this morning cut its rating on the stock to Outperform from Buy. Fox writes that he thinks Corning’s LCD glass shipments are harder to predict over the next couple of quarters than he would have expected a month ago. He’s looking for flat unit shipments in Q3, and then a 15% sequential decline in Q4. Fox is bullish on the company’s growing Gorilla Glass product cycle, but he notes that production is still ramping while the LCD TV business is softening, and that “Street estimates may need to move down in the interim.” Read the full article here.

Public Media Works to Place up to 7,000 Entertainment Kiosks at Gas Station Convenience Stores Across the US.
Public Media Works, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, EntertainmentXpress, Inc., announce an agreement with Modular Conversions, LLC to place up to 7,000 DVD movie and game kiosks in new convenience stores as major oil company-sponsored gas station conversions are completed over the next three years across the U.S. The initial phase includes full funding for the installation of up to 1,500 EntertainmentXpress kiosks to be placed in prime West Coast targeted locations. Read the full article here.

New Samsung Tablet rumors: 7" and 10", but both will use LCD displays.
The Samsung-Tab (or Galaxy Tab) tablet computer rumors continue. Today a Korean site claims that Samsung will announce their tablet computer at IFA 2010 (September 3rd). It will come in two versions: 7" and 10". Both will be using an LCD display, not a Super-AMOLED. Read the full article here.

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