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display alliance news 8.31.2010

ViewSonic ViewPad 7: The Android 2.2 Tablet That Thinks It’s A Phone.
Nicholas Deleon  of crunchgear talks about Viewsonics new tablet. He says, there’s sure to be a deluge of tablets coming out of this year’s IFA show in Berlin. I know I’ve written about the Samsung Galaxy approximately 8,000 times in the past few weeks! So, here’s another: the Viewsonic ViewPad 7. She’s an Android-based tablet, as so many are these days, and she had a 7-inch, 800-480 display. Why are these things popular again? Read Nicholas’ full article on crunchgear.

On the Tech Front: LG.
Ryan from ShopJimmy’s Blog tells us, it’s been awhile since I’ve covered developments in TV technology and manufacturing — mainly because I became weary of all the 3D clamor and giant blue creatures — but LG just announced the release of two new prototypes worth noting. The first is an 180-inch(!) plasma prototype. It would be the world’s largest plasma TV. LG didn’t divulge many details in their PR about the TV, but don’t clear an entire wall in your house for this monster anytime soon. Read more at shopjimmy.

China Electronics Export Market Down in June, Except for PCs.

China’s mobile handset and LCD-TV exports declined unexpectedly in June, as the handsets were negatively impacted by a government investigation and the televisions took a hit due to weak demand and rising inventory, according to China market research company iSuppli Corp. Exports of mobile handsets in June amounted to 59.5 million units, down 1 percent from 60 million in May. Meanwhile, total LCD-TV export shipments fell by 3 percent, declining to 4.3 million units, down from 4.4 million the previous month. Channel inventory in June rose compared to May because of weaker-than-expected sales. Read more at isuppli.

AUO hiking LED backlight proportion for notebook, monitor panels.
AU Optronics (AUO) is increasing its applications of LED backlights for its TFT-LCD panels used in notebooks and LCD monitors, with the LED backlight proportion for the former to be increased from 98% currently to 100% at the end of 2010 and the latter from 25% in the second quarter of 2010 to 100% in 2013, according to the company. Read more at digitimes.

Ideal Outdoor Display Areas.
Using outdoor TV screens brings real benefits to many businesses. Whatever message or information that you want to get across – more people will see it outside your premises than will inside. There are main two reasons why screens are placed outside premises: advertising – promoting their own or products or brand or those of an affiliate or third party; and information – providing news and event information. Outdoor TVs and outdoor digital signage are ideal for this because no matter how many people visit your premises each day, far more will walk past it. Read the full article at armagard.

Electronics contract manufacturers face supply chain pileup, says iSuppli.
Component shortages have led to a traffic pileup in the global electronics supply chain, with major contract manufacturers facing a challenging supply imbalance characterized by tight inventories of parts and finished products and a glut of raw materials, according to iSuppli. Read more at digitimes.

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