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Sep282010

display alliance news 9.28.2010

Take a look at your new textbook
engadget.com- We had a chance to go hands-on with the device as well as speak to some members of the team developing the Kno, and while it's clear that there are major bumps in the UI and user experience, it seems like the company is aware of them. What we saw today was clearly unfinished, with a lot of laggy, stuttery behavior in the interface, a crash or two, and some very inaccurate finger tracking, but Kno says it's hard at work on eradicating those issues. Even with the UI fixes, it's a hard sell at "under $1000," but Kno is putting together partnerships with publishers to make that a little easier to swallow, as they say ultimately it will be less expensive than buying regular old text books. Click to read more..

Optrex Introduces First Standard Passive Matrix LCD with Advanced Black Nematic Technology
advancedimagingpro.com- The passive matrix monochrome LCD market remains a significant focus for Optrex, quoted Optrex America President & CEO, Cynthia Ferrell. While some LCD manufacturers have decided to exit the passive LCD market, Optrex continues to support it with new developments such as Advanced Black Nematic technology. Conventional passive matrix displays offer limited performance, such as brightness of less than 100 cd/m2 and contrast ratio of less than 80:1, which are not acceptable for some applications. As a result, Vacuum Florescent Display (VFD) technology has been prevalent in many automotive and certain industrial applications. However, LCDs utilizing ABN technology can achieve performance equal to or better than VFD. They provide a true black level by dramatically reducing the light leakage, resulting in contrast ratios of up to 1000:1, super wide viewing angles, and no performance shift over a wide temperature range. Click to read more..

Wellypower ships 1 million office-use light bars per month, says report
digitimes.com- CCFL lighting maker Wellypower Optronics is benefiting from the commercial market for office-use T5 light bars and is shipping one million units per month including both CCFL and LED light bars, according to a Chinese-language Economic Day News (EDN) report. Click to read more..

HP Sells $4 Million Worth of Computers Each Hour, 2 Sold Every Second
techcrunch.com- At TechCrunch Disrupt this morning, HP’s Executive Vice President for the Personal Systems Group, Todd Bradleyshed light on the massive number of devices being sold through his group, which Bradley says is in charge of a $40-plus billion revenue stream flowing through the company. Bradley says that HP is selling $4 million worth of computers in his group every hour, with 2 computers sold each second. As we wrote earlier, Bradley also sees a lot of potential in the tablet market, estimating that tablets will be a $40 billion market over the next few years. Click to read more..

Wintek looks for a strategic partner for AMOLED production
oled-info.com- There are reports that Wintek is looking to start producing AMOLED displays, and plan to seek a strategic partner to lower the costs associated with such a program. Wintek will use the old production line of Windell in the Taichung Industrial Park, Taiwan. Click to read more..

Diodes Incorporated's Versatile 9-Channel LED Drivers Improve LCD Backlighting Performance with 93% Efficiency and 1% Channel Matching
marketwatch.com- Diodes Incorporated, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today announced two 9-channel LED drivers with internal charge-pumps for backlighting small-LCD screens, keypads and LED lights. Click to read more..

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