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Display Alliance News 9.30.2010

U.S. public backs digital billboards, survey says The American public overwhelmingly supports digital billboards despite many municipalities’ attempts to ban them, according to new research commissioned by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA). An August poll found that 80 percent of U.S. adults believe digital billboards are useful to drivers in giving them important information, and nearly the same proportion disagree with attempts to ban billboards. Click here to read more..

Transit Digital Signage: People Movers Open Up New Possibilities This year leading up to the Fall Classic, commuters entering the Times Square/Grand Central Shuttle or boarding MTA New York City Transit branded subway cars designed to capture the feel of a baseball stadium will be immersed in TBS coverage of all four of the Major League Baseball Division Series and the American League Championship Series (ALCS) games. According to the one accounting of New York City subway and bus traffic, 7.7 million people use the vehicles daily throughout the city's five boroughs. Nationwide, the number of trips taken on public transportation is mind-blowing. According to the  American Public Transportation Association, more than 2.5 billion trips were taken on U.S. public transportation in the second quarter of 2010. Click here to read David Littles' great article..

TPV may cooperate with Epistar for LED production plant in China Hong Kong-listed TPV Technology will reportedly work with Taiwan-based LED chip maker Epistar to set up an LED epitaxy wafer production plant in China in order to secure LED supply. Market sources indicated that TPV will need 150 million large-size panels in 2011. With increasing market share for LED backlighting products, it will be necessary for TPV to secure stable LED chip supplies, and Epistar is expected to expand its existing plant in Xiamen, China in order to install MOCVD machines. Click here to read more..

Gamer Tower Kiosks If you are looking for a secure robust platform to put your Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 in then this is the solution for you. Available as a two, three or four sided kiosk. Each side can accomodate 1 console of your choice plus 2 console controllers*, a 24" high definition LCD TFT Display and stereo sound. Click here to watch a video..

High-brightness LED market to grow 68% in 2010 Yokohama, Japan--The overall market for high-brightness light emitting diodes (HB LEDs) will grow a whopping 68% this year to reach $9.1 billion. That’s the forecast presented during the opening session of LED Japan/Strategies in Light 2010 this week by conference chair and Strategies Unlimited analyst Dr. Robert Steele. Steele said that the biggest market growth drivers are LED backlights for LCD televisions and monitors followed by lighting. Looking forward, he predicted a compound annual growth rate for the HB LED market of 27.8% through 2014, meaning that global sales will reach $18.4 billion. Click here to read more..

AUO to proceed with investment plans at Erhlin Park AU Optronics (AUO) has said that it will proceed with its planned "Erhlin Project" to build two 11G TFT LCD panel plants and two solar energy plants at the Erhlin Park of the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP), after the CTSP announced on September 29 that it will resume construction of Erhlin Park immediately. Click here to read more..

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