Display Industry News Source 6.11.2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
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First impressions from SID 2012 "So, SID 2012 is now over. Personally it was a very good show, even though I hear from many exhibitors that it was slow compared to past years. There were a lot of companies showing OLED displays, lighting panels and related products, and it seems that OLEDs are starting to become mainstream. I do plan to post in-depth posts with interesting details of my talks with various OLED companies, but in the meantime, here's my own "best of SID" list." via OLED-Info

LG to launch 4K OLED TV in 2013 "Q: When will OLED TVs become mainstream, and more importantly, affordable?

It could be as early as 2014. It all depends on the actual OLED technology advancement, but we believe it is possible for OLED TVs to cost as little as 1.5 times pricier than LED TVs. By then, OLED panel makers should have invested in more mass-production lines to bring the price down. But this will largely depend on consumer demand, too.

Q: Will these OLED TVs eventually replace all LED and plasma TVs?

There'll still be LCD and LED TVs. Even today, there's still a huge demand for CRT TVs around the world. To further add, it also depends on the pricing and competitiveness of each display type. Moreover, it is more cost effective to manufacture OLED TVs in over 47-inch sizes. By 2015, around 50 percent of such panels will be based on OLED according to our forecasts." via C|NET Asia

Monitor Review: Asus PA248Q, Better Than The PA246Q? "The Asus PA248Q is a new 24-inch monitor aimed at professionals and demanding users. It's actually an update of the excellent PA246Q, and is based on the same winning formula—an IPS screen, a practical stand, native resolution higher than Full HD and factory-calibrated colours for reliable out-of-the-box results." via DigitalVersus

Fujitsu’s New 4-Wire Resistive Feather Touch Panels Expand Multi-Touch Applications "Fujitsu Components America has released a series of dual-touch, 4-wire resistive touch panels optimized for multi-touch functionality. The new panels combine the competitive features of Resistive and Projected Capacitive technology, allowing designers to expand multi-touch functionality into other applications, such as industrial equipment and controls, medical devices and automotive, using 4-wire simplicity." Fujitsu

Energy Subsidy Program in China Could Ignite a TV Price War "China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has announced details of the new energy-saving subsidy on home appliances.

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Overall, this program could result in about 2 million additional TV purchases in China in 2012, and is likely to accelerate replacement of CCFL-backlit LCD TVs by LED-backlit sets." via DisplaySearch

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