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Thursday
Dec292016

Display Technology News Roundup 12.29.2016

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Display Alliance is sponsored by Smarter Glass ( www.smarterglass.com ) , a leading distributor and solutions provider with nearly 15 years specializing in the global LCD display industry and PCAP touchscreens. This blog is an open resource for the display industry and welcomes content and sponsorship from readers. Contact us to discuss how we can work together on Display Alliance. For display panels, visit the Smarter Glass display database to search and compare thousands of panels side-by-side.

Apple, Google and Microsoft invest in LG’s foldable display technology " The three biggies of the tech world — Apple, Google and Microsoft — have reportedly partnered with LG for the development of fold-out display technology. These foldable displays will not even enter production till 2018, so you can forget about those dreams of playing with a flexible phone any time soon. " via First Post

Chinese panel makers top over 1M units in quarterly shipments for AMOLED smartphone displays " Chinese panel manufacturers shipped more than one million AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) smartphone displays for the first time in the third quarter of 2016. While the Chinese makers only make up less than 2 percent of the AMOLED smartphone panel market in terms of shipments, hitting the one million unit mark in a quarter shows significant improvements " via Electro IQ

iPhone 8’s OLED display may be best ever " It seems that all the ducks are lining up for an iPhone 8 next year (or in 2018) that will definitely sport an OLED screen rather than an LCD one. At least that seems to be the atmosphere among component suppliers that are girding up their loins for a drought in the coming months until Apple starts the engines for the 2017 iPhone model. " via Slash Gear

This electronic diffusion panel could light up the photography lighting market Traditional diffusers soften the light, reducing the darkness of the shadows. Swapping out the entire diffuser or adding gels will change how intense that softening effect is, but with Active Diffusion, diffusion is adjusted at the press of a button — err, rather, the turn of a dial. via Digital Trends

Rivals Samsung and LG head toward an unlikely alliance " SEOUL A possible partnership between longtime rivals Samsung Electronics and LG group could mark a new chapter in South Korean industry and spell trouble for Japanese electronics companies. " via Nikkei

Samsung’s next launch could be smartwatch with foldable display The South Korea tech giant Samsung is already rumoured to unveil foldable smartphones next year, and now it is said to be working on smartwatch with foldable display as well. via Deccan Chronicle

Minuscule amounts of impurities in vacuum greatly affecting OLED lifetime " Reproducibility is a necessity for science but has often eluded researchers studying the lifetime of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Recent research from Japan sheds new light on why: impurities present in the vacuum chamber during fabrication but in amounts so small that they are easily overlooked. " via Science Daily

Synaptics, Incorporated Talks OLED Versus LCD Tech " Most of the smartphones shipped today incorporate liquid crystal displays (LCDs). However, there has been a trend toward displays using a different technology called organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) at the high end of the smartphone market. " via Fool

Sharp To Stop Providing LCD Panels To Samsung Starting Next Year: Report " Samsung has long outsourced a sizable percentage of its liquid crystal display (LCD) panels from sharp, but this may come to a halt soon, according to reports. Sharp has reportedly given Samsung a heads-up that its supply of LCD panels for the South Korean electronics company will stop beginning next year. " via Tech Times

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Friday
Oct072016

Display Technology News Roundup 10.7.2016

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Display Alliance is sponsored by Smarter Glass ( www.smarterglass.com ) , a leading distributor and solutions provider with nearly 15 years specializing in the global LCD display industry and PCAP touchscreens. This blog is an open resource for the display industry and welcomes content and sponsorship from readers. Contact us to discuss how we can work together on Display Alliance. For display panels, visit the Smarter Glass display database to search and compare thousands of panels side-by-side.

Sharp made this ultra-hot phone display with actual curved corners " Sharp has a knack for making phone displays with tiny bezels, as seen in the US a couple of years ago with the Aquos Crystal, but the company has upped its game in a big way and I want this display on a phone immediately. This concept is called the Corner R and uses the company's Free-Form Display technology, which enables IGZO LCD panels to be cut into various shapes. " via The Verge

Do touch screens enhance fine motor skills in toddlers? " A recent study suggests that early touch screen use in particular actively scrolling the screen correlates with increased fine motor control in toddlers. The American Academy of Pediatrics, however, advises that children should not be exposed to any screens, including touch screens, before the age of two. Despite the guidelines, many toddlers in reality use touch screens from a very early age. " via Deccan Chronicle

Credit card with fraud-busting display " A credit card with a digital display that randomly generates a security code is being launched as a way of combating fraud. Oberthur Technologies is currently in discussions with UK banks about rolling out the technology and will have cards 'in the hands' of consumers in France by the end of the year. " via BBC

LG files for patent application of foldable, transparent touchscreen " LG may not push through with the curved edge screen for its next LG G6 flagship phone but the other South Korean tech giant is looking at new technologies for the smartphone. After the curved display, OEMs like Samsung and Lenovo have been working on foldable and flexible displays that may be used for future mobile devices. " via Android Community

Sony Announces a6500 Mirrorless Camera with Touchscreen and 5-Axis Image Stabilization " Today Sony announced a new addition to their APS-C E-mount camera line, the a6500. This 24.2-megapixel camera takes over as the flagship model for Sony's crop sensor interchangeable lens system bodies. " via Fstoppers

Solution: ‘Time Through an LCD Display’ " Our September Insights puzzle features a toy model universe inspired by the kinds of serious models discussed by experts in the Time in Cosmology conference. This toy universe consisted of a 5-by-6 grid of nodes featuring a seven-segment LCD display of the number 8 at its center. The idea was to explore the concepts of time and entropy mixed in with an idea inspired by Darwinian natural selection, called stratified stability. " via Eater

Panasonic reveals the 'invisible' TV: Prototype OLED screen turns into transparent glass when not in use " At first glance, it looks like a glass pane in a sliding door, but with a push of a button or wave of a hand a television screen instantly appears. Panasonic has been improving its transparent television since unveiling it at the Consumer Electronics Show, with the goal of making it completely invisible. " via DailyMail

APPLE AND SHARP MEETING UP OVER OLED SCREENS FOR IPHONE 8 " Recently we heard that Sharp is now planning to spend more than $566 million on OLED screen technology. One wonders why it is so keen in this investment well our recent sources tell us that Apple is gearing up Sharp to be its key supplier for OLED screens to be used in its future iPhones. " via I4U News

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Tuesday
Jul192016

Display Technology News Roundup 7.18.16

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Display Alliance is sponsored by Smarter Glass ( www.smarterglass.com ) , a leading distributor and solutions provider with nearly 15 years specializing in the global LCD display industry and PCAP touchscreens. This blog is an open resource for the display industry and welcomes content and sponsorship from readers. Contact us to discuss how we can work together on Display Alliance. For display panels, visit the Smarter Glass display database to search and compare thousands of panels side-by-side.

IPS LCD vs AMOLED: Here is Everything You Need to Know " The key difference between the IPS LCD and AMOLED display is that IPS LCD produces realistic colors whereas the AMOLED produces saturated colors. The colors are more accurate and the sharpness and clarity are also higher on the LCD display. The viewing angles are better and the contrast ratio is wider on the AMOLED display. Both the displays come with the advantages as well as disadvantages over the other. " via Press Insider Daily

Apple granted 'Flexible Display Panel' patent possibly for iPhone 8, OLED panels can be supplied by LG " More fans are waiting for the iPhone 8 instead of the iPhone 7 and they do have good reasons for anticipating such as the expected OLED display that will be provided by LG. " via Yibada

The rise of OLED displays could lead to shatterproof phones " These days, it seems like gadgets are constantly improving, and now the next big development may be organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs. The technology promises to improve your phones' quality, durability and even foldability " via EurekAlert!

New technologies widen touchscreen opportunities " A quiet revolution is taking place in the projected capacitive touchscreen market. Rapid industry developments are delivering touchscreens which are thinner, higher performance, more reliable and lower cost. " via newelectronics

Touch Screen Capability on Your Own Skin Will Soon be Possible " University of Tokyo Professor Takao Someya has been developing various electronics that can be both bendable and stretchable for 10 years now. “The advent of mobile phones has changed the way we communicate. While these communication tools are getting smaller and smaller, they are still discrete devices that we have to carry with us,” Someya said. " via The Source

Touchscreen Monitor utilizes P-Cap touch technology. " With adaptable open-frame metal construction, 15 in. Model LBT-1503OC can be integrated into existing HMI applications. Projected capacitive technology, suitable for indoor and outdoor applications, enables multiple points of contact to be recognized simultaneously. " via Thomas Net

LG is getting ready to mass produce futuristic plastic OLED panels " Perhaps signaling that a future of bendable displays is closer to becoming a reality than ever before, ZDNet is reporting that LG Display recently took steps to ramp up production for plastic OLED panels, or POLED for short. By utilizing plastic instead of glass, POLED panels are much more malleable and bendable, making the technology an ideal fit across a wide array of products, including smartphones, watches and even automobiles. " via BGR

Global supply of 32-inch TV panels to rise in 3Q16, may be in oversupply in 4Q16 " TFT-LCD panel makers reduced production of 32-inch TV panels in the first quarter of 2016 due to a lack of profits and the decreased supply pushed up prices in the second quarter; consequently Sharp resumed production of such TV panels in July while LG Display, Taiwan-based Innolux and China-based fellow makers have begun to increase output, according to industry sources. " via Digitimes

Elo Announces the I-Series for Windows Integrated Touchscreen Computer " Elo, a global supplier of touchscreen solutions, today announced the availability of the I-Series for Windows® fully integrated touchscreen computer. Available in 15.6-inch and 21.5-inch widescreen displays with a mere 1.5-inch depth, the rugged I-Series for Windows computer’s large tablet form factor provides a fully integrated platform for public-facing interactive applications. " via Digital Signage Connection

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Tuesday
Jun142016

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 6.14.16

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Display Alliance is sponsored by Smarter Glass ( www.smarterglass.com ) , a leading distributor and solutions provider with nearly 15 years specializing in the global LCD display industry and PCAP touchscreens. This blog is an open resource for the display industry and welcomes content and sponsorship from readers. Contact us to discuss how we can work together on Display Alliance. For display panels, visit the Smarter Glass display database to search and compare thousands of panels side-by-side.

Samsung makes 95 per cent of OLED market " While the rest of the world is talking about OLED displays, it seems that 95 per cent of the displays made by Samsung. Samsung appears to have corned the market and made more than 95 per cent of the total shipments in the first quarter (Q1) of 2016." via Fudzilla

Display Enhancements for You " SmarterGlass provides a variety of enhancements that we can apply to your display, applicable to a broad range of FPD technologies including Liquid Crystal (LCD), Plasma, Vacuum Fluorescents (VFD), and organic light-emitting diode (OLED). Our goal is to improve the looks and durability of your LCD or FPD in all the environments in which it will operate. " via SmarterGlass

Trimmable Backlighting Kit accelerates display prototyping. " Along with 0.45 or 0.3 mm thin, 6 x 11 in., Clad Flat Fiber™ (CFF) flexible optical sheets, Cut-2-Size™ Backlighting Kits include PCB with 8 white, side-fire LEDs that can be powered by 9 Vdc supply. Polycarbonate panels can be cut into any shape or size using such standard cutting tools as scissors or knife. " via ThomasNet

Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge to Feature a 5.5-inch 4K UHD Screen for VR Support " As far as Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge is concerned, be prepared to come across a similar size of screen size as the current S7 Edge. However, unlike the 2K QHD resolution found on this year’s curved screen flagship, next year’s version will pack a 4K UHD display. " via Nashville Chatter

Sony demos 8Kx2K giant LED display " Built from Sony's trade-marked CLEDIS™ (Crystal LED Integrated Structure) micro-LED panels measuring 403×453mm each and packing 320×360 RGB LED pixels at a pitch of 1.25mm, the new LED wall display technology could become commercially available early 2017. " via EE Times

iBuyPower just put an LCD display in a gaming PC's side panel " For those who like LCD panels, iBuyPower has put one in a PC’s side panel. The company did this with its new design, known as the Snowblind. The case for this new system combines a traditional clear window display — so you can see all of your no-doubt pricey components — with an LCD readout, letting you put any information you want right where everyone can see it. " via Digital Trends

Hands on with Cadillac’s wide-angle, LCD rear-view mirror " Flip the day-night lever at the bottom of your Cadillac XT5’s rear-view mirror and it becomes…an LCD showing a wide-angle view of traffic behind you, shot from the viewpoint of a camera just above the new crossover’s rear license plate. " via Extremetech

InFocus Adds Impact to Interactive Touchscreen Solutions With Projected Capacitive Touch Technology and 4K Resolution " adding premium capabilities, including projected capacitive touch and 4K resolution, to a variety of its interactive touchscreen and video conferencing solutions, the company announced today. InFocus created the original all-in-one video conferencing touchscreen solutions and the company is once again defining the category " via Twice

Global Trade Electronic (USA) INC. Now Offers an LCD Screen Recycle Program " Global Trade Electronic (USA) INC. (GTE), a prominent developer of smartphone LCD screens and accessory products, announces its new LCD screen recycle program. Through the program, GTE will send a free shipping label to customers wishing to recycle their broken LCD screen. Once the company receives the screen, its professional teams will test the functionality and authenticity of the LCD and, based on those results, will determine a price to offer for the broken screen. " via PR Web

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