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Entries in Trade War (13)

Friday
Jul262019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 07.26.19

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LG Display losses widen amid falling LCD panel prices "The company blamed the sales decline on the global economic slowdown and uncertainty related to the trade war between the US and China." via Financial Times

Why is Dual Panel LCD vs OLED a Hot Topic? "The technical challenges means that Chinese OLED developers are several years behind the Koreans, although they are trying hard to catch up." via Display Daily

LG Doubles Down on OLED "Noting a sharp increase in the demand for OLED displays, the company is investing $2.5 billion in a new Gen 10.5 OLED production facility in Paju, Korea..." via Sound & Vision

MicroLED Displays Could Show Up in Products as Soon as 2020 "Some are making monolithic displays, where the gallium nitride pixels are made as a complete array on a chip and a separate silicon backplane controls those pixels. And others are using “pick and place” technology to transfer individual LEDs or multi-microLED pixels into place on a thin-film-transistor (TFT) backplane. " via IEEE Spectrum

More than 50 companies reportedly pull production out of China due to trade war "Not only are foreign companies rethinking its production location, a handful of Chinese companies are also leaving China. Chinese multinational electronics company TCL is moving its TV production to Vietnam..." via CNBC

Friday
Jul122019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 07.12.19

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LG Electronics set to release world’s first 8K LCD TV in Korea "South Korea’s LG Electronics will add the world’s first LCD 8K TV models to its premium TV lineup this week as it leaps forward in migration beyond 4K mainstream." via Pulse

The Facts About Dark Mode And Battery Life: LCD Vs OLED, iOS 13 On iPhone, Android Q "OLEDs actually turn off the pixels -- i.e., they draw no power -- in dark mode. That's not the case for LCDs, which use power regardless of light or dark mode." via Forbes

MicroLED will soon become mainstream as prices drop, says report "At the moment MicroLED TVs are strictly for commercial industry uses like advertising. But apparently we should see consumer-friendly devices land next year." via What Hi-Fi?

LG to Start Production of OLEDs in China Next Month, Set to Double OLED Output "LG Display this week said that its plant in Guangzhou, China, would start full swing operations next month. The factory, which cost LG around $4.2 billion, will produce large OLED panels for Ultra-HD televisions." via AnandTech

Beijing plays down Commerce Minister Zhong Shan’s inclusion in latest US-China trade war talks "Zhong, 64, joined Vice-Premier Liu He’s phone conversation with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday – the first phone call between top negotiators since President Xi Jinping and US counterpart Donald Trump agreed to resume discussions during their summit in Osaka on June 29." via South China Morning Post

Friday
Jun282019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 06.28.19

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Apple Grants $100 Million Lifeline to Ailing Japan Display "The U.S. company is stepping in after Taiwan’s TPK Holding Co. withdrew from a $1.1 billion rescue plan for the Japanese firm, the person said, asking not to be identified discussing a private deal." via Bloomberg

BOE developed LCD displays with Optical Fingerprint support; mass production starts this year "The leading Chinese display manufacturer, BOE Display Technology has announced that it has successfully developed an optical fingerprint technology-supporting LCD display." via GizChina.com

Key Technologies and Advanced Applications of Micro LED Technology at Micro LEDforum 2019 "Plessey, who won the CES 2019 Innovation Award with its Micro LED AR smart glasses, is also joining Micro LEDforum 2019 to introduce its monolithic Micro LED with GaN-on-Si technology." via LED Inside

This MicroLED Display Is Smaller Than a Bug "A Silicon Valley-based startup has recently emerged from stealth mode to reveal what it claims is the smallest, most pixel-dense dynamic display ever built. Mojo Vision’s display is just 0.48 millimeters across, but it has about 300 times as many pixels per square inch as a typical smartphone display." via IEEE Spectrum

Stocks are climbing after Trump says there's 'a very good chance' of progress on trade talks with China "President Donald Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are set to meet on Saturday in a high-stakes encounter that could determine whether the US follows through on its threat to extend tariffs to virtually all Chinese goods." via Business Insider

Friday
Jun142019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 06.14.19

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Seoul Semiconductor Files 2nd Patent Litigation against Distributor of Philips TV Products for Infringement of LCD Backlight System Technology "Seoul asserts that a Philips LED TV display being sold by this distributor infringe 10 (“ten”) patents regarding manufacturing of LED backlighting unit. Particularly, these patented technologies encompass LED TV backlight unit system for enhancing Color Gamut of LCD displays, and LED lenses for providing uniform illumination on LCD displays." via Business Wire

Plans Released for Foxconn’s LCD Factory "The smaller-than-promised building comes as Foxconn has switched from a Generation 10.5 LCD manufacturing campus to what it says will be a smaller Generation 6 campus." via Urban Milwaukee

New mechanism allows lower energy requirement for OLED displays "Scientists from RIKEN and the University of California San Diego, in collaboration with international partners have found a way to significantly reduce the amount of energy required by organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs)." via Printed Electronics World

OLED Production Capacity will Increase to Double in 2023 "According to the report, the total substrate area of display companies in 2019 will be 34.9 million square meters, which will be 68.5 million square meters in 2023 and double after four years." via Display Daily

The trade war is already pushing businesses out of China—and it could be permanent " The longer the trade war wears on, the greater the risk China will lose its long-standing role as the planet’s top global manufacturing base. And as more and more foreign investment and technology flow to other nations, China’s chances of becoming a technologically advanced, innovative economy will dim." via Quartz

Friday
May312019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 05.31.19

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Japan Display getting $729M bailout after Apple agrees to restructure debt payments "The iPhone screen maker Japan Display Inc says that a proposed $729 million bailout is to proceed and that the Chinese-Taiwanese consortium will formalize their investment by June 14. It follows renegotiations over Japan Display's debts with Reuters reporting that Apple has agreed to wait for payments it is owed." via Apple Insider

Hisense's ULED XD TVs: The OLED Alternative We've Been Waiting For? "Hisense's ULED XD technology could produce LCD TVs that offer near-OLED black levels ... LCD TVs typically have a single LCD panel that produces the full picture, in color, illuminated by a backlight system. ULED XD introduces a second, monochrome panel to more precisely control light output." via PC Magazine

AUO Developed 3456×3456 HDR LCD Panels For VR Headsets "The panel is an LCD, but supports HDR through the use of 2304 individually controlled LED backlight elements rather than one global backlight. ... It doesn’t give the same quality of HDR as OLED (which can control brightness per-pixel), but with that many LEDs it can come close." via UploadDVR.com

COF packaging sees demand emerging for automotive OLED displays "COF packaging demand for automotive OLED displays has emerged, which may further tighten market supply as capacity expansion will remain quite limited in the short term, according to industry sources." via DigiTimes

No End In Sight To U.S.-China Trade War "This war could go on for a long time. Casualties so far have been limited. But both governments still have plenty of weapons to fire at each other." via Forbes

Friday
May172019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 05.17.19

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SID Reveals Display Week 2019 I-Zone Winners "The I-Zone winners honor the most significant advances in display technology and systems, products, prototypes and manufacturing processes presented by exhibitors at Display Week." via Yahoo! Finance

“The Wall” by Samsung Wins Coveted Display Industry Award "Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that the company was awarded Display of the Year from the Society of Information Display (SID) for its innovative modular MicroLED display, The Wall." via Display Week Virtual Press Room

Fujitsu Adds Large, Projected Capacitive Touch Panels "Fujitsu Components America has added 21.5-inch and 31.5-inch projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panels to its standard PCAP-S series line. The expansion addresses the increasing OEM development of large, interactive displays for digital signage, industrial PC, instrumentation, medical equipment, and smart retail applications." via Display Week Virtual Press Room

The Tianma Group Announces Three Technology Innovations as People's Choice Award Nominees at Display Week 2019 "The Tianma Group is introducing three advanced technologies at Display Week 2019 – 7.56” Micro LED, LTPS Mini LED High Dynamic Range (HDR) LCD, and a new Flexible AMOLED – all of which have been nominated in the show’s “People's Choice Award” competition." via Display Week Virtual Press Room

How Xi Jinping's colleagues rejected an 'unequal' trade deal "Early this month, the Chinese government sent the U.S. a trade deal draft that had been slashed from 150 pages -- painstakingly assembled by both sides over five months of negotiations -- to 105. The move riled U.S. President Donald Trump and brought progress on the trade talks to a screeching halt, as Beijing surely knew it would." via Nikkei Asian Review

Friday
Apr122019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 04.12.19

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Apple LCD Supplier Japan Display Agrees to $2.1 Billion Bailout "...Japan Display has agreed to a $2.1 billion bailout from a Chinese-Taiwanese group. Although the deal saves the Apple display panel maker, it marks a failure in the Japanese government’s efforts to keep the company from falling into non-Japanese hands." via MacTrast

Trade war causes Chinese LCD maker to relocate "The trade reprisals have led Chinese firms to move their operations to other countries to avoid US tariffs and maintain their competitiveness. Besser set up a local company, Besser Display Technology Thailand, in 2018 to operate all its business units here: sales, distribution and manufacturing." via Bangkok Post

LG out to strengthen LCD TV presence "Out of the total of 218.8 million units of LCD TVs shipped globally last year, those by Korean TV makers LG and Samsung Electronics accounted for 67 million, or 30.6 percent, according to IHS Markit. For the first time, Chinese TV makers outdid Korean companies with 31.2 percent of LCD TV shipments." via The Korea Herald

JOLED Starts Construction of New Printed OLED Facility "JOLED this week started construction of a new manufacturing facility that will be used to make displays using printed OLED technology. The factory will be able to produce hundreds of thousands medium-sized OLED monitors used for computer monitors, automotive applications, and so on." via AnandTech

Osram joins German micro-LED display project "Their potentially high luminance (light output per unit area) could put μLEDs ahead of other emissive technologies such as OLEDs in space-constrained applications such as augmented reality glasses." via Electronics Weekly

Tuesday
Mar262019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 03.26.19

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Foxconn says work on LCD plant in Mount Pleasant will begin this summer "The plant will make LCD screens for products in the education, medical, entertainment, security and smart city markets. ... The company changed plans to a Gen 6 plant in 2018 because it offered additional flexibility." via BizTimes

EIH to team up with partners to tap global e-paper medical display market "Major e-paper display solutions being developed by the group include medical care information boards, clinic reception displays, drip recording cards, smart drug labelling systems, clinic bed cards, mobile data recording boards, in 2.9-, 5.65-, 13.3- and 42-inch sizes, according to sources at E Ink Holding (EIH)." via DigiTimes

Interactive surfaces enter a whole new dimension of flexibility "Researchers at Osaka University propose a novel flexible tube display that is able to take various surface shapes. Information is expressed by streaming colored fluids through the tube and controlling the positions and lengths of the droplets. The tube's flexibility makes it possible to wrap the tube around the surface of an object and present information on its surface that is difficult to express on a standard two-dimensional display." via Phys.org

Aledia Expands Veeco’s Thin Film Process Equipment for 3D Micro LED Development "Veeco Instruments announced today that Aledia, a developer and manufacturer of next-generation 3D LEDs for display applications, has expanded its portfolio of Veeco thin film process equipment to support the development and production of advanced 3D Micro LEDs." via LED Inside

Trump push for China trade reform draws wide support at home, abroad "Trump’s trade war “has let the genie out of the bottle” by lifting expectations that the trade war will force China to reform policies that businesses and foreign governments regard as unfair, said Steven Gardon, vice president of indirect taxes and customs at Lear Corp." via Reuters

Tuesday
Mar122019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 03.12.19

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CPT to cut 70% of jobs "Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has announced plans to slash as many as 2,500 jobs or nearly 70% of its total workforce, as it struggles to survive from its restructuring efforts. As the company has sunk into financial difficulties due to unfavorable environments, the company has to streamline its operations including cutting expenditure on personnel and dispose idle facilities, the company said in a statement." via DigiTimes

Galaxy S10 Flexible OLED Sets Twelve New Display Records "DisplayMate Labs under the guidence of Dr. Ray Soneira announced no less than 12 new display records, matched or set by the latest flexible-curved, now full screen AMOLED display found in the flagship Samsung Galaxy S10." via Display Daily

Luci debuts lightweight VR glasses with dual Micro-OLED displays for entertainment "The dual Micro-OLED displays have very clear optics, a good contrast ratio, and a 70-degree field of view that lets you see the equivalent of a 1,023-inch TV screen in high definition (1080p resolution per eye)." via Venture Beat

Fine Pitch and Mini LED Displays Become Focus of Chinese LED and Panel Manufacturers "To keep up with the market trend, Chinese LED manufacturers are also pushing their technology development in Mini LED and fine-pitch displays." via LED Inside

US-China Trade Talks Reach Critical Phase "Yet mixed signals coming from the White House and Beijing are causing analysts to question whether President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping, will be able to finalize an agreement to end a costly trade war by early April as originally predicted." via Voice of America

Tuesday
Feb262019

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 02.26.19

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Sharp makes long-awaited OLED foray, wary of big spending "Sharp will offer OLED panels in its new smartphones later this year and plans to sell the screens to other manufacturers, although it has signaled it is wary about a rapid expansion in OLED as momentum for the thinner but more expensive screens slows." via Reuters

LGD outraces Samsung Display to become top OLED panel supplier for smartwatches "LG Display (LGD) has outraced fellow company Samsung Display to become the world's largest supplier of OLED panels for smartwatch applications, Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) has reported." via DigiTimes

How to Power the Automotive TFT-LCD Displays of the (Not-so-Distant) Future "With the rapid evolution of driver information technology, we can expect the automobile of the future to be equipped with multiple displays, possibly a dozen per car or even more." via Electronic Design

Mini LED Takes the Lead in Automotive Applications Compared to OLED "According to industry sources, some automotive LED suppliers have delivered sample products of Mini LED backlight display module to OEM for validation. Meanwhile, Taiwanese LED packager Everlight also showcased a conceptual Mini LED taillight application which could show information for alarming other road users." via LEDinside

Trump says he will delay additional China tariffs originally scheduled to start on March 1 "The United States is planning to delay a menu of additional Chinese tariffs that were scheduled to begin on March 1, President Donald Trump announced on Sunday, as the world’s two largest economies hash out a definitive end to a wide ranging trade dispute." via CNBC

Thursday
Sep272018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 09.27.18

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The difference between OLED and LCD in the iPhone XS and XR "The XS models both have 458 pixel-per-inch (ppi) displays. The XR has a 326ppi display. In other words, the XS devices have higher resolution displays ... the XS models have significantly higher contrast ratios." via MobileSyrup

Nubia’s wearable smartphone is a preview of our flexible OLED future "The most interesting prototype at IFA this year was the Nubia Alpha, an Android-based device the company bills as a “wearable smartphone.”" via The Verge

Phones with flapping, folding screens are closer than you think "...a small company based in Fremont, California named Royole ... has developed superthin OLED displays, about 0.01-millimeter thick, which flex, fold and even flap in the wind." via C|Net

CYNORA Presents the Status of the Blue TADF Technology for Displays at the OLEDs World Summit 2018 "CYNORA is leading the development of a new technology: TADF. CYNORA is the first company to demonstrate high-efficiency deep-blue materials for OLED display, which can solve the current blue problem." via Business Wire

Trump's Asian tech tycoon pals feel strains of trade war "Foxconn Technology Group, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, has confirmed a Nikkei Asian Review report that it will scale back the initial phase of its new LCD factory in the U.S..." via Nikkei Asian Review

Thursday
Sep132018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 09.13.18

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LG Unveils World's First 8K OLED TV "...LG has become the first brand to officially reveal an 8K TV. What’s more, this 8K debutante is an OLED set, not an LCD TV one..." via Forbes

The Polish startups to look out for in 2018 and beyond "...XTPL is generating a breakthrough technology for ultra-fine printing of a variety of nanomaterials. They are offering cost-effective, non-toxic, flexible, industry adapted solution for the market of displays TFT, LCD, OLED..." via Industry Europe

Apple suppliers wary of trade war "...the whole supply chain would face high import costs for other key components, which would in turn hike up prices and affect product sales in the U.S. ..." via Nikkei Asian Review

Plessey and Jasper Display partner on monolithic microLED displays "...JDC had unveiled the eSP70, a silicon backplane tailored to drive microLED devices. The full colour capable active matrix backplane features a resolution of 1920x1080, a pixel pitch of 8µm..." via eeNews Europe

Sanan Optoelectronics to Set up Micro LED Capacity in 2019 "...Sanan Opto has reported its partnership with Samsung in developing Micro LED display technology earlier this year and the company has applied for 27 patents related to Micro LED technology..." via LEDinside

Thursday
Jul052018

DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY NEWS ROUNDUP 07.05.18

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Chinese Regime Laying Siege to Global Screen-Making Industry "South Korean prosecutors announced that it indicted seven individuals—six Korean nationals and one Chinese national surnamed Li—for violating South Korea’s Industrial Technology Protection Act while attempting to pass on core OLED technology to an unnamed Chinese OLED company..." via The Epoch Times

Apple's screen solutions threaten suppliers' security "Apple's decision to stick with cheaper LCD screens creates further uncertainty for its screen suppliers, many of whom have already suffered a hit from the tech giant's efforts to manufacture its own screens." via Supply Chain Dive

LG Display to open China OLED plant "The South Korean display maker will manufacture 130,000 OLED plates (which are divided into screens) each month once it gets China's go-ahead for the expansion of the plant, according to Kang In Byeong, LG Display's chief technology officer." via The Business Times

Samsung reportedly working on quantum dot OLED TV hybrid "By using only one color/material of OLED, the manufacturing costs go way down since it's easier to manufacture ... QDs have nearly 100% efficiency, significantly better than filters, so in theory the hybrid TVs will be much brighter." via CNet

US-China trade war threats prompt Taiwan firms to consider moving away from mainland "Taiwanese businesses are weighing up whether to move manufacturing operations from the Chinese mainland if the US trade dispute worsens." via South China Morning Post