The Display Industry News Roundup for 8.23.2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
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HannStar secures handset panel orders for August "Sources said that China is continuing to see growing demand for ultra-mobile devices and that supply chains affiliated with white-box vendors will benefit the most throughout the second half of 2012." via DigiTimes

Why wood pulp is world's new wonder material "Nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC), which is produced by processing wood pulp, is being hailed as the latest wonder material. Japan-based Pioneer Electronics is applying it to the next generation of flexible electronic displays. " via New Scientist

LG Display CEO: Started Mass Production of Panels Using In-Cell Technology in August ""We had some hard times (in developing the new in-cell technology) at first ... but it seems those hard times have finally ended," Han Sang-beom, LG Display's chief executive, told reporters late Wednesday." via The Wall Street Journal

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XO Laptop w\Touchscreen Caught on Film "One laptop per Child has been teasing bloggers and techies for some time now with the promise of a touchscreen equipped XO laptop, but in all that time there haven’t been any photos or videos released." via The Digital Reader

Spurred by iPad business, LG Display tablet panel revenues more than double in 2Q12, says IHS iSuppli ""LGD can credit Apple for its outsized presence in the market for small- and medium-sized display panels, defined as those sized less than 10-inch, and used in products like smartphones and digital still cameras, in addition to tablets," said Vinita Jakhanwal, director for small and medium displays at IHS. " via DigiTimes

Archos 101 XS review "In general it's a fine screen — nothing to write home about, but little to complain about either. As you tap around the display, though, serious build quality issues start to emerge with the tablet." via The Verge

Large-size touch screen panel makers to see increased orders in 4Q12 "TPK has stated that it has secured 75% of touch screen panel orders for ultrabooks. Sources said that industry estimates predict there will be as many as four million notebooks that feature touch screen technology in the second half of the year..." via DigiTimes

CMI, AUO and CPT gear up for Touch Taiwan "Meanwhile, Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) will be displaying its technologies in four different sections that will be called i-Life, Innovation, Touch and 3D. The i-Life section will feature a smart living space featuring displays and how they can play a role in peoples' daily lives, while the Innovation section will feature transparent and wide viewing angle displays." via DigiTimes

AvanStrate releases new glass substrate products "One of AvanStrate's new products is the LC30, which is suitable for manufacturing LTPS TFTs that require processing at higher temperatures when compared to amorphous silicon TFT used in manufacturing LCD panels." via DigiTimes

LG IPS7 Ultra-Thin Bezel a Marketing Trick "The bezel is not in fact 1.2mm as the advertising had lead everyone to believe, and in reality it is 11mm wide! There is a thin outer bezel of 1.2mm thickness but then an inner bezel which makes up the additional width." via TFT Central

How Significant is the Synaptics ThinTouch, ForcePad and ClearPad Technology? "Synaptics got a bit of a late start in the touch display controller market but they are making up for it by expanding their controller line that supports windows 8 touch specifications from 12” now up to include the13.3, 14.1, 15 and 17” displays. And, in the future, but evidenced today in the smartphones up to 5”, tablets and convertibles could move to InCell, which removes and entire discrete sensor, thinning the product, improving the optical qualities and increasing performance." via Tech.pinions

Sony Shifts More Orders for LCD TVs to AUO from Hon Hai "With Hon Hai-Sharp ties sending shock waves through the LCD TV industry in Japan, Sony has decided to reshuffle its contract supplier list to reduce its dependence on Hon Hai’s output by switching more contract orders to AUO, a globally known Taiwanese supplier of LCD panels, and including the Taiwanese company’s assisting manufacturers in its supply chain. " via CENS

Next generation superyacht touchscreen monitors "The second quarter of 2012 sees two significant milestones for glass bridge monitor market specialists Aadaptiv; the anniversary of the first marine installation of a touch screen monitor with multi-touch gestures, and the unveiling of a design breakthrough that is set to revolutionise the performance of LCD Marine Displays." via SuperYacht Times

The Chinese Model for LCD Manufacturing: Adding Capacity in a Time of Glut "What’s going on here? In a time of global overcapacity for large liquid-crystal-display panels, Chinese panel makers – with strong support from the Chinese government – are continuing their well-established policy of adding even more LCD manufacturing capacity." via Display Central

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