The Display Industry News Roundup for 8.24.2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
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Himax, Novatek step into eDP LCD driver ICs "...due to promotions by PC chip vendors and the decreasing price gap between eDP and LVDS, the proportion for eDP will exceed 50% in 2013, the sources said." via DigiTimes

Taiwan LCD TV panel makers need to enhance production technology to stay competitive "Sources said at present Japan-based panel makers are making the most high-end LCD TV panel products in the industry and will most likely continue to dominate the market once Sharp and Foxconn Electronics start to release new IGZO panel products for use in TVs by the end of the year." via DigiTimes

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A New Simple Touch Screen HMI Controller for Embedded Systems "The M-9G45A stands out by acting as a Touch Screen Controller for LCDs up to 1280 x 860 pixels in size making it ideal for HMI applications. This feature allows users to choose a LCD from 3.5” to 12” for their user interface design." via

LG will start mass producing flexible OLED panels by the end of 2013 "He wouldn't say whether they got any orders for the next-gen flexible panels, but obviously there are speculations that Apple is behind those orders. It's probably unlikely as capacity at first isn't likely to be enough for Apple." via OLED-Info

Digital Radio Test System features color touchscreen "Aeroflex Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp. (NYSE:ARX), announced today the 3550 Digital Radio Test System featuring an industry-first color touch-screen and enhanced specifications to provide users with a lightweight, easy to use, and reliable digital radio test system." via ThomasNet

Harvest Updates and Helpful Guidelines for the 2012 Harvest "Though many of you may experience disappointingly low yields this fall; Ag Leader Technology offers a few upsides to your 2012 harvest season with some innovative harvest features available on the INTEGRA™ and VERSA™ monitors. " via AG Leader

From Garmin, a 7 inch navigation screen for trucks "The dezl 760LMT will also feature active lane guidance, lifetime maps and a range of trucking-specific functions. ...Clive Taylor, director of European product marketing at Garmin said the 7 inch display ”makes it easy for truckers to see all the information they need at a glance and allows for split-screen depiction of our new Active Lane Guidance.” He added in a press release that the system aims to be “a full-featured digital assistant in the cab.”" via Automotive IT

Google Nexus 7: The Display Review "The 7-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen has 1280 x 800 resolution, which gives it the highest pixel density on any small-sized tablet." via Digital Versus

A Bigger iPhone and a Smaller iPad "As thinner and lighter notebooks allowed for bigger screens, thinner and lighter screens allow for bigger screens in smart phones. Improved resolution in screens allows for smaller screens with increased visual bandwidth in tablets." via Flat Panel Display Blog

Various Touch Panel Materials Showcased at FINETECH JAPAN 2012 "The Tokyo conference offered insights into new touch materials that are becoming available." via DisplaySearch

LG OLED TV Recognized By Top Industrial Designers "LG Electronics (LG) has been honored by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) for the company's innovative OLED TV. ...LG's OLED TV features a 4mm Paper Slim design and a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP) casing that reduces the TV's weight to only 10kg. At the heart of the TV is LG's unique WRGB technology which uses a white sub-pixel to improve the color output, setting LG's OLED TV apart from conventional RGB OLED system." via PR Newswire

Things to Consider When Buying a Monitor "Given that consumers are demanding more of a display, it might be time to get a new one. The technology has improved remarkably within the last few years, with crisper pictures, faster response times and sleeker, slimmer casing." via The New York Times

Digital signage technology: Thin bezels give video walls appeal in retail, transport "Ever-narrower bezels that allow banks of displays to be perceived as a single screen are increasing the popularity of video walls in major digital signage sectors such as retail and transportation, according to new research." via Screen Media Mag

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