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Aug282012

The Display Industry News Roundup for 8.28.2012

TFT Display with Optical Bonding suits outdoor applications "Display Solution AG, a German provider of industrial TFT LCD solutions, proudly announce the new Powerview 7" LCD Module T070W2D4-5 v.1B with 15:9 aspect ratio and additional outstanding performances for professional applications. The 7" High Brightness LED LCD comes with 700 cd/m² (optional 1200 cd/m²), a wide viewing angle of 140°/120° and 800 x 480 resolution as well as a wide temperature range of -20° - 70°. " via ThomasNet

Touch Panels, Advanced Technologies Drive Smartphone Display Demand: NPD DisplaySearch "Active matrix OLED (AMOLED) displays are using on-cell touch, while thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) makers are focusing on in-cell touch technology for high-resolution low temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) TFT. Currently, the top two global smartphone brands—Apple and Samsung—are leading the adoption of these approaches. " via CENS

Sharp to focus on LCD panels / Smartphones will form other pillar of plan to boost firm's profitability "The Kameyama LCD panel plant is Sharp's lifeline. There's no way that we will ask Hon Hai for investment [in the plant] or exclude the plant from our consolidated settlement." via The Daily Yomiur

Display Alliance is published by Mass Integrated, Inc., a global display distributor. Mass Integrated supplies display panels for Digital Signage, Industrial, Military, Medical, End-of-life, Projected Capacitive Touch (PCAP), Laptops, and more. Call or email for panel sourcing: jcardona@massintegrated.com or (978) 465-6190 ext. 585

Cadillac XTS Configurable Instrument-Panel Display "But it’s safe to say that Cadillac sets a precedent with the LCD instrument panel that’s part of the Cue system on the 2013 XTS. Although it's not fully configurable, the driver gets a choice of four different screens, including Simple (for Caddy’s traditional country-club codger) and a video-gamelike Enhanced mode designed to appeal to the younger demographic that the brand is hoping to attract." via MSN

Next-gen iPhone with "Gorilla Glass inlay" to launch in Sept. despite reported component shortage "According to industry checks the two suppliers will be able to pump out a small number of panels and contribute to Japanese display maker JDI's already-growing stockpile, which will stand at over 10 million units before the end the third quarter. Overall, in-cell panel supply should reach between 14 to 18 million units in the third quarter, sufficient for the next-generation iPhone's rollout." via AppleInsider

Import tax increase to boost LCD panel sector "Under efforts to advance the local LCD panel industry, China has raised tariffs on imported units to 5 percent from 3 percent. The tax applies to 32in and larger variants without backlight. The measure is aimed at reducing dependence on foreign suppliers. " via Global Sources

Factbox: Japan's struggling TV maker Sharp "Its two most advanced plants are the Sakai and Kameyama liquid crystal display factories in western Japan. Sakai, which builds TV panels, is 46 percent owned by Taiwanese partner Hon Hai. Kameyama is the hub of Sharp's small LCD business, supplying panels to customers including Apple Inc for its iPad and iPhone." via Chicago Tribune

AUO wins as Sony shifts orders from Hon Hai "BriView Electronics, a production arm of AUO, Lextar Electronics, an LED maker, and I-Chuan Precision Industry Co have also benefited from the deal." via Evertiq

Video Display Corporation Letter to Shareholders "Video Display Corporation (Nasdaq:VIDE), a recognized leader in the manufacture and distribution of defense, medical and industrial display solutions, today is issuing the CEO's "Annual Letter to Shareholders" containing excerpts from the 8/24/2012 CEO's Address to Shareholders at the Company's Annual Meeting in Stone Mountain GA and updating the Shareholders on earnings guidance and other events of significance." via GlobeNewswir

Windows 8 and the touchy future of PCs "Is touch a separate and distinct modality from using a keyboard and mouse? ...Windows 8 isn't just a huge bet for Microsoft. It's a bet placed by a big chunk of the PC industry, which has dutifully designed and previewed dozens of laptop and desktop touchscreen models." via Info World

Team Develops Reflective Paper with 3D-like Qualities "Successful development of reflective paper technology could provide a useful tool to producers of printed media in their quest to maintain relevance, let alone commercial viability, in the light of readers based on electronic display technologies." via Display Central

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