The Display Industry News Roundup For 9.06.2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
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IFA 2012: news and reviews ""We see a market for both 3D technologies," Glenn Zanoni, Toshiba's product marketing manager for TV, tells us. "We sell passive, active shutter and glasses-free TVs because people have different preferences – and one 3D technology hasn't stood out. There's demand for both passive and active shutter."" via Tech Radar

The LG 29EA93, A Super-Wide 29" Monitor "Based on the latest tests we've performed on IPS monitors, the contrast ratio shouldn't exceed 1000:1. And with 5 ms response times, the 29EA93 won't be the most responsive monitor in the world. That said, it's well-suited for productivity tasks and watching movies." via Digital Versus

LG Display to mass produce W-OLED TV panels in 2013, says report "LG's 55-inch OLED TV panels use white OLEDs (W-OLEDs) overlaid by red, green, and blue filters in addition to filter-free white OLED subpixels and will be used in the company's own OLED TV, the EM9600. Market observers have said the TV may be priced as high as US$10,000, which will give it a limited market and low sales." via DigiTimes

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After Verdict, Assessing the Samsung Strategy in South Korea "Several years ago, Sony, Sharp and Panasonic were the first companies to market flat-panel televisions. But they obsessed over craftsmanship or held onto the old cathode-ray tube while dithering over the rival flat-panel technologies of plasma screen and liquid crystal displays, or LCDs. Samsung placed billion-dollar bets on mass production of television-size LCDs. " via The New York Times

LCD industry on track for recovery in 2012 ""Panel makers are quickly adapting to the shifts in demand and developing new technologies, features, and sizes," said David Hsieh, vice president of NPD DisplaySearch for the Greater China market." via Focus Taiwan

CMI First To Mass Produce 4Kx2K High-Definition Panels "Chimei Innolux (CMI) will apparently be the first mass producer of 4Kx2K HD panels in the world. They have already been producing 56-inch 4Kx2K HD panels for medical applications and will now begin production of 50-inch and 65-inch HD panels as well." via Legit Reviews

NanoMarkets Announces Release of New Report on Display Optical Coatings and Films "Optically functional film types covered in this report include: front-surface films for antiglare/antireflection, viewing angle compensation and color/contrast enhancement; polarizer films; and BLU films (reflectors, diffusers, prisms, reflective polarizers, and multifunctional films). These materials are sold for OLED, e-paper and plasma display sectors as well as for the market-dominant LCDs." via

Huge touchscreen built at University of Dundee ""Whether you're looking at real time environmental risk management, intelligence analysis, criminal investigation, or plotting the path of a political debate, it comes down to getting many smart, well trained analysts together, supported by the right hardware plus smooth, well engineered software underpinned by solid theory of reasoning and argument," commented Professor Chris Reed, leader of the team that built the Analysis Wall." via New Electronics

Taiwan-based LCD panel makers need to improve business model "The four major Taiwan-based panel makers incurred NT$57.7 billion (US$1.9 billion) in losses in the first half of this year due to lacking demand and issues with production yield rates, leaving many market observers apprehensive over the future of the makers amongst global economic instability and increasing competition from China-based panel makers." via DigiTimes

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