The Display Industry News Roundup For 9.07.2012
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Up Close With Sharp's Stunning IGZO Display Technology "The clunky IGZO name is derived from indium gallium zinc oxide, the semiconductor material on which the screen is based. Each pixel in an LCD screen is controlled by its own transistor and making those transistors on IGZO brings several favorable characteristics over the amorphous silicon that is used in today's LCD panels." via PC World

How TV is harnessing social networks to deliver a two-screen future "Here's a vision of the future. You turn on your TV and by the time you've found your tablet computer and sat down, the big screen has booted up. On the flat, glossy wall-mounted display you can see recommendations of programs the TV knows you'll like." via Tech Radar

E-ink Shows Off Color Frontlit eReader, Dual Sided Smartphone, & More at IFA Berlin "Do you remember the dual sided dual screen smartphone? It turns out that the second screen was just a dummy. ... Surprisingly, the dummy screen is the LCD screen, not E-ink. But on the upside Sri does say that real phones using 2 real screens are only a couple months away." via The Digital Reader

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Rugged Displays "A prominent computing company frequently they surveys users of computing devices and regularly finds that ruggedness was always in the top three of areas where consumers desire improved performance. However increased ruggedness involves making trade-offs from areas the company was pushing, specifically thinness." via Flat Panel Display Blog

Pixels Are Free—that’s how AMLCD will compete with AMOLED "When they punch-up the OLED-beats-LCD story in a press release, they’re hitting their own business. There are two plausible motives for behaving this way. Making AMLCD is proving to be an uneconomic proposition and major competitors are entering the AMOLED market." via Display Central

The Galaxy Note 2 uses a non-pentile OLED display at 267 PPI "Just a few weeks ago we explained that Pentile OLED displays enable higher lifetime, and we were told that for an RGB OLED with over 230 PPI, lifetime becomes too low for Samsung and they choose Pentile in those displays. But the Note II has a PPI of 267 - the highest PPI non-Pentile OLED." via OLED-Info

ST backs microdisplay firm "OLEDs are suitable for use in microdisplays, with applications in camera viewfinders, video goggles and medical, military and security applications and MicroOLED has produced prototype dispays with 5.4 million pixels on a 0.61-inch diagonal display in bicolor and tricolor formats." via EE Times

Project Profile: Nissan’s Kinect-powered Virtual SUV "The same execution could be done with better, finer controls that could be put in people’s hands to drive the larger screen. Or, better, put them on an interactive table (doesn’t have to be a crazily expensive Surface table) that people can manipulate, share and then save or push out their findings." via Sixteen:Nine

OLED Materials – Market Update "Even though OLED TVs will become available, they will not reach the average customer. Hence it is important there is a reduction in prices, meaning there need to be ways to cut costs in manufacturing. There will be some cost reduction by enhancing manufacturing yields, enhancing processes and economies of scale. However material suppliers need to play a significant role." via

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