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The Display Industry News Source 10.21.11

New Technology Uses Microphone and Touchscreen to Distinguish between Different Types of Taps (Video Above)- via TechCrunch

Apple Fielding Complaints over iPhone 4S Screen Tint - New owners of the iPhone 4S are noticing that the screens are more yellow than before, causing unhappiness and anger. And because it is a "display difference that is uniform across the board, this appears to be a different type of issue than those seen previously with iPhones of the past." via MSNBC.com Technolog

What's Next for Display Technology? The Latest from IMID 2011 and the Korean Electronics Show - "The LCD enterprise division of Samsung Electronics showcased a new technology, dubbed 'Premium LCDs' and The next generation display. They showed for the first time, their 17.3 inch no-glasses typed 3D notebook panel which detects the viewer's eye movement to help provide the best 3D definition. The product's mechanism is simple; by attaching a 120 Hz liquid crystal barrier to the front of the LCD panel, the viewer can enjoy full HD 3D videos with no glasses and no loss of resolution. Also by using the new "Eye Tracking" technology, they solved the flaw of the original no-glasses typed 3D panels which was to maintain a certain distance in order to enjoy 3D videos." via IT Times (Korea)

LG to Reconsider New Investment Plans due to Downturn in Market - "LG Display, the world's largest LCD manufacturer, said on Thursday it will reconsider all of its new investment plans, including the construction of a manufacturing plant in China. A sharp decline in LCD prices caused the company to suffer an operating loss of W492.1 billion (US$1=W1,145) in the third quarter, marking the fourth-consecutive quarterly loss. Jeong Ho-young, vice president and chief financial officer at LG Display, said during a briefing in front of investors, "As we have been experiencing a poor earnings performance, we will think over all of our investment plans and we don't plan to make any new LCD investments from the first half of next year."" via The Chosunilbo

NEC Debuts Transparent Head-Mounted Display - "The Tele Scouter, which NEC calls a "Wearable Computer," is sized at 75x40x35mm and weighs 64g. Powered by a Windows Embedded CE 6.0-equipped (portable) terminal, it produces pictures in 800 x 600 resolution that can be superimposed onto the real world. NEC says that when worn, the Tele Scouter creates the impression of a 16-inch screen that's about one meter away from the user's eyes." via TechCrunch

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