The Display Industry News Source 1.02.2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
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Transparent LCD Displays from Samsung "In our quest for sustainable development, energy-saving gadgets play an important role...That is why Samsung’s new technology of a transparent LCD display is a milestone. Unlike conventional LCD displays that rely on a back-light unit (BLU), Samsung’s 46 inch LTI460AP01 Transparent LCD display uses ambient light sources such as indoor lighting and sunlight." via GadgetWiki

Apple reportedly using new display tech for iPad 3 "Supply chain reports released on Friday indicate that Apple will opt for indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) instead of in-plane switching (IPS) display panels for its upcoming iPad 3. The change would provide benefits in terms of energy consumption, cost reduction and improved resolution." via GigaOM

Core Systems Releases New 2U Rackmount Dual 19" LCD Display "The new 2U dual screen rackmount LCD features side-by-side 19” LCDs in an ultra short depth of 20”. The all-aluminum construction provides for a sturdy light weight chassis. Each 19” LCD screen offers a resolution of 1,280 x 1,024 pixels, a color depth of 16.7 million colors, and a contrast ratio of 500:1. The MLD1920-RDS features an integrated kill switch for all electronics, dual thumb screw locks and integrated heavy duty friction slide rails." via PRWeb

TV Makers Planning New Sizes and Backlights for 2012 "The new sizes will include 36.5-inch W, 39-inch W, 43-inch W, 48-inch W, and 50-inch W. There will also be new backlight designs, including direct-type LED backlights, thick backlights, and scanning backlights." via tom'sGUIDE

Taiwan flat panel production value tops NT$1.39 trillion in 2011, says PIDA "The production value of TFT LCD panels produced by Taiwan flat panel makers totaled NT$1.39 trillion (US$45.89 billion) in 2011, including NT$797 billion for large-size panels and NT$241.8 billion for small- to medium-size panels, according to an estimate of the Taiwan Photonics Industry and Technology Development Association (PIDA)." via DigitimesDisplays

2012 Should Be Another Banner Year for HD "Also setting the pace has been the sale of HD televisions – particularly flat-screen LCD sets. Spurred by rapidly dropping prices, sales are up almost 48%, according to NPD. While the China and other parts of the world are quickly adopting 3D-HD technology, North Americans are opting to upgrade to larger, cheaper HD sets and also buying their second or third HD screen." via Technorati

Kyocera offers lifetime LCD supply "A lifetime supply of liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) is being guaranteed to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) by Kyocera Corp., which recently extended its acquisition of LCD and touchscreen suppliers by purchasing Optrex Corp." via rdfdesignline

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