The Display Industry News Source 10.25.11
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
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A Simple Drop Test Comparison Between the iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II by the Crew at SquareTrade (Video Above) via Sammy Hub

Tablets Overtake Notebooks in Total Shipments for First Time Ever this Quarter - "ABI Research says there were 13.6 million tablets shipped this quarter, compared to 7.3 million netbooks. Apple's iPad represented 68 percent of the tablet shipments in the second quarter of the year, ABI says. "Netbooks had previously led the way" with 8.4 million shipments in the first quarter of the year, compared to 6.4 million tablets, ABI said. "This is a trend that we do not expect will reverse," said Jeff Orr, ABI Research group director, mobile devices, said in a statement." via Technolog on

Toshiba Unveils Impressive Hi-Res Tablet Display - Toshiba recently revealed a 6.1 inch panel with a pixel density of 498 pixels per inch, crediting it's creation to the company's work in the development of LTPS TEchnology (Low Temperature Polysilicon). "The Toshiba panel has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. It can show 16.7m different colours. With the viewing angle at 176° in both directions, the display would seem perfect for deployment in a tablet." via RegHardware

ITRI Introduces i2R e-paper in Hopes of Reducing Worldwide Paper Consumption - "The i2R e-Paper uses a flexible cholesteric liquid crystal panel to store and transmit images. This display technology uses ambient light from its surroundings to display images, and therefore does not require a light source of its own, unlike a traditional LCD screen. Because it uses preexisting light, it does not require power consumption to display images. The addition of different pitch spherical composite ion-exchangers allows the cholesteric liquid crystal to display different colors, namely red, blue and green. The cholesteric liquid crystal display is completely recyclable and needs only heat to hold its 300 dpi images." via Earth Techling

AUO Posts Worse Than Expected Quarterly Loss, Doesn't Foresee Speedy Recovery Soon - "The company also further slashed its capital spending this year to T$60 billion from a previous forecast of T$70 billion in July and T$95 billion seen at the beginning of the year. It plans spending of no more than $40 billion in 2012, to cut costs. Panel makers are struggling with falling prices due to weakening demand for demand for TVs, desktop monitors and notebook PCs in top markets. South Korean flat-screen maker LG Display, the second largest LCD maker, posted its biggest quarterly loss last Thursday as tepid demand for televisions and computers hit panel prices and one-off losses weighed." via Reuters

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